Stay at Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove
Built amongst the ruins of a Dutch fort just south of Chennai, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove is set above a stunning beach that stretches away on either side.
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, IndiaOur rating: Deluxe
Located 38 kilometres (24 miles) south of Chennai on the way to the rock cut temples of Mahabalipuram, Fisherman's Cove is one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Tamil Nadu. Built around the ruins of a Dutch Fort, all 88 air-conditioned rooms and cottages are beautifully located within the tropical gardens or beside the Bay of Bengal. The spacious rustic cottages have an outdoor sitting area and open-air garden showers. Restaurants include one serving multi-cuisine and al fresco dining on fresh seafood from off the Coromandel coast on the beach itself.
After relaxing by the pool, you could try a range of treatments at the spa, turtle watching (seasonal), a catamaran ride, or beach volleyball. Guests can also try their hand at the traditional sea fishing methods practiced by the local fishermen.