has been called “the French Riviera and the Greek Islands, all wrapped in one.” This tranquil beach paradise is located on the west coast of India. It has a reputation for being relaxed, friendly and bohemian in nature, a tiny emerald piece of land famous for its architecture, feasts, festivals and natural scenic beauty. Long stretches of golden beaches and azure skies greet you in Goa, where whitewashed chapels dot the landscape around the sleepy villages and rice fields. It is a place to relax and unwind, where the food is excellent and yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and canoeing are all popular sports. Diving isn’t the best here due to poor visibility of around 4 to 12 meters, but snorkeling is much better and there is an amazing amount of marine life and hard coral in the waters off Goa. The beaches of Goa are amazing; among them is Calangute, the most popular among tourists, Vagator Beach is the most photographed beach in India, Anjuna is surrounded by coconut palms and is well known for its flea market, and lazy Colva Beach has swaying palm trees and silvery white sand. Goa has everything for a great yachting vacation – mild year round climate, sun, sand and sea, and a unique, timeless charm.