Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove
Favorite spa treatment? Massages. Ideally a 90 minute massage at the Jiva Spa at Taj Fisherman’s Cove outside of Chennai, India. I used to visit factories nearby when I was working for Cole Haan, and stopping here on the weekends was my salvation. – Rachel Lew
Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove is a luxury hotel in Chennai, an ancient coastal city on India’s Bay of Bengal. This is a city where modern life and ancient influences combine, and the hotel is close to both the MGM Dizzee World theme park and Dakshinachitra, a living museum modeled after a traditional South Indian village. Chennai also has some of India’s sandiest shores, and Fisherman’s Cove is only steps away from Covelong Beach, which is great for those who want some extra vitamin D. The hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Chennai International Airport, which you can either drive or have the hotel arrange a private transfer. Fisherman’s Cove was built over the ruins of an 18th-century Dutch fort and first opened its doors in 2010. The hotel’s décor is opulent yet elegant and is marked by Malaysian wicker furnishings, Scandinavian architectural features and French windows. Choose between a sea-view or a garden-view room, or book a cottage or villa for even more privacy. Rates range between $90-$350 USD per person a night, depending on room type and season. And be sure to book a treatment at the Jiva Spa for an extra boost. The techniques that the spa utilizes are based on ancient royal secrets and are fit for a king or queen. Start with the Sushupti exfoliation and massage, and then finish up with a Jiva signature facial to achieve a radiant glow. After a rejuvenating spa day, head to one of the resort’s four restaurants for something to eat. Go to Bay-View for the freshest seafood, or try out Upper-Deck for Mediterranean cuisine and the best views of the bay. Visit Vivanta by Taj’s Instagram to see how other travelers are spending their vacation, and then make your own reservation.
Address: Covelong Beacham, Kancheepuram Dist., Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603112, India
Phone: +91 44-6741-3333