Sunday, November 30, 2014

Aksa Beach - a short getaway from Mumbai

We had a long weekend for Thanksgiving and so Lex and I decided we'd go away for a couple of days.  First we thought of going to Alibaug, where we went last year, but everything was already fully booked by the time we got round to trying to book, however we did manage to find a place north of Mumbi at Aksa Beach.

Aksa Beach is around an hour away from where we live in Mumbai.  We originally tried to get a taxi, but none of the drivers seemed to know where we wanted to go, so in the end we got a rickshaw.  It was a reasonable journey, though personally I think a bit dangerous to drive at speed on the Western Expressway in a rickshaw.

We got a room that looked towards the beach.  The resort has a nice garden and pool.  Around the pool are plenty of places to sit and laze.  There are loungers, hammocks and chairs.  The place wasn't busy at all, though maybe that was because we arrived on a Friday when most people were at work.

There were a couple of restaurants overlooking the pool.  We ate all our meals there because there wasn't much else in the neighbourhood.

We walked on the beach.  Right in front of the hotel there were some beach shacks, though they didn't seem to be very busy.

The sunsets on the two nights we were there were beautiful.  It was really good to sit by the pool and watch the sun dip down into the Arabian Sea.

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