Open area beneath palm trees at the southern end of the bay, a bit out of the village. Many overlanders in winter. Little shade, right behind the beach. In Agonda village there are good restaurants, internet cafés, laundry service, shops. Toilets/showers at some beach front restaurants. Wild boar around, falling coconuts. On Sundays locals arrive for party and picnic (leaving rubbish).
Mrs. Bandhari's Guest House, listed in every guide book. Idyllic gardens, pool, spotless, WC/showers, quiet, safe, good and expensive restaurant, fresh meat, EUR 3/night. In cantonment, about 3km NW of city centre.
I was at the Outram Hotel, but in the side streets around it you can stay in your vehicle, too. Rats, homeless, security guards around. Parking fees are negotiable. Noisy ACs at night, many students during daytime. Access: financial district, between Churchgate and Victoria Terminus, near the Dutch consulate, one block east of Bombay Gymkhana Grounds (sports grounds and Park).
Family Homestay with 3 rooms, beautiful garden with own vegetables and loads of flowers. Perfect meals are around 90 rp, fried eggs etc. just 20rp - cheapest place in town, 2000rp negotiable to 1500. Carpark available, quite area! Monastery nearby
car park in front of monastery. ask the monks for staying overnight. good chance of using toilet with running water - if monks deny, in front of the main gate are parking slots, upstairs toilets available
Drive through big concrete gate until you arrive in the middle of the square or the soccer ground of the Christian village. Ask Huska Sema for permission to stay, he is the head of the village and will be happy to welcome you! Very warm and friendly people. Almost everybody speaks English.