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Beach resorts in Pondicherry with private beach

Discussion in 'South India' started by PriyaKeshav, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. PriyaKeshav

    PriyaKeshav New Member

    My family and I have decided to go to Pondicherry this year for our holiday. We ideally would love to stay at a resort which has a private beach just like they have in Goa.
    As the destination is new, we thought we would not risk choosing it ourselves instead registered with the forum and ask for suggestions.

    We don't know what the average cost would be for a private beach hotel, so have not set a budget yet.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Moderator Staff Member

    Hello there, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    Hidden under the radar of most travellers is the French town of Pondicherry, also known as Pondy. Unlike most coastal areas like Goa or Kerala, Pondicherry isn't as visited thereby giving it a more serene and tranquil vibe. The union territory exudes a laid-back charm with a twist, due to the French influences in some parts of it. It's as if you're taken to France, with the layout of the streets, the names of the different streets and even some colonial-style residential areas. The different beaches in Pondicherry are uncrowded and pristine, untouched by commercialisation still. When it comes to resorts around the town, there are also plenty of them although only a few have their private beaches within the premises.

    Beach Resorts in Pondicherry with Private Beach

    1. Le Pondy - Embracing the beauty of French architecture is Le Pondy, a premier resort/hotel in the Lake View Road of Pondicherry. Nestled between the sea and the lake, the views from the resort are mesmerising. It also has a private access directly to the Paradise Beach of the region. The private beach has white sands and turquoise waters, very well maintained and clean, perfect for families with small children. You can choose between four room options, Lake View Rooms, Sea View Rooms, Luxury Pool Villas and Presidential Pool Villas. Out of these four, the most affordable ones are the Lake View Room and the Sea View Room. Rooms are very simple but posh, with wooden flooring, white-washed walls and a balcony overlooking either the lake or the sea. You can dine in their in-house restaurant which offers multi-cuisine dishes or opt to have your meals served in your room or any other private setting. If you have had enough of the beach, there's an outdoor swimming pool that you can enjoy as well. A spa is also within the resort premises so that you can try out Ayurvedic treatments and massages. Other facilities such as conference halls, a travel desk, library and games room are also available in the resort.
    • Room Rates - Lake View Double Room at Rs. 10,900 per night and Sea View Double Room at Rs. 13,300 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Air conditioning, cable television, telephone, in-room safe, mini bar, tea/coffee maker and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Multi-cuisine restaurant, internet, spa, travel desk, conference halls, travel desk, library, games room, parlour, conference halls, private beach and swimming pool.
    • Address - No.3, Lake View Road, Nallvadu Post, Pudukuppam, Puducherry 605007, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 41330 40800.
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    Le Pondy (Image from Make My Trip)

    2. Club Mahindra Resort Puducherry - Located a bit on the outskirts of the town is the Club Mahindra Resort Puducherry. The resort has a private beach access too, which is very clean and has less crowds. The beach is located on the southern side of the famed Paradise Beach. The resort is set amidst a lush expanse of greenery and is very spacious. Rooms exude a trendy and modern vibe, with earthy colour motifs and comfortable furnitures. A sofa doubles up as a bed for an extra person staying in the room. The resort's infinity pool is quite huge and can accommodate a large group or several families. Their in-house restaurant is known as the Sea Shellz and serves both local and international cuisines to guests. There are also other facilities like a spa, a play area and gym that guests can access. Internet is available but only in the lobby area of the resort. Isn't that just a good excuse to explore more of the region though? One downside of the resort though is that it is not located in the city centre so you need to travel about 20 kilometres or so to reach some of the main attractions of Pondicherry. But if your main goal for your trip is to just enjoy the beach and have some serenity, the Club Mahindra Resort Puducherry is a good choice for that.
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 6,799 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Air-conditioning, satellite television, sofa/bed, desk, electric kettle and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, private beach, infinity swimming pool, internet (lobby), spa, play area, gym, laundry, parking, banquet hall and travel desk.
    • Address - 200/201, Valluvar Medu Bahour Communce Panchayat, Manapattu Village, Puducherry, 607402, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 41326 16100.
    3. The Dune Eco Village & Spa - The Dune Eco Village & Spa is an eco-friendly resort close to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. It is a bit away from the centre of Pondicherry, about 20 to 30 minutes of driving away. What sets this resort apart is that they have over 50 bungalows located close to the beach, all of which are uniquely designed, so that no two are even alike. All of these bungalows are located a walking distance away from the resort's private beach. The materials used in these bungalows are taken from old colonial homes in nearby areas of Kerala. The most affordable accommodation options are the Eco Non AC Rooms and AC Standard Rooms. The Eco Non AC Rooms are air cooled, complete with thatched walls and roofs, with an attached private terrace and garden area. The AC Standard Rooms are more suitable during the summer season and are slightly more modern with stone walls and sloping roofs. The resort has two restaurants, Fun and Seafood Cafe, with the former using organic ingredients from the resort's private farm and the latter using fresh seafood sourced from local fishermen. For the younger ones, a wide array of activities like pottery, table games, kite flying and outdoor games await them. The outdoor swimming pool can be enjoyed by the whole family.
    • Room Rates - Eco Non AC Room at Rs. 5,500 per night and AC Standard Room at Rs. 7,950 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Air-conditioning/electric fan, telephone, desk, safety deposit box, seating area, mini bar and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Private beach, outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, activities, library, spa, fitness centre, internet, banquet facilities and travel desk.
    • Address - Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet, (Via Pondicherry University), Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu 605014, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 41326 56351.
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    The Dune Eco Village & Spa (Image from Dune Eco Group)

