"Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going."
- Paul Theroux


Views and Interviews

March 2023

Consumer Awareness Feature:
The advantages of beachside resort locations

Beachside resort locations offer a variety of advantages that make them popular vacation spots for both locals and tourists – right from a sun and surf setting, to the convenience of being able to access a variety of outdoor activities. You can get the perfect combination of relaxation and beachside options - from swimming and sunbathing, to parasailing, river cruising, and other adventure sports.

With mesmerizing ocean views and gentle beach-lapping sounds of the waves, beachside resorts provide a calming effect that can help you unwind and de-stress. Add other amenities such as nature spas, massage therapies, yoga sessions, and you can look forward to rejuvenation in more ways than one.

Beachside resorts also offer home-grown versions of restaurants, bars, and gift shops. So whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a night out on the town, beachside resorts provide a great way to soak in the local experience.

Popular tourist hubs along a beach location give you more than just a refreshing change – they give you a cultural experience. And there are several vacation properties you can choose from - popular among them are the member resorts of AIRDA. (Links featured below.)

The romance of a beachside experience

With its stunning scenery, vibrant culture, and wealth of activities, a beachside location could be an ideal destination for your next vacation.

  • Magnificent views: The views can be breathtaking - with long stretches of sand bars, palm trees, and the beautiful blue ocean stretching out into the horizon.
  • Relaxation: Beachside resorts provide the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind - away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Health benefits: Spending time at a beachside resort can help to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. The natural sights and sounds of the location can be therapeutic.
  • Delicious food: Beachside resorts can offer uniquely local fare in terms of cuisines and home-grown specials.

  • Close to nature: You get the perfect opportunity to get close to nature, and can be interesting for young children largely exposed to city environments.
  • Local flavors: You can look forward to various uniquely local experiences - from yoga retreats and cultural activities, to sightseeing trips.

What you can expect at some of the popular beaches of Goa

Goa has well over 25 amazing beaches ranging from the full-of-life party destinations to very serene and peaceful beach locations. North Goa has Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, and Arambol, that necklace the northern beachside with shacks buzzing with life, serving a wide range of cuisines – local, regional, and more.

South Goa is on the serene side with beaches like Colva, Palolem, and Galgibaga (famous as a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles) which are cut off from the world, but worth paying a visit if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

Indulge in water sports: Diving, catamaran sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing keeps your heart racing as you test the waters and let out the adventurer in you. There are plenty of water sports operators in Goa, especially in North Goa, and you can identify them by the water scooters and boats parked nearby.

Go on a dolphin spotting cruise: Dolphin-watching tours are a popular activity in various parts of the Mandovi River and are especially popular at Sinquerim beach alongside Fort Aguada. Operators gather tourists in groups of 4 or 6 for a boat ride, and venture out about a couple of kilometres into the sea.

Useful links to AIRDA’s beachside resorts in Goa.

Club Mahindra Aacacia Palms Resort
Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort
Club Mahindra Assonora
Sterling Goa Varca
Averina International Resorts

Virtual Tours

Club Mahindra Assonora
Sterling Goa Varca

Image credits: All images used appropriately sourced from freepik.com

Content Disclaimer: The views expressed in our interviews and stories do not necessarily reflect the official policies, practices and guidelines of the All India Resort Development Association, or its members. These views are based on personal experiences, private opinion, or open source information. (Images used here are either "paid-for" stock photos, images shared by the people we interview, or images under one of the open source licenses such as Creative Commons and others.)

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Virtual Tours

Welcome to AIRDA's virtual tours gallery - an initiative to provide an enhanced visual experience of our member properties.

If you would like to see how 360-degree panorama can work for you and give your customers an enhanced visual experience, please get in touch. Write to us at info@airda.org for more information.


Benefits for Resort Owners

What does an AIRDA membership mean to resort owners and developers? AIRDA comes in as your industry partner, conscience keeper and business catalyst - with a wide portfolio of support services.

Benefits for Consumers

What does AIRDA mean to holiday seekers and prospective customers? AIRDA comes in to provide information and offer guidelines on making the right timeshare decisions.

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