Soak up the sun, sand and the sea around the Garden City. Though there are no beaches in here, the places close by such as Mangalore and Udupi, offer a true sandy retreat. The neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala too have beautiful coastlines and are easily accessible from the metro. Making your vacation a worthwhile one are the beach resorts near Bangalore that beckon you for a comfortable and fun vacation. Relax amidst Mediterranean environs, reminisce in the bygone Portuguese era, pamper yourself in the spa or sip on your favourite drink by the azure waters.
1. The Taj Exotica, Goa
While discussing beach resorts near Bangalore, The Taj Exotica in Goa simply has to get a mention. This 56 acre 5star offering from The Taj Group is on the southwest coast of Goa overlooking the Arabian Sea. Hardly an 8 hours' drive from Bangalore, the resort offers complete relaxation by slowing down time within in Mediterranean environs.
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The resort offers all kinds of fitness, leisure and business services to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The spa at this resort offers decadent pampering sessions to its patrons and is widely popular. When and if you want to step out of this luxury and explore around, you can spend some quality time enjoying the white sands of the Benaulim Beach right outside the resort and also visit a few of the old churches near the resort .
2. Kenilworth Beach Resort, Goa
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Kenilworth Beach Resort, Goa is another one among the beach resorts near Bangalore that offers you the experience of Goa's pristine beaches while reminding you of the bygone Portuguese era. The Sohum Spa at this luxury retreat makes sure you are fully rejuvenated during your stay here.The gym at the resort, along with its expert trainers make sure that you also stay fit while enjoying your vacation.
3. Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry
Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry is a rare gem among the beach resorts around Bangalore that is built entirely on a man-made lake. That and the lush coconut vegetation in the surrounding, make it a perfect place to create memories to cherish for a lifetime. The resort is barely 9kms from Auroville Beach and is very close to the Uthukattamman Temple.
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It offers several rooms and villas to suit discerning visitors’ choice. Every accommodation is loaded with amenities like Wi-Fi and TV. The in-house restaurant serves delightful tandoori and grilled delicacies. There is also a lovely coffee shop and a bar with a dance floor for you to shake a leg or two.
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4. Summer Sands Beach Resort, Mangalore
Set amidst a sprawling 15 acre property, Summer Sands Beach Resort on Ullal-Someshwar Beach in Mangalore is the perfect getaway if you’re looking for a holiday at one of the beach resorts around Bangalore. This beautiful 3star stay offers comfortable accommodation within its peaceful environs.
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The Dolphin Bay Club in here offers plenty of recreational activities like indoor games and a mini library to keep you engaged during your stay. You can also indulge in Ayurveda massages and other relaxation techniques or ask for yoga/meditation sessions. There is also a swimming pool, a children’s park, in case you are travelling with children and a sprawling golf course is just a few minutes from Summer Sands.
5. Palm Grove Beach Resort, Udupi
From a list of beach resorts around Bangalore, Palm Grove Beach Resort in Udupi is a budget resort that offers you an experience incomparable to any other. The nearest airport is Mangalore and the stay is close to the railway station at Udupi.
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On offer here are taxi services, doctor on call, guide services, a conference hall and a host of other services to make you comfortable. In Udupi, you could explore its historical Krishna Temple or even delight your senses with the local vegetarian fare that is now a brand of its own all over the world.
6. Paradise Isle Beach Resort, Udupi
A list of beach resorts near Bangalore needs the mention of Paradise Isle Beach Resort. It is the only premium beach resort in coastal Karnataka. This is in Malpe town and sits protected from the high tidal waves by being located on a couple of islands. It is accessible from the airport in Mangalore and is 5 kms from Udupi. This 4 star retreat is closely situated to tourist attractions like Kaup Beach, the Krishna Temple and St. Mary’s Island.
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The rooms are well equipped with TV, telephones and other modern amenities. The resort offers a delectable seafood fare in its ocean view restaurant. There is also a pleasant coffee shop and another multi-cuisine restaurant. If you want some water sport activities, the stay will make the arrangements on your request.
7. Swaswara Resort, Gokarna
Swaswara is not simply a resort; it is a destination in itself. Set in the backdrop of Om Beach at the foothills of the Western Ghats, this retreat in Gokarna is an experience of its own. Swaswara, which means ‘one’s own inner voice’, helps you hear some while you stay here. The fresh breeze from the sea sets the wind chimes to action, the sound from which soothes the soul through one’s ears. It even seems possible to attain Moksha while you meditate here facing the vastness of the Arabian Sea.
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Every offering at this resort is based on the principle that places your wellbeing at the vortex. The food, the accommodation and the Ayurveda therapies aim to give you a holistic wellbeing. Swaswara uses fresh catch everyday for their seafood menu and grows its own vegetables to serve its guests. Meat or hard liquor do not feature in their offerings here. If you are vegan or live a gluten-free life, this is the place that will spoil you with its exquisite epicurean delights suited to your choice.
8. Devbagh Beach Resort, Karwar
Karwar is a small seaside city in coastal Karnataka. Set in one of the finest beaches here is Devbagh Beach Resort nestled in a Casuarina grove. The resort has several log huts and cottages that are equipped with modern amenities. It faces a private beach where you can simply get some sand in your hair and enjoy the waters. The fish harbor in the vicinity is a must see.
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At an extra cost, the resort organises a variety of adventure sports like parasailing, snorkeling, banana boat rides and cruises depending on the weather. Karwar with its rich biodiversity gives you the opportunity to catch glimpses of various avian species, not too far from the stay. You could also request for taxi service, airport/station transfers, doctor or the laundry service, which the resort will happily oblige you for.
