A short weekend away luxuriating in the lap of nature or getting pampered in the midst of lavish cosiness is just the remedy you need. When bogged down by the constraints of time, a weekend travel plan from the city is the perfect answer to your woes; and more significantly, the best way to get away from the stress and tensions of your daily routine. Take a break to travel and recharge your batteries; Yo! Vizag lists out the conveniently located resorts in the vicinity of our city for you to travel.
Salsons Retreat In midst of mango orchards and teak plantations is a nature lover’s paradise – Salson’s Retreat. Spread over
six acres adjacent to the scenic Thatipudi lake, pass your time at the play area or go for a boat ride with your
family. If you’re in for an authentic camping experience with tents and stars, this is the place for it. Don’t worry
if comforting luxury is more your style either, they have a bungalow equipped with two suites and a kitchen.
Distance from the city: 70 KM
The lure: Boating & camping facilities MAYFAIR PALM BEACH RESORT By the Gopalpur beach is a colossal resort spread over 12 acres of lush greenery. Panoramic views of the sea, a Captain’s Deck, airy cabanas and more, Mayfair Palm Beach Resort is an architectural beauty in white and blue. The
different kinds of rooms are a luxurious delight to stay at, especially the Premium Suite that comes with its own dip pool. Food served at the restaurants and bars here is made from fresh produce grown on the premises itself or brought
in by local fishermen.
Distance from the city: 288 KM
The lure: Beach view & private dip pool Sunray Resort Luxurious villas, charming private pools, an abundance of greenery and a team of professionals catering to your ever need is what one can expect. Sunray Resorts is an eco-friendly, green recourse where guests can utilise battery-operated vehicles for transport within the premises. The resort offers an array of activities like golfing, yoga or cycling. If fun is more your style; chill out in the Jacuzzi or better yet, slide down the water slide and be a party favourite.
Distance from the city: 44 KM
Location: NH-5, towards Srikakulam
The Lure: Water slide THE BHEEMILI RESORT A plush resort by the beach, The Bheemili Resort is an amazing place to relax, refresh and rejuvenate for the weekend. This boutique hotel has something for everyone in the family – an infinity pool, a restro bar serving multi-cuisine, in-house theatre lounge, snooker, night cricket, game zone and more. Indulge in some sauna, Jacuzzi or spa time while you’re here or gorge on scrumptious food from their four restaurants – The Square, Infinity, Water Bar and the authentic Japanese restaurant – Teppanyaki.
Distance from the city: 15 KM
The lure: Authentic Japanese food SRISANTHI RESORTS In midst of rustic surroundings is SriSanthi Resorts set in a sprawling English Manor landscape. The resort has an impressive Lord Balaji temple in the premises, adding a touch of sanctity to the otherwise laid-back resort. Picnic arenas, a rain dance kiosk and more will keep you refreshed over the weekend as you stay at their cottages or four-bedroom villas. Or just check into their newly launched swimming-pool villas and lounge in your luxurious private pool all weekend.
Distance from the city: 40 KM
Location: Savaravalli hamlet
The lure: Swimming pool villas BY THE GODAVARI (STERLING HOLIDAYS) If a riverside holiday complete with water lilies and beautiful sunsets is your idea of perfection, then head over to this Sterling Holidays resort by the river Godavari. Relax your evenings away at the swimming pool or the spa and spend time by the bonfire after the sun sets. By the pool is a tavern that is the ideal place to lounge when you’re not busy with the various fun activities offered at the Holiday Activities Centre.
Distance from the city: 265 KM
The lure: Serene backwaters & stunning views CHANDOORI SAI GUESTHOUSE A colourful, handmade guesthouse situated in midst of rural India, this unique resort offers a peek into the lives of Adivasis. Designed based on the houses of Poraja and Khonda tribes, Chandoori Sai has been run by Australian Leon
Mahoney since 2005. The elegant eco-lodge constructed with locally burnt bricks, terracotta and floor tiles serves continental and authentic local dishes devoid of preservatives. With five rooms and a detached two-room chalet, the
homestay-style resort is a unique delight.
Distance from the city: 200 KM
Location: Goudaguda Village, Koraput
The lure: The rustic experience