An experience you will never forget
Dhow to Spectacular Goa Island twice a day over Xmas and New Year period
Spend a night or two camping on your own desert island. Goa Island is a short distance from Ilha de Mozambique but after 5pm when the visitors leave its like a whole other world. Get back to nature camping in one of our comfortable safari tents set in the shade of trees and only meters from Goa’s famous white sand beach. Swim, snorkel or just wander along deserted beaches with lots of hidden coves and rock pools. Climbing the lighthouse to take in the 360 view of the archipelago is a must do as is marvelling at the night sky with unbelievably bright stars tumbling all the way down to the horizon.
Very safe for everyone
This is a very safe part of the world and Ilha de Goa is as peaceful as anywhere you’ve ever been. After the tourists leave it will be just you and any other campers (maximum 10 campers). There may be occasional fishermen, especially early in the morning but they wont bother you. There are 2 guards that look after the light house and we do pay them a little money to keep an eye on things but the chances are you wont even see them.
For kids there are no particular dangers other than the obvious risks when playing around rock pools or in the sea. No wild animals, no fast moving vehicles. Parents can set the rules and the kids can enjoy a level of freedom they may never have had before.
If you are a group of friends that would like to party then there’s plenty of beach to do that away from the other campers. Dance till dawn and have the best night of your life without disturbing anyone.
Comfortable tents in shady beach settings
We’ve done everything we can to make this unique experience as affordable as possible. There’s so much to a camping adventure and yet at $45/3400mts per night for 2 people its more affordable than staying in even the cheapest hotel. We also have 1 person tents for $25/1850mts
Very easy to get there and back
Ilha Blue has traditional dhows sailing there (and back) twice a day, so getting there is never a problem. With us it costs 1000mts/$13.50 return and there are other boats going to Goa so you have plenty of choices.
Ilha Blue sailing dhows, twice a day
Things you can get there
Ilha Blue will be arranging BBQ lunches and selling cold drinks on the beach each day. You can also arrange with us to go snorkelling on the Kathiawar Shipwreck
Very easy to book
Book on Airbnb, call/email Ilha Blue or pop into our shop to reserve and pay for your camping adventure
Plan to be completely independent, take everything you need except tent, bedding and drinking water – we will provide that.
There is mobile coverage but boats only come and go in daylight hours – so there’s no escape!
It goes dark around 17:30 and is light again before 5:00
It’s nature based camping so don’t expect toilets. Do as the fishermen do and make use of the sea or find a spot in the tidal zone. It may seem strange but its completely natural and clean and the environment will thank you for it. Far better than digging holes and using paper.
Same goes for washing. Go without or try a Sea Fabreze.
Avoid doing anything that will spoil the spot for the next person. Thats why we ban campfires and encourage everyone to be especially careful not to damage vegetation or leave any rubbish behind
Have fun and a wonderful experience you will remember for the rest of your life