12 REASONS TO VISIT RADDISSON BLU RESORTS TEMPLE BAY

12 REASONS TO VISIT RADDISSON BLU RESORTS TEMPLE BAY

TOP 12 REASONS TO WHISK YOUR LOVED ONES TO RADISSON BLU RESORTS TEMPLE BAY BY GRT HOTELS, MAHABALIPURAM

Looking for a destination to spend time with your loved ones, celebrate special occasions or need a break from your maddening work schedule? Whatever might be the reason, we have the answer for you.

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In the quaint temple town of Mahabalipuram, off the coast of ECR is Raddison Blu Resort Temple Bay by GRT hotels. A boutique luxury hotel by the seaside, sprawling over 44 acres and overlooking the golden sands of Bay of Bengal.

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Villa with sea view 

1. Luxurious stay

You could choose between artistically designed sea facing chalets or pool facing rooms – the only difficulty is choosing between them.

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 Sea view Chalet

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Intricate wooden carving 

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It’s the little things that matter

The Bay villa comes with a spectacular view of the Bay of Bengal and Shore temple,  and a private Jacuzzi whirlpool. The bath tub comes with a personalized spa hamper.

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 Soak your troubles away!

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Spa hamper  

2. Pool hopping?

If it wasn’t already difficult to decide between the pool and the beach, let us thrown in the option of two pools! The meandering pool being the longest in South-East Asia, at almost 27,000 sq feet, you could just step out of your room and jump straight into the pool.

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The longest meandering pool in Asia

The infinity pool seems to reach the Bay of Bengal.  Spend hours at end with your loved one, admiring the sea or sipping cocktails. We love the sunken bar at the infinity pool. Keep the Mojito’s coming!

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The kind of blues we like!

3. Breakfast in Bed

We all love the huge spread of breakfast buffet, but sometimes you just want to wake up late and laze in bed. The indulgence of waking up to the smell of coffee and freshly baked croissants!

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4. Sensational Spa therapy

At the heart of the resort is the sprawling Bodhi and Ayush spa, an oasis of relaxation. The spa treatment includes a line of aromatherapy and ayurvedic massage.

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Up your romantic quotient by trying the couple spa aptly named “Laila Majnu.”

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After a crazy week at work, we were looking forward to our spa session (not that we really need a reason to hit the spa). We opted for the 90 mins couple spa session that included massage, scrub and a steam bath. A true Indulgence of body, mind, and soul.

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5. Gastronomic delight

The property has an all day dining Water’s Edge restaurant, overlooking the water bodies at the hotel. The food served here is an international and cultural melting pot.

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The Wharf is a seafood specialty restaurant, inspired by the five great elements—space, fire, air, water and earth – it is a sublime place, for its surrounding, food, and wine.

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Fresh catch of the day- Red snapper with cape spices

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 Belleni Twist – signature white wine cocktail

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Fresh Chocolate Marquise Mud Pie with Tender Coconut Mousse

6. Spectacular sunrise on the Bay of Bengal

When you’re on the east coast you are blessed with a spectacular sunrise.  We know it’s hard to get out of bed early, but it is totally worth, especially when the beach is a pebble’s throw away. Watch the sky change colors and sun cast a glistening reflection on the water – a sight to behold

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May sound cliché, but feel the salt in the air, wind in the hair, and sand between your toes. You can also see the shore temple while walking on the beach.

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 Shore temple in the distant shadow

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 Every seashell has a story

7. A date with history

The first thought that comes to our mind when we think about Mahabalipuram is the UNESCO world heritage temples. Mahabalipuram or the “land of seven pagodas” dates back to the 7th century. The carvings at the temple are an architectural grandeur and depicts the Dravidian style of architecture.

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 Shore temple

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The Somaskanda sculpture at Shore Temple

Make a visit during the early hours of the morning or late afternoon when the sun rays fall on the monuments and impart a beautiful golden hue.

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Go eco-friendly, pick up the cycles from the hotel and ride around the city following the temple trail exclusively curated by GRT hotels.

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 Mahabalipuram Lighthouse

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8. Catamaran ride and deep sea fishing

Bring out the adventure junkie in you, hop onto a catamaran boat, let the fishermen take you inside the sea, it’s a beautiful sight to watch the temples on a boat. Take a dip in the deep sea, on a clear day you can see the temples submerged under water. Alternatively, you could try your hands at angling!

9. Keep the child in you alive

Be it, adults or kids, at Radisson you have numerous activities to keep you on your toes. Zorbing,  kayak, ATV, archery, beach volley ball, giant chess board to name a few.

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There is s a Mini 9 hole golf course as well. Keep your children occupied with all the fun activities while you and your loved one get an opportunity to sneak off for some alone time.

10. Catch the waves, literally!

Mahabalipuram is known for its beautiful world heritage temples and intricate carvings, but little do people know that it is also a surfing paradise. Mahabalipuram is one the best places in India to learn SURFING! image1-(5)

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All the more reasons for you to stay longer and master the art of SURFING! 10372293_10154066611426155_4936947813819371944_n

11. Yes, I do!

The romance and history in Mahabalipuram find its way into all aspects of saying “I Do”! From the beachfront views to grand ballrooms spanning 10,500 square feet, and manicured lawns for an evening under the stars, you have the perfect spot to start the  rest of your life!

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12. Hospitality

There is no dearth of five-star hotels in today’s world but what makes a hotel class apart is the attentive, discreet and consistent service. It bridges the gap between just another luxury hotel and makes you feel at home.

We were floored by the warm welcome and the service during our entire stay.  The staff paying attention to little details made our trip even more memorable.

If this doesn’t sweep you off your feet, nothing will! Start planning your RADISSON BLU TEMPLE BAY BY GRT HOTELS getaway now!

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Hospitality at it’s best!

How to Reach

By Air: Chennai International Airport (56 km) is the nearest airport.

By Rail: Chengalpattu (29 km) is the nearest railway station. Chennai railway station (58 km) connects all the major railway stations.

By Road: From Chennai it’s 60kms – one hour thirty minutes drive on the scenic east coast road.

From Bangalore: Six-hour drive (350 km).

We were invited to come spend the weekend at Radisson Blu Temple Bay by GRT hotels, however, the experience and opinions are our own.

For more information visit their website:  https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-mamallapuram

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12 Comments

  1. Andrea D'souza 2 months ago

    Such a lovely post Saakshi & Vivek 🙂
    I feel like planing a romantic getaway again!

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      SEATBACKUPRIGHT 2 months ago

      Thanks a lot Andrea! Please plan one and take us along 😉

  2. Sandy N Vyjay 2 months ago

    Superb article Saakshi! Each and every pic is so nice. Brought back sweet memories! 🙂

  3. Shrinidhi Hande 2 months ago

    Well covered… great campus it is indeed

  4. Rashi 2 months ago

    Superb my friends! The pictures are fabulous too. Tempted to visit the place.

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      SEATBACKUPRIGHT 2 months ago

      Thank you so much dear. Next time you plan a trip to Chennai we’ll stay here and then head to Pondicherry!

  5. Rajan syal 2 months ago

    Superb pics and article.

  6. Navnidhi Kumari 2 months ago

    Very well written and lovely pictures !!!! All the best

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      SEATBACKUPRIGHT 2 months ago

      Thanks a lot Navnidhi! Really sweet of you to take out time to read our blogs. Really means a lot to us.

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