After a hectic year of work and life, everyone deserves to party their way on New Year’s Eve. Whether you like to dance the night away or relax over great food and drinks with loved ones, there’s no better place for it than to get away from the city. It’s not just the noise and traffic that you escape, it also gives you the much-needed break from routine. And if you haven’t yet got yourself a spot, we have some great options! Within comfortable driving distances of Mumbai, are some of the region’s best-kept secrets. Full service resorts, health retreats and independent bungalows – no matter what you prefer, there’s something here for you!
Magnolia Villa, Alibaug
Popular for its flawless location just hours from Mumbai, Magnolia villa can house 10 guests across its 4 lavish bedrooms. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, an inviting lap pool and sprawling lawn, making it the perfect place for friends and family to bond over food, drinks, barbeques, dips in the pool and conversations. Not to forget, Alibaug’s weather is just perfect in December!
For reservations: https://www.vistarooms.com/villa/magnolia-villa?checkin=2019-11-18&checkout=2019-11-19&adults=1&child=0&infants=0
Paashan Villa by Vista Rooms
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.This dream home is perfect for a cosy group of 4, and offers a private heated infinity pool, a terrace, fully equipped kitchen, arrangements for bonfires and ATV rides and of course, the chance to live in one of the most luxurious holiday homes in India! It’s one of Vista Room’s most popular and best rated properties.
If you’re a party of up to 15 people, this is the place for you. Located conveniently at Khandala, this Saffron Stays property is senior citizens-friendly and comes with its own private pool, heated jacuzzi, open lawn and 5 bedrooms. The in-house chef is an expert in various cuisines and will ensure that the food never stops flowing as you ring in the New Year!
Fazlani Nature’s Nest
If you want to have the most therapeutic stay in one of India’s newest and most popular wellness retreats, your search stops here. Overlooking the pristine waters of Mawal, Fazlani Nature’s Nest offers luxurious cottages, an organic farm-to-fork restaurant that allows you to pick your own vegetables for the salad, an orchard, delightful afternoon duck parades and an equine therapy that promises to detress your tired mind. Just 2 hours from Mumbai and Pune, this is the quiet getaway you always wanted!
For reservations: http://www.fazlaninaturesnest.com/
Greens by Vista Rooms
Ideal for a group of up to 8, Greens by Vista Rooms is in Nashik, which has one of Maharashtra’s most enviable December weathers. With 3 bedrooms, a jacuzzi and a private pool, it offers a massive outdoor area that’s large enough for 300 people but is reserved just for your private party! The fully equipped kitchen is ready for you to whip up your meals and the home comes with complimentary breakfast, ensuring you can have your lazy holiday breakfast in bed.
This Christmas & New Years’ Eve, plan your escape to the magical vistas of the scenic Sula estate vineyards, for either a day trip, or a weekend one. Either ways, there is no forgetting to indulge in the finest of wines. Keeping up with the festive spirit one can pick from four variants of Sula’s sparkling range – Brut Tropicale, Sula Brut, Seco Rose and the Sula Seco. Christmas Day will see an appetizing brunch with unlimited Sparkling Wine at the in house restaurants Janus and Café Rosé while New Years’ Eve will see a wine-paired and curated Indian BBQ dinner around a cosy campfire.
For reservations: https://sulawines.com/visitcontact.aspx
Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
Escape to the cool climes of Mahabaleshwar for a fascinating year-end holiday, full of specially-curated experiences.
Dining in the Woods: Away from the hotel set-up, the staff whisks you and your loved ones away to a beautiful alfresco dining experience under the stars as the Chef prepares a delicious five-course Meal of your choice in the heart of the mountains.
Fireplace: Enjoy the cozy winters of Mahableshwar with this treat to the senses as you enjoy your meal prepared by your chef while you cozy up by the fire place under the stars. A one-of-its-kind experience.
All things truffle: The chef has also introduced a special dining experience to celebrate all things Truffle this winter. The special evening promises the diner to indulge in the aromatic flavour of this rare and decadent ingredient. The diner gets to indulge in a delicious five- course meal, each course, inspired by truffles.
For reservations: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pnqdm-le-meridien-mahabaleshwar-resort-and-spa/