For our anniversary, we typically book a 5-star hotel and only relax for the weekend. As previously said, we wished:-
- A five-star hotel near Pune (i.e., not over 3-4 hours of drive)
- Where we will easily get seafood?
- And when it comes to seafood, you must go to a beach place (where else will you get cheap and yet yummy seafood)
Based on our selections, what place do you think we should have chosen? Yes, you guessed correctly, it was Alibaug. We finalized two properties in Alibaug:
- Tropicana Alibaug Resort & Spa
- Radisson Blu Alibaug Resort and Spa
We picked Tropicana Resort & Spa Alibaug because it had availability on the day we wanted to visit. We intended to spend our daughter’s birthday at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug.
Tropicana Resort & Spa, in the quaint little coastal town of Alibaug, is a luxury resort that provides an extravagance and peaceful getaway.
The Tropicana Resort & Spa in Alibaug is a short drive from Mumbai and Pune, making it an ideal spot for weekday retreats and weekend getaways. The journey has improved significantly now that the new RORO Ferry service from Mumbai to Mandwa and back is in operation, you can travel across the sea or drive in your car in no time!
This 12-acre expanse of balmy palms and dense greenery is a cornucopia of tropical living and contemporary grandeur. The resort has an idyllic environment with luxury villas, suites, and rooms, all complemented by impeccable service, allowing you to experience the very finest of hospitality.
Things to do at Tropicana Resort & Spa- Alibaug
EAT is Tropicana’s all-day dining hub. For lunch, dinner, and buffet breakfast, the beautifully crafted menu provides a wide selection of Continental, American, Oriental, Indian, and traditionally ‘Konkani’ cuisines.
CAPTAIN COOK is a soothing poolside lounge kitchen. Sip your wine, savor your whiskey, swish your drink, or gulp those acid shots. Raise your toast to good times at Captain Cook’s poolside bar.
Celebrate the special moment with a romantic candlelight dinner at the Gazebo. Allow your senses to be enchanted by the charming and blissful environment when you melt away in a world of love with your special someone!
A swimming pool, a fitness center, a library, jogging, and walking tracks, and a huge outdoor play area where visitors can enjoy sports and events like soccer, badminton, cricket, and archery are also accessible. You may also play chess, billiards, and other board games in the indoor gaming area.
Tropicana Resort & Spa is the ideal place to relax and unwind amid nature’s beauty. Sante, as the name suggests, is a toast to good health and happiness. Sante, the spa at Tropicana Resort & Spa, Alibaug, offers international luxury spa and beauty facilities that promote complete well-being and aid in the restoration of mind, body, and soul balance.
Massages, body rituals, and body wraps, as well as facial and makeup therapies, are among the many calming services and indigenous remedies offered by professionals. Aromatherapy, Sante Signature Massage, Lomi Lomi, traditional Indian, Thai, or Balinese massages, and more are available. Relax in the jacuzzi or schedule a massage for two in the private pair therapy room.
Celebrate a Special Day or an Office Meeting
Tropicana Resort & Spa, Alibaug’s lush green expanse, poolside lounge bar, and gazebos make it a stunning venue for intimate, fantasy wedding ceremonies and receptions that span the luxurious 12 acres of spectacular space. They go to great lengths to guarantee that every stay at the resort leaves you with permanent, memorable memories. Birthdays and tea parties, as well as bridal and baby showers, bachelor parties, sangeet, and mehndi celebrations, are all celebrated with pomp and luxury!
Plan an annual lunch, an offsite, or choose an appropriate location for team-building activities. Tropicana Resort & Spa, Alibaug, meets all specifications, with an indoor banquet hall and outdoor lawns for the perfect conference or meeting environment.
They also want to include live music bands and DJs, as well as intriguing performing arts and entertainment options including local multicultural music and dance, stand-up comedy, drum circles, and much more. With the help of our in-house food and beverage consultants, you can build a menu for your event.
Take a Tour of the Surrounding Areas in and Around Alibaug!
Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple-13 kilometers from Alibaug is the Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple. It is a well-known Shiva temple perched on a tiny hill 1200 feet above sea level. It is enough to ascend a flight of approximately 750 well-paved stairs. When you arrive at the temple’s picturesque property, the fatigue of the uphill climb vanishes. The main deity at the temple is Shiva, who is surrounded by several small shrines. Behind the temple is an ancient red stone water tank known as a “Pushkarni,” which is filled with water almost all year.
Alibaug Beach-Alibaug Beach is the only beach in town. It’s a black-sand beach with a panoramic view of the Kolaba Fort. The remains of the fort are visible from the coast and are easily accessible by wading through the seas at low tide or enjoying a short boat ride at high tide. There is a Mazhar of Ali Shah Bawa in the area, and they named the beach after him.
Akshi Beach-Akshi Beach is 5 kilometers from Alibaug Bus Depot on the Alibag-Revdanda Road. It is a common destination for birdwatchers and nature lovers because of its beautiful white sandy beach surrounded by cypress groves. Akshi is an evergreen fishermen’s village; it’s not crowded, so it’s a quiet and unexplored sea.
Kihim Beach is situated 12 kilometers north of Alibaug. A variety of trees that are home to many butterflies, palm trees, and wildflowers surround it. Because of its secluded venue, Kihim Beach has retained its natural beauty. Beautiful migratory and native animals abound on the sand.
Revdanda Fort-Revdanda Fort, also known as Revdanda Aagarkot, is about 17 kilometres from Alibaug. The castle was founded in 1558 by a Portuguese captain named Soj. From the castle, visitors can see Revdanda Port. The Salav Bridge at the port connects Murud and Alibaug and offers a panoramic view of the port, beach, and the betel nut plantations that surround Revdanda Fort.
Kolaba Fort – Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj found the Kolaba Fort in 1680 and dates back over 300 years. It has two main entrances, one by the shore and the other towards Alibaug. The walls of the fort are 25 feet tall, 350 feet high, and 900 feet wide. The fort came to prominence because of several conflicts between the Marathas and the Siddis, as well as the British and the Portuguese.
Nagaon Beach-Nagaon Beach is on the Arabian Sea’s shores, 9 kilometers from Alibaug’s city center. This beach is well known for its cleanliness and for holding water-based activity activities. It is lined with palms, betel, and suru trees.
Best Time to Visit – From September to February
Best Recommend Accommodation – Pool-facing rooms on higher floors have a nice view.
What We Like the Most –
- The staff is brilliant, attentive, and charming, and the production is excellent. Our stay was flawless, with a beautifully furnished and well-appointed suite, a delectable breakfast, a relaxing atmosphere in the lounge, and thoughtful ‘small extras’ at turndown. The team is caring without being intrusive, and they anticipate your every needs long before you do!
- The restaurant was outstanding and well-run, with a wide variety of breakfast offerings. I enjoyed jazz and hearing FLUTE music while enjoying breakfast in a restaurant brightened my day.
Improvement Suggestion –
- There is no elevator, and the restaurant is on the third level. It is very difficult for an older person to climb two floors.
- The property’s access route can be changed.
- Because of the Covid – 19 situation, the pool and gym are inoperable; there must be a backup plan in place to keep the guests entertained.
- A bonfire may be organized. However, it had to be paid separately. Since all the hotel’s offerings were unavailable owing to Covid, the hotel could have included this service for free.
So this is all from our side on this. I hope this has helped choosing your stay if you are visiting Alibaug for the first time. I am sure this place will definitely add something good in your experience.
Let me now in comments below if you would like add something up in this or if you have visited Alibaug and know a better place, I would love to know that as well.
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