WoW..What a combination Food and Shelter are the main ingredients for a traveling soul. In Goa, choosing a good place to dine and best place stay from thousands of options is a hectic task. Because you don’t want to spoil your vacation and waste your time browsing through the list of places and reading the reviews.
However, I give my fellow readers my two cents on a place to eat and a place to stay. Martin’s Corner and Martin’s Comfort named after Martin, who first started a small restaurant in the South Goa with just 4 tables and his wife cooking the food is now a place where superstars come and savor the authentic Goan cuisine. Our Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar frequents this restaurant and they have named a dish after his name.
The success of Martin’s Corner helped them to launch Martin’s Comfort where people can stay in a three star environment. When Food and Shelter is at one place and South Goa known for its calmness less crowd with unexplored places around what else do you need to unwind on a vacation.
This is a very famous restaurant in South Goa and if you think it’s hyped over, then you might be wrong if you are a hardcore seafood lover. Martin’s Corner was in my to-list for a very long time. This monsoon when we decided to explore South Goa, finally we could visit this place. Most of them would say, what’s special about this place, it’s become commercial and all that. But I would say the ambiance and price here is commendable even though the place is one of the most famous restaurants frequented by celebrities. While we visited Martin’s Corner, the south movie star Nagarjun had come to dine with his family.
The food which we opted was awesome and the day we went to Martins, they had this singer with guitar singing songs at each table. WoW, that made our day.
I would recommend their Prawns Pulao and Tender coconut shuffle.
As we stayed at Martins Comfort, we frequented her for Lunch, Dinner all week.
We visited south goa during this June and initial couple of days we stayed somewhere else in South Goa and we happened to find Martins Comfort while we decided to have our lunch at Martin’s Corner. We got a good deal and we checked in here. We were very comfortable with clean and large room at the first floor. The room service was neat and prompt everyday. Martin’s Corner is just opposite to the hotel.
Only negative here is the breakfast. Most of the items are make to order and when there were minimal guests they wouldn’t spread the buffet. The attendant who was in charge of breakfast was a bit indecent. He would serve the same eggs or toasts which was served to some other table and untouched.
Also, there was no free Wi-Fi, while most of the places offer free wi-fi.
Overall, it’s a cozy comfortable place. I do not know how it would be during season as the rooms are closely connected. But I’ll definitely come back here during the monsoon.
The Sunset Beach with few minutes’ walk from Martin’s has become one of my favorite beaches. Loved this beach the moment I stepped in. As it was monsoon season, hardly 3 or 4 people were there and some people fishing. I liked the serene long beach, which is absolutely not crowded. I believe even during season very few people might visit this beach. I could be in solitude enjoying the waves, completing a novel, sometimes few drizzle to refresh.
To me, South Goa > Bethalbatim was a complete package for a perfect vacation.