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9. Majali Beach Resort, Karwar
Majali Beach Resort in Karwar is a strict no-alcohol resort. They actually call it a beach village and offer tree houses, row cottages and wood houses as the options for accommodation. The stay offers a host of adventure activities like rappelling, kayaking, and Tilmati Beach trip among others. It also organises trekking activities for its guests.
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The cruise to the Tilmati Beach is unique with its stretch of black sands, dolphin sightings, island trips, rock climbing and much more. The restaurant here cooks up a joyous menu for you to choose from; the rava fried fish served here is the in-house specialty and is popular among those who visit Karwar.
10. Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram
Are you looking for leisurely beach resorts near Bangalore? Perhaps Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay at Mahabalipuram is what you need to visit. Radisson BLU with its 44 acres of tropical greenery set against the Bay of Bengal ensures that you are fully relaxed during your stay here. On offer are chalet and villa accommodations with views of the sparkling bay, the ancient temple of Mahabalipuram and even the longest pool in India, which is a part of this resort.
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The accommodation options are available with high speed internet, tea/coffee making facilities and other modern amenities. The best of the local cuisine is provided in the two in-house restaurants. The bar called Maritime tales is just perfect to enjoy a couple of chilled beer or a few glasses of wine while you are in Mahabalipuram. Snorkeling over the ancient Shore Temple is the novel experience that can be had only when you are here.
11. The Windflower Resort and Spa, Pondicherry
Between the bright blue sea and the back waters of Chunnambar, The Windflower Resort and Spa in Pondicherry is a beach resort made for those who are romantic at heart. Though far from the maddening crowd, it is easily accessible by air, train or by road. On offer are several villas, suites and studio rooms as accommodation. The rooms are well equipped with amenities like TV, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities, among others.
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There is also a full service spa, a bar and an outdoor pool. You could try the nearby attractions like the church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Botanical Gardens and Pondicherry Lighthouse. Please note that the local laws may prevent unmarried guests from sharing rooms and you may have to provide a certificate of marriage for your stay.
12. Nirvana, Bekal
This much-sought after resort in God’s Own Country, Kerala, is one the most well planned beach resorts near Bangalore. Nirvana in Bekal is a luxury destination not very far from the Bekal Fort. The pristine beach at Bekal is barely 100metres away from here. Rich in history and natural in its settings, this place lends an enthralling experience to all its guests. The restaurant built in traditional Kerala style offers cuisines from all around the world while the spa pampers with Ayurvedic therapies and massages for a total submission to the relaxation mode.
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Crick Zone is the activities area where cricket enthusiasts can practice a few batting/bowling shots. You can explore the Fort, beach or the beach park during your stay. An evening spent watching Theyyam, the folk art of the region is another rich experience of this area. You could also visit the lake temple in Ananthapura or visit the backwaters of Valiparamba to make your vacation more memorable.
13. Ideal Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram
If you are looking for a place to refresh your mind, body and soul, Ideal Beach Resort in Mahabalipuram is just the perfect place for this purpose. A private beach, rich rooms and good food among other such positive reasons, make this resort an ideal for the perfect weekend getaway. Take a walk along the blue water or simply enjoy some fine wine on the balconies overlooking the sea, we are sure you will feel rejuvenated after your stay here.
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The resort offers different kinds of rooms to fit your budget. It provides a dining option of various cuisines, has a swimming pool and also a lively bar. The spa here is a major attraction and you’d find yourself indulging in an array of Ayurvedic spa treatments that are sure to leave you feeling totally spoilt with its decadence.
14. Marari Beach Resort, Alleppey
Marari Beach Resort in Alleppey teaches you the fine art of unwinding. At this resort, you can truly let your hair down and enjoy your time as it flows, quite like the nearby sea. There is no schedule for holiday activities or even a TV to watch, unwinding here happens, just the way you would want it. Forget your to-do list and simply ’be’ is the mantra here. Though you can keep yourself engaged by learning to cook with the exotic spices of Kerala or simply enjoy the fresh catch from the sea.
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The synchronized massage famous in Kerala is best experienced at the spa in this resort. The retreat practices sustainable eco-tourism and in principle, offers unique experience to its guests. One such is the cardamom harvesting activity in the hills along with the locals, quite possibly the most unique holiday experience not offered in any itineraries elsewhere. Many former guests claim that this place offers the best food by polite and gracious staff. The warm, carefree atmosphere here is sure to turn you into a Marari loyalist.
15. Turtle Bay Beach Resort, Mangalore
Are you seduced with the idea of swimming in the sea and lounging around on the vast stretch of golden sand along the beach? Turtle Bay Beach Resort in Mangalore offers just that and much more. The swaying coconut palms against the Arabian Sea make a postcard perfect setting. This Beach eco-tourism resort lets you swim, dive and snorkel in the clear water of the sea.
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Over here, you can enjoy a slice of rustic living coupled with delicious coastal cuisine and relaxing Ayurvedic therapies. The stay offers all services and amenities that are needed to make you comfortable. Turtle Bay is one of those rustic beach resorts near Bangalore that has something to offer for every kind of vacation seekers.
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Bangalore, in its vicinity, offers such lovely beach getaways. Go ahead, bask in the sandy shores and blue waters, build sand castles, simply stroll along the beach or maybe just sit and watch the day pass you by! The luxury experiencing The Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea will help you reclaim your peace of mind.