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.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Back to Agonda....winter 2017-18 be back in India and Agonda.  As per usual, what a better way to start- or finish - a trip to India than from the Secret Garden in Agonda.  The visit was, as expected, fabulous.
Here are a number of pics from my stay. The beach side hut and garden area just keeps getting more and more lovely!

Please click on a pic to embiggen!

Godwin has added A/C to the rooms in the small buildings (though I still prefer the coco-huts), even to the 'tri-plex' (below).

The little fishing village outside the front gates still has fishing as a part of the economy, but as tourism has expanded and expanded across India, that growth is reflected in Agonda.  Still, in comparison across India Agonda is still a little gem.

So, enough of the town (take a look at earlier posts here and my other blogs), and let's head to the beach!

Always remember going in or out of the property - Close the Gates!

A look towards the south, with the front of Secret Garden on the left of the photo.

Of course, a short stop at Godwin's Hidden Garden restaurant a few minutes walk away is always a good idea!
Ahhhhh....breakfast on the beach at Hidden Garden!

One of the friendly 'locals' - one of Godwin's family dogs.

Early mornings (earlier than this pic) are great for walks.

Yoga always somewhere on the beach in the mornings.

Still a very active fishing village.
Drying fishing nets.
Now for some sunset action!

See you this winter!!

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