Every Year i treat myself a luxury getaway at one of the Taj properties using the 10K voucher that i get from my American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card (review). In the past, i’ve used the vouchers to stay at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai & Taj Surya, Coimbatore and i always enjoy staying with Taj properties.
Their attention to detail, especially on service makes them one of the best hotel brand in the world and this stay at Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove Resort & Spa too was no exception.
My Experience at Taj Fisherman’s Cove
- Cost: 9,500 INR+GST
I booked the Garden View room via Taj centralized reservation and requested for a Sea View upgrade if available. Technically, Garden View rooms are more spacious, so I wasn’t really hoping for the upgrade anyway.
This luxury beach resort is located near the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Chennai, about 40 Km from the Airport and it is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway (whether for friends, families or couples).
- Uber from Airport: ~800 INR (1hr 15mins)
Check-in & Lobby
The check-in went very smoothly. You are asked to wait in the lobby while they come to you for check-in formalities. Got the Taj traditional welcome along with a welcome drink. All were done in less than 10 mins and I was then guided to my room.
I was told that my room got upgraded from Garden View to Sea View (Yay!). Sea View rooms are in the main building while Garden View rooms are a bit away. But they’ve got electric carts to take you there anyway.
The interiors were splendid and truly felt like heaven 🙂
The Pool & Sea View were nicely granted from the window. The overall look was nice and scenic, though the Sea “view” is not so great as the trees in-between kinda block the view a bit. You still could spend hours enjoying your time with this spectacular view.
The resort is situated on a 48 Acre land and most of that is covered with lush green grass. Nature is there for you to enjoy at its best. It’s so “Instagramic” as well, check out some of the shots taken at the property below!
Apart from the regular rooms, to experience the property at its best, you must book one of their cottages that comes with a private area facing the beach. My next stay in this property would probably be in one of their cottages. Check out how scenic they’re:
While cottages are the best, they’re bit old and some of them are under renovation now. So, if you’re planning on staying in one of those cottages, ask for the renovated ones.
The resort grants access to a private beach area where you can spend your chilled evening or early morning breathing in the scent of the sea. The beach is neat and clean. We spent a few hours in the beach as the weather was fortunately cloudy.
Breakfast & In-Room Dining
In Room Dining: We ordered some sandwich, which doesn’t meet our expectations, especially when it costs a whooping 750 INR. Almost all items on menu were 3X Costlier.
Breakfast: Its included in the package, serving both Western and Indian delicacy with lots of tasty options to choose from. Apart from the delicious main course, my favorite here was the Cold Coffee.
And sorry… I realized that I did not snap any pics before getting started with it. Though, here’s one in mid way!
This is probably the only property I know where the checkout is done in a separated place – in a room opposite to the check-in area. They adjusted the Room Rate + F&B bills on the Taj voucher, meaning I used the entire voucher amount. Sense of Joy! 🙂
This unforgettable experience at Taj Fisherman’s cove was possible because of the Voucher received from American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card. So, go ahead and apply for one and treat yourself an amazing getaway at one of the Taj properties like this. 🙂
Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove is certainly one the best beach resort around Chennai for ages. Even though the property is a bit old, it still holds the charm in every aspect.
If you’re planning to stay in Fishermans Cove, consider staying around winter time, so you can enjoy the Nature + Beach + Pool to the fullest.
- CardExpert Hotel Rating: 5/5
Have you been to Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove or, maybe interested just after reading this article? Feel free to share your views in comments below.