The long weekend, sometimes, gets us more nervous than excited. Like you, we too have been spending hours online wondering how to make the most of this upcoming long weekend. Need a break but not a vacation? Don’t want to travel too far yet want to be a bit cut off! We hear you. So, here are twelve perfect luxury resorts near Mumbai for you to explore over the long weekend that’s coming up.
Just a hop, skip and jump away from Mumbai city, you can drive down there making it the perfect solo treat to yourself. For those who’d love some family/friends time, these resorts are just as perfect. Equipped with swimming pools, spas and the works – you don’t even have to get out of the resort.
Read on to discover the best luxury spots just outside Mumbai:
1. Atmantan Wellness Retreat, Mulshi
This award winning resort is known for its gorgeous spa treatment and for having a ‘wow factor’. Atmantan celebrates wellness and is the perfect place to rejuvenate. Replenish your body, mind and soul and return to Mumbai refreshed. Filled with vitality, Atmantan offers its guests top-class service, endless greenery, fitness, yoga, meditation and a chance at bliss. You can register for a course over the weekend and indulge in cleansing your mind and soul. Alternatively, you can just relax and become one with the serenity surrounding you.
Cost per night: Approx INR 25.000 per night
Address: Atmantan Wellness Resort, Mulshi, Pune 412108
Contact: 91 20 66766666
2. Amanzi Resort, Pavana Dam
Lonavala is Mumbai’s ultimate go-to destination but we bet you haven’t experienced Lonavala if you haven’t been to Amanzi. This boutique resort is set in lush greenery and is a kaleidoscope of vibrant skies, sparkling waters, and an air perfumed with bliss and calm. Overlooking Pavana Dam, Amanzi offers a range of activities to indulge in from kayaking to trekking to paragliding. If you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, then Amanzi is the one for you.
Cost per night: Approx INR 11,000 per night
Address: 440 Tikona peth, PAVANA DAM
Contact: +91 9821012163 / 9167526707
3. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Shillim
This is a perfect escape from the madness of Mumbai! Located in The Western Ghats, Hilton Shillim proudly declares that it is, “Designed for healing, (our) all-villa retreat is a sanctuary for the body, mind and spirit.” They serve only organic food and have plenty of meditation and yoga retreats. A reprieve from the hustle and bustle – relaxation is the name of the game in this gorgeous 320 acre property.
Cost per night: Approx INR 15000 per night
Address: Village Shillimb, Pawana Nagar, Taluka Maval, Pune, 410406
Contact: +91-2114-712 468
4. Aamby Valley City, Lonavala
Everything about Aamby Valley screams of luxury and a de-stressing experience. Located just 120 kms odd from Mumbai, the drive there is filled with sharp valleys, great roads and monkeys crossing your path! Choose between the Burmese suite or maybe you’d prefer a more Spanish experience. No? Does an Aussie style suite work better for you? There are loads of events to keep you occupied. If you’d prefer a quiet evening, we suggest a round of golf. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are range of activities from rappelling to zipline to get your adrenaline going.
Cost per night: Approx INR 10,500 per night
Address: Aamby Valley City, Ambavane, District: Pune – 410 401
Contact: +91-20 2290 0000
5. Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Karjat
Now we all know of the good ol’ Radisson Alibaug, but here’s a new addition from the Radisson family. Drive down for a holistic experience. Located just beyond city limits, Karjat is famed for much more than just its vada-pav. We suggest the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa. The resort boasts world-class service and they’re on point. Sparkling pools and manicured landscapes await you. The resort has 102 rooms and villas and the staff is committed to providing a stress-free environment. This is the latest addition to the luxury resorts near Mumbai.
Cost per night: Approx INR 6300 per night
Address: Village – Khandpe District – Raigad, 410201 Karjat India
Contact: +91 2148 240240
6. Le Méridien, Mahableshwar
If unhurried relaxation is what ye are seeking, then Le Méridien Resort and Spa in Mahableshwar is what ye shall find. Located in the centre of an evergreen forest in the Western Ghats, the resort stands secluded from the outside world and brings guests in touch with nature and tranquility.
It is the largest and only internationally branded hotel in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. Blessed with nature and tranquility, the resort has 122 stylish rooms. Le Meridien may be located in the middle of 27 acres of forest but it has top-class amenities and luxurious setting. There are 2 pools, a gym, an activity centre and club to keep you and your family occupied.
Cost per night: Approx INR 16,000 per night
Address: 211 / 212 Mahabaleshwar – Medha Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Contact: 18002582555 (Toll free number)
7. Verandah in the Forest, Matheran
Just 11 rooms filled with a panorama of 700 years. Do we call it the best resort in Matheran? I think we’re just going to do that. A unique, heritage hotel, it was built in the 19th century by Captain Barr on the isolated Western Ghats.
