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Jamboree Creek Goa with Private Bridge to Beach

I cannot even stress enough how much I love Jamboree Creek Goa (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 Sublime, La Plage, Delicieux, and Cafe Nu. 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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goaThere 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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goaThe 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 a open air rain shower! Ahh, maybe my favorite part about the room.

jamboree creek goa jamboree creek goaA yoga studio is being built as I type this and the pool is brand new, designed by the owner Priyanka. 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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

Food at Jamboree Creek

We actually ate dinner out at Cafe Nu, so I didn’t try any of the main dishes (except pasta) but did have lunch there twice, snacks, and breakfast. I highly recommend the spinach and cheese croquettes and the English breakfast (mmm bacon!) with fresh juice. The white wine pasta was good & the chicken sandwich was great for lunch.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

Perfect garden space

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.

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goaPS my candles are stocked here ;)

jamboree creek goa

jamboree creek goa

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 $25 off your booking if you haven’t signed up before.)
  • You can also look at the Jamboree Creek website and get in touch by calling 0832.2247.111, or by e-mailing priyanka@jamboreecreek.com
  • Amenities: laundry, WiFi, room service, pool, car hire, massage, dolphin trips


For more of my favorite places like Jamboree Creek in Goa check out my 170-page e-book, Insider’s Guide to Goa. After five years of living in Goa, I am confident this book is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to Goa plus it has all my secrets inside. Click here to buy it now.


About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa, India almost four years ago where she is now a travel writer. Her website gives advice on the 35+ countries she's been to but has become the go-to site for India travel, focusing on offbeat places & “glamorous travel”. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE magazine, Tripadvisor, and Thomas Cook. Her blog is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world based on traffic. She also enjoys writing for BravoTV.


  1. Tushar December 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    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. :)

  2. Hannah December 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Wow! Rachel, this place looks absolutely stunning! I am besotted with those grounds, absolutely wonderful.

    • Rachel Jones December 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      She did an amazing job with the gardening – she learned farming in Auroville in India

  3. Colleen Brynn December 11, 2014 at 5:37 am - Reply

    “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!

    • Rachel Jones December 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      hahahah at first I didn’t know what you meant then realize and fixed it ;) hahah

  4. Andrea Anastasiou December 11, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Oooo, nice! That beach looks idyllic!

  5. V December 11, 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    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!


  6. Justine December 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    That bathroom looks awesome. Open-air showers are like my favorite things ever!

  7. Laura December 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Rachel Jones December 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      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. :(

  8. Tim | UrbanDuniya December 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    This looks like the perfect combination of back-to-basics charm and luxury comforts… I’d love to go there :)

  9. Arjun January 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    That is one sorted crib!

  10. Emily April 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Rachel Jones April 21, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

      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.

      • Emily April 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

        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!

        • Rachel Jones April 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

          Ahh ok palolem is lovely, you’ll have a blast!! would love to come down!

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