The Golden Swan Resort Getaway
Dont we all need a short break at some stage of our lives. This time we were off to the Golden Swan Resort. My mood is summed up in this poem.
‘There was Sun.
There was Rain.
There was songs.
There was games.
When we girls get together,
its only fun in any weather.’
Yes, We all needed a small break at this time of the year to get away from our daily mundane lifestyle and just have some fun.The long weekend in September was perfect for this.So my aunties and sister all decide to take an overnight trip to the Golden Swan Resort
The journey was long but full of gossip, scenic views, Selfie, and yummy snacks we had carried to munch. A stopover before Alibaug got us all hungry again to have Usal-pav, Kanda Poha and coffee.Then we set of again to reach our destination “The Golden Swan Beach Resort”.
The drive from Alibaug to Murud was relaxing and enjoyable. I felt serenaded by the palms and coastline, however the village roads were full of portholes and gave us our share of a bumpy ride.
We reached the resort by noon and were promptly given a welcome and shown to our cottage. We settled in quickly and were ready to explore the place. I loved the cottage style accommodation, it was an AC two rooms with an attached bathroom at the cost of INR 8000/- ( inclusive of tax but no meals).This property is right on the beach and the view from our Verandah was pleasing.
I instantly ran to the hammock and let myself sink into the scenic beauty of the resort. It felt so rustic and the soothing sound of the waves were a massage to my stressed mind.
The buffet lunch was at INR 360/- , there was veg and non veg fare both, well spiced, good variety and very enjoyable.My aunt Pervin especially enjoyed the dessert of Kala Jamun and mango ice-cream.
A visit to Janjira fort was on our agenda,after all the fort is the “Janjira” in Murud-Janjira. The last boat would leave at 5pm and we rushed out again after a cup of tea.The boat ride to and fro the fort in the sea was a thrilling experience considering the tide was getting high and natural light was getting dim.The fort was huge and so old.Now in ruins, the fort in its heyday was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities.We took many pictures on the cannons ,they were still intact in the fort. The Janjira fort is definitely the high point to our trip.
Activities at the Resort
Happy to reach back to our resort, the evening was still young. We freshened up and lazed around the deckchairs facing the sea, played with the ducks on premises and chatted with some friendly foreign guests. I checked out the other services provided by the resort. They give a whole day internet via wifi for INR 120/- and cycles on hourly rent for INR 75/-. A lovely kiddie park with slides, seesaws and jungle gym, net to play badminton and throw ball, carom and table tennis.
We ordered fish fry, chicken tikka while we played cards and had a few beers on our verandah.The jokes and Galli sessions were on too. After all “girls just wanna have some fun”.The night was relaxing and we all slept well on our cosy beds with clean soft sheets and pillows. Next morning really got up fresh and hungry.
I ventured out on the beach to do some stretches, pranayams and click a few selfies.It was Packing and bath before we got ready for some breakfast. At just INR 180/- we got Juices-kokam/orange, Cornflakes/milk, Tea/coffee, Upma, hot spicy Potato vadas,Usal/pav, Bread/butter/jam, Eggs to order.
Will I go back to Golden Swan Resort?
The Golden Swan beach resort is definitely the finest resorts in Murud-Janjira. Considering it is over 18 years old ,it is well maintained and offers good packages. I definitely recommend it for 2-3 nights with friends, family even kids to get refreshed and rejuvenated.Thank-you https://www.facebook.com/GoldenSwanBeachResort for this awesome experience, I will cherish and remember all my life.
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