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.

Huts from over the years.

These are some views of the huts and 'penthouse' from over a number of years.  Godwin changes the huts from year to year, some small changes, some more significant (e.g. adding bathrooms).

So....what this means is that the pictures may not be representative of the current huts and rooms or the layout in the family compound.....but Godwin has said he's committed to natural materials and 'low density'.  The roofs have all been changed to have material over the blue waterproof covers.

The walk from the house to the huts



A Panorama (thus the distortion) of inside a hut some years ago.

A view 'through the wall'.

Sunset watching
A view from a hut.

Mmmmm....breakfast porridge.....

'The house' with the top floor 'penthouse'

The view of the 'day-bed' and living room/kitchen in the 'penthouse' (excuse my sloppy housekeeping).

View from the 'penthouse' towards the family home.

View towards the beach from the 'penthouse' living room.

The self-contained rooms.