WHERE IN THE WORLD
KAHANI PARADISE, KARNATAKA, INDIA
Perched high on a hill in the jungle overlooking the Arabian Ocean, Kahani Paradise is located in the authentic and unexplored coastal village of Gokarna in Karnataka, South India. A 3-hour drive from Goa airport (or a short helicopter ride) and reached only by a long dirt path through the jungle, the privately-owned villa is the epitome of exclusive luxury living. With 6 beautifully designed suites, a luxurious sea-facing drawing room, large infinity pool and impressive dining space with views over the vast jungle, Kahani Paradise prides itself on being ‘India’s only true luxury villa.’ Combining modern amenities with antique Indian treasures, every detail of the villa has been so carefully thought out and designed, I believe, with the aim of making it impossible for you to ever want to leave! Guests can either choose to spend all their time relaxing by the pool and exploring the impressive gardens that surround the villa or, for those wanting more of an adventure, taking a boat trip with local fishermen to neighbouring beaches, a trip to the local village to see the colours and sights of the bustling vegetable market or taking a cooking class with the talented in-house chefs and learning all about the importance of the many spices used.
THE REASON WHY
Part holiday, part recce; the chance to check out ‘India’s only luxury villa’ was an opportunity not to be missed for Parties’ Amy Bell!
THE STAR DUST
I can’t choose… it was all just THE best so will do 3…
- Although perhaps obvious, the breath-taking views over the dense jungle and sea are so impressive that you can’t not be wowed everywhere you go.
- Employing only local staff, the villa has the friendliest and happiest team who make your stay so enjoyable and are on hand to help with anything and everything.
- A surprise sunset drink on the private viewing deck where we were treated to gin & tonics and onion bhajis and fortunately, an incredible sunset.
THE WORLD SAID
‘If it was possible to bottle the feeling of waking up there, I would take it with me wherever I go!’