India may not immediately come to mind when you’re thinking about a sunny, sandy romantic getaway. But there’s more to the country than what makes the news and television screens. If you’re guilty of letting these images sway you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong with these romantic beach resorts in India.
India is a natural paradise with a four-season climate, ranging from deserts to alpine tundra and humid tropics. Looking to get into the mood for love, rekindle old romances, or keep that fire burning bright? These six luxury beach resorts in India have just what you’ll need and more.
1) The Gold Beach Resort, Daman
Spread across the tranquil Devka Beachfront with a view of the majestic Arabian Sea, the Gold Beach Resort is well-known for their service and culinary offerings with a personal touch. They have private beaches for utmost privacy, and when you’re ready to retire from your beach walk, the seafront restaurant, poolside bar, generous deluxe rooms and luxury suites are ready to greet you. Enjoy jacuzzi and whirlpool tubs in your glass-enclosed bathroom, rivalling the open-plan living and dining rooms that come with your suite. Just 14km from Vapi Railway Station, Gold Beach Resort is one of the most romantic beach resorts in India to experience with your partner.
Cost: Starting at s$127 onwards
Location: Plot No. 2/1-B, & 2/1-C, Devka Beach Rd., Marwad, Nani Daman.
2) Barefoot at Havelock, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
If you prefer a wilder experience and a place to escape from the overwhelming modern technologies, Barefoot at Havelock is the place for you. Each of their 31 well-appointed rooms and suites are built with locally-sourced items to showcase native architecture. There are also optional upgrades for some of the modern spoils you simply can’t live without! Situated next to Radhanagar Beach and famed for being one of the finest beach resorts on Havelock Island, its unspoilt beauty spills forth with crystal clear oceans, lustrous fine sands, thick forestry, and vibrant coral reefs. Dive, snorkel, or go on a nature walk. Their onsite spa is always around to soothe any tired muscles!
Cost: Starting at s$172 onwards
Location: Beach N0. 7, Radhanagar Village, Havelock Island, Andaman Islands,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
3) Bungalow On the Beach, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu
If you’d like to experience some of India’s rich history during your getaway, look no further than this historical Nagapattinam-style dwelling. The furniture, décor, and atmosphere all come together to transport you back to when this Danish fort, called Tranquebar, was originally used. With only eight rooms to itself, the high exclusivity of this resort promises true isolation with minimal contact with the rest of the world. There are various historically- based activities to do around the resort, as well as a garden swimming pool, boat rides with the locals, and long days soaking in the beach and the ozone-rich environment of Tamil Nadu.
Cost: Starting at s$117 onwards
Location: The Bungalow on the Beach, 24 King Street, Tharangambadi 609313, District
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
4) The Raviz Kovalam, Kerala
India’s only cliff-top beach resort, experience utmost luxury in traditional Kerala-styled surroundings and ethereal views of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy butler service in the suites and an upscale spa and gym. The abundance of eateries onsite will also fulfil your every curiosity and craving about the local cuisine. As if that’s not impressive enough, The Raviz Kovalam stands out even more with her in-house Ayurvedic Spa. Enjoy reinvigoration and alleviation through time-honoured, holistic therapies!
Cost: Starting at s$208 onwards
Location: Beach Rd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527, India
5) The Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam
For the nature-loving, this shoreside beauty on the sands of Marari Beach will enchant you with the prosperous coastal culture of Malabar. Surrounded by lush greenery, expect to truly disengage yourself – there are no televisions in the traditional thatch-roofed rooms! Take a serene walk with your loved one to see the wildflowers in bloom, dance alongside Monarch butterflies and other gifts of nature. If you want to venture out, points of interest include the Brackish Lagoons Alleppey and the International Coir Museum.
Cost: Starting at s$462 onwards
Location: Marari Beach P.O, S.L.Puram, Mararikulam, Kerala 688549
6) Blue Ocean Resort and Spa, Ganpatipule
One of Ganpatipule’s best assets, the Blue Ocean Resort and Spa is nestled in the lap of luxury. Situated amidst dense Thai-inspired verdure, enjoy utmost exclusivity with a private beach that overlooks their namesake; a sparkling blue ocean. Perfect for families and couples too, there’s a mini waterpark that the young ones (and young at heart) should definitely check out. Need to unwind? Head to their onsite spa and join in on meditation sessions. Should you fancy some sightseeing, The Ganpatipule Temple and Prachin Konkan Museum are just 5km away!
Cost: Starting from s$285 onwards
Location: S.No.127, Malgund, Ganpatipule, Maharashtra 415615
With a long-standing history, India’s culture that’s rich with vibrant otherworldly experiences await. The country is ultimately a never-ending treasure trove, rife with delightful unknowns and beguiling encounters to enchant all the human senses. If it wasn’t already, India should most definitely be on the top of your bucket list now! Be respectfully greedy and soak it all in. Get ready, but you can never truly prepare yourself to fall in love with India over and over again!