I cannot even stress enough how much I love Jamboree Creek Yoga (in Ashwem, Goa). It’s just near Mandrem and Morjim area so you’re close to all the cool bars, clubs, and great restaurants like Prana Cafe, La Plage, Delicieux, and Burger Factory. This hotel is in a quiet area, is eco-friendly, and … wait for it.. has access to a secret beach!
It just so happens it’s the same secret beach that the resort, Elsewhere uses, where Brad and Angelina Jolie stayed with their kids.
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Jamboree has a cute little mud hut as well as their cabins!
There are both A/C and non A/C rooms, but these aren’t your typical beach huts. They are made from proper wood and look like little cabins. The non A/C are about 3,000 but rates go up in season like they do all over Goa. Some rooms have a tv and one is a suite which has a mini fridge, cabinets, wardrobe and is much larger. The place is new (this is the second season) so rooms are clean and perfect.
Rooms have a full-size bed with big fluffy pillows and a soft mattress. Like I said, this isn’t a beach shack type place, and although prices are low it’s more like a boutique resort. It’s also not directly on the beach which is how it stays so private.
The bathrooms are what you hear all the guests raving about. The rooms have an attached bath with walls that look like traditional mud tile (not sure if they are) and are all painted a different bright color. Each one has an open-air rain shower! Ahh, maybe my favorite part about the room.
I loved laying out there in the hammocks drinking fresh hibiscus juice she learned to make in Auroville. There is a small farm where they grow their own veggies as well. After the beach, it’s great to rinse off at the open air shower by the pool.
The food at Jamboree Creek
Jamboree has a lovely chef who used to work at one of the top restaurants in Goa! She’s making creative healthy food at Jamboree and I like to just pop in for breakfast or lunch in their jungle vibe cafe and chill out.
Private path to the beach
As I mentioned, Jamboree Creek has a path that only Elsewhere and they can use for the beach. It’s pretty great! It’s about a 5-minute walk and someone can escort you there.
Perfect garden space & yoga shala
The grounds at Jamboree Creek have the most amazing gardening. It made me feel so relaxed. It’s the perfect place to stay and do yoga in the mornings, but still, a good base to go out and party. The gardens are SO full of flowers and plants, you will love it.
They do so many retreats here and have yoga and capoeira and so much more on hand most mornings. You can drop in for classes and learn something new with some of the top teachers who come here during the season.
Want to book?
- Rooms fill up around high season, Dec/Jan, so book early. Jamboree is listed on airbnb (use my referral code and get $40 off your booking if you haven’t signed up before.)
- You can also look at the Jamboree Creek Yoga website and get in touch by calling 0832.2247.111, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amenities: laundry, WiFi, room service, pool, car hire, massage, dolphin trips
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I just had dinner but if given an opportunity to eat spinach, cheese croquettes and the English breakfast with fresh juice and pasta & the chicken sandwich – Yes, I will eat.
All I can say – Thanks for sharing great food photos. Thanks a lot. Having tea. :)
Yes, it’s hard to pass up an English Breaki!
Wow! Rachel, this place looks absolutely stunning! I am besotted with those grounds, absolutely wonderful.
She did an amazing job with the gardening – she learned farming in Auroville in India
“full size ben” – have to say that’s the cutest slip ever.
I can count myself lucky as I got to visit this place with you, and there really is something special in there air there. It is very relaxing and charming and YES those bathrooms. I’d love to visit again!
hahahah at first I didn’t know what you meant then realize and fixed it ;) hahah
Oooo, nice! That beach looks idyllic!
It’s a really quiet part of Goa
Wow! It looks so peaceful there.
I just came across your blog this evening and I’m totally intrigued by your story. Amazing how people can end up in such different places from where they started. Quite a journey you’re on. Such a cool blog!
Thanks, I’m glad you found Hippie in Heels
That bathroom looks awesome. Open-air showers are like my favorite things ever!
I think I need a vacation in Goa. This place looks amazing – I love the cabins. It’s getting so cold here in Korea I am dying to be in the sun in that pool!
Yes, the sun here is a catch 22 bc sometimes it’s so hot I don’t want to go out.. so I stay in the A/C which gives me a cold! so my nose is all stuffy now. :(
This looks like the perfect combination of back-to-basics charm and luxury comforts… I’d love to go there :)
That is one sorted crib!
Hi, Rachel. I’m back. Ok, so I see there is access to a great beach, but since it’s still kinda a “secret” place / area, I guess I have the same question…do you think I might isolate myself by staying here (like Paros) because I am off the beaten bath and not in the action? Not being in the action is somewhat appealing to me, of course, but then again, I think, “Well, I can go to a secluded resort anywhere and stay on the nice property.” So if going to be in Goa for just 3-4 days, should I stay more on the beach to see what all goes on there, both in day and night? How far away would it be to get on a scooter and go to these areas (whatever they may be….have no idea on the best places to visit at this point) from JC? Thank you!
hey girl, jamboree is a little closer to things than paros, for example 3 min from la plage / nice beach area. all of far north goa is spread out like this. if you want to be in the action and be able to walk places you’ll want to stay in Anjuna or vagator.
I see! Thank you! Kinda crazy but I’ve changed gears altogether now and am considering staying in Palolem! JC’s Priyanka just emailed me back and was super nice, but think I’m going to head south. Hope I don’t regret it. I am a solo traveler, so if you care to get away for a day or so, feel free to come crash my hut ;) I’m looking at staying at the Nest in a sea-facing hut. Thanks for the info. Your blog is great!
Ahh ok palolem is lovely, you’ll have a blast!! would love to come down!
Well, it’s January 2019. I’m hoping this is still relevant! Where are you in Mexico?
Totally relevant and even better than it once was – Jamboree is a GEM.