Are we making the most of our long weekends? Some of us are. Some of us should, by escaping the bustle of this city, because that’s all we need sometimes. Call it a breather, call it a picnic, nothing beats a weekend away from the noise. It’s time to go for that fun break you’ve been planning with your friends. These beautiful places are the best options if you’re looking for a getaway, group outing, picnic near Mumbai. Especially if you’re done with popular places like Lonavala and Alibaug, these are perfect for you!
In Le Mar and Raintree we have two of the best villas in Kashid. If you’re not staying in Le Mar, you have to stay at Raintree. The villa has a relaxed vibe, with small luxurious elements such as gorgeous, green creeper walls, comfortable four poster beds and a 50 foot long swimming pool! The loungers on the side will have you relaxing with a drink and a book all day. The stay feels private, yet is only a two minute driving distance away from the beach, which offers activities like jet ski rides, parasailing and pony rides. This is also a pet-friendly villa, so bring your furry friends along! After all, what is a picnic without your dog?
If you appreciate the charm of an Italian town, Lavasa is for you. If you also like Greek culture, Olympus is for you. This Lavasa villa is a well-furnished, beautifully lit space and is a perfectly comfortable getaway spot for your group. The pool promises a fun time splashing around, while the greenery all around soothes your eyes. The spacious interiors are perfect if everyone wants to hang out together to chat or play games.
Villas in Khopoli don’t get better than this one. Perched on a cliff, Paashaan is an architectural marvel. Featured on BBC’s series ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’, the horizontally designed cliff abode in Khopoli celebrates stunning landscape views of the surrounding hills, which turn into a lush green blanket during monsoons. An open to sky courtyard, heated infinity pool, luxurious modern interiors and spa-like washrooms are just a few aspects that make this a dream holiday home to visit. Just an hour and a half drive from Mumbai, Paashaan is an easily accessible luxury escape on a weekday or weekend. If travelling with kids, Paashaan has an added benefit of being conveniently located near Imagica.
If you’re unable to find any good villas in Palghar, you should try out Wada, which is just about an hour away. If the idea of living amidst nature surrounded by your loved ones sounds appealing to you, Serene Nook is the perfect getaway for you. Besides catching up on some well-deserved sleep in cozy interiors of the house, you can also choose to wind down in the nicely tucked jacuzzi. If you’re more of an indoor person, the wide range of board games are sure to interest you. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy a hearty barbecue, which is highly recommended here!