Covelong Beach (Fisherman's cove), quiet and far away
from the distractions of the city lies close to Mahabalipuram, famous for its
unique 7th century shore Temples.An old catholic Church, a famous Durgah and
fine beach are places worth visiting here.
It has a host of activities designed
to make your stay memorable, if you love the outdoors and culture. It is built
on the ramparts of an old Dutch Fort and set amidst whispering casuarina and
Fisherman's Cove is a snug resort. Covelong is a nice beach between
Madras(Chennai) and Mahabalipuram and a small charming fishing settlement. It
was originally a port built by Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic and it was here
that the French General Laboudonnais landed his troops in 1746. Later taken by
Clive in 1752 and destroyed. The Beach is separated from the mainland by the
canal running from Madras(Chennai) to Mahabalipuram. This famous 5 star hotel
is called Fishermans' Cove. Taj Group of Hotels runs the Fishermanís Cove
Resort with rooms in the main buildings and cottages and the sandy beach here.
It is an hourís drive from Chennai city or from the airport.
Great seafood is
guaranteed and the salty air ensures a healthy appetite. For recreation, there
is a swimming pool, water sports, catamaran rides, tennis and more.
It has a host of activities designed to make your stay
even more memorable. It offers a wide choice of accommodation from a range of
rooms with gorgeous views of the palm-fringed beach, lapped by the waters of
the Bay of Bengal.
The hotel also has a number of cottages set amongst palm
trees on the beach. Each cottage has its own outdoor shower and each villa has
a private garden. The hotel also has a travel desk, currency exchange and a
There is a Mosque, a Catholic Church and an old
fortress at the Covelong Beach. With its spectacular views of the deep blue
yonder, it is a heavenly place to unwind.
It is located 32 km from Chennai airport and 28 km from the city centre.