Why You should Stay at RKN Beach Resort in Pondicherry?

RKN Beach Resort in Pondicherry

It’s been a while since I last wrote a travel post. So here it is for all you travel lovers, our experience of staying at RKN Beach Resort in Pondicherry. We visited Pondicherry (also Puducherry) last year in August to celebrate my birthday. You may wish me on 23rd August 😛

We prefer taking a vacation to celebrate birthdays & anniversaries. In summers, we travel to the colder regions like hill stations. While in winters we have many options, