"If there is a heaven for me, I’m sure there is a beach attached to it" - Jimmy Buffett

With a 7,500 km long coastline at her disposal, India has the most beautiful and enchanting experiences to offer to anyone in search of a water retreat. Whether it is a peaceful, relaxing holiday you are looking for, or an adventurous expedition, or you simply want to celebrate life in the midst of sand and water, India h as something for everyone.

Imagine coconut palms throwing cool shadows over quiet backwater canals, fishermen gliding by in boats, a peasant, knee-deep in paddy fields, hitching a water buffalo to his plow – Kerala is undoubtedly India’s little corner of paradise. Take a relaxing trip along the canals in a houseboat, soaking up the laid-back village life as you drift deeper into the backwaters. Exotic birds circle overhead as you pass through the glassy lagoons, and the flora and fauna tease your senses. World famous for its Ayurvedic massages and rich spices, it is no wonder that Kerala is known as ‘God’s Own Country’.

The Konkan coast offers a laissez-faire vibe in Goa, the ultimate holiday and party destination in India. Stretch out on the sun-kissed beaches and let the shimmering blue sea wash your worries away. Explore your adventurous side through an array of water sports. Indulge in delicious fresh seafood and glorious Goan cuisine. Let down your hair and party at the numerous clubs and shacks dotting the beaches. Needless to say, in Goa there is sunshine all along.

But it’s not just the Indian mainland that offers the perfect coastal holiday destinations. Head out to the Lakshadweep islands for the most incredible underwater experience. The virgin islands hide their treasures underwater with a sprawling 4200 sq. km of immaculate lagoons, marine life and untouched vibrant coral reefs that are sought out by travellers and locals alike. Here, you can swim, snorkel, reef-walk, scuba dive, Jet Ski, windsurf – whatever gets your adrenaline rushing. The Lakshadweep islands take you on an addictive journey, guaranteeing the experience of a lifetime.