Cassoi by Ciarans
An eco-friendly, relaxing atmosphere
on quiet Galgibaga beach in south Goa
Cassoi, designed in 2014, means “Turtle”.
We want our guests to be able to slow down to the Cassoi ‘turtle’ pace and have a lovely ‘me’-time in our spiritual atmosphere, enjoying every moment for themselves.
Our team is here to provide you cozy stay with a healthy choice of food, spa-treatments, and a variety of special activities to keep you in a harmony with your body, mind and soul.
raw beauty of nature
The golden, sandy Galgibaga beach in south Goa is a perfect setting for our eco-friendly huts and luxury tents nestled in a lush, beautiful green garden dotted with hammocks.
Modern and ecological
Our modern huts and tents have elegant interiors and are made from indigenous and recycled materials which blends beautifully with their natural surroundings. We take care of the environment and use a solar system to provide hot showers to all the huts and tents.
Nature at its best
Enjoy a peaceful beautiful dawn on quiet Galgibaga beach with the birds singing and the sound of the waves – without any noise pollution. Take an early morning stroll on the beach or indulge in some yoga exercises with our professional instructors.
Our unique point
The special peaceful atmosphere of Cassoi on Galgibaga beach has a secret reason.
It looks like an ordinary beach during the daytime but on some nights wild sea turtles weighing hundreds of pounds crawl out of the sea and onto the sands in an ancient ritual to lay their eggs.
Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water, where not much information can be gathered on their behavior. Getting a chance to see a sea turtle in action is very fortunate, but those who have done it say it is a memorable experience.
Like salmon fish, Sea turtles will return to the same nesting grounds they were born in. During the dark magic nights which is difficult to predict, a few of big female sea turtles come out from the water and walk on the beach to dig a hole with their hind flippers, and fill the nest with soft-shelled eggs the size of golf balls.
After laying their eggs, they refill the nest with sand and head back into the sea. The whole process takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Two months later, the young turtles hatch out of their eggs and may take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest, emerging from the sand at night and clambering into the water.
Our local government gives a little bit of a helping hand to nature by relocating the turtle nests to a safer place which are guarded 24/7 against poachers. Cassoi is also sensitive to this turtle environment and we do our small bit by not having music or bright lights at Cassoi, which also contributes to your peaceful stay with us.
AC rooms & beach huts
Relaxing & secluded Galgibaga beach, Goa!