Never imagined such a huge place Eco-friendly near Pondicherry (Pondy) and hardly 2 hours escape from Chennai (a.k.a Madras). They provide different types of rooms (Check their web-site). We took Baywatch room, which was facing the sea. Could not see sun-rise as it was cloudy for the entire duration we stayed.
Room we stayed had bamboo floors, thatched roof. It was quite a difference experience.
Our kids were scared with the insects and Millipedes crawling around the floor, roof, seat, bed, and our dresses that were left for drying. Had to be cautious. Couple of Millepede were lucky enough to travel with us back to Chennai :-P
Rooms had a closed cupboard with mini refrigerator and safe. You can keep few dresses in that, but not many that can escape from the insects
Restaurant was good, Staffs were courteous, Negative part is food was too costly. Cannot imagine to have Cup of Tea for Rs 100 & Coconut water for Rs 150/-, I get in Chennai for Rs 30/-, and Pondy area is famous for Coconut trees.
Swimming pool facility was good. Although a small pool, Negative part No life guards or life support equipments. Deep (7 ft) is immediate to small pool, and there is no markings of the deep.
Good kids play area, you get bicycles to roam around the resort. You also get kids cycles on request.
They have organic farm internally.
The climate was horrible, although it was OK in night (one of the night it was raining heavily) day was quite sultry, although the whole place is green with some small ponds inside. Worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our village is designed for travelers who are looking for a place for a long, leisurely stay surrounded by tranquility, peace, and comfort. This 25-acre eco-friendly beach village features uniquely designed bungalows and cottages, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700m of pristine beach. The Dune welcomes guests all through the year. We aim to create an environment "to live in harmony with nature and men". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dune Beach Village