Alibaug is known for its abundant greenery, lively atmosphere, and scenic landscape. The golden sand beach and crystal clear water make it a lovely beach getaway. Alibaug, once the home of one of Shivaji?s bravest admiral Kanhoji Angre, is now the chi-chi address of celebrities who want to escape corporate warfare. According to the Bombay Gazette, Alibaug was never an important town ? till Angre came along and made it an important Maratha base. Till then, it was known for its gardens and wells built by a wealthy Muslim trader called Ali, hence the name Alibaug. As it embraced by sea from three sides, it is also referred to as ?Goa of Maharashtra?.