The resort is nice but needs restoration in some places. We had reached early in the morning. As booked the resort had send a vehicle to pick up us from station. We were accommodated in a different room on paying some charges as we had reservations from 12:00 P.M. We went there on the republic day. The resort had made good arrangements for celebrating the same with complimentary snacks.The kids got flags painted on their faces. One of the senior guests hoisted the flag. Felt nice. The pros of the place are as follows:
1) The food quality and variety is good. Though a bit expensive but you have no option as there is no other restaurant nearby. Its better to take all meals package which include breakfast lunch and dinner for the family. It should cost around Rs.1300/- per day.
2) The staffs were good and courteous.
3) The pool was clean & well kept.
4) The rooms were well kept.
5) The beach is calm and less crowded.
The cons of the place are as follows:
1) The place is located away from the main beach area. Returning back to the resort in night is a task with no street lights and very bumpy red soil road. the stretch should not be more than 3 to 4 kms. but the auto walas charge around rs125/- for a one way trip to the main beach area.Once we had to pay rs. 600 fare for an indica just for a doctors visit in the main beach area from resort as one member of the group had sprained her foot.
2) The walk to the beach is also not very good. The stairs from the resort to the beach are without railings very steep and not properly constructed. The walking distance from the resort to the beach is quite considerable as compared to the main beach hotels.
3) Those who want to enjoy big waves will have to go to main beach area.
I would suggest the resort guys to provide transportation to the guests at a reasonable rate.
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