I booked via Trip Advisor a coupe of months before our holiday, communication was immediate and reassuring, payment was made by CC in US dollars.
I booked for three people sharing a room, Sunset Travel were very obliging and allowed our 18 year old daughter to sleep in our room on a mattress, they didn't charge any extra for this. Another company I'd enquired with wanted us to book two rooms which worked out expensive.
We were picked up from our hotel in South Goa at exactly the pre determined time, The taxi was included in the price which was just fab, lovely clean and air conditioned cab. We felt safe with the drive.
We picked up two couples en route in North Goa and arriced at the boat at 5pm. We had the middle room, all the rooms are the same size, small ensuite with shower. There is a very good ceiling fan, keeps any mozzies away, not that we saw nearly as many as we had expected. the room was hot though, we did travel in the hot season.
Food was freshly prepared, evening meal, breakfast and lunch. All drinks were inclusive and we could have as much as we wanted!
The staff were very friendly, the captain showed my husband how to fish off the boat and the other guys were all a pleasure, being attentive but not intrusive.
The day was fabulous and I would highly recommend.
Laidback waters, The house boat is by far the best houseboat on the River Chapora, the experience from the start to end of my trip was awesome, the staff, the food , the rooms was lovely... It's a must visit and I would love to go back to experience it again !!!
Laid back waters was truly an experience to never forget when in Goa! The staff,food,comfort,experience was just AMAZING!The Sunset was breath taking.
Can't wait to get back on Laid Back Waters.
To those who need peace, tranquility and serenity, make sure not to lose out on this experience and build new memories in Goa.
Absolutely loved it. Going again this year in April and definitely booking another trip on this charming boat with delightful staff. A photographer's dream. Well informed staff who tell you all about what you can see while you sip a cold beer on top deck totally relaxed. The good they bring out from the tiny kitchen is delicious. Husband Andy in total agreement.
We've just returned from our holiday in Arpora while there we booked onto the overnight trip on Laid Back Waters after doing the trip several times last year, we had already planned to go back on board this year and again after three trips this year all thoroughly enjoyed, meeting the crew again was great all still as helpful as ever nothing was too much trouble, the boat and cabins all clean and in good repair. We met twelve other people over the three trips some seemed a little sceptical on boarding the boat and all got off saying how great a time they'd had very relaxing and peaceful, food courtesy of Gopal was always really tasty and plentiful. We are returning to Goa next year and will be returning to the boat all being well. So again many thanks to the crew
Ramesh, Ashish, Anan, Guru and Gopal the shy chef who all help make the trip more memorable (sorry if any names not quite correct) also not forgetting the help from Lyndon and Priyanka in the office.