Run by the Neemrana group, this beautiful resort is steeped in history. Saunter over to the salon with a ceiling that’s 35 metres high or stroll down to Charlotte Lake for some me-time. The property has been painstakingly restored to all its former glory. As you enter the resort, you can’t help but think of a bygone era.
Cost per night: Approx INR 7000 per night
Address: Barr House, District Raigarh, Charlotte Lake Road, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102
Contact: 011 4666 1634
8. The Ark Wellness Retreat, Mulshi
The Ark is a boutique spa resort situated in Mulshi. It’s everything that a tranquility lover can possibly dream of. Set in the lap of nature, The Ark has been designed with holistic approach. Think of it as a luxurious escape from the routine stresses of life.
Read from their ample book collection, lounge around, take a walk through the greenery and let peace soak into your being. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating therapies at the spa. Share a rendezvous with the herbal garden or stroll by the pond at sunset. Plunge in the pool or go cycling across the property.
Colour your imagination and kindle the artist in you – the property even provides you with canvas and paints. In the purest sense, spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones at The Ark!
Cost per night: Approx INR 7500 per night
Address: Nandgaon, Pune, Maharashtra 412108
Contact: 077740 59616
9. Mango Farm House, Alibaug
Mango Farm House is a beautiful property located right in the middle of a coconut plantation. A blissful getaway, the smell of nature surrounds you and it’s almost like a tropical paradise. There are ensuite rooms which are quite spacious and comfortable. The best part though? Each suite comes with its own private pool and overlooks open fields.
The food at Mango is all grown organically on the property itself ensuring the freshest ingredients. True to its name, the property is blessed with an abundance of mangoes as well as other exotic fruits and vegetables.
Drive down to Awas beach which is just ten minutes away and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Stroll along the beach or simply lie on the sand and gaze up into the blue vastness of the sky. Mango Farm House is the perfect getaway from Mumbai.
Cost per night: Approx INR 12,000 per night
Address: Zirad/Awas Nageshwar Mandir Road, District Raigad, Alibag, Maharashtra 402201
Contact: 098200 07766
10. Malhar Machi, Mulshi
Set in the verdant Sahyadri range, this relaxed, rustic resort is another luxurious getaway you can’t miss. There are a range of rooms. Basic dorms sleep up to 8 people. Polished rooms with a contemporary take on traditional Indian decor feature balconies and flat-screen TVs. Family rooms sleep up to 4 people, and cottages add living areas.
Freebies include breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner, as well as welcome drinks and parking. Meals, including homegrown organic vegetables, are served in a rustic restaurant that has a terrace. There’s also an outdoor pool, a kids’ pool and a spa, as well as a playground.
Cost per night: Approx INR 8000 per night
Address: At post Valne, Taluka, Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra 411040
Contact: 088880 00055
11. Fort Jadhavgadh, Pune
Take a journey through 300 years of history and experience the grandiose of the Maratha regime at Fort Jadhavgadh Hotel and Resort. It is Maharashtra’s only Fort Heritage hotel and is blessed with a rich culture that seeps through the walls. Everything about the Fort screams regality and offers a number of stay options ranging from the king’s own maharaja suite to the luxurious royal tents. Spread over 25 acres, Fort Jadhavgadh is a one of a kind resort in India that houses a museum, a poolside spa, cobble-stoned steps and delicious meals. In addition to being one of the luxury resorts near Mumbai, Fort Jadhavgadh is a heritage property.
Cost per night: Approx INR 9000 per night
Address: Hadapsar Saswad Road, Jadhavwadi, Pune, Maharashtra 412301
Contact: 02115 305 200
12. Anandvan Resort, Bhandardhara
The ideal romantic getaway, Anandvan Resort is the epitome of beauty. Featured as the ideal honeymoon destination on many travel sites, this resort overflows with tranquility. Surrounded by mist, rugged mountains, greenery, a lake and comfy rooms – Curly Tales highly recommends Anandvan. The drive down to Bhandardhara is spectacular and the destination even more so. You can hear the birds chirping with joy as you as they fly past ice-cold waterfalls.
Immerse yourself & create your own sense of Anandvan experience. Opt for a couples spa and experience a blissful state of harmony at Anandvan Resort.
Cost per night: Approx INR 8000 per night
Address: Ghatghar Road, Bhandardara, Shendi, Maharashtra 414601
Contact: 099203 11221
So, which luxury resorts near Mumbai look inviting to you? Drop in your comments below.