Yab Yum Beach Resort Ashwem

The owners of this garden-like resort, right by the beach in Ashwem might be modest about their environmental achievements, but this is one of our favourite eco-minded resorts we have stayed at in India.

The high-end mud-hut like rooms are built from local mud and clay, painted in a beautifully comforting shade of dark red inside and thatched with local palms, to provide a cooling place to sleep (no air con required) that feels nurturing to the soul. Not only does it leave no environmental trace, but it’s scientifically proven that sleeping surrounded by natural mud is good for you.

The resort doesn’t have a pool (that’s called the Arabian Ocean, about 100 meters’ walk from your bed), and the emphasis here is on tranquility and yoga. There are daily yoga classes (which were medicine for our limbs that were tired from travelling), and most early mornings you can have Ashwem beach to yourself.

Ashwem is located within easy access of Arambol, Morjim and Anjuna for those looking for more action.