No doubt, I love to explore the touristy hot spots while on a vacation, but sometimes, I like to spend my vacation days at a place where relaxation, entertainment and family time can be achieved in the abode itself. Staying in an all-inclusive resort is the only answer to my fancy. In such accommodation, the visitor can enjoy the local fervors and the other in-house experiences that the stays offer.
On our recent trip to Sakleshpur, a hill station in the western ghats of Karnataka, we zeroed in on one such accommodation- Neervana resort to stay for 2N/3D. The resort is set on 22 acres that house luxury cottages, a coffee plantation, a sprawling lake, indoor/outdoor entertainment facilities and a restaurant. The huge property is surrounded by misty hills which gives you the right feel of “spending time in the lap of nature”.
The cottages are quite spacious and are furnished with modern amenities. There are 4 types of room categories here; ours was Excelsa which comes with a jacuzzi, a separate living room with a pool view and a front yard with a swing that overlooks an accessible fruit garden.
The resort, with its spacious accommodation and recreational activities made our family holiday a memorable and eventful.
In indoor activities, the resort has carrom, table tennis, and foosball tables placed in one section of their spacious restaurant edifice. Whenever it rained here, we enjoyed playing these indoor games while binging on the hot pakoras that the staff readily prepared upon our request.
The resort’s outdoor activities that we indulged in, were swimming in their sprawling pool, boating and kayaking at the in-house lake, rope climbing, Burma bridge walk, a guided coffee plantation tour, badminton, basketball and outdoor barbeque. The resort also has a well-equipped play area for kids that overlooks the lake with verdant green all around.
No travel experience is complete without food. With both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare that is served here, we were spoilt for the choices. During evenings, the staff organises a campfire around which they serve evening snacks along with tea and coffee. The heartwarming hospitality of the staff here enhanced the entire experience of the food.
Our two days stay at the resort was truly a memorable one. Open green spaces, well-lit cobbled pathways and manicured flower beds add to the appeal of the resort and make it a great place to take pictures and videos. This plantation stay, surrounded by lush greenery makes it one of the best resorts in Sakelshpur for spending some downtime with your family and friends.