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“Words will never do this place justice!!”
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Agonda White Sand
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UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Words will never do this place justice!!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

This place is the most relaxing and relaxed place ever! We stayed in a double level hut, all of which have a sea view. The bathroom and room is cleaned every day and all of the staff are beyond friendly. This place is literally on the beach, nestled in plam trees... We would definitley go back there and will do as soon as we have the opportunity. Thank you Sonu and Shaun especially for your warm welcome, excellent service and sad goodbye!

p.s. The long island ice teas are lethal!

Room Tip: A double level hut is more expensive but they are a lot bigger than the sibngle level ones and I wou...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AgondaVillas, Manager at Agonda White Sand, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for your review and we wish you both all the best.

I hope that you will come again.

Warm regards from the whole team.
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

We stayed here in March 2012 and had the most amazing holiday. Everything about White sands was perfect. The accommodation the staff the food were all excellent. The beach was beautiful and clean. We were in Goa for my daughters wedding and we had several large parties here. The service was really good and always delivered with a smile. We stayed for 2 weeks and loved every minute!! Will definitely stay here again! Shaan the manager was brilliant, always ready to help and advise As for the 'trash heap' reviewer I think he obviously would prefer a more touristy place. Agonda is a small corner of Paradise and is kept that way by staying very rural. If you want luxury hotels this is not the place for you! White sand is a little more expensive than some huts along the beach but you certainly get so much more for your money. The huts are large airy and clean and were serviced every day of our stay! The restaurant was beautifully laid out and the food was excellent. The service was a little slow but thats the way it is in India and who needs to rush when you are on holiday in Paradise! So all in all it was our best holiday ever thank you!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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AgondaVillas, Manager at Agonda White Sand, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for writing such a good review.

We are so happy that you had such a great time.

Best wishes to you
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at White Sand. We booked eight nights in mid-November with the plan to move elsewhere in Goa for the final two, but stayed on as we enjoyed it so much.

Even though the huts, like all beach accommodation, are temporary buildings which are removed at the end of each year. They are basic, but comfortable and well-kept.

The beach is simply beautiful. Hawkers are banned in Agonda beach, unlike most others, and at times (in November at least) we had over a mile of beach all to ourselves. This is an ideal place for rest and relaxation - if you want to party all night you'll need to take a taxi somewhere else.

The food at White Sand is excellent - we ate there most nights, though several other restaurants in Agonda are well worth a look. It seems places on the shore side of the road through the village are generally better than those on the landward side.

The staff at White Sand were very friendly and helpful, and there is a nice relaxed atmosphere throughout the site. There isn't a lot to do in terms of activities, unless you're willing to travel a bit. We went dolphin spotting in an outrigger (saw loads), had a brutal massage and did a lot of swimming and sunbathing.

This isn't the cheapest accommodation but I'd be surprised if anyone was disappointed with it. Don't forget of course that it's rural India, so isn't as developed in trends of infrastructure, the economy and so on as people may be used to. We stayed in the same hut as the 'trash heap' reviewer by the looks of it, and I loved the view! Overall, an excellent stay.

  • Stayed November 2011
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AgondaVillas, Manager at Agonda White Sand, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

There is not a lot I can add to your comments. I will certainly pass on your thanks to all staff in the team.

I hope that we get to see you again.
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

I stayed here a few weeks ago because it was recommended by a good friend of mine. There are no words to describe how beautiful this place is. I loved everything about it - the staff, the accommodation, the food, the beach... and of course, the amazing sunsets!! The manager, Shaan, is wonderful. He went above and beyond to make sure I was always happy and comfortable. My beach hut was like a dream come true. It was spacious, comfortable and so relaxing. The beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen (and I'm Australian, so I've seen my fair share of beautiful beaches). I highly recommend Agonda White Sand to anyone thinking of going to Goa. This was my first visit, and will be the first of many. Thank you Shaan and everyone at Agonda White Sand, for making my trip to Goa so special.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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AgondaVillas, Manager at Agonda White Sand, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Happy that you had such a good time.

Thank you for such a great review. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Thank you for your review. Warm relaxed regards from us all.
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London, UK
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Very confused by the reviews and really disappointed in the place. We were meant to stay for three nights and checked out after one. We stayed in a two storey cabin. It was dirty. The mosquito net was too small for the bed. We arrived in the dark and were hopeful that the place would be transformed by the sea view. It was not. Our hut looked over the adjacent lot, which had been left vacant to attract rubbish. In the distance you could see the sea. Oh and some dude had left his dirty underwear under our balcony. Awesome.

The restaurant is well set up - tables scattered around palm trees looking onto the beach, with low lights and fairy lights in the trees. So far so good. But the food profoundly average and slow. And expensive. The menu is strickly generic north Indian cuisine that they think tourists will go for. The sound track is strictly Bob Marley legends. on repeat. Ad nauseum.

These beach huts get dismantled and reconstructed each season. So the physcial huts change, and often they move pitches on the beach. So actually, they will be totally different year to year. Maybe next year it will be better, but you got the feeling they were coasting off the back of some good years previously, the good trip advisor reviews and their (surprisingly) good website.

There are lots of places on Agonda beach all offering similar product, so you don't need to book ahead. Walk the beach, check out Aqua Bay (excellent value, where we ended up), H2O Agonda (probably aiming for the highest end, most designed huts, but not really thought through fully (i.e. outside bathrooms with toilets, but all in a row...) and the huts leak...)), Simrose, Om Sai, Shanti Village/Villas are all worth checking out.

Beautiful beach though - much nicer than palolem and nicer I think than Patnem. Enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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AgondaVillas, Owner at Agonda White Sand, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We now regularly clean our neighbours land and as always keep our land clean. I apologise if somebody had left underwear out and I do wish you had let us know at the time as we are always happy to resolve any issue promptly.

Thank you for staying with us and we wish you all the best
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Property: Agonda White Sand
Address: Agonda Beach Road, Agonda 403702, India
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Agonda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Agonda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agonda White Sand is bringing a touch of luxury to unspoilt Agonda with 12 boutique cottages. Beautifully designed and furnished bedrooms and open-air bathrooms for the magical experience of showering under the stars. ... more   less 
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