A booming hot spot for tourists, Mandvi Beach is the most crowded beach in the Ratnagiri region. The prettiest beach in Ratnagiri, Mandvi is gifted with a vast line of seashore right up to Rajiwanda Port. This fabulous beach is surrounded by the west by the Ratnadurg fort, and the majestic Arabian Sea lies to its south. The proximity of the beach to the town makes it a favorite holiday spot of the water enthusiasts. Mandvi beach offers lustrous black sand and so it is renowned as the ‘Black Sea’. In comparison with other beaches, Mandvi beach appears a little filthy because of the black sand; yet this is the most sought after picnic spot in Ratnagiri. As it the most popular beach in Ratnagiri, it is possible to get some chat and soft drinks around the beach. Mandvi Beach is at Mandvi Palace is a deluxe camp, comprising, ten hand-crafted tents. Each tent has its own verandah, spacious air-conditioned bedroom and state of the art attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Each of the tents is interior decorated to resemble the colonial-period camps of erstwhile royalty with carved furniture The camp has 24-hour electricity with back up generators. This camp is located on a private beach at Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi, Kutch. Vijay Vilas is the residence of the Maharao of Kutch and was originally made as a summer palace for the royal family. The camp also has a restaurant made of thatch and bamboo with a majestic view of the Arabian Sea. It is a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving Indian, Continental and Chinese fare as well as the local flavors. The seafood and tandoori delicacies are a specialty. The sea is safe for swimming and the beach is ideal for walking making Mandvi a beach-holiday paradise. Camel and Horse ride on the dunes of the beach can be arranged.