10. GOKARNA, INDIA
AVERAGE FEBRUARY TEMP: 33°C
Down the coast from Goa in south-west India, Gokarna is a chaotic temple town that also happens to have a surplus of perfect beaches. Hippies looking for something more lo-fi than its raving neighbour have taken note, and now more luxurious operations have too. Namely, Kahani Paradise – lavish and discreet in equal parts, this enormous villa sits in the hills above the appropriately named Paradise Beach. There’s a spa and swimming pool, antique doors and Burmese teak floors, a vast terrace for alfresco eating and a croquet court. It’s also the only sign of artifice in its lush, jungly surroundings: paradise, indeed.
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