Built on the ramparts of an 18th century Dutch fort and set alongside Chennai’s Covelong beach, Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove is a unique property. It’s all about work-life balance at this luxury beach resort. While catering to Chennai’s bustling business hospitality market, Fisherman’s Cove also offers the perfect South Indian getaway, with breathtaking views of the Bay of Bengal and lush green landscaped gardens.

An Indian Hotels property since 1976, Fisherman’s Cove is famous for its delectable and eclectic food choices. Times Food Guide has awarded the Bay View restaurant for its panoramic views and local seafood dishes; Upper Deck is known as the best al-fresco restaurant in Chennai. Guests also have some interesting private dining options — moonlight dining on the beach or a cozy service in the watch tower. Souvik Bhattacharya, general manager, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman’s Cove, says his aspiration is to see the resort become the most sought-after leisure and business destination on the east coast.

Fisherman’s Cove is known for its social conscience and the hotel is reputed for rallying its staff to undertake rescue and relief efforts. Employees pitched in wholeheartedly to offer aid at the time of the 2005 tsunami and the heavy floods in Chennai in 2015.

The idea of hospitality at this iconic Taj property goes much deeper than smiling service.

Text by: Farah Dada

Images courtesy: Taj Group

The resort's cottages are the epitome of luxury and comfort. Each cottage comes with its own sit-out and direct access to the sea.

The soothing spa indulgences at Jiva, set amidst the tranquil palm groves, leave one feeling completely rejuvenated and revitalised.

Equipped with all modern comforts and amenities, the villas at Fisherman's Cove also offer sensory experience par excellence.

Guests get to savour the fresh catch of the day from the Coromandel Coast while soaking in the panoramic view of the Bay of Bengal at the Bay View restaurant.