If you are anything like us, we are always looking out for the latest options in luxury travel. While Goa might have too many options already, can you really have too much? The newest heavyweight in the ring is Azaya Beach Resort, a decadent five-star hotel, bang on the pristine white sands of Benaulim beach with unparalleled views of the Goa shoreline. If the proximity to the beach wasn’t a winning factor already, Azaya is an oasis of sorts – a wonderful experience for anyone travelling to Goa, while being at the centre of everything the state has to offer. Azaya Beach Resort offers 114 impeccably designed rooms and suites, with private plunge pools and expansive views of the Arabian sea. The architecture is one of the highlights of the property – a fine amalgamation of Portuguese influences and contemporary minimalism. The other highlight is the property’s in-house restaurants – grab cocktails at the oh-so-NY Lynx Bar & Lounge, La Concha serves global cuisine with live kitchens that embrace the idea of eating out of the pan, off the grill and out of the wok and finally, there’s the romantic beach restaurant, Blue Iris, that promises the perfect Goa experience with private cabanas, local produce and a night to remember.