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5 Ways You Can Experience Luxury on the Beach

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What can be more relaxing than a break on a serene beach while everything is taken care of at your simple beck and call! We have the perfect list of sandy wonderlands for you to escape to. 

5 Ways You Can Experience Luxury on the Beach:

  1. Goa
  2. Pondicherry
  3. Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Andaman & Nicobar

1. Cansaulim: Goa

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shot this video review in Cansaulim

Cansaulim Beach is the name of that part of South Goa sea coastline which is easy to find on the map between the beaches of Arossim and Velsao. The beach is incredibly clean with beautiful golden sand. You will notice pretty palm groves along the shore and a number of restaurants lined up as well.

Must-see: Naval Aviation MuseumCansaulim ChurchCansaulim BeachShey Gompa

Stay at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. Situated amidst magnificent beachfront gardens, the resort is designed to resemble a Goan village. It offers a great combination of comfort, style and unique local flavour.

How to reach: By Air - Dabolim is the nearest airport to reach Candolim, which is at a distance of 46 km. By Rail - The nearest railway station is located at Thivim which is approximately 21 km away. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Candolim Beach.

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2. ECR: Pondicherry

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Adarsh Vijayakumar shot this video review in Pondicherry

Quiet, clean, shady cobbled streets, lined with bougainvillea-draped colonial-era townhouses. Yes, it’s Pondicherry. The place has its own charm that is very unlike that of Goa or any other popular beach destinations. HolidayIQ reviewer Durgesh says, “The roaring sea of Bay of Bengal, the French colonies, relishing seafood as well as the International Cuisines of Italy and France, as well as cool South Indian delicacies, made our stay memorable.

Must-see: Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Alliance Francaise PondicherryOusteri Wetland and National ParkThe Sacred Heart BasilicaMatrimandirBasilica Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus.

The Ocean Spray is perfect for the luxurious getaway. Nestled amidst lush and evergreen coconut groves, this holiday retreat is known for its amazing and delightful offerings. Among all these, it's man-made lake serves as the main attraction point for the visitors!

How to reach: By Air - The airport at Pondicherry can accommodate the landing of a small aircraft only and has flights coming in from Bangalore and Hyderabad. By Bus - There are several buses that ply frequently from Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Madurai to Pondicherry.

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3. Mahabalipuram: Kancheepuram

Mahabalipuram: Kancheepuram
source: HolidayIQ reviewer Debjoy Biswas shot this in Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram was said to have been named after the king Mahabali who was defeated by Lord Vishnu. It was a seaport, which was used for flourishing trade with the South-east Asian Countries. HolidayIQ reviewer Millo says, “If you are a lover of architecture, art and love time travelling Mahabalipuram is a place to be. It’s also a great place for learners and young minds.”

Must-see: Mumu Surf ShopGanesh Ratha TempleThirukalukundramVaraha Cave TempleTrimurti Cave Temple

The Radisson Blu Temple Bay Beach Resort provides aesthetic landscapes of palm trees rising from blue lagoons, small isolated sliding roof shelters and a delightful tiny bridge. It is from this resort that you also get a good view of the Shore Temple from the comfort of your balcony. And how can we forget, the spectacular vision of the inviting beach as well.

How to reach: Chengalpattu railway station is located at a distance of about 30 km from Mahabalipuram and can be covered by cab, bus or taxi.

4. Port Blair: Andaman

Port Blair: Andaman
source: HolidayIQ reviewer Ravi Kiran shot this in Port Blair

Being the largest town and the capital city of this Union Territory of India, Port Blair is the main gateway to enter the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. HolidayIQ reviewer Nisha says, “Clear water, clean beaches and greenery all around. Locals are very helpful. Remember to book ferry tickets well in advance and they are sold out quickly. Cellular jail light and sound show is captivating.”

Must-see: Limestone caves BaratangCollinpurFishery MuseumJapanese BunkersSagarika Government Emporium

If you are looking to spend few days in the lap of nature, Fortune Resort Bay Island is just the right place for you. The rooms overlook the calm blue sea water of the Bay of Bengal and provide all the luxury and comfort. An attractive feature is an open-deck restaurant named ‘The Malady’ where the guests can treat their taste buds to delightful local delicacies.

How to reach: By water - you can take a passenger ship that heads out to Port Blair from Chennai (60 hours), Kolkata (66 hours), and Visakhapatnam (56 hours).

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5. Morjim: Goa

Morjim: Goa
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Hemendrasingh Rathod shot this in Morjim

Morjim Beach is famous among travellers for Olive Ridley turtles found in the soft white sand, which is known as Temb. The beach has stretches of sand with a number of casuarinas trees and palms. HolidayIQ reviewer Shilpz says, “Morjim is one of the best beaches I have been to, in Goa. It's devoid of crowd. You would enjoy the beautiful white sand, safe waters. It's not commercialised and hence relaxing to be at.”

Must-see: Olive Ridley turtles

Experience luxury with a grand stay at Marbela Beach Resort. Accommodation is here on tent stay basis along the beach and is an incredible way to experience the beauty and calmness of the open sea. One can choose between luxury tents, master tents and Spanish villas for their stay options.

How to reach: Nearest station is Margao, at a distance of 50 kms from Anjuna Beach or you can also choose to drive down.

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