Do you see the perfect sunset in the picture above? It's not a one off, but an everyday sight in Sindhudurg district, where Malvan is located. Malvan is often compared to the gorgeous island of Tahiti, thanks to its pretty white sand beaches, and it is here that you will come across a charming hotel surrounded by a sea of Konkan trees. It's called Maachli, and this is what I recommend to you in place of Goa for the upcoming summers.
How to reach
It's surprising how Malvan has continued to be under the radar all these years, despite the decent connectivity it enjoys with the big civilisations nearby. Here is how to reach the town:
Via flight: The nearest airport is in Dabolim, Goa, which is a two-hour drive away from this property. You can readily get taxis from right outside the airport.
Via train: The nearest railway station is in Kudal/Kankawli, which is 30km away. Again, you can get taxis or government buses from right outside the railway station.
Via road: Malvan can actually be reached pretty easily via road from all major cities nearby. If opting for public transport, one can get MSRTC (Maharashtra State Transport) buses from both Pune and Mumbai in the morning as well as at night. It's a 10-hour journey from Mumbai and an 8-hour journey from Pune. The property is located 20km away from the bus stand. You might as well drive down with your vehicle since the roads are smooth, the surroundings scenic, and the food on the roadsides good.