One of the most popular areas of India for a beach location is the ex Portuguese colony of Goa.
Goa is best known for its many beaches and its wonderful cuisine.
You can dine on many seafood dishes and great curries that are distinct to the region.
Fifteen kilometers from Panjim, the Goan capital, is Candolim Beach.
The beach in itself is great for families because its very calm and no surk or under currents.
The village is quite spread out so there is not any centre to it as such.
The area around the beach can be termed as resort free as there are not any resorts there.
However, the beach has quite a number of inns at reasonable prices with good facilities.
Another interesting feature about the Candolim beach is the ship River Princess, which has been stuck at the shores of the beach since 2000.
Nearby is the Portuguese 1612 built Aguada Fort which is a great trip to see some of the areas history.
Great accommodation is available through the goavilla.com who will be able to book a Candolim villa with pool in Goa so you can enjoy a great break in Goa.