    4. The Windflower Resort & Spa - Combining elegance and comfort is the Windflower Resort and Spa, located in Manavely Revenue Village in Pondicherry. The resort has access to a semi-private beach in the region, which isn't that crowded as compared to other beaches within the vicinity. This five-star property exudes classic royalty in every aspect, from its rooms, restaurant and even the overall aesthetics of the hotel. You can choose between three types of rooms The Windflower Studio, the Windflower Suite and the Windflower Villa. Rooms are exquisitely designed, with individually sculpted bed frames and top to bottom window panes. Their in-house restaurant, the Bistro, offers classic Indian dishes to guests. Other facilities such as a swimming pool, activity room and conference halls are also available in the resort.
    • Room Rates - Windflower Studio at Rs. 6,750 per night and Windflower Suite at Rs. 8,100 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Air-conditioning, cable television, electric kettle, electronic safe, seating area and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Semi-private beach, restaurant, swimming pool, activity room, conference halls, garden, internet (some areas) and travel desk.
    • Address - Survey No. 198/1,198/2, Manavely Revenue Village, Maraimalai Adigal Street, Chinnaveeram Pattinam, Ariyankuppam Post, Puducherry, 605007, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 99014 46666.
    5. RKN Beach Resort - Perhaps one of the more affordable private beach resorts in Pondicherry is the RKN Beach Resort. The resort is on the traditional side, featuring a colonial era style of architecture from its outer facade up to its rooms. It has a private access to a beach, which can be reached through the back gate of the resort. Rooms are very simple, with wooden furnitures and large windows overlooking the lake or the sea. There is also a private terrace within each room, from which a large sitting area is placed for the enjoyment of the surrounding views. Their Indiana restaurant offers Indian, Continental, Chinese and Oriental dishes to guests. Both indoor sports and outdoor sports areas can cater to the entertainment needs of the little ones. A medium sized swimming pool can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. If you need to access the internet though, it is only available in the lobby area of the resort.
    • Room Rates - Heritage Double Deluxe Room at Rs. 5,435 per night and Heritage Triple Deluxe Room at Rs. 6,522 per night
    • Room Amenities - Air-conditioning, cable television, data port, coffee/tea maker, sitting area and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Swimming pool, indoor sports, outdoor sports, restaurant, internet (lobby), meeting halls, private beach access and parking.
    • Address - No. 50/3, Sudalai Street, Pooranankuppam Road, Pudukuppam, Puducherry 605007, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 41326 19700.
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    RKN Beach Resort (Image from Goibibo)

    Conclusion

    With this list on hand, you can easily choose which resort best fits your interests when in Pondicherry. All of these resorts have a private beach within their premises too so you won't need to venture out of them to reach the beach. These resorts are a bit on the higher side though, rest assured that the quality of services and facilities that would be given to you are top of the line. Good luck and enjoy your trip to Pondicherry!
     
  3. Ankit Singh

    Ankit Singh New Member

    Hi last year i was visited in Karnataka with my family we travel almost all south india Pondicherry , coorg. we stay in hotel Old Kent Estate this is good resort for family people good and safe. If you there you can stay here as my point of view.
     

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