11 of India’s best beaches

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(CNN) — When dreaming up a tropical getaway in India, the first place that likely comes to mind is Goa -- a former Portuguese colony about an hour's flight south of Mumbai. But the popular seaside retreat isn't the only sandy shoreline in India that's worth a visit. After all, more than 4,600 miles of coastline hug the country's 11 states.Each sunny strip offers a different experience, from family-friendly water sports to riotous full moon-style parties, private coves and some of Asia's best diving.We've combed the coast to uncover 11 of the best beaches in India:1. Gokarna, KarnatakaPerhaps the only strip of sand in India with a shot at unseating Goa from its pole position, Gokarna offers the same alluring package of beach escape and spiritualism, all overlooking azure waters.The…
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AAA’s 2018 Five Diamond hotels

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(CNN) — For more than 80 years, the Wiiliamsburg Inn in Virginia has taken guests back in time. A short walk from the historic Colonial Village, this elegant Regency-style hotel is decorated with fine antiques and artwork—but offers guests soaking tubs and other modern amenities. All that focus on luxury and guest comfort has earned the Williamsburg Inn AAA's Five Diamond rating, one of only eight new properties added to the exclusive list of hotels and restaurants this year, the travel company announced Wednesday. AAA inspectors visit 1,200 hotels and restaurants weekly in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, and a tiny 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 properties inspected annually earn the Five Diamond rating. The newest eight members join an exclusive AAA/CAA Five Diamond club of…
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