Devbagh Beach Resort, Devbagh
Opposite Bhadra Hostel Kodibagh
Ranked 1 amongst 2 hotels in Devbagh
Devbagh Beach Resort Reviews (82)
The room price was very high in the hotel. The room facility was good in the hotel. The best part of the hotel was location. The location of the hotel was good. There was no problem in check-in and check-out. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travellers. The pickup and drop facility was provided in the hotel.
I visited Karwar and stayed in Devbagh Beach Resort was good in the month of February and it was a romantic trip. It is easy to locate the resort and conveniently located. There was no problem in check in check out process. Staff service was friendly and helpful but room service was delay. Room allotted to me was like cottage room and beach view was there. I ate food in the resort sea food was good but veg food was not good. Activities were conducted in the resort. Overall, stay was comfortable.
Devbagh is an island off the Karwar cost ( Though it is connected to the main land through a very small stretch of land, access to the island is not possible through this stretch because it is completely occupied by the fishermen village). It lies at the confluence of River Kali and the Arabian Sea where the river forms shallow lagoons. The best part of this resort is its location and the lagoons. Reaching there: - Devbagh Resort can be reached only by boat. Visitors should reach the jungle resorts office which is located in Karwar. The resort staff will take us by their own vehicle to the jetty from where they will ferry us to the Devbagh Island by boat. It is a short ride for about 15-20 mins to reach the island. Karwar has good connectivity to the rest of the cities by road and train. Stay: The rooms are basic and very clean. You cannot expect any TV, telephone or free WiFi. However, each cottage has a spacious sit-out, bedroom, clean bathroom and a changing room. The bed was nice and neat. An extra bed is also available for a single kid. Staff: The staff was very friendly and responsive. They attend to each of our queries and requests courteously. Food: Food is served at the common dining hall which is located close to the beach. Though they don't have a very expansive spread of buffet, the food is quite tasty. Milk powder, sugar and water along with a kettle is always available at the rooms/cottages. Snacks and beverages are served in the evening along with the bonfire on the beach. The bonfire is arranged at around 7. 30 to 8. 00 pm once it gets dark. Location: This is the best thing about this resort. The beach is very clean and accessible for only for those staying at the resort. During low tide, the water level reduces creating beautiful shallow lagoons and sand dunes. The water level in the lagoons will be only till the waist making it an awesome spot for water play even for those who do not know swimming. The low and high tide bring a lot of seashell which are scattered across the entire shore forming various pattern. The entire island is covered with Casuarina Trees whose swaying leaves make the hushing sounds complementing the sound of the waves. The trees provide excellent shade to the entire resort location even during the middle of the day. Many hammocks are tied around the resort for the visitors to relax. The best time to spend on the beach is during the evenings from 4 pm to 7 pm when the tide is low and the lagoons are shallow. The almost white sand on the beach looks almost golden at the twilight. The setting sun with the orange light, the golden beach and the shallow lagoons with the sand dunes in between- all these make Devbagh a photographers paradise. The water level remains low till evening and it starts raising gradually towards the night as the sea level raises. By the time the camp-fire is set-up, the sea level has risen covering all the lagoons. The sea plays the music as the visitors sit and enjoy the snacks and beverages. Loud music is not allowed on this island. Activities: - The resort offers water activities such as banana ride, speed boat, jet skii etc at additional cost. Below activities are part of the package: - beach volleyball - some rope activities ( like Burma bridge, net walk etc) - early morning nature walk through the forest present on the island along with bird watch. - bonfire in the evening on the beach. - boat ride into the sea for dolphin watch. ( we can see dolphins when the sea is calm but is is not possible when it is windy) Cost: If there is any one setback for this resort, it is the cost. The resort charges around Rs. 5000 + taxes per head. This is way too costlier than some of the 4 and 5 star hotels. Even the water activities are a bit over priced compared to all other locations. Music is not played during the bonfire. So, it gets a bit boring if you do not have a group to enjoy with. Tips: - do not expect super luxury accommodation based on the amount you pay for the stay. - plan to reach the island before noon so that you can enjoy all activities as per the resort's schedule. - choose rooms far away from the kitchen and the dining area. These rooms are close to the forest and if you are lucky, you can see a few foxes and peacocks around your cottage early in the mornings. - Don't spend much time on water sports. Instead, spend more time on the island and in the beach. - have your entire evening dedicated for playing in the beach and lagoons.
