Ku is “a place close to Nirvana”, “heaven on earth”, and Goa’s most magical and exclusive hotel and restaurant. A favourite of artists, photographers, fashion figures, nature lovers, modern families and cool people from all over the world, Ku is what a “boutique hotel” should really be, absolutely unique.Two minutes from Morjim Beach, but hidden by antique doors and a luxurious tropical garden, Ku is an energy retreat, and the ideal place to experience the beauty of a zen lifestyle in the Tropics. Menu features just two dishes: Goan Fish Thali and Maharashtra Veg Thali, focusing on always having the freshest ingredients and an unmistakable authentic taste. Ku’s food is good for the body, mind and soul.
“IMAGINE A PLACE WITH NO walls to sever the flow of sight, no windows and no doors because none are required. How do you close an open space? How do you bottle up and market unadulterated nature? You can’t and you don’t. You live in harmony with it if you are wise, and you share it with others, if you want to experience its ultimate reward. This is the truth that Maria Perez and Christian Perrot, the owners of Ku, live by.
They met 12 years ago in Paris, which is where they are supposed to hail from. because since then, they have known many homes due to their extensive travels, and today their children (suitably named Unika and Shanti) know Morjim, Goa, India, as home. Their nomadic nature is part of the reason Ku is the way it is. A beautiful place set up with as much difficulty as it will require ease to take apart when they feel the need to leave this scenic place in preference of another even more innocent location.
The construction of Ku started with the act of planting a forest of one hundred trees which became the poles of the structure. The rest of the eighteen months of work consisted of playing around their forms to turn them into a structure without sacrificing their original and unique shapes. Each of the trees embodies the values of Ku. Each recites a wordless sutra. Harmony, simplicity, veneration, tranquility. This talk of sutras comes with a valuable clue about the origin of the title Ku. The word Ku, is the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit word: Sunnyata, which means emptiness or void. Hindu and Buddhist traditions agree that Ku (the actual self as opposed to our imagined and constrained ego-self, ever-changing and depending on innumerable circumstances, relative and yet grasped by us almost desperately as our real identity, similar to an ID card) is the absolute dimension of our life. The name Ku has been chosen for all these reasons.”