‘Casa Saipem’ enjoys an ideal location. Saipem, a hamlet of Candolim, is only 10 minutes drive from the beaches of Candolim and Sinquerim but a world away from the daily hustle and bustle of the tourist belt. This sleepy hamlet has fortunately long been ignored by tourists who have simply passed through en route to Panjim. Little did they know that a delightful world of slow flowing streams, secret islands, and a haven for bird and wildlife exists a stones throw a way.
The present owners are not the only ones to spot the beauty of this area and now a small number of holiday homes are scattered amongst the coconut trees along the banks of this slow moving tributary of the Mandovi River.
In addition to the river there are also open field and woodland habitats where you can get addicted to trying to identify the numerous birds that can be seen there.
In the village barely a 5 minute walk form the villa is a small family run Goan bar and resturant in the garden of a beautiful old Portguese house. "Lloyds Too" is famous with local Goans for its food which is cooked by Lloyds Mum. There is no printed menu and whats available is what Mum has cooked for the day. A great place to hang around in the evening with local Goans.
"Amigos", a small river side Goan cafe, is another famous haunt of fish lovers and is seven minutes away by car. Or if you give him a call he can send a boat to pick you up from house. Absolutely fantastic Goan food and a very laid back atmosphere. Usually a limited menu but the freshest of fish, crabs and seafood caught in the same river that goes past the house. Amigos can arrange boat trips on the river for crab catching, bird watching and just sailing along the beautiful Nerul river and its mangroves.