All humans are ‘water babies’ by default. Living near a water body is incredibly good for your health – scientists have determined that by simply looking at or even listening to moving water, your brain tends to produce dopamine, which is responsible for ‘feeling good’.
Even if you love the mountains more, everybody loves beaches! How can they not? There’s nothing like being by the water, relaxing under some shade while listening to reggae and sipping on your piña-colada. It’s simple, just being by the water is soothing and relaxing.
No wonder people flock to Goa all the time – everyone loves being kissed by the waves as they walk the sands. No matter where you are in Goa, you’re never too far from the sea. You’ll find hordes of villas on rent in Goa, but how many will you find right on the beach? Here are some of the best beachside villas for you from all around the country:
This villa is the perfect getaway for numerous reasons, but one of them is its location in Morjim, away from the crowds. Of course, it overlooks the serene beach, with an infinity pool to boot! Ashore by Vista is packed with luxurious amenities such as a steam room and mini theatre, perfect to enhance your experience of a relaxing holiday. The terrace with a sky bar is perfect for an evening barbeque or cocktail soiree, or maybe just to watch the sun set.
If some villas in South Goa are too far for you, how about Bay Terraces, which is rather close to the airport? When you walk over stone slabs placed in the middle of a pond to enter, you already know this is going to be a great getaway! With not one but two pools, both overlooking the sea, you can imagine the kind of fun times you can have here with your gang. The outdoor showers are a rather exclusive feature as well. The spacious living room allows the whole group to interact comfortably. What’s more, guests can also make use of the clubhouse facilities free of cost while they stay here.
Wings on Water
While this one may not strictly be on the beach, it is on the banks of the Chapora river right before it opens up to the Arabian Sea. Offering river views, Wings on Water is located in Morjim, making it another great getaway option. Within the home, there’s a private pool, a snooker table, and more entertainment options. Apart from a complimentary breakfast, you can also enjoy a barbecue session here.
This villa is also by the river, but a different one – Nerul river. Casa Alegria is conveniently located near the beaches of Calangute and Candolim. A tidy and comfortable stay in the lap of nature, this villa offers endless views from the balconies and all around the villa. Splashing around the pool promises endless fun, and when that tires you out, fluffy beds and blankets await you. Should you wish to don your chef’s hat, you may freely use the kitchen or enjoy some delicious barbecue!
Breeze on the Beach
Alibaug may be another popular getaway from Mumbai, but not many villas there are quite like this one – Breeze on the Beach. As the name suggests, this breezy villa opens up to the beach, so you can enjoy an evening drink by the shore! This charming villa is full of antique furniture, quirky curios and a happy vibe. This villa is perfect not just for getaways but also to host celebratory events, especially when you have ample of lounging space within the villa. The pool, shamiana, hammock, verandah, and the gazebo are all fit for unwinding any time of the day.
Not exactly on the beach, but just a stone’s throw away, Amara Villa is another grand getaway in Alibaug. This gorgeous mansion stands beautifully tall amidst lush green surroundings and has plenty of open space to move around freely. It features a private pool that is big enough to make you forget about the beach. A great way to make your getaway more memorable is by gathering around a bonfire and enjoying a hearty barbecue.
When we say beaches, we always think they’re by the sea. Here’s one that’s on the beach, but by the backwaters! Named The Rain, it is amongst Kerala’s finest, let alone Alleppey’s. This enchanting cove can be found upon the emerald waters, being kissed by swaying coconut trees in the breeze, surrounded by verdant stretches of paddy fields. The infinity pool looks out to a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea and you can even enjoy Kerala’s famous Ayurvedic spa and massage services during your stay here.
Maybe it’s time for you to take a day off or two, or three, because the healing property of water is just what you need right now. Go with the flow and enjoy your therapeutic stay here. Please make sure that wherever you visit, you have figured out the logistics beforehand instead of leaving it for the last minute. The spontaneous explorer in you might need to be prepared this time. Not much longer until we’re truly free spirits again. Until then, stay smart, stay safe!