How about letting the wind play with your hair when the cold breeze caresses your body? Or sitting down quietly, enjoying the rising sun with the auditory sensation of crashing waves?
The luxury of having a private beach can allow you to experience these little joys and that is possible if you choose to stay at the Chariot Beach Resort, in Mahabalipuram. Unlike any other beach resort, this one is right on the beach, offering you breathtaking panoramas of the Arabian Sea, the luxurious cottages, high standard amenities and an overwhelming hospitality.
Located 50 km away from Chennai, this premium property is spread across 42 acres of land with the luxurious cottages, sea view suites, gigantic swimming pool, beachfront lawn, conference room, board meeting room, rock garden and Ayurvedic spa center. The moment I entered through the porch of the property, I was blown away by the location.
The garden opens up to the swimming pool, surrounded by the cottages with swaying palm trees making it one of the most desired locations to visit during your much awaited holiday. The very first look of the beach from the property won my heart.
I was impressed by the cleanliness of the beach.
The property is designed in such a way that every cottage has its own space, adorned with a small lawn and a cozy balcony. The rooms are spacious and have minimalistic décor.
The best part of the room is the large windows, allowing the natural light source in the room, giving it a very comfortable feel.
With all the modern amenities, the room also has an open shower space, which is quite innovative. I loved the way they aesthetically designed everything in the room, from the furniture to curtains. There are different categories of rooms and cottages, ranging from standard, deluxe, chariot cottages, sea view cottages and luxurious suites as well.
If you are someone who enjoys the delectable tastes of the southern part of India and also relishes seafood platter, the Chariot Beach Resort will give you a fantastic gastronomic experience. I enjoyed my food platters during my stay, especially the well-spread breakfast. There are three different restaurants named Kapi, Coast and Paanam with each one having its own specialty.
While I enjoyed the coastal South Indian delicacies at Kapi, the culinary taste bud found its flavor of seafood at the Coast restaurant, facing the Bay of Bengal. If you wish to unwind and spend quality time with your friends, you can head to Paanam Bar for your evening drink, along with delicious snacks.
What all you can do at the resort?
The best part of the resort is that it caters to everyone. There is a wide range of activities to entertain each one of the guests. There are activities designed for all age groups.
Adventure Activity Village
If you enjoy adventure activities on your holidays, the adventure activity village is the perfect place to head for. The resort has numerous such games for everyone from adults to children. Apart from activities like mud-wrestling, pottery, and cycling, there are Tarzan Swing, Burma Bridge, Swing Walk, Ascending Bar, Tyre Wall and dynamic obstacle Courses are also available. The best part of these challenging courses is that you perform these activities under well-trained instructors, who are the best in the industry.
Enjoy Ayurvedic Spa
You can also enjoy the traditional Ayurvedic spa treatment by the beach. The spa center has the most amazing location, facing the beach, giving you the perfect space to relax and unwind with spa treatments. While enjoying the authentic Ayurvedic spa treatments, you enjoy the serene views of waves chasing the shore in the most peaceful environment in complete silence.
Enjoy by the pool
If you are someone who loves to jump in the pool and prefer to spend most of the time around the poolside, the Chariot Beach Resort offers the spectacular Olympic size swimming pool to make your holiday the most enjoyable. You can indulge in a lot of activities around the pool, apart from swimming.
What I loved the most
More than anything else, what floored me about the Chariot Beach Resort is the stunning location. Away from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic city life, the beach resort gives you a sense of calmness. The walkable distance of the beach from your cottage, the aura of the place is such that it allows you to blend into the environment seamlessly.
Whether it was watching the rising sun with the sounds of waves, taking a catamaran boat ride to see the submerged shore temple or walking on the beach in the evening, the alluring landscape of the place was simply rewarding. I loved watching the high tides, taking giant leaps only bow down to the earth. The feeling of being in one of the gorgeous natural setups was surreal.
If you are planning a vacation in the coastal towns of Southern India, the Chariot Beach Resort in Mahabalipuram is the best choice for your memorable holiday as it paints your trip with a bundle of unforgettable moments with high-end hospitality.
There is Good News for my readers
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I was invited by Chariot Beach Resort for The Bloggers Retreat on a Press Trip.
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