What can I say about this place? AMAZING! STUNNING! The Kailash Beach Resort is a few kilometres south of Pondichery, along the coastal road. It's air is more of a relaxed spa than a beachside property. It is clean, from the entry you notice its well kept public areas and clean tiled or stucco exteriors.
The Reception staff are quietly efficient. The courtyard is in itself a quiet bolt hole, surrounded by rooms that have the French Colonial feel: high sitting double beds, Indian print cotton coverlets, chairs and your own balcony overlooking the grounds or the pool.
All public areas throughout are clean, inviting and have the Colonial flavour again. Unique chairs include one of the first attempts at a recliner, with a folding board that extends from the arms to accommodate putting the feet up. Surprisingly comfortable.
The grounds include several thatched cottages with open sides, good for corporate or large private events. While we didn't avail ourselves of these, prior booking could have used these for personal music or dance lessons. The small shop onsite is full of postcards, local handicrafts and clothing.
The piece de resistance if of course the mammoth, gorgeous, and clean swimming pool. It provides the central focus of the main buildings, with its own changing huts and showers for cleaning off going into/ coming out of the pool. A child's area and a shallow area with underwater benches provide a sauna like feel. Yet all pool areas are linked, allowing full use of the facilities without getting out of the lovely warm waters. Soaking here can take all day and you'll love every minute.
Food is provided in the poolside restaurant and bar area. It's good, with a nice a la carte or buffet breakfast, decent lunch and dinner menus.
Would I recommend for others? Well, I have hesitated to, mainly because I don't want the publicity to spoil the place. But I would absolutely go, and hope to spend some time each year from now on here.
Kailash Beach Resort is at Poornankuppam Village, Ariankuppam Commune, Pondicherry - 605 007. Website is www.kailashbeachhotel.com
- Also Known As:
- Kailash Beach Hotel Pondicherry
- Kailash Beach Hotel
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