Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Posted On November 10, 2015 by Team iCynosure.

A gem hidden in the chaos of the Mumbai city, the Resort Mumbai - Madh Marve is the perfect getaway located just 21 kms from Mumbai airport and just 9 kms from the Western Express Highway at Goregaon. The destination retreat occupies a place of pride on the gorgeous stretch of the Aksa beach along the southern end of Madh Island facing the cool blue Arabian Sea. As you drive down the length of the road, the Resort will appear out of nowhere and amaze you with its spell-bounding architectural facade. The closer you get, the more bewilder you will feel with the royal passageway that welcomes guests with its natural palm tree enclosure. The natural marvel and the man-made heaven completely blend together in sync never hindering the glorious presence of each other. 

The interiors reflect the rich heritage of the place with modern amenities that seamlessly merge together to give guests the best of both the worlds. We were checked into a gorgeous room that offered enough space for privacy and an equally private balcony overlooking the beach to relax while sipping some tea. Apart from the regular rooms, there are the suites, cottage or the villa that can house a group as well. Every stay option is backed with the regular amenities including wi-fi connectivity and a much-needed mini-bar.  

The food fiesta is witnessed in the multiple-themed restaurants and the cafe; and you will be split for choice. The spread for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes is equally elaborate with a fascinating mix between the old and new dish variations to tantalise the palette. While there are special food feasts designed by the chefs throughout the year, Chef Sandeep caters to almost every special request that is made. During our stay they had the Gujarati and Rajasthani Food Fest going on and I gorged on a huge portion of Daal-Bhatti Churma after years; a dish that my grandmother made so often. 

The Resort has a private exit onto the Aksa beach and it’s crucial to reiterate that the beach is the most clean, the most untouched I’ve seen in the country. Within a few minutes you can shuttle between the expanse of the resort garden and the beach to enjoy nature in all its glory. They also have a children’s play area, children’s pool and one can even hire the services of a child minder to be able to enjoy the stay worry-free. 

The General Manager of the Resort, “Mr. Satyajit Kotwal, took me around to highlight the Resort’s facilities including the numerous banqueting options that can cater to social and official functions for hundred to a thousand people. The Resort truly is a luxury beach resort within the city limits which takes you away from the mundane city life to the relaxed, cozy and laid back holiday in just a few minutes. As Satyajit mentioned, it is no surprise that the Resort has won prestigious Excellence Awards from the travel sector for it impeccable amenities, fantastic customer service and attentive and courteous staff. 

Just a day prior to my staycation, the Resort organised a unique initiative RangDiya; wherein 30 women from the NGO Kirti Mahila Utkarsha Mandal created a record of putting together 7000 traditional diyas to make the largest ever Rangoli with diyas covering 13,000 square feet. No mean feat that is. 

The weekend that I indulged in my #staycation at the Resort, Madh Marve, has renewed my energies for the upcoming festive season. I’m already planning my next visit, and will book as soon as they reopen their spa which is being renovated at the moment. 

If you want to unwind from the hectic days in office, but don’t want to bother travelling; take my suggestion and head straight to K. Raheja Corp’s The Resort Mumbai to soak in the Arabian Sea. 

Now going back to my Diwali celebrations!
- Heena


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