Chennai is blessed with a vast coast line. And the sea opening to the Bay of Bengal has led to some secluded getaways from the main city. To escape the bustling city life, there are plenty of destinations in and around Chennai to ensure wonderful weekends for you. And then there are many beautiful resorts lined up to provide a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We bring you our pick of best resorts near Chennai – a mix of resorts to suit every type of budget.
1. Ideal Beach Resort
The Ideal Beach resort near Chennai is a perfect resort for a weekend getaway with family and friends. Located about 55 km from Chennai, this resort in Mamallapuram(Mahabalipuram) offers idyllic stay amidst a picturesque ambiance.
What’s special: Savory Tamil cuisine in their restaurant, yoga classes, beautiful pool, and a soothing and relaxing Ayurvedic massage
Suggested room: Rooms with sea view or the garden views, for a better experience
Tariff: INR 5,500 per night
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2. Radisson Blu Resort
The Radisson Blu resort is one of the most beautiful beach resorts near Chennai, located right next to the beach in Mamallapuram. The resort is huge with lush gardens and pristine landscapes. The cottages facing the sea let you witness the sunset, giving you spectacular views during your holiday.
What’s special: Deep fishing, boat rides, cycling your way through the premises, volleyball, relaxing and beautiful infinity pool, and the traditional Ayurvedic massage
Suggested room: Sea-side villas close to the infinity pool, for the amazing views
Tariff: INR 8,500 per night
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3. Grande Bay Resort & Spa
Located on the popular East Coast Road, Grande Bay Resort is one of the most luxurious resorts near Chennai. It is popular for its plush interiors and splendid decor, gorgeous swimming pool and relaxing areas, and the restaurants that offer delicious food.
What’s special: Relaxing lounge with great drinks to choose from, the refreshing therapeutic massages, the beautiful pool, and the unique studio rooms
Suggested room: Duplex Villas facing the ocean, for the best experience
Tariff: INR 6,000 per night per room
Indeco is a charming heritage hotel known for its traditional architecture and serene ambiance. The secluded resort is set amidst a museum housing artifices dating back to the British colonial rule. It’s an ideal place for a peaceful getaway.
What’s special: Proximity to a beach and the historically rich shore temple, refreshing Ayurvedic massages, and the relaxing pool
Suggested room: The Royal Dome Suite, for a luxurious experience
Tariff: INR 3,000 per night
5. Esthell Village Resort
Esthell Village Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts near Chennai. Located off the East Coast road, it is designed brilliantly with the village theme in my mind. It’s about 20 minutes’ drive from Mamallapuram and is an ideal place to spend your weekend.
What’s special: Adventurous activities such as Zorbing, paintball, and drone, nature walks in the resort premises, and the large relaxing pool
Suggested room: Suites, for a better experience
Tariff: INR 3,000 per night
6. Vivanta By Taj – Fishermen’s Cove
Vivanta is synonymous with a lavish experience and the Fishermen’s Cove is in line with the grandeur and royal decor. The serene retreat, popular for the lavish beach-side parties, is unarguably one of the finest beach resorts near Chennai.
What’s special: Romantic dinner by moonlight, Watch-tower dining, Rejuvenating spa, relaxing pool, and the splendid beach
Suggested room: Seaside villas, for some stunning views of the sea
Tariff: INR 10,500 per night
7. Hotel Mamalla Beach Resort
The Mamalla Beach Resort is one of the budget resorts near Chennai that provides a quality stay and a comfortable weekend for people looking out for a refreshing getaway from the city. With many activities to keep you occupied and its beautiful rooms and good food, it’s the place to head to for a good weekend.
What’s special: The lounge bar with some of the best cocktails, savory cuisine in their restaurants, and the beach for outdoor activities
Suggested room: Poolside cottages on the higher floors, for a better experience and better views
Tariff: INR 4,000 per night
8. MGM Beach Resort
The MGM Beach Resort is an idyllic resort located in Muttukadu, about 35 km from Chennai on the ECR road. Facing the beach front and built with good decor and equipped with many recreational activities, MGM is a one of the most popular resorts near Chennai for a cozy weekend.
What’s special: Yoga classes, customized tours, beautiful pool, lovely cottages, walks along the beautiful sea of the Bay of Bengal, and an exquisite Thai spa
Suggested room: The Grandeur Suites on higher floors, for better views
Tariff: INR 5,000 per night
9. Country Club Jade Beach Resort
Country Club Jade Beach Resort is located on the popular ECR road, close to the sea. Built in typical contemporary style with modern amenities, Country Club Jade is a popular beach resort near Chennai for people looking for a weekend close to the beach.
What’s special: Relax in the huge pool. Savour the delicious cuisine. Opt for different water sports near the beach or simply unwind on the beach.
Suggested room: Rooms overlooking the pool for better views
Tariff: INR 3,000 per night
These are the best resorts around Chennai that we highly recommend for your relaxing holiday. Head there now to explore these serene destinations and for a wonderful stay near the beaches.
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