Where else could you visit beaches in an erstwhile hippie haven, ride a camel across the sand as the sun sets over an orange sea, watch a vibrant festival on the beaches teeming with people eager to carry their idols into the water, participate in water sports, have a yoga session by the sea perfectly in sync with the rising sun, enjoy a creole seafood meal in a cafe by the beach which is Indian, French, Portuguese, Tamilian? You don't quite know what to expect, except that it's a charming combination. Beach holidays in India and its neighbouring countries are anything but ordinary. Vilasa presents you the restorative powers of India's beaches with exclusive privacy and lavish comfort.

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The Romance of Beach Dining

Let Vilasa plan your romantic Indian beach getaway. Your feet dug into the warm sand, champagne in your hands and the gentle sea breeze that embraces you under the stars as you sit at the water's edge, enjoying an intimate dinner with your loved one. The stunning beach, the ocean glinting endlessly in the light of the moon and the stars, the incredible seafood – the romance is incomparable. Add to it the unique 'susagade' approach to life and life is bliss indeed – laid back, relaxed, content and full of love.

Snorkeling at Havelock Island

The pristine and exotic beaches of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands have earned them the title of 'beach capital of India.' They are also a delight for water-sport enthusiasts. 57 kms north-east of Port Blair, Havelock Island is probably the most exquisite destination with crystal clear, turquoise blue waters lapping at the shore. Laze around in the sun or surf the waves. Better still, go snorkelling or scuba dive to explore the rich marine life and corals. The Barefoot Hotel resort awaits you, and then, if you are a die-hard beach seeker, the Andamans has at least 10 other beaches to explore on various islands.

Sleepy on a sandy beach in Sri Lanka!

Further down the south coast in Sri Lanka, there are miles of scenic beaches. Tallala Beach is a hidden gem. The deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean complement the golden sands of this stunning and serene beach hidden in a cove and surrounded by palm trees and green vegetation. And then there is Tangalle, where there are many fine beaches with Mawella reckoned to be the best. Tangalle is quiet and sleepy and miles from the crowds of the west coast. Its white sands and turquoise waters make it seem like a dream, a perfect getaway from the hustle of your life. Not so much a swimming beach, this is a spectacular retreat, ideal to unwind, relax, enjoy the sunsets and admire nature.