This stunning 5-star seaside resort-style hotel consisting of cottages and villas surrounded by lush gardens is built on the ramparts of an old Dutch fort, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Set on the beautiful Covelong Beach, it offers guests a relaxing retreat close to two temple towns. It’s also not far from the centre of Chennai for shopping and sightseeing and is a 30-minute drive from the international airport.
There are various levels of cottage and villa accommodation depending on your budget. The least expensive superior charm rooms are located in the main resort building and boast a colonial-style interior featuring clean white walls, Malaysian wicker wood furniture for a natural accent, and good quality linens. They also have king beds, ergonomic study tables and chairs, 32-inch LCD TVs with DVD players, well-appointed bathrooms with Forest Essentials bath amenities, cotton robes, Egyptian cotton towels, mini bar and complimentary water and newspapers. At the other end of the scale, Premium Temptation Villas offers beachfront luxury, a private garden with hammock and a range of modern amenities.
If you can peel yourself away from your hammock, or the hotel’s swimming pool, head to the nearby Covelong Beach to enjoy a selection of water sports or just some simple sunbathing. If you fancy sightseeing, you could discover the charms of two nearby temple towns: Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.
Seagull is the hotel’s multi-cuisine all-day restaurant offering tasty Mediterranean, Eastern and Pan-Indian dishes. The Bay View serves an international menu in a casual restaurant set on two levels; while the Upper Deck is a fabulous Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant in a pretty setting against a backdrop of the Bay of Bengal. If you just fancy a drink with friends before or after dinner, the Anchor Bar serves amazing cocktails and light snacks.
Covelong BeachKanchipuram DistrictNear MadrasIndia