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Address: Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This is a retreat destination just at the outskirts of Mumbai. The beach...

This is a retreat destination just at the outskirts of Mumbai. The beach and the Versova fort located here are very popular. Madh Island can easily be reached by road or even by a ferry from Versova, Andheri.

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Mini vacation within Mumbai

The Madh offers a chance to take a mini vacation during weekends or holidays, within the city. For starters, the drive is quite nice, once u've crossed the crowded suburbs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Madh offers a chance to take a mini vacation during weekends or holidays, within the city. For starters, the drive is quite nice, once u've crossed the crowded suburbs. There are a lot if bungalow stays available as well as star hotels like Retreat and the Resort. Beaches are nice for a stroll though it's not advisable to enter... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

There's no better place to spend a random evening than on Madh Island beach. One gets a perfect sunset view, kids playing football or cricket and waves gushing onto you. There are many resorts and bungalows which can be rented, one of which is Samara Gardens. The beach however is infamous for it's sinking sand, which has caused many cases... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Wouldn't recommend it to a non-Mumbaikar. This place is alright for a weekend get away if you book a bungalow. Most of the resorts are shady. Definitely not for the families.

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1 Thank Siddhartha J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place close to Mumbai for a quick weekend getaway. I would suggest staying at Manisha bungalow or the retreat if budget allows. The beach is in good condition but the water is not safe to swim. The currents are very strong.

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1 Thank anushie
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Madh island is about 1to 1 1/2 hr drive from down town. The beach is not friendly as there are cases of people drowning during high tides. As a beach it is not that clean but there are 5 star Hotels where one can spend a week end.

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1 Thank Anil K
Gangtok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The first thing that hits you is the smell of dried fish and the humidity. Caught a Baramundi,Tradefin Salmon being on a rickity old boat the whole day with the sun bearing down and the omnipresent smell of fish.Got seasick a no of times.But what an experience it was. The village people are friendly and we got a basketfull of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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417 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Spent aweekend at my friend's beach house with a neat swimming pool...it was great. However, the beach itself is awful with debris rubbish and dried fish stink. If a friend owns a house here, its a nice getaway!

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1 Thank gammo
Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A journey to fishing village and farmland a midst beautiful mangroves was refreshing although smelling of fish was rather irritating.It is perfect destination for party, a break from city hustle and bustle.Beach is not so clean.Cottages and foods were available. The Resort Hotel is nearby.

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3 Thank jojo5222
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The moment you set your eyes on the beach its gives you a feeling of relaxation. This beach is not as commercial as some of the other beaches in Mumbai like Juhu beach. Have a property just overlooking the beach so head over there on weekends. Absolutely refreshing love it.

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Thank sunnyahuja4586
Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am really surprised that many reviews (but written by indians in that funny SMS like english) are describing this locality as a "paradise"; even googling you will find such outdated info. Maybe once, this place was looking better, but nowdays (I spent Easter day there) no more. The small city seems one pictured in one of those movies like... More 

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