Monday, August 20, 2007

Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

A few months ago, we had to make a two-day trip to Chennai. We decided to make the most of it and stay at Fisherman's Cove in the outskirts of the city (close to Mahabalipuram).

Fisherman's Cove is a lovely resort, blessed by a stupendous location and gorgeous landscaping. A range of accommodation types includes rooms, cottages and villas. The cottages and villas are steps away from the ocean. A few of them, we were told, had suffered damage during the tsunami and had been refurbished.

A view of the ocean from the cottage

Dragonflies hang on for dear life as a strident breeze rocks the hammock

One of the cottages. The spacious wooden swing is very relaxing.

The sit out beyond the lobby of the hotel.

At the hotel's main restaurant (the one that houses the buffet), the food is nothing to write home about. In fact, the buffet is unimaginative at best.

For dinner, though, the hotel's Upper Deck restaurant is a fantastic choice. The ambiance is perfect for an outdoor space. The restaurant is set on a mound a few feet higher than the rest of the ground, affording great views of the ocean in the dying light. Service is attentive without being intrusive. The chef and the wait staff go out of their way to get you what you want. Reservations are a must.

The cottages are comfortably furnished and will ably aid and abet you in committing the crime of relaxation. At night, the only sounds are of the ocean as the waves dance with the beach in a relentless tango.


aargee said...

Thanks for the info. The place seems nice. Shall make a note of it and would try to visit this place for sure :)

SS said...

been there. lovely place :)

anjali said...

wow! sounds and looks amazing.

Aspi said...

That picture with the dragonflies is priceless! What is it about the rope that they love it so?

Malaika said...

wow! seems like a great place. thinking of taking a vecation...tell me more about this place.

Mark said...

I've been to this place last summer, I'm totally surprised to see a place like this in hot Chennai. Though I've visited to India for few times, last year was my first visit to Chennai, wonderful place, and people...
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Terri said...

It's one of my favorite places to visit in India because of the absence of visible lizards. The cottage we stayed in the last time had an outdoor shower and I felt like the Liril girl standing under it. And I absolutely want a swing like that in my home. Any idea where I can get one?

desigirl said...

ahhh this bringS back memories - S and I spent out wedding night in one of these cottages by the sea. 'nuff said!

Praba said...

Suj -

Neat place. Wish I had been able to go while in Chennai. In fact, I contacted them earlier in July about having S' party over at the Cove, but later changed our minds considering how far it was from the city. Many of our relatives would not have been able to make it. So we had it at a place in t-nagar amidst all the hustle and bustle. But I definitely want to go to this place next time.

What's plan for the weekend? Email me when you have some time. Happy Vinayak Chaturthi. It was nice to see you guys last weekend.


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