Couples all over are eagerly trying to plan their next big romantic gesture for the upcoming Valentine's Day, but they shouldn't just rely on conventional gestures like a huge teddy bear, or an overpriced bouquet of roses. To help them out, we've put together a piece for the five best beach destinations for an alternative Valentine's Day, so these lovebirds have more than enough inspiration on how to celebrate this special day together.
It's that time of the year again - love is in the air!
Your romantic partner should also be your partner-in-crime, and what better way to celebrate your relationship than to embark on new adventures together? This 2019, experience an alternative Valentine's Day with an array of exciting activities, while still having the option of romancing each other with a candle-lit dinner by the beach. Here are the five best beach destinations for a Valentine's Day like no other.
Make a trip to the west coast and bask yourself under the many beaches in Goa. Guess what, you have 19 to choose from. Palolem is a great place to start if you would like some peace and quiet to enjoy a long-stretch of sparkling white sand dressed with tall coconut trees. With just 15 minutes away, Agonda beach has soft white sands to sink your feet in as well as a great turtle nesting ground – particularly for the Olive Ridley turtles. The best time to witness this is between November to April where you can enjoy new life in a distance and without any flash photography.
After you’ve made a trip to some of the popular or more subdued beaches, take a day trip to the Western Ghat Mountains and marvel at Goa’s tallest waterfall, Dudhsagar Falls. You can refresh that sun-kissed tan with a swim in Dudhsagar, sea of milk (in its literal translation). This trek to the waterfalls is rich with rare flora and fauna making it one of South India’s most popular treks for intermediate to advance trekkers. It can get quite busy during peak season, so we suggest you do some research and book ahead!
Text by Hilton Honours and Amanda Soh