10 Best Resorts in Pondicherry
Pondicherry, the former French colony and a Union territory, is a most popular tourist destination in India. Many tourists visit Pondicherry and stay in beach resorts which offer excellent services and facilities for total relaxation of mind and body. Pondy resorts by the beach have private beach access. Tourists can unwind and relax in the sun without compromising the comfort of amenities and food. The government promoted resorts like Ashok Beach Hotel (by ITDC) and Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort (by PTDC) offer world-class rooms and amenities at budget prices. But for ultimate luxury and comfort, tourists can try the many luxury resorts in and around Pondi which provide good services as well.
SeaGull Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort operated by the Pondicherry Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has beautiful Tree top houses which offer fantastic views of the river. The restaurant in the resort is very famous among regular visitors known for its fresh seafood delicacies. Puducherry Backwater Resort, an upcoming property also offers premium villas and they even have properties for sale.
Paradise resort located in the tip of Pondy in the Peninsula is surrounded by water in three directions. For kids, Playing in The virgin sands of Paradise resort is itself a pleasure. Le Pondy is another luxury resort located near the estuary where Chunnambar river meets the bay of Bengal. The resort boasts marvelous architecture with modern outlook to the taste of the leisure traveler. The spa in the five star hotel provides Ayurvedic therapies for detoxification and rejuvenation. Food is given foremost important in Le pondy. Despite the main restaurant, food is served as per guests' request in coffee shop, pool bar and even in private dining. The boathouse in Chunnambar river which runs boat services in the backwaters and estuary is very near to both Le Pondy and Paradise beach resort.
The promenade in Pondicherry promoted by the Hidesign fashion house is located in the Promenade, the most happening place in Pondicherry. The boutique hotel with facilities like swimming pool, modern bar, sea food restaurant and coffee shop is located in the French quarters, the head quarters of the former French colony. Ocean Spray is the most beautiful resort in Pondicherry. The resort stands around a manmade lake which extends to over 5 acres. Rooms with water body views (both Pool view and Lake view rooms) are really amazing. The pool bar, island rooms in the lake are some things you won't find in many resorts in India.
Accord Pondicherry is a luxury hotel with the amenities of a luxury resort. Accord is very good for corporate guests as it has excellent facilities to host conferences and parties. With a well equipped fitness centre and swimming pool with jacuzzi, it is very good for leisure travelers too. Guest houses in Auroville are also excellent choice for stay if you are planning to spend most of the time in Aurobindo ashram. Airbnb has individual bungalows listed as cheap as INR 2000 for a day. Palais de Mahe is rated among the best in Tripadvisor though it does not boast luxury amenities. It is medieval palace with elements of chettinad architecture. It is operated by the famous CGH group which runs many eco friendly resorts in India.
Villa Shanthi located in the French quarters in another historical bungalow converted into a boutique hotel. Villa Shanthi restaurant is featured among the best restaurants in Pondicherry. Le Dupleix, Le Chateau and Hotel Du Parc are also small boutique hotelswith excellent staff, small cozy rooms and nice food. However, La Villa is quite modern with amazingly designed rooms, interiors and exteriors. Hotel de l'Orient run by Neemrana and Le Royal park are equally magnificent properties worth the money. Tourists and for who is looking for best pondicherry resort list here, we present the Top 10 resorts in Pondicherry which stand out with their infrastructure, service and facilities.