La Mangrove is the labour of love of Maud and Thibault, two Europeans who fell in love with Goa and never left. The eco-luxury retreat has four elegantly furnished tepees with private bathrooms. But you’ll probably find that the riverside lounge overlooking the mangrove forest is the most beautiful space in the entire place. While it’s perfectly fine to spend the entire day doing nothing but revelling in the serene surroundings, the hosts are more than happy to arrange activities like snorkelling, canoeing, golf and yoga lessons should you feel the need for some physical activities. The popular beaches of South Goa are also located very close to the resort.