Stunning Seaside Hotels For The Perfect Staycation

Amidst the chaos and the madness that is Mumbai, there is a tranquility that’s nestled within certain parts of the city.

Thankfully, for most of us, we can experience this splendour in establishments that have been constructed keeping in mind this sole purpose – a relaxing time next to the biggest thing that defines Mumbai geographically – the Arabian Sea. Here are a few places you can check out. 

Trident, Nariman Point

Located in the heart of corporate Mumbai with a view that’s unparalleled (seriously!), the Trident is easily one of the best hotels to grace Maximum City. An iconic Mumbai landmark, this five-star hotel offers an impeccable view of the Queen's necklace. 

Amenities: Meeting rooms, travel desk, rooms for guests with special needs, doctor and babysitter on call, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool. 

Things To Do Nearby: Sunrise at Marine Drive, pizzas at Pizza By The Bay, catch a show at the NCPA, visit Colaba, see the Gateway of India, discover sailing, visit Flora Fountain, Wankhede stadium, Jehangir Art Gallery

Restaurants Within: Frangipani (All-day Mediterranean restaurant), India Jones (Asian cuisine), Opium Den (bar and restaurant).

Sun-N-Sand, Juhu

One of the first beach-front hotels in Mumbai, Sun-N-Sand is located at one end of Juhu beach, near Novotel. The friendly staff has made this place a favourite, and also, a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. It’s a great deal, isn’t it?

Amenities: Spa and salon, swimming pool, bar 

Things To Do Nearby: It’s minutes away from Prithvi Theatre, so go head and enjoy an entertaining evening.

Restaurants Within: Aqua coffee shop, The Kabab Hut, Haaochi (Chinese), Sip n Snack (All Day Cafe), Beachcomber (cocktails and drinks). 

Sea Princess, Juhu

Located at one end of Juhu beach, the Sea Princess offers you luxury with a view. It has 117 rooms and 4 luxury suites for that unique experience.

Amenities: Health club, business centre, beach-front swimming pool, spa, travel desk

Things To Do Nearby: Visit the beach or use the in-house pool to relax

Restaurants Within: Jeon Eatery (luxury dining), Khyma Asian Bistro, Beach Club (Sea-View Restaurant) and Tsuki Super Club (for partying)

The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba

“You can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Mumbai” is what most people have said about this landmark hotel. The 116-year-old Florentine-influenced palace near the Gateway of India has a mix of colonial and contemporary décor with the best sea view you could ask for.

Amenities: Fine dining, bars and lounges, morning yoga, spa, salon, pool, 24-hour fitness centre, facilities for the differently-abled

Things To Do Nearby: Shopping, Jehangir Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, Café Royal and Café Churchill (for delicious food)

Restaurants Within: Wasabi by Morimoto (Japanese), Golden Dragon (Chinese), Masala Kraft (Contemporary Indian) & Souk (Eastern Mediterranean), La Patisserie (Desserts), Shamiana (24 hour international alacarte) and many more. 

Taj Lands End, Bandra

One of the finest luxury hotels with around approximately 460 guest rooms and 33 suites, all with a stunning view of the Arabian Sea and the Bandra Worli Sealink, the Taj Lands End gives you a reason to celebrate life.

Amenities: Spa, 24-hour fitness centre, golf and horse riding on request, facilities for the disabled

Things To Do Nearby: Get a glimpse of SRK’s house (you can see people getting themselves clicked there), head to Good Luck Café for some great Irani food, or go for a walk on Bandstand

Restaurants Within: Wasabi by Morimoto (Japanese), Ming Yang (Chinese), Masala Bay (North Indian cuisine), Vista (Fine-Dining), Tropics Bar, House of Nomad, Blue Ginger (Vietnamese) 

Marine Plaza, Marine Drive

With 40 suites and 28 spacious sea-facing rooms, Marine Plaza certainly has a lot to offer. And the view is pretty spectacular too. This one's a perfect destination for gala dinners or a cocktail party. 

