Five romantic beach holidays

| Last Updated: May 9, 2013 at 12:36 PM

A beach holiday would be the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day

Beach is the perfect place to spend a romantic break. Whisk her away to a beach destination and make it a memorable for her.

Puducherry

Besides the beach and Auroville, the French quarter of Puducherry is a must visit

The French invented the idea of romantic love, remember? What better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than the former French colony.

Though more popular for Auroville, the city conceived by Aurobindo’s followers, Puducherry also boasts of a good beach. Walk your loved one through the golden beach, go take a swim together and feast on some authentic Creole food. Bored of the beach; then take a tour of the French quarter or Auroville.

Palolem

Largely unspoiled, the crescent-shaped beach was Goa’s most idyllic beach. However, its popularity has ensured hordes of tourists visit it daily. If your loved one’s idea of Goan holiday means beach, nightlife and good food, then Palolem is the place to be.

The beach was the Indian residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the movie The Bourne Supremacy. Besides, walking on the beach, swimming and sunbathing, you can go for scuba diving or take a boat trip to see dolphins or rent a kayak boat and go sailing.

Kovalam is perfect for laid back holidays

Kovalam

The beach in God’s Own Country is perfect for a laidback holiday. The long beach makes it an ideal place to spend some intimate moments. There are lots you can do if you are looking for activities; else sunbathe or have a Kerala Ayurvedic massage.

Alibag's proximity to Mumbai has made it a popular holiday destination

It may not boast of golden sandy beaches but Alibag is clean and the most popular weekend beach destination from Mumbai. Hold her hand and walk on the beach and if the tide is low, walk upto the Kulaba fort.

There is nothing much to do in Alibag just the reason to enjoy the company of your loved one. Besides beach hopping, you could gorge on seafood prepared in authentic Koli style.

Bekal

Beach plus history makes Bekal an ideal destination this Valentine’s Day. Overlooked by the 17th century fort, the beach is relatively uncrowded. Mani Ratnam’s super-hit movie Bombay was shot at Bekal.

Serenade her with a rendition of Uyire (or the Hindi version Tu hi re) and make her understand your love and passion.

Bekal is a mix of heritage tourism and beach holiday

First Published: February 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

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