Why India's Beaches Deserve a Spot on Your Bucket List
Discover a tropical getaway that blends adventure, luxury and the natural wonder of India's unsung shores...
With its vast coastline stretching along the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, India boasts a treasure trove of luxury boutique hotels, each offering an enchanting experience that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. For those flexible with dates, the beaches of India can work out to be a destination that works almost year-round. If you're seeking a sun-kissed escape amidst sandy shores and breathtaking views, look no further. Let's dive into the world of Indian beach resorts below.
1. Babu Beach Resort - Goa's Tranquil Hideaway
My personal favourite spot. Located on Goa’s northern beaches, Babu Beach Resort is a testament to barefoot charm and blissful tranquillity. This boutique beach resort greets you with a warm embrace of natural beauty and unmatched authenticity. With just 20 rooms, take your pick between a Deluxe Air-conditioned Room or a more homely Non-air Conditioned Hut to feel closer to nature (my favourite). Enjoy a meal at the hotel’s simple but charming sea-facing restaurant, sip a glass of wine from the beach bar at sunset and sunbathe at the property’s strip of white sandy beach. Check it out yourself and enjoy the unmatched charm of one of Goa’s most iconic properties.
2. Ahilya by the Sea - another coastal gem in Goa
If you’re looking for a small yet luxurious retreat in Goa, then look no further than Ahilya by the Sea. Located in the quiet corner of Dolphin Bay, the property is home to just 9 rooms. Start your mornings by watching the sunrise from the sea-facing infinity pool, stroll through the exquisite gardens or enjoy some time to yourself at the spa. What makes this property stand out from the crowd is its incredible interior design and furnishings. A hidden gem and absolute jewel for design-loving clients, this is one of the country’s chicest boutique hotels. If you’re looking for a quiet beach escape on the Arabian coastline, look no further than Ahilya by the Sea.
3. Barefoot at Havelock - Andaman's Paradise
Located on the picturesque Havelock Island in the Andamans, Barefoot at Havelock is a true tropical island paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery and pristine beaches, this eco-friendly resort offers a serene retreat. Discover the underwater world with their incredible scuba diving excursions, indulge in a rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa session and let the stunning sunset views leave you awestruck. Although not the easiest place in India to get to, the Andamans are worth the trip; this is the perfect destination for those looking to get back to nature with a wonderful barefoot luxury experience.
4. Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra - Kerala's Ayurvedic Haven
Perched along the breathtaking cliffs of Kerala's Kovalam Beach, Niraamaya offers a harmonious blend of heritage and luxury - as well as incredible Ayurveda. This Relais & Chateaux 5-star resort is surrounded by lush coconut groves and offers stunning sea views from their charming cottages. Choose your stay from a variety of choices, cosy bungalows, a variety of cottages or opt for a slightly quieter family-style villa. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul with their incredible wellness offering including yoga sessions by the sea and savour the delicious flavours of Southern Indian cuisine at their restaurants.
5. Dune Eco Village & Spa -French Flair in Pondicherry
Dune Eco Village & Spa in Pondicherry, a former French colony, offers a unique blend of culture, luxury and eco-friendliness. Plan your beach holiday in South India here and enjoy beautiful beach as well as an incredible wellbeing experience. The resort is truly an eco-conscious traveller's dream come true! Explore the charming streets of Pondicherry's French Quarter, unwind with holistic spa therapies, and savour delectable French and South Indian fusion cuisine.
India may not immediately come to mind when planning a beach vacation, but its stunning (and endless!) coastline offers many compelling reasons to consider it for your next getaway. With over 4,000 miles of coast bordering the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Bay of Bengal, the beaches boast fine white sand beaches and serene waters that rival more well-known destinations. Enjoy the nightlife and fun-packed beaches of Goa, immerse yourself in the tranquil backwaters of Kerala or soak up colonial history in former French enclaves like Pondicherry. No matter which area you choose, all holds the promise of a unique experience.
With this in mind, pack your bags and embark on an amazing holiday to one of these properties to experience the best beach resorts India has to offer. Let the waves wash away your worries and immerse yourself in the embrace of India's finest beachfront retreats.
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