Amenities: Meeting and banquets, fitness centre, valet parking and airport transfers

Things To Do Nearby: Sample some chaat at Chowpatty beach, visit Haji Ali’s Dargah, wake up for a Bombay heritage walk, and enjoy Marine Drive at night

Restaurants Within: The Oriental Blossom (Mandarin cuisine), The Bayview (24-hour dining), Geoffrey’s (English pub) and Sin: The Pastry Shop. 

InterContinental, Marine Drive

An eight-minute walk from Church Gate station, the InterContinental is all about luxury and yes, again, boasts of one helluva view! 

Amenities: Private limousine, business centre, nanny for hire, interpretation and translation, doctor on call, office supplies, rooftop pool

Things To Do Nearby: Sunset from The Dome at Marine Drive, midnight feasting at Bade Miyan, Colaba for street shopping

Restaurants Within: Dome (Fine Dining), Kebab Korner (Indian cuisine) and Long and Short (Cocktail Bar)

Sea Green Hotel, Marine Drive

Right towards one side of Marine Drive, this quaint hotel has 36 large rooms (believe us, they’re huge rooms for Mumbai standards), decent facilities and a view to die for. The best part? It’s affordable!

Amenities: Free parking, luggage storage, room service, non-smoking floors

Things To Do Nearby: Watch the sunset, take a walk on Marine Drive, visit Colaba, Stop at K Rustoms for ice cream

Restaurants Within: Sea Green does not have an in-house kitchen, but they have menus from the neighbouring restaurants and are cool with delivery. So, you’re spoilt for choice, from pizzas to pav bhaji

Novotel, Juhu

A short walk from the iconic ISKON temple, Novotel is a beachfront resort that’s known for its legendary party scenes. Equipped with approximately 200 guest rooms, Novotel offers a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. 

Amenities: Fitness centre, pools, salon and sauna, car rental, airport shuttle, currency exchange, meeting rooms

Things To Do Nearby: Spend an evening at Juhu Chowpatty, visit the peaceful ISKON temple, and get your fill of ethnic at designer stores like Satya Paul, Millionaire or Masaba

Restaurants within: Peche Mignon (French patisserie), The Square-Pan (Indian all-day cafe), Sampan (Chinese dining), Bageecha (Indian dining), Olio (Italian dining) and Gadda Da Vida (Chic sea lounge). 

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Balraj Sahni Marg, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Mumbai

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JW Marriot, Juhu

If you’re ready to shell out extra bucks (quite a bit, actually), you’ve got to spend at least a night here. Right on Juhu Tara road with an oceanfront swimming pool (yay!) and a garden that connects to the beach, it’s a hotspot when you want to just unwind and get away from the cacophony of the city, with an amazing view of the Arabian Sea.

Amenities: Spa, fitness centre, infinity pool, event space

Things To Do Nearby: Catch a show at Prithvi theatre, sunset at Juhu beach, visit the in-house pool, visit Mahesh Lunch Home or Gajalee  for some seafood, ‘star gaze’ and be awestruck by celebrity homes (if you’re into it)

Restaurants Within: Dashanzi (modern Asian cuisine), Bombay Baking Company, Lotus Café, Mezzo Mezzo (Italian cuisine), Reflections, Saffron (Indian cuisine)

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu

Situated right next to Juhu beach, the Ramada Plaza hotel has been around for ages, flanked by numerous bars and restaurants. 

Amenities: Salon, sauna, fitness centre, car rental, 24-hours business centres.

Things To Do Nearby: Explore Prithvi theatre, enjoy a walk on the beach, shop, take your pick from a variety of eateries

Restaurants Within: You have three options at the hotel – The Oriental Bowl (Chinese), Shooter’s Bar (drinks and cocktails before dinner), Tangerine (24-hour coffee shop)

Citizen Hotel, Juhu

This one's literally on the beach Amazing sunrise view, cool sea breeze and a fantastic beach view, Citizen in Juhu is one of the few hotels on the Juhu beach not near it or close by. Thus, a stay here is even closer to the sea view. 

Amenities:
Car rentals, doctor on call, airport transfers, breakfast buffet, two banquet halls. 

Things To Do Nearby: Take a walk around the beach, munch on the street food nearby or simply watch the sunset from your room. 

Restaurants Within: Bayview Restaurant & Bar (Fine-Dining) and Sea Side Patio (An open-air restaurant and bar) 

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