This was a last-minute, emergency discovery for my partner and myself. We had booked another property in Tarkarli based on Tripadvisor reviews (which are generally sparse or mixed on Tarkarli properties). Literally the day before we left, found some TERRIBLE reviews of the place we were headed to, panicked, but luckily found this. The website seemed alright and we thought we would chance it and it turned out to be a good decision. Besides, we HAD to go somewhere, the tickets were booked, and it was our post-wedding jaunt.
Bang opposite the beach with just a road separating you, it's quiet and out of the way. However we felt perfectly safe. The manager and staff were very helpful (the manager especially) and we had a great stay. Rooms are basic, functional and very very clean. The breeze and sound of the sea are lovely.
They serve Malvani cuisine (as do most other places) and the standard is hot breakfast, and thali for lunch or dinner. It's a very small outfit so if you're expecting perfect organisation, look elsewhere - it's a family-run sort of place, which means you get asked what you'd like to eat pretty much before every meal, and you need to tell them if you're not in for a meal. The food was yummy, though if you don't like chilli make sure to tell them!
Being far out can be difficult if you don't have transport, but the manager's friend was an auto-driver and if pre-arranged, we could get in and out easily. This can be a tad expensive but saves a lot of hassle. However, you can walk to the main road and catch a bus to Malvan, the main town, which is connected by bus to other major towns, including the nearest rail-head, Kudal.
I would happily go here every year if I could, it was a memorable trip. The sea shore can get a little littered thanks to the locals, as well as irresponsible tourists whom we sadly never seem to be short of in our country, but it's gorgeous still. Further down the road from the resort, if you follow the bend yu come out onto the local river and can get boat rides to the confluence with the sea, and if you're lucky, see dolphins as we did!
- Also Known As:
- Sea View Tarkali Resort Tarkarli, Maharashtra