A boutique hotel collection for the discerning traveller.
Overlooking the quiet village of Dandos Wadda in northern Goa, Jivana is the perfect place to find solace.
Luxury accommodation and facilities effortlessly blend into the lush greenery, ensuring peace and privacy.
All reservations include breakfast delivered to your room at a time of your choosing. We have a light daytime menu with Indian and Mediterranean dishes, and a 24hr licensed service for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and refreshments. Lassis, fresh juices, beers, wines, cocktails or soft drinks can be brought to you on the beach or to your room. Evening meals are local and north Indian style and should be booked earlier in the day as all produce is brought in fresh on the day or supplied by the kitchen garden at Jivana Plantation.
Outside of Yab Yum there are many excellent cafes and restaurants along the beach or tucked away nearby. The highly acclaimed French fusion restaurant La Plage is always worth a visit. Ashwem Beach is 10 minutes drive from the large village of Arambol which has lots of restaurants and bars including Fellini’s, a good Italian-owned pizza restaurant, and Double Dutch which serves an eclectic Dutch-inspired menu plus great homemade cakes.
Children are more than welcome and we have two great paddling pools plus lots of toys for them to enjoy. Travel cots can be provided for no extra charge. The sea at Ashwem is very shallow and usually calm but children should of course be supervised at all times.
Yab Yum’s daily activity comes under the watchful eye of Mr. Pal who has been working in high-end resorts and hotels for the past 25 years; he oversees a large team of friendly, English-speaking staff including housekeeping, drivers, cooks, gardeners, maintenance crew and our 24 hour on-site security.
Airport transfer is available at any time, priced at Rs 1800 per car, Rs 2300 for a 6 seater car.
We can also collect from any railway station, the nearest of which are Pernem (Rs 500) and Thivim (Rs 700).
Cars are available 24hrs for guests wherever they wish to go, whether out for the day, out for dinner or just to a nearby village and back.
We have free wi-fi internet. Rooms do not have telephones but there is a phone in reception which guests may use for local calls.
The nearest money exchange and ATM is in the nearby village Madhlamaj (5 mins by road, 15 mins walk)
Laundry, postage, scooter hire…just ask.