Capella Forest Retreat & Homestay

Imagine a relaxing vacation in a homestay that’s on top of a private forested hill. The area that surrounds the place is a natural habitat for gorgeous peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, birds, and monkeys. Sounds amazing? This is exactly what Capella Forest Retreat & Homestay has to offer.

They have been listed on the Outlook Responsible Tourism list of eco-conscious homestays as they are a minimum waste establishment. Over here, guests usually hire scooters or self-drive vehicles for sightseeing. It is only a 5-minute drive from the homestay to aesthetic shops and well-known restaurants in Assagao. Famous beaches at Candolim, Morjim, and Ashvem are 20-30 minutes away.

These are the rooms they offer:

–          Magnolia is a huge room with an even larger bathroom and veranda that overlooks the courtyard. It has twin antique four-poster beds that can be joined to make a king-sized double.  Two extra single beds can be added.

–          Heliconia is a large upstairs room overlooking the pool. It has a king-sized antique four-poster bed and facility for 2 extra single beds. Heliconia has an attached terrace / sit out.

–          Jacaranda is a smaller standard double room downstairs that is suitable for solo travellers or families travelling with older parents.

All the rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms. Other facilities include complimentary Indian and Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, common TV, inverter back-up, library, board games, etc. There is a large infinity-edge swimming pool which is open all year round.

At an additional cost, they offer services like laundry, scooter hire, taxis, self-drive cars, massages, and airport transfers. To get a better feel of Goa, Capella homestay can arrange adventure trips (river kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, etc), curated walks by local experts, eco-conscious dolphin and backwater river trips, bicycling tours, birdwatching, cooking classes with a local chef, and more.

Additional notes:

–          The homestay is cleaned daily. Sheets and towels are changed on request or every 4 days.

–          Kitchen can be used by long-stay guests and for preparing baby food but is off-limits for short stay guests.

–          They follow government regulations regarding RTPCR tests for guests, etc.

Rates: Average rate is Rs 7,500 per night for the superior rooms and Rs 6,000 per night for the standard room.

Address: Capella Forest Retreat & Homestay, Hse # 376/1 Boqueachi Arradi, Parra, Bardez, North Goa, Goa 403510

Contact person: Ayesha Madon 

Contact number: 9923459488

Email: capellaingoa@gmail.com

Website: www.capellagoa.com 

Instagram handle: @capellagoa

For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.



Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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