Staycay at Discover Resorts, Matheran
Mumbai is a city where dreams come true but not without a bit of hustling. In this fast paced city life, every few months, one requires timely breaks to calm down, pause a little and kick start again. Not everyone can afford a long vacation and that’s when a Staycay or weekend getaway comes to the rescue.
Living in the state of Maharashtra has more pros than cons. While there are several hill stations just a few hundred kms away, it is difficult to pick a secluded place. After suffering from the latest calamity (a writer’s block) to hit me, a staycation seemed the perfect antidote.
Browsing for something new and inspiring, I decided to spoil myself with a staycation over at “Discover Resorts”.
Checking in Discover Resorts: A two hour bumpy ride away from Mumbai, we reached and checked into “The Studio” – the type of room this hideout resort offers.
Rooms: Nestled in the foothills of Matheran, Discover Resorts is a retreat enclosed in tranquil surroundings. Our room had minimalistic décor; wooden flooring, a queen-sized bed and a working desk. The ground-length window opens to a balcony facing the Pool against the backdrop of the scenic Sahyadri Mountains.
The rooms were comforting and equipped with basic amenities, toiletries, cooking gas and ample sunlight streaming in.
Food: Breakfast, lunch & dinner are all presented in Buffet style. Ala carte is available but the options are limited with fresh fruits and juices missing from the menu. The food quality is quite average in my opinion.
Pool: Just as any resort, the swimming pool is the highlight here as well. I made the most of it here, spending hours in the pool especially early in the morning. The free-from pool is spacious enough to accommodate a large group and still have enough space to splash around.
The resort also houses a quaint library packed with a host of books to indulge in.
Rejuvenate: A staycation is all about re-energizing your channels and charging those depleted energy cells.We enjoyed a spa session from the professional masseuse at Sparadise. A 30 minute foot reflexology session paired with acupressure therapy was rejuvenating and helped ease the tension of my aching feet.
Soon after invigorating Spa session, we called for dinner in our room and decided to call a lights out earlier than usual. The room service was timely and courteous. However, my concern still remains at the lack of options on the menu.
Overall, Discover Resort is ideal for families and large groups as the rooms are spacious and can easily accommodate 4 to 8 guests and that too at a reasonable price. In short, Discover Resorts is suggested for a quite weekend staycay.
To experience a visual treat of this property, watch my vlog here.
I was invited as guest at Discover resort as always my suggestions and experience of my own.
Pictures featuring me and the video is shot by the talented Sasha.Okay.Please