After nearly three months of home isolation, we all desire from the core of our hearts, a quality vacation. The timing could not be any better, most of the resorts and hotels are preparing themselves to serve their hospitality again. It is high time we get rid of the COVID-19 stress, and rejoice with nature. The current situation only allows us to visit places in close proximity. Hence, although we cannot go for long vacations, weekend staycations are the best alternative to do away with our lockdown blues.
The following luxury resorts are nothing less than blessings, to help rejuvenate our souls:
The Tree House Resort, Chandwaji, Jaipur
This 4-star property, situated in Chandwaji is less than an hour’s drive from the city of Jaipur. The resort is surrounded by the forest of Syari Valley and offers great views of Aravali Range. The popular Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort are just an hour’s drive from here.
Take a dip in the swimming pool amidst the greenery and enjoy special services in the VIP rooms. Relish yourself in the grilled savory with special BBQ arrangements. Pamper your body and soul with massage and Spa options. Enjoy activities like Tennis, Billiards, and Cycling.
Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, Pondicherry
Enjoy the perfect luxury beach resort in Pondicherry, which offers both laid back and appealing urban experiences. It is a paradise that will consume your soul and get you away from the monotonous life. From basic amenities to luxurious facilities like Jacuzzi, Infinity Pool, Spacious Rooms with elegant interior the property is inspired by nature.
One would love to enjoy drinks by the pool overlooking the sea in the Ocean Spray Resort. This place has a Spa and Wellness Centre to offer you the best staycation experience
ITC Grand Goa, Resort & Spa
The ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is located over 45 acres of land next to Arossim Beach. The property is inspired by the Indo- Portuguese style involving a perfect blend of vintage and classic architecture.
Goa is already one of the best vacation spots in India and ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa is the best staycation option in the state. Enjoy to the fullest with a private beach along with outdoor banquet options specially arranged for events like marriage. Connect with your inner self with spa and massages, have a good time enjoying the activities like Golf, Cycling, Archery, and Fishing. Give your children the best experience with specially arranged kids pool and gift shops.
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
This jungle gateway is situated in the mountain district of Wayanad, Kerala. The property is a true embodiment of tranquility and peace. Surrounded by exotic floras, and a variety of faunas, one will find the true form of nature here. For its perfect location and service, the property is already the winner of the International Quality Crown Award.
Vythiri Resort is a rainforest Paradise of Wayanad with exceptional indigenous services of Spa and Ayurveda center. Soak in the pool beside the running stream and let nature consume you. Choose between many desirable primeval designed cottages offered by the place- Honeymoon Pool Villa, Tree House, Pool Villa, Honeymoon Villa, Vythiri Heaven.
Fariyas Resort, Lonavala
The property is a perfect staycation option for people living in Mumbai and Pune. The resort offers the perfect view of Frichley Hills and most interestingly an outdoor water theme park along with indulging spa treatments. This place is situated just 2.5km from Lonavala Railway and Bus station. Every room is equipped with a private balcony, from where the view of beautiful Lonavala can be enjoyed. This place can be a very good option for quality time with family, where kids can enjoy hours in the water-themed park, whereas the adults could rejuvenate in the lap of the mountains with luxurious services and engaging live music performances.
Jungle Retreat, Masinagudi
This property has been run by a family since 1996 when it was merely farmland. In current days, it is a popular property for people who enjoy the distinguished biodiversity along the Mudumalai highway. The property is built over 35 acres of land and offers a personal, home-like service to its guests. This place is perfect for families and solo travelers to rejuvenate amidst forest and wildlife.
Food is served here in the form of a buffet in accordance with the guest`s preference. Pamper yourself with drinks by the pool, extraordinary massage services, and special diet menus for the ones with extra health consciousness. Surrounded by wildlife and enthralling forest, the property is nothing less than an adventure itself.
The Park, Visakhapatnam
The property is situated just a 30-minute drive away from the airport, and it is an urban beach resort. A true symbol of tranquility and peace, this five-star resort has a private beach and overlooks the serene Bay of Bengal. May it be a business meet up, family outing, or just retreating alone beside the waves, the property got you covered.
The Park has got everything one could ask for to be spoilt a little. From relaxing massage, private beach fun, health, and fitness center, poolside bar, everything is taken care of just to provide an exceptionally good time to one and all.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
May it be chilling winter or the temperate summer, Shimla is a go-to destination for people of every age group. This five- star property with amazing mountain view, fresh air, and conifer woods around is the best staycation option in Shimla. As it is known the hill station is not very far from the national capital, this mountain paradise could be the foremost option to rejoice in the lap of nature away from the city hustle.
The place is surrounded by a fragrant cedar forest and is perfectly located in the orchard belt of Himachal Pradesh.
The room choices vary from Deluxe Garden View Rooms, Premier Valley View Rooms, Premier Mountain View Rooms, Deluxe Suites to Lord Kitchener Suite.
Listen to crackling sounds of the mountain woods, amidst the aroma of wild, and pure nature immersing in the pool or enjoying a massage. Engage in fun activities like hiking or mountain biking, billiards, and tennis or just sip a cup of coffee watching the sun rays sparkle through the conifer forest.
Ging Tea House, Darjeeling
Darjeeling is the perfect holiday destination for people of West Bengal because it is easily traversable from any place of the state and quite close to the capital, Kolkata. Amidst the beautiful mountain enjoy all the luxuries of the hotel along with that homely feeling in this property. The location of this place could not be any perfect, as it is situated in the famous Darjeeling tea estate, and located close to Tiger Hill. Take a walk in the green tea plantations, soak in the mild mountain sun, and enjoy the fresh air in the colonial architecture influenced Ging Tea House. The place is surrounded by 1400 acres of tea plantation, and thus, offers various activities like tea plucking, hiking, and day trips. There are varieties of room in accordance with one’s choice- Blue Lady Suits, Spring Suite, Empress Teal Suite, Peony Blush Suite, Chevron Suit, Royal Assam Suite.
Ri Kynjai Serenity by the Lake, Shillong
This property is located next to Umiam Lake, just 18 km from the city of Shillong. Get consumed by the wavy Khasi hills in the cottages influenced by the traditional huts of the Khasi region or get your adrenaline rush with beautiful treks, boat rides, island picnics, and Golf sessions at this staycation. Shillong is one of the major cities of the seven north-eastern sisters, and thus this place is a paradise and best staycation option in the northeast. The property is spread over 45 acres of land and provides the ethnic Khasi hospitality along with all modern amenities.
The mountain lake Umium offers all the fun water activities like Canoeing, Snorkeling, and even diving which one can easily avail from the resort. Apart from that Golf Sessions, Live Music, Relaxing Spa Treatments are equally enjoyable. The wide variety of rooms includes Lake View Cottages, Superior Lake Category, Supreme Forest Category.