Arambol (Harmal) hotels and hostels
Ludu Guest House
Ludu offers simply decorated, clean and bright cliffside rooms with attached cold-water showers. Hot water can be ordered by the bucketful.
Popular huts, especially those on the sea-side of the coastal path, as well as a great place for lunch or dinner, with almost everything you can think of on the menu (if you can manage to decode entries such as ‘gokomadi’ in the Mexican section).
This clean and simple place, owned by friendly and helpful Derek Fernandez, is one of Arambol’s best nonbeachside bargains.
Shree Sai Cottages
A good example of what’s on offer, Shree Sai has simple sea-facing huts a short walk north from the main Arambol Beach, with lovely views out over the water, and a calm, easygoing vibe.
New Israeli-run hotel and restaurant venture with six dingy rooms that are nevertheless the flavour of the month, no doubt thanks to the yoga classes held up on the roof. Rates are open to negation out of season.
Large bamboo huts with shared bathrooms arranged around a simple restaurant with a perfect beachfront location.
Priya Guest House
Basic and a fair hike from the action, but it's gained a devoted fan club of repeat visitors. The attached restaurant is something of a social centre.
The prime accommodation is the jumble of cliffside huts on the next bay to the north of the main beach. Many remain very basic, but an increasing number now have private bathrooms and running water, and all have breathtaking sea views.