Devbagh Beach Resort, Devbagh
Opposite Bhadra Hostel Kodibagh
Phone Number 8382221603 www.junglelodges.com
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Devbag beach resort is a island, where 1st they will come to collect you in a boat ,. They have individual cottages well maintained with AC, you can do som small activity means games, lunch was good, in the evening they have water sports, at night they keep candel light dinner on the beach, that was great, live food and even they have bar, after breakfast in the morning they take you for a dolphin ride it's included in the package. Over all it was a great stay
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 minutes 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 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.
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.
Devbagh Beach Resort is ranked #1 among the 2 hotels in Devbagh with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the among 5-star Resorts in Devbagh. It is part of the "Jungle Lodges & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 50 photos, 91 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 8,000 to Rs 8,500 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (53%) and Couple (26%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 56% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 24% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Devbagh Beach Resort is located at Devali wada . Kurumgad Island (2 Kms) and Sadashivgad Fort (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, Doctor On Call, Laundry Services, Parking Facility and Restaurant. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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