At a Glance
- The best beach hotel in Tamil Nadu, ideal for a few days R&R after a tour through the state
- Close to Chennai (24 miles), so you can drive straight to the airport
- Minimalist decor, many with sea views over the Bay of Bengal
- Great Jiva Spa and excellent swimming pool
- Superb cuisine
Located near Covelong Beach and the Tamil Nadu temple towns of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram, the Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove offers a relaxing coastal escape from the hustle and bustle of Chennai. Set within the ramparts of an eighteeth-century Dutch fort, Fisherman’s Cove itself is contemporary in style, and there are 88 well appointed and comfortable rooms, many facing the Bay of Bengal, with a sleek, minimalist décor. A few cottages scattered through the grounds offer further privacy.
You can enjoy therapeutic spa treatments at the signature Jiva spa, a wide range of water sports, or simply wander through the gardens and find a shady spot to read a book. If you’ve spent your day exploring Tamil Nadu, a dip in the lovel swimming pool and a cocktail at the Sunburst Bar will soon refresh you. Afterwards, choose between international dishes and farm-to-table modern Indian seafood cuisine, best enjoyed beneath the stars at the Bay View restaurant.