One of the real necessities of travel in India is having a place that you can go to and feel is a `home away from home.`
Godwin and Jenny Fernandes` Secret Garden Guest House has been that for me for years. It has been a place of quiet and retreat in the most beautiful and peaceful of settings in Agonda Beach, Goa.
The family has made a place that takes you away from any of the hussle and bussle of home or travel. For me, the Secret Garden family has provided a safe and nurturing environment that keeps me gladly coming back.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Winter 2014/2015

I only was able to spend a week or so at Secret Garden this last winter, at the end of a trip to Myanmar and south India.  I spent the time in complete relax, so I don't have many pics to share.  There were some changes - as there will be for the 2015/16 season I'm sure.
A big change is that Godwin has opened up a really excellent restaurant just a few minutes walk down the beach from Secret Garden.

Godwin at the beach checking with local fishing-folk.
A look inside Secret Garden - the garden is wonderful!

The huts now have names!  A sample....

Front of the restaurant on the beach.

Prepping breakfasts.

A lovely breakfast....just waiting!
The restaurant at night.
Master of tandoor!
A birthday celebration at the restaurant - Goan style!

A somewhat distorted 180 degree view of the front of Secret Garden. 
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  1. I remember stumbling upon this blog before my trip to India in 2013.
    It played a big role in deciding to stay at Godwin's place - your photos nicely capture the serenity of the place.

    It's very nice to see this update post - always good to see that Secret Garden is developing :)

    Hope to see some updates in the future.
    Take care!