After nearly six months of home isolation, we all desire a quality vacation. Although long vacations isn’t a good idea as of now, weekend staycations
After nearly six months of home isolation, we all desire a quality vacation. Although long vacations isn’t a good idea as of now, weekend staycations are the best option to do away with our lockdown blues. Most of the resorts and hotels are preparing themselves to serve their hospitality again. It is high time we unwind ourselves, and rejoice with nature.
Before going through the list of luxury staycations, lets first go through the guidelines that all hotels/staycations have to follow —
- Sanitizer and thermal screening mandatory at the hotel entrance
- Sanitizer to be placed at all customer touchpoints
- Entry of guests allowed only with masks
- Disinfecting the common areas, doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails and other frequently touched surfaces.
- Staff to wear gloves and mask
- Valet Parking with proper sanitization measures
- Limited entry in elevators
- Separate entry and exits for staff/supply vendors and guests
- Use of escalators with one person on alternate steps
- Posters/standee/AV on COVID preventive measures to be displayed
- Hotel to collect guests travel history, medical condition etc. along with ID and self-declaration form
- Adoption of the contactless process for check-in/out process- QR code, online forms, digital payments
- Luggage to be disinfected before sending to the room
- Encourage room service or takeaways
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Other than this, guests are also required to keep certain things in mind
- Mask is mandatory.
- Having Aarogya Setu app is advisable
- Practising regular handwashing with soap
- Maintaining a minimum of 6 ft distance at all times
- No spitting & covering of mouth while sneezing/coughing
So, now as we know all the guidelines, let’s check out some luxury staycations, which are safe for a stay even during the pandemic —
The Tree House Resort, Chandwaji, Jaipur
Less than an hour’s drive from the city of Jaipur is the beautiful Tree House Resort. The resort is surrounded by the forest of Syari Valley and offers sensational views of Aravali Range. The two most prominent sites of Jaipur namely Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort are just an hour’s drive from this property.
Spend the day enjoying the lush greenery or beat the heat by taking a dip in the swimming pool. Savour mind-blowing delicacies at the in-house restaurants and do opt for special BBQ arrangements. Rejuvenate your body and soul with in-house massage and spa facilities. Facilities for activities like tennis, billiards, and cycling are also available within the premises.
Bus booking for Jaipur can easily be done online through ixigo.com.
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
It is a perfect staycation option for people living in Mumbai and Pune. The resort offers a sensational view of the surrounding hills. The USP of the property is an outdoor water theme park where you can spend quality time with your family and friends. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offer a sensational view of the Lonavala hills.
The resort is located at a distance of about 2.5 km from the Lonavala Railway station and bus station.
Verandah By the Valley, Panchgani
Take a break from the hustle-bustle of city life at this quiet holiday home. Adorned with antique wooden furniture, a private gazebo, hot water jacuzzi and breathtaking views of the entire Panchgani Valley, this is the best place to pamper yourself and spend some leisure time.
Some of the safety measure ensured by this hotel include the minimum 24-hr gap between two bookings, sanitisation of pool in front of guests, contactless check-in.
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg
Located at a distance of just 266 km from Bangalore, Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa is among the renowned properties located near the region. With mind-blowing views of the rainforests, it is an ideal place for those looking for a peaceful getaway. The in-house spa further adds to the comfort of the guests. The place is a paradise for nature lovers with 200 species of plants including cardamom, coffee, and eucalyptus.
Some of the safety measure ensured by this hotel are touch-less check-in and check-outs, health declaration forms and sanitization stations for employees.
The Park, Visakhapatnam
Situated at a 30-minute drive away from the Visakhapatnam airport, The Park is an urban beach resort. This five-star resort offers a private beach and overlooks the serene Bay of Bengal. Other than offering unmatched tranquillity and peace, it is a perfect place for business meet up, family outing or a couple stay.
From the state-of-the-art spa facilities to in-house fitness centre, from luxury poolside bar to in-house conference rooms, the hotel has everything to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay to its guests.
This property can also be a good option for people living in Hyderabad. Hyderabad to Vishakapatnam bus booking can be done online through ixigo.com.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Whether it is for snow or to beat the city heat, Shimla is a go-to destination for people of every age group. Wildflower Hall, is a five- star property with amazing mountain view, fresh air, and state-of-the-art facilities. This mountain paradise is the best option to rejoice in the lap of nature away from the city hustle. Surrounded by lush cedar forest, this hotel is a nature lovers paradise.
Engage in fun activities like hiking or mountain biking or just enjoy a cup of coffee watching beautiful views.