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The road follows the Chapora River downstream through fishing hamlets before turning north. From here it winds through fields full of rice, chillies and onions before climbing on to the plateau giving breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. A few kilometers further on you will drop down and follow the shoreline until a Creek forces the road to turn inland. Stop here to admire the view because ahead lies 'Elsewhere'.

On a relatively private spit of land overlooking the ocean, separated from the rest of the world by a salt water creek, stands 'ELSEWHERE. Four simple but charming houses located on a beach where the footprints fishermen and turtles are still to be seen. 'Elsewhere' must be one of the most idyllic locations to be found. Access to 'Elsewhere' is via a private, bamboo footbridge across the creek that separates the beach from the rest of the world. There can be no more beautiful a location.

Sharing the same idyllic beach as 'Elsewhere' Beach Houses is 'Otter Creek Tents'. Three exclusive, comfortable tents all in the most idyllic setting. All three tents are on the beach and face the creek, which runs parallel to the sea where tranquility, peace and purity prevail. Each tent sleeps 2 in a double four-poster bed and has a private en suite clean western style toilet and bathroom with running water and hot shower. Each tent also has its own sit-out and a bamboo jetty, over the creek.

Meals prepared everyday from theirr menu, served in a charming dining shack. Each tent has a refrigerated minibar and a housekeeper. The tents are non air-conditioned, each tent has a fan above the bed.

'Elsewhere' can provide a car and driver (at an extra charge- approx 10 Pounds Sterling per day) so that you have the freedom to visit a different beach and in the evenings sample the many restaurants around North Goa. Shopping is easy too - with the driver to help on where to go and what to buy. If you want to explore, your driver is a knowledgeable guide and can show you not only the usual sights but also the ones outside the well-trodden tourist routes.

"Elsewhere" is ideal for: Anyone looking for a holiday with a difference, nature lovers and bird watchers, those in search of peace and tranquility, beach lovers, families, couples, or even singles, larger parties of up to 26 people can be accommodated easily by booking these lovely tents together with 'Elsewhere' - The Beach Houses, 4 beautiful villas on the same property.

PLEASE NOTE: The road ends about 30 meters from the creek so there is a short walk between a couple of village houses, across a bamboo bridge and along a sandy track - so sensible shoes are a must. Please note that the bridge, although strong and sturdy, is constructed from bamboo and around 60 meters long and may be a little daunting for those nervous of heights. Elsewhere is therefore not a good choice for those with mobility difficulties.