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Someone very rightly said once "Life is a Beach”! Well, the enunciation might have been different, but let us just go with this one for now. Few things in life match up to the feeling that one gets when lying in an easy chair, sipping your favorite drink, lavishly bathing in the golden sun. The mere thought makes me want to throw away what I am doing right now and just run to the closest beach!
So what are all you folks waiting for? For all you Chennai folks, here’s a list of some of the most fabulous beach resorts near Chennai that are sure to make your vacation extra special:
Just like its name, the VGP Resort is located on the shores of a golden beach just close to Injambakkam. The property has an outdoor swimming pool, games and activities room and some majestic views of the sea line. Find some well-deserved solace in the resort’s very own private beach with a glass of your favorite beverage in hand or go in for a late-night campfire, the choice is entirely yours.
Distance from Chennai: 23 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Prathana Beach, Dakshin Chitra, Crocodile Bank and Marundeeswarar Temple.
The modest yet comfortable Shelter Beach Resort located in Tirupporur is the best place to stay at if you wish to spend some peaceful moments close to the sea at a very affordable rate. The resort features an outdoor pool, tennis court and an on-site restaurant. The rooms are furnished with all modern and essential amenities to ensure your stay here is extremely cozy.
Distance from Chennai: 55 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Pallava Beach and The Shore Temple.
The luxurious Ideal Beach Resort is located in an enviable location, thus giving a majestic view of the sea waters. The resort boasts of a spa, fitness & wellness center and an outdoor pool. The gardens are well maintained and perfect to take a stroll in, and the in-house restaurant will serve you almost any kind of meal that your tummy might desire!
Offering a splendid view of the seas, an outdoor swimming pool, a magnificent garden and barbecue facilities, the Green Coconut Resort is the perfect place to plan a rejuvenating vacation. The accommodations are very comfortable and provide all amenities that are required. The restaurant Palmya is located on the premises and serves a variety of delightful cuisine.
Distance from Chennai: 35 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Dakshina Chitra and Arignar Anna Zoological Park
The fancy Chariot Beach Resort is the epitome of luxury. Featuring an Olympic-size pool, Ayurveda and Wellness Spa and lush green lawns, the resort leaves no stone unturned in their bid to ensure that you don’t miss out on any comfort. The rooms have wooden furnishings and equipped with all modern amenities. To keep your appetite in check, the resort features 2 restaurants specializing in Indian and Mediterranean cuisine and a bakery to keep the snacks running.
Distance from Chennai: 61 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Mahabalipuram beach, India Seashell museum and Mahabalipuram Light house.
Set along the beautiful coastline of Mahabalipuram, the InterContinental Resort boasts of spectacular views and facilities like a year-round outdoor pool, children’s playground and an Ayurvedic spa center. You can enjoy the beach on your own terms by spending some time at the private beach area. For people looking for some hands on action, a tennis court is also available.
Distance from Chennai: 44 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre and Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple.
Located enviably close to a couple of beaches, the Grande Bay Resort is a perfect combination of luxury and necessities. The resort has an outdoor pool, in-house restaurant and a games room to make sure your stay here is enjoyable and fun for people of all ages. The best part about the resort is that it is located at very convenient distances from many famous attractions, that makes exploring them also much easier.
Distance from Chennai: 56 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Mahabalipuram beach, Pallava beach and The Shore Temple.
A stay at the RKN Beach Resort will ensure that you have a well-rested, enjoyable vacation while hardly deviating from your budget. Offering a year-round outdoor pool, children’s playground and on-site restaurant and bar, the resort doesn’t let you have a single dull moment. The rooms are modestly furnished but equipped with all modern amenities. The beach is a short walk away and the lawns are well maintained.
Distance from Chennai: 163 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Port of Pondicherry, Botanical Garden and Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Nestled amidst the beautiful scenery of Pondicherry, the Windflower Resort & Spa gives a new meaning to the term luxury. An outdoor swimming pool, fully decked spa and in-house restaurant are just some of the delightful options in the premises. You also have the choice to go in for a villa that is regally furnished with wooden flooring, luxurious modern interiors and all necessary amenities. Don’t let this chance slip away from your hands!
Distance from Chennai: 161 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinaynagar Temple and Pondicherry Museum
The Club Mahindra in Pondicherry is located on almost 24 acres of heavenly bliss. The property has a super luxurious infinity pool joined by a poolside bar which will take care of all your ‘beverage’ requirements. Your hunger pangs will be taken care of by the in-house restaurant which serves a wide variety of Indian and International cuisine. The rooms are very spacious and cozily done to ensure all guests are extremely satisfied with their stay here.
Distance from Chennai: 169 kilometers approx.
Places of Interest: Botanical Garden, Bharathi Park and Pondicherry Musuem.