You really haven’t been to Goa if you haven’t chilled at one of the many beach shacks, so on one of our days exploring we just had to make a lunch stop at the Laughing Buddha on Arambol Beach. And I’m so happy we did!!
- LAUGHING BUDDHA BEACH SHACK – GOA, INDIA
- THE TRAVEL TESTER IN ACTION
- VISIT THE LAUGHING BUDDHA YOURSELF!
LAUGHING BUDDHA BEACH SHACK – GOA, INDIA
The Laughing Buddha Story
Located right on the beach, you can’t really miss this place. The sunbeds look inviting and walking past them, you get to a seating area surrounded by cool beach shacks. I couldn’t find much more about the story of this place, so let’s just have a look instead:
THE TRAVEL TESTER IN ACTION
1. What does it SOUND like?
The Palm trees rustle in the wind, the waves roll in and out… this sounds like heaven to me!
2. What does it LOOK like?
The beach shacks are decorated with these amazing textiles and pillows are scattered everywhere. Go Team Hippie!
3. What does it TASTE like?
This place obviously isn’t a spot for fine dining, but you have quite a good choice of food ranging from Indian to Global food. All their juices and ice are made from mineral water, and that’s also what they wash their vegetables with, so no worries about getting ill. None of us did!
I ordered the butter masala, which was massive and really tasty! I also got some garlic naan with it and received a big plate of them too.
The french girls on my trip ordered shrimps and thought they would only get a small portion. They didn’t, haha.
4. What does it FEEL like?
The whole atmosphere at this beach hut is so relaxed, it feels like a real vacation! Definitely welcome after the chaos that travelling through Goa can often be.
5. What does it SMELL like?
Smells like more?
We’ll, you’re in luck. There are also 40 huts that are available for rent. They have bathrooms, fans, mosquito nets. Worth to check out if you’re a beach bum!
They also provide a taxi service and scooter hire and are there to help you plan the rest of your trip. There was a book shelf with guide books, as well as fiction for you to borrow.
After our 5-senses test, we’re ready to answer our final (and perhaps most important) question in our Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review:
6. Does this restaurant make us happy?
The Laughing Buddha at Arambol Beach in Goa is a perfect place to hang out if you’re looking to relax and get that true hippie-vibe that Goa is famous for. You could easily spend a few days here, and I won’t blame you for doing so!
VISIT THE LAUGHING BUDDHA YOURSELF!
Arambol, Goa 403524, India
Monday to Sunday: 08:00-23:00
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Disclaimer: I had lunch at this place as part of the #Escape2Goa Blogger Campaign organised by LeaveURMark and the Goa Tourism Board. All photos and opinions in this post are 100% my own.