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Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

Covelong Beach, Tamil Nadu

Dating back to the 18th Century when it was a Dutch Fortress, Fisherman’s Cove offers a modern and luxurious beach stay. Escape to this quiet retreat surrounded by 22 acres of tropical gardens for complete relaxation.

At a Glance

  • Modern facilities offering a sleek minimalistic style

  • Great hotel for a couple of nights on the coast in Tamil Nadu

  • Indian and European cuisine in the hotel’s two restaurants

  • Beautiful tropical gardens spanning 22 acres

  • Jiva Spa offering traditional Indian treatments

Beach, Couples, Culture, Spa & health

Insider's View

Stay in one of the sea view villas and while away the afternoon lazing in the hammock on your private lawn

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Insider's View

Have dinner at Upper Deck filled with hanging lanterns, featuring an open kitchen serving up delicious bistro food with a European flair

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove or take a look at our itineraries to Tamil Nadu


Once a Dutch Fortress dating back to the 18th Century, Fisherman’s Cove is a perfect destination to unwind and take in the panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. Here guests can discover the traditional Indian rituals of the Jiva Spa which offers a fabulous range of signature treatments in a natural setting.

Located near to the once small fishing village of Covelong, guests visiting Fisherman’s Cove have an array of activities to choose from including turtle walks on the shore, trying their hands at the various water sports or working out in the exclusive fitness center. For those who want to relax in this tranquil setting, there is even access to the private library where guests can enjoy their vacation reading.

In contrast to its historical setting, Fisherman’s Cove boasts a modern décor. Sleek and minimalist, it sits within 22 acres of tropical gardens and beach waiting to be discovered. The hotel has 88 rooms in five categories, assigned to different wings in addition to several cottages around the grounds for those who wish for more privacy. Many are sea facing, where you can wake up to the sound of waves lapping against the shore and feast on the fabulous breakfast menu. After discovering the delights of Tamil Nadu, Fisherman’s Cove is the perfect place to cool off in the pool with a drink from the decadent Sunburst bar.

The hotel’s two restaurants both excel at mixing traditional Indian flavors and modern cuisine. The Seagull, known for its infamous Sunday brunches offers a popular international menu with a mixture of European gastronomy as well as sourcing local ingredients. Guests can sit back by the pool with a cocktail and indulge themselves. The Bay View Point equally presents an exquisite dining experience overlooking the beach. It specializes in seafood and its mouth-watering barbecue nights are not to be missed.


Fisherman’s Cove offers 88 rooms. Rooms feature LCD TV, satellite, DVD Players, tea and coffee makers, wireless internet, electronic safe and Forest Essentials bath amenities.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Fisherman’s Cove but there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel.


Facilities at Fisherman’s Cove include a fabulous outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center where you can also practise yoga, Jiva Spa, business center, souvenir shop and two restaurants serving dishes from India and the Mediterranean.


For those interested there are many water sports and tennis/badminton courts available nearby.

Spend a day exploring the ancient monuments of Mahabalipuram situated just 60km south of Chennai. A World Heritage Site, here you will be amazed by the stunning stone carvings of the Shore Temple and the Five Rathas.

Location & Directions

Covelong Beach, Tamil Nadu

Fisherman’s Cove can be found 34 km south of the bustling city of Chennai in the region of Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the Covelong Beach and the 60km north of Mahabalipuram.

When to go

The climate in southern India shows only slight seasonal variations. Temperatures and humidity remain relatively high all year round. Rainfall is common at any time of the year and the Monsoon Season has only marginally more precipitation than at any other time.

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