As Delhi bloggers van (Ex-Chennai) rolled into Chariot, we were welcomed with garlands made of sea shells and refreshing coconut water.
That’s when it sunk in – I was finally at the beach.
42 acres of bliss beckoned me… and I was ready for it!!!
As a guest of Chariot beach resorts, for this bloggers retreat, my only plan was to have fun in the sun, chill in/by the pool and meet other awesome bloggers – Tick, tick and tick – Mission accomplished.
The hard worker in me took on additional responsibility of tackling Chariot’s Instagram for the fun filled 3 day retreat. The idea was to showcase this luxury resort and ofcourse give a glimpse into how other bloggers were enjoying and experiencing the property – This was a big success and turned out to be invaluable in connecting with other bloggers as well as helping the brand out while the resort was scurrying to ensure things went smoothly.
So apart from all the social media work and amazing blogger talks, there was a lot of downtime, beach parties and tours around Mahabalipuram, carefully curated by the resort, so we could experience all flavors of Chariot and beyond.
Here is an overview of our time at Chariot beach resort and a complete review, what to expect if you visit the property as well as pictures to induce your visit.
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Deluxe Cottages at Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram
Deluxe and sea view cottages at Chariot were hands down my favorite. With two queen size beds in each spacious cottage, outdoor & indoor showers, and a sprawling patio – this is the best way to enjoy your stay at Chariot.
Let’s take a quick look around Chariot –
Simply book a pool side or sea view cottage for the best experience at this luxurious serene retreat.
A quick morning walk to the beach promises to reward you with a stunning sunrise. So no matter which room or cottage you choose, be sure to check out the beach, spa, activity zone, restaurants and other perks of staying in this top beach resort.
Neighborhood Activity Zone
Are you down for some adventure?
How would you like to enjoy 5 acres of the great outdoors and fun filled thrills in Mahabalipuram?
Well then, head to the Neighborhood.
One of its kind in Mahabalipuram and popular with Chariot guests, here you can enjoy jumping hurdles, ziplines, burma bridge, tyre wall, obstacle courses, cycling, outdoor gym, tennis courts and much more to get your adrenaline pumping and keep your fitness levels up.
There’s nothing better than staying fit on the go and Chariot ensures you are on your toes.
Pool Vs Beach – Hard choices to make on a vacation
Since the waters here have low tides, unexpected dips and currents, it is advisable to chill by the beach and stick to the pool for beating the heat and taking a dip.
The swimming pool at Chariot was one of the best parts of the resort. This Olympic sized pool surrounded by palm trees is clean, huge and apt for a dip. Read a book by the pool, play water polo, take underwater photos with your GoPro or swim your heart out – You can easily spend hours at the Chariot pool.
Alternatively, take a walk on the beach towards the shore temple. This takes just 15 mins, plus if you do it before sunrise, you can catch the sky on fire and beat the scorching sun.
Dining Options at Chariot Beach Resort
Looking to tantalize your taste buds and indulge in exceptional south Indian cuisine, healthy shakes/ juices, scrumptious sea food or simple North Indian fare? Well, then you have not one but three options to choose from at Chariot.
- Kapi serves a la carte and buffet all day, multi cuisine dining options for guests.
- Paanam is the beautifully designed cozy bar. Enjoy cocktails and finger food for a memorable evening.
- Coast is literally by the coast. Serving delightful seafood and local fare, get hooked to the catch of the day or enjoy a BBQ on the beach. Good music and drinks are added perks!
Rejuvenating Spa Experience at Chariot
Imagine sound of the waves crashing in your ears, lulling you to surrender to dreamland, while hot oil is carefully poured and rubbed on your back.
Now THAT’s my idea of complete relaxation!
The spa at Chariot beach resort was exactly that and more. The private en-suite spa rooms overlooked the beach , adding to the aura of unwinding and relax atmosphere the resort oozes off .
Your masseuse will ask you about the pressure and any aches/ailments before they start the massage. Mine was an angel and my massage was a nothing less than perfect.
I requested her to open the windows which allowed for cool sea breeze and reverberating sounds of the waves to gently flow in.
The only downside I can think of is that the massage ended too soon. Well, I did get my “booked” hour but it was just not enough. I could lay there, getting pampered, for a few more hours especially since I almost dozed off after this soothing effect.
Chariot Beach Resort Map
Located just 60 odd kms from Chennai, Chariot is easily accessible by road.
Convinced you need a relaxing holiday at Chariot? Here’s how to book –
Address: Five Raths Road, Behind Five Raths Monument, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104
Phone: 044 2742 5000
Website – http://www.chariotbeachresorts.com/
Disclaimer – I was a guest of the resort for this epic #ChariotBloggersRetreat and it was fun through and through. Special thanks to Chariot’s GM – Mr Anand Chandrasekhar, for curating this splendid Chariot experience for all of us.