After soaking in the gorgeous scenery, we decided to explore the inside of this very aptly named bungalow. Ocean Hues turned out to be a beautiful and simple yet elegant house with 4 rooms of different sizes. The largest room has a private balcony with a sea view and a jacuzzi in the bathroom (Honeymooners! take note! This is a place you want to explore). If you thought it couldn’t get better, all meals & snacks are served on the veranda overlooking the sea. Mr. Reddy is the house keeper who makes amazing home cooked south Indian meals and scrumptious seafood. He believes the only way to pay respect to a person’s cooking is to wipe the utensils clean. Hence come prepared to binge and wear loose pants at mealtime. He is attentive to the needs of the guests and maintains the property like his own.
Brownie, his chocolate colored dachshund embodies the spirit of vacationing here – Eating like a glutton and lounging under the sun with the sea breeze in his fur. Ocean hues had met the brief of our holiday and then some.
We decided to take a walk along the beach to enjoy the sundown. This beach has a handful of visitors even at that hour so it is easy to lose yourself in the harmony of the waves and the deep orange splayed across the horizon. A short distance away, the tide goes out and uncovers a cluster of rocks on the beach which extends into the water like a jetty. It is the perfect spot to sit and watch the setting sun. In the next couple of days, we easily slipped into this beautiful rhythm of slow paced life by swimming in the clear waters, going on long walks, perching on the rocks to watch the sunsets and eating simple yet delicious food.