Experience A Private Island Life At Canary Islands Closer Home at Maharashtra — We've Got The Deets!

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A secluded tropical beach overlooking the gorgeous lake and other charms that justify at least a weekend exploring them are nature trails, beach front villas, a beach bar and a host of water sports and adventures. Explore the unspoiled tropical serenity of the private island also an ideal honeymoon-worthy oases— Canary Islands. A first of its kind ! Better still, this is not overseas but closer home at Maharashtra in the hill town of Lonavala. To truly get away from Mumbai's hectic city life look beyond Lonavala's over-crowded luxury hotels and resorts and discover one of the lesser-known escapes, dreamed up to be Maharashtra’s first private island resort.

How to Experience the Canary Islands

The resort features 26 uber-luxe cottages and chalets overlooking the private beach that has further views of the lake. You’ll get all the privacy you need, along with the most beautiful, uninterrupted views. This little corner of Maharashtra in the hilly resort town of Lonavala is a hidden gem. That means no crowds — It’s private, exclusive and so beautiful you’ll hardly believe your eyes. So we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favourite things about it!

Experience The Finest Rooms

The cottages are perched on a high ground from where you can get a spectacular view of the private beach and beyond the lake and the mountains. The interiors are styled with muted colours adorned in four poster beds and cosy furnishings. The rooms also come with well-equipped in-room amenities, a sit out to enjoy the morning tea, mini fridge, a closet, work desk, and a spacious bathroom. The Dove Cottages have 5 rooms and can comfortably accommodate 2-3 people under the category.

The Flamingo Rooms feature a balcony with the stunning views of the Salter Lake and the Sayadris. The rooms feature wooden ceiling and stone walls draped in earthy shades of tapestry. The decor of each rooms seems inspired from the log cabins of the forest. And the beauty is the elongated balcony that lets you enjoy the sun setting amidst the mountains and the sight of glittering water during the day. There are 11 rooms under the category and can comfortably accommodate 2-3 people.

Awash in warm hues and rich wood accents, the Wood Pecker chalet sits on the ground blending old world and contemporary style design. The chalets are designed from top to bottom to promote relaxation and contemplation. The spacious rooms come with cozy double beds, well furbished facilities and everything is positioned to make the full use of the stunning view.

Here Always a Fabulous Feast

Talk about one of a kind! The global gourmet beach bar gives a one of a kind vibe of a premium beach shack bar keeping the atmosphere casual and warm, while doling out an impressive daily assortment of specials produced by the team of talented chefs. The round the clock menu includes Indian, Pan-Asian & continental delicacies.

For a long time a beach bar is known for loud music and boosy vibe and as the night falls cocktails and wines flow in tandem with jazzy music. The open air Bar in the Lonavala's Canary islands conjures a mood where travellers would walk down the beach barefoot from the bar with a wine glass in hand and find a perfect spot to enjoy the sundowner. Those Gen Z would come at the late evenings when the music is high and and could rub shoulders with partygoers. The bar feels more hippy chic than bling-bling and who wouldn't want to sip their favourite wine by beach and the further scenic view of the lake.

And those craving for a breakfast in bed, their in-room dining is there to let you enjoy the lone time.

Outdoor Activities To Make You Feel An Islander

The resort is cocooned in nature trails and makes one feel like you’re in the middle of the forest and then next moment you’re going to the lake. The magnificent lakescape attracts a host of water sports. There is nothing in sight—just swooping seabirds, mossy slopes, lapping waves and tropical serenity and on them jet-skiing, kayaking, water cycling, water zorbing, and banana boat rides amps up the fun.

Luxuriate in Signature Experiences

For special celebrations or a valentine's day to be made memorable, upon prior request, the team can set a champagne breakfast in the pool , by the pool or in the raft set afloat on the lake.

Experiential travel are setting in to make every destination stand out. Keeping this in mind, the F&B team will be happy to arrange picnic trails which includes a lunch in the forest around the property and alongside such natural beauty, the beach has the plus of never feeling crowded and so its always a good idea to lunch by the beach.

Pluck to Platter is an experience for those travellers who desire to go back to nature by taking a trip to the property's garden, an ideal ground for foraging. With the team's guidance, pick and pluck the vegetables and herbs of your choice and learn something new about horticulture from the experts.

The private island evoke a charming sitting amid the green and wooded landscape. Here you can opt for a forest bathing by taking a trip to the hillocks and spending the day in the caress of the lush greens.

The glittering lake waters that adds the charm to a romantic day is also an ideal spot for angling. Spend a quality time together with the family and gear up to have some more fun angling along until you see your catch being grilled, baked, roasted and served to you.

No denying, the private island is a serene getaway nestled in between mountain, beach and lake and in such a backdrop the best is to wind down with a luxurious forest spa. Imagine in secluded open forest, you're pampered with luxury aromatic oils messages and treatments. I mean the forest Spa experience to be a transformative one !

For trekkers kick off your adventure at the crack of dawn for a trek at the nearby nature trails.

End your day with a romantic moonlit dinner, ask the chef to select the finest champagne for the occasion, savour the best of cheese, meat and bite into the freshest vegetables from our organic garden. Gourmets can count on eating well!

Highlighting on what guests could expect at the resort, Akaal Singh Manchanda, Director, Zuper said, “At the Canary Islands, Lonavala we offer discerning guests exclusively curated experiences like Chef-escorted vegetable and fruit picking trail walks, champagne breakfasts by the pool, moonlight dinners in the lake, angling, and nature walks. Our guests will be rewarded with experiences that they will cherish for years to come.”

Maharashtra’s First Private Island Resort at Lonavala — Canary Islands is reimagining luxury in the middle of the countryside. If you're still not ready to fly off to the Spain's Canary Islands, take the experience of a private island in India over the river and through the woods, in lesser crowd and not paying over the odds for it.

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