Went out with my wife for our first anniversary. This is the best place to get out with amazing view. The place is completely isolated (at least seem to be). Beautiful beach and well-mannered staff. Food is amazing. I would suggest visiting during November. It is the best time to be there.
Visited Jungle Lodges Devbagh property in February. Overall it was very good and peaceful stay. Did online booking for 2 nights. It was easy and access to resort is through 10 min boating from pick up point in Karwar Jetty. Entry was through small pathway in devbagh island. Rooms were basic but clean. Check-in was smooth and they have ghol ghar type restaurant which is again an experience. Main attraction is secluded, clean, pristine, peaceful, unspoilt clean beach. you can walk long on beach and can reach up to fisherman village. Sunset watching with 3 island in background(including kurumgad) was a lifetime experience. Resort had organized morning nature walk which really was informative and good. Had really enchanting holidays at Devbagh.
The arrival is surprising but familiar. The bungalow is rustic but overall nice and comfy. The beach is wonderful and fabulous sunset. The meal is nice although a little small but the atmosphere compensates. Attentive and helpful staff made a good stay.
This was the beat place I visit in my life. I went there with a group of five families 15 plus members but after watching this resort I became fan of this place. Excellent sea food. And beautiful coastal area. Football, holly ball, tennis, carom you can play and enjoy with your family here
Top Reviews of Devbagh Beach Resort
Devbagh beach resort was in my must visit places for a long time. However, the relatively long distance from Bangalore was a deterrent till now. We decided to take the plunge when a friends couple suggested we go for a weekend getaway during the first week of Nov 2012. We took an over night bus (SRS Travels) from Bangalore to Karwar. The boarding point was Anand Rao Circle, below the flyover, where SRS has a reasonably big bus bay. It was raining heavily that night and we had a tough time getting to the place with the kids, luggage etc. I always wanted to drive to Karwar, but my wife was not as enthusiastic. By the end of the trip, the whole ordeal of boarding the bus both ways, and the overall inconvenience of commuting with kids and luggage in taxis, buses etc lead us to wonder if taking the car was the better choice! Our next weekend trip is definitely going to be a road trip! We got to Karwar town by 10:15 AM, which was about 1:30 hrs late. It was quite a tiring journey, as we did not get the Volvo - it was a regular semi-sleeper, with seats at the back, just ahead of the last row. From the place where we got down, we got into a couple of auto rickshaws and went to the resort office, which is a nice 2-storey house about 5-6 km away from the bus stop. We were given access to a flat on the first floor, where we freshened up, and then went to a nearby restaurant "Udupi Coffee Shop" or something for breakfast. It was quite ill maintained, but we were all hungry enough to disregard the surroundings. Once we reached back, we were taken to the boat jetty by jeep, where a boat was waiting for us to be taken to the resort. It was a 10-15 minute boat ride. The resort is located in an isolated, casuarina-lined "island" - it is actually a peninsula, but access through the mainland seems to be restricted. There are 22 cottages in total. We took the cottages 9 and 10, which are at the far end. These cottages were in a quiet corner and it was also quite close to the beach - in fact we could see the waves from the verandah! The weather was inclement when we arrived on Thursday, 1 Nov. Cyclone Neelam was working its way along the TN/AP coast in the Bay of Bengal, and its effects were to be seen as far away as the Karwar coast. In fact the whole day was dark and gloomy, and a constant drizzle kept us indoors for quite a long time. In the evening, we went out onto the deserted beach. The kids had good fun all evening, though I couldnt take then into the water much. The rain had resulted in the surf becoming muddy, and the resort personnel advised us against getting too far into the water. Later in the evening, we could not do an outdoor camp-fire, due to the drizzle, but they served barbecue chicken and other starters in the dining area itself. The next day was bright and sunny, much to our liking. Everyone else went for the water activities like water scooter, banana boat etc, while