Coco Shambhala is a collection of 4 luxury vacation villas in Goa, India for exclusive holidays set in a tropical garden with a free form jungle swimming pool in their midst. The villas are a blend of architecture design and service to excite your senses.

Their villas in Goa sit in complete harmony with the local landscape and cultural milieu, to provide the discerning traveller with a romantic retreat; a place of privacy that nurtures a sense of balance, much needed in the hectic lives of today.

Each luxury villa has a stunning treetop living pavilion, a private plunge jet pool, 2 large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen and a complimentary car and driver.

Go and experience “Shambhala” with them in the vibrancy and innate beauty of Goa. Named amongst the best beach villas in the world by Conde Nast Traveller magazine, their award-winning luxury villas are designed to provide you with an extraordinary holiday.

The Coco Shambhala X Ayca Spa offers a range of holistic treatments inspired by ancient wellness traditions of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. Our private dining experiences, seasonal gourmet menus, and cooking lessons are the highlights of this villa property. The Coco Shambhala culinary experience celebrates the fresh catch of the day and local organic produce to make this a truly unique holiday experience which was awarded India’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016. 


Vision: Sustainable and ethical tourism: 

Their vision is to promote sustainability with eco-friendly designs and a holistic approach to family. Their goal is to set an example for responsible tourism and build in a way that is respectful of the environment and people who support us. They don’t believe in having parameters for guests. Everyone is welcome and will become family, at Coco Shambhala.



Every aspect of each villa, both interior and exterior, has been carefully designed to enhance well-being and relaxation through the creation of the ultimate, indulgent barefoot retreat. 

Open-plan living spaces take advantage of the cool sea breeze to provide cross-ventilation and capture the essence of tropical living. On the inside, they took inspiration from open living pavilions typical to the area, and designed them as contemporary, inviting spaces that let in fresh air and light. 

They used local labour, recycled material, coconut wood, and Mangalore-tiled roofs in their construction. Furniture was made on-site using recycled materials to reduce the overall footprint of the project.


About Giles Knapton (Owner):

Coco Shambhala Goa was envisioned from Giles’ first trip to India as a backpacker. He then got the desire to create a space for discerning travellers that offered them simple, elegant luxury.  ‘My goal is to create enough wealth through a responsible and sustainable model, to allow those who work to build up the business to retire with me. From a gardener and maid to a manager.’ – Giles Knapton in an interview with Grin on responsible tourism.



-They have 4 villas; each villa is a 2-bedroom villa. All villas have a pool view

-Each villa has its own private jet plunge pool and they also have one common pool for all the 4 villas

 -WIFI with good speed / Mobile connectivity

-Working kitchen with food service. The chefs have crafted the menus which place an emphasis on fresh quality ingredients. They also have exclusive evening experiences with the head chef exploring the sensory world of Food & Wine. 

-Sanitization on every arrival

-Air-conditioned bedrooms

-Their rates are inclusive of a car and driver complimentary for 8 hours or 80 kms every day.

-The staff are vaccinated and wear a mask at all times. They follow contactless service and thorough sanitization, we have strict Covid SOPs which is to be followed by staff as well as guests.


Coco Shambhala
Coco Beach, Nerul Bardez,
Goa, India 403114


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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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