The Coromandel Coast spans the entire southern coastline between False Divi Point in the north all the way down till Kanyakumari. And the better part of it is the segment that runs parallel to the Chennai coast.
This particular stretch has many beautiful beach resorts which overlook the deep blue Bay of Bengal with beautiful, pristine beaches. The place is frequented by both people from Chennai as well as tourists who come to enjoy the weekends and holidays.
1. Mamalla Beach Resort
The Mamalla Beach Resort is just a few hours of drive from Chennai and is considered as one of the finest beach resorts in Chennai. It lies approximately about 55-60 kilometres from Chennai in Mamallapuram (more famously known as Mahabalipuram).
2. InDeco Resort
One of the lesser known resorts but worth paying a visit is this Chennai beach resort called InDeco Hotel which was started by Steve Borgia, a celebrated Indologist who has earned a reputation for creating some of the world’s finest and unique heritage hotels. INDeco Hotels, Mamallapuram is nestled close to the legendary Shore Temple neighbouring the popular 7th century monoliths and all the other tourist attractions of this town, which are within 5 minutes walking distance. This stay is budget-friendly and caters to the family needs of typical Indian vacationers. This resort has programmes and live shows depicting the traditions and cultures of South India.
3. Golden Sun Beach Resort
The Golden Sun Beach Resort, is considered to be a good place for corporates as it has conference facilities to host corporate vacations, etc. The stay here is rated as one of the best as one enjoys taking a dip in the swimming pool, lazing around in hammock, feeling one with nature, etc.
4. Ideal Beach Resort
If it’s going to be an all-family trip, then the Ideal Beach Resort is the resort to drop by.
It is both spacious and comfortable. You can choose to relax in the luxurious accommodations, and experience the Ayurvedic massage and spa or even shop for the perfect souvenir at their boutique. One can take a catamaran ride into the sea to see submerged temple tops or explore exotic cave temples.
5. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
As the name goes, the Blue Lagoon Resort is a peaceful and full of fun, it offers a luxurious and relaxing holiday option. This is where one can unwind and have a relaxing time from the hustle and bustle of city life. Blue Lagoon has a legacy of hosting some of the well known celebrities of Chennai since it was established in 1978 and now it has evolved into its new avatar and has changed over the years to keep up with changing times and requirements of its guests.
6. MGM Beach Resort
The MGM Beach Resort is considered to be an iconic name when it comes to Chennai tourism.
Belonging to the MGM Group who are into hospitality sector, it’s Resorts and Hotels has created a niche for itself in providing the best value for money for its guests. The resort amidst the sun-drenched beach overlooks the Bay of Bengal and has acres of lush green cover, dotted with many homely cottages, rooms and suites. The tall coconut trees give the required shade, making the place a lot cooler even during hot summers. One can also enjoy its indoor and outdoor amenities for sports, etc.
Now that you know a good deal about the Resorts that fall along the shores of Chennai , why not plan a summer trip and enjoy your weekends at any of the above mentioned resorts.
7. Vivanta By Taj – Fisherman’s Cove
Constructed from an old Dutch fort, Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove certainly scores well among its peers as it happens to be a premium beach resort along the coast of Chennai. Its impressive architecture and amazing landscaping is quite a rewarding sight for the guests of this resort. It is Located along the coast of the well-known and eventful Covelong Beach, the resort fascinates every guest who chooses to stay here, be it a family with kids searching for a nice family time or couple on their honeymoon looking for a romantic stay together.
The Country Club Jade Beach Resort falls along the ECR stretch & folks flock to this resort to experience its breath-taking sight of the Bay of Bengal from any point of the resort. It has been awarded as the “Best Resort” in South India in the year 2012 by Epicurus. The resort comes with all modern amenities. The place happens to be an ideal getaway to relax and unwind and also lets guests enjoy the costal ambience of its beach.
9. Silver Sands Resort
This is like a theme Resort having the ambience of a jungle. Silver Sands Resort certainly fascinates many of its visitors due to its depiction of nature & it’s goodness. It can be spotted on the ECR stretch amid the casuarina trees, & offers a panromantic view of the Bay of Bengal. The other good news about this resort is that it provides the best of facilities for budget travellers making it one of the most sought after beach resorts in Chennai.
10. Beach Park and Club Resort
Spanning across one and a half acres of lush green landscape with abundant outdoor space for social gatherings and other events makes it the most preferred resort for business class travellers. Its cuisine offers a variety of South Indian sea food. The resort, being located on the lively beach stretch of East Coast Road offers the best beach side premium accommodation in Chennai.