When you think of beaches in India, the first place to pop in your mind is probably Goa – its gorgeous sandy beaches, easy going vibes and popularity make it a tourist hotspot and thus top the list for many of our beach vacays but we truly need to explore a bit more. In a country that is surrounded by vast open seas and oceans, there is no dearth of playful beaches and we say it’s time to head out, lie on a hammock and soak in the summer sun at these gorgeous locales.
A private stretch of golden sandy beach; lush green palms with hammocks; meandering stone path ways leading to your private villa set in lush green grass; clear blue skies; amazing cuisine – this is what staying at this hidden beach is all about. Surrounded by swaying green palms trees, this ‘hideaway’ gives you time to do all that you have always wanted to – take a dip in the blue sea or, a leisurely stroll on the beach with the setting sun, or an indulgent Ayurveda experience in the spa to soothe the mind and the soul.
This getaway is perched on a dramatic cliff-edge flanked by secluded beaches celebrates its natural surroundings. It is dotted with traditional Keralite heritage cottages that are nestled in the shade of breezy coconut palms. Indulge in a long shower in the open air bathrooms or bask in the sunlight, breathing in the heady scent of jasmine or just sit by on the verandah and watch the waves gently kiss the shore – unwinding never looked so tempting. Long walks on the secluded beaches, dips in the rock-cut infinity pool or spectacular views of the Arabian Sea from the restaurant help you forget the chaos of city life.
Cradled by rolling hills and overlooking a pristine beach shaped like the spiritual Indian symbol OM, SwaSwara is a sanctuary that offers rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. It is an introduction to a life plan that will reconstruct the mind and body, creating balance and harmony within which is attained through an engagement with Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, healthy organic diet cuisine, music and art.
Sea Shell is a gorgeous retreat to experience the stunning Neil Island. Neil is a tiny but beautiful island known for its rustic and remote vibe with unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation. The luxury tents and cottages offer magnificent views of the surrounding greenery and beautiful beaches.