If 2017 hasn’t been the year you’ve fully utilised to fulfill your travel goals, then fret not, because 2018 has 16 long weekends that are waiting for you. From beautiful locales, warm hospitality, stunning views and exciting activities, these properties are on our bucket-list. And if you’re looking to getaway with your loved ones, or spending some time alone, start booking and blocking your dates now!
Start Planning Your Getaways For 2018: These Stunning Resorts Are On Our Travel Bucket List
Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
Wildlife reserves, sparkling streams and enchanting thickets, Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is the perfect getaway to get your adrenaline rushing. We can see why it inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book and it’s definitely going to inspire your adventurous side as well. Head to the beautiful V Resorts Mahua Vann Pench, that has maintained a rustic charm with village-inspired mud exteriors, yet kept it cosy with its plush interiors. Stay in and relax or head out on an adventurous nature trail, including a tiger-spotting safari, visiting a snake pit, picnicking near the rivulet, or setting out on cycling trails through the jungle.
Lakeside Residency at Arpora Goa
An Inland Lake, light coastal breeze, beautiful cheeku trees, and a stunning infinity pool, the plush V Resorts Arpora Goa makes for an idyllic getaway. A plush, 2 room villa located barely 3 kms from the North Goa epicenter that is Baga Beach, alongside a tranquil lake in Arpora, this resort has elegant rooms, Victorian style interiors, open spaces and an eclectic bar, coupled with ample space to lounge around. Surrounded by the buzz of the beaches that surround it, the villa is located within a posh neighbourhood that gives its guests the option to venture out and blend in with the North Goan vibe, or to even take it easy at their own leisurely pace.
Ghanerao Jungle Lodge, Rajasthan
We’ve all heard a lot about the Kumbhalgarh Fort over the years. Now, it’s time to discover an unknown, enchanting part of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Book your stay at V Resorts Jungle Lodge Ghanerao, located at the foothills of the Kumbhalgarh Fort, in the Desuri tehsil of the Pali district of Rajasthan. Crocodile lakes, nature trails and the unique Aravali hills around the resort take you right into the heart of Rajasthani wilderness. And if you’re looking for a historic experience, head to the Jain temples of Ghanerao, or the more popular Ranakpur. The resort also organizes day treks to the Kumbhalgarh fort, barely 7 kms from the property, along with Jungle Safaris. Bonfires, candle-light dinners or star-gazing are elements that reveal a rather different side of the Rajasthani heritage, all with the charming hospitality of V Resorts.
Chilly winds, cozy blankets and hot chocolate on a boat ride? Sounds like a dream winter vacation. And bringing that dream to life is V Resorts Sattal, located 25 km from Nainital. Tucked deep inside the pine forest and lined with views of the picturesque Sattal lake and the snow-clad western Himalayan range, get your Insta-worthy vacay and cause massive envy with your holiday snaps. Scenic, quiet and charming, explore the hidden treasures of Sattal at this property, with seasonal streams, guided bird-watching tours, boating, coupled with lake crossing and kayaking to pay heed to your wild side. And, to satiate those hunger cravings, try unique Himalayan delicacies and bring joy to your appetite!
Soma Vine Village, Nashik
If wine is God, imagine going to heaven! Walk through the tiny paths lined by grape-laden vines, take in the aroma of the delicious wine, and see the gorgeous nectar take its shape though various stages. Surrounded by the Sahyadris lies the region’s hidden gem that is V Resorts Soma Vine Village Nashik. The property houses plush studios looking into the hills, along with gorgeous (private) plunge pools looking straight into the lush green vineyards, designed to give you a break from the city noise and bring you closer to nature. Sample some fine wines, stomp on some grapes, and undertake those cycling and trekking tours so overdue on your bucket list. A guided tour of the vineyards with a sommelier will help reveal some of the wine-making secrets, and help boost the spirits of the wine-snob hiding somewhere within you. And, when there’s too much wine down your senses, unwind at the luxurious in-house spa. This is one treat your soul truly deserves.
If this list is giving you serious wanderlust vibes, then we don’t blame you. Browse through the beautiful V Resort properties and pick one that suits your vacay mood and personality, and delve into a world of hospitality, extravagance and leisure. So go ahead and text your family and loved ones, and book your trip now!