I stayed back with my younger son - I wasnt too keen on getting pushed into the salty water from the banana boat! Later, we spend a lot of time on the beach, which was much better than the previous day. The est part is the fact that it is practically deserted - only the people staying in the resort have access to the beach. In terms of food, I would rate the place about 7/10. It was reasonably good given that this is an eco-resort - nothing flash, just good, tasty, wholesome food. The cottages were old, but we did not really care much since we were outside most of the time. The service is something I would give a 10/10 - this is definitely an USP of this place. Every single person in the resort is extremely helpful and were willing to go out of the way to make us feel happy and relaxed. Overall, I thought the 7.7K per night deal was worth it, given that the 4 of us had a great time for the 3D/2N we spent in Devbagh. Our friends also enjoyed a great deal. The location, the beach and the service were the truly outstanding attributes of this place. We left the place Saturday, 3 Nov morning after breakfast. We had the whole day to spend since out return was only at 11 PM. So we took a taxi and went to Palolem Beach, Goa, which is just 35 km from Karwar. Our bus (Paulo Travels) was also starting from Goa, and we managed to get in from Canacona instead of from Karwar. So we got a lot of time that afternoon in Goa (around 12 noon to 9 PM), most of which we spend in the sea. We have this place which we particularly like - Papillon Beach Huts and Restaurant- which is right on the Palolem beach towards the southern most end of the beach. We got back to Bangalore Sunday morning, around 9AM - this time we got a Volvo with both sleeper and semi-sleeper options. The return journey was a lot better than the onward. All in all, it was a lovely weekend trip, as is always the case when we chose a Jungle Lodges Resort.
we visite JLR in Oct 10. those two days stay was a bliss.
Overall - very good. quick service , decent food , nicely planned water sports activities. there was electricity back up so current all through out. clean and safe resort , everything put on broucher was present\\done. No hidden fees !
It was a great three days of sun, sand and the beach for me and a couple of my friends at Devbagh! The location is the most amazing thing about this resort. It is almost like a private island and hence you have great privacy and is very safe even for families with children. There are quite a few trails on this island and one can spend hours walking around and exploring the beach and lines of casuarinas. If you walk long enough you will hit the fishermen\'s village where you can spend long hours chatting with the locals and playing football with the kids :-). There are other deserted islands close by and for those adventurous souls who want to do more than just enjoy the beach and sands, the staff at Devbagh resort will be happy to arrange to leave you \'stranded\' there with a man-friday to take care of all your needs! It is a truly an experience and I would highly recommend it for those with a passion to explore. Food is normally served in buffet style in the \'Golghar\' - a thatched open room. But they also sometimes arrange for dinner to be served by the beach complete with BBQ, drinks and food.
I stayed in the resort for 2 days with my family and friends. We were a group of 6 adults and 5 children. The decision to go for the vacation was unplanned and we took off on July 18 and 19. Though we were sure it is going to rain heavily, to our luck it dint rain a drop for the two days we stayed and we were the only occupants in the resort. The experience was amazing, and the best part is the royal treatment the resort staff gave us. I truly fell in love with the service they have extended to us and the resort manager was a super cool guy. The rooms were nice as well as the food. The cook made us special dishes as per our request ( Prawns and Crab) and the camp fire with drinks was memorable. We event went to the beach in the late night and walked over the shore , and it was romantic. The beaches are safe there is always a life guard, at times some locals came to beach and the office staff were prompt in sending them away. Because we went in off season and the sea was rough, most of the water activities were suspended, so we couldn't do snorkeling and paragliding. I would defenately go back to the place again and do all those unfinished water activities which i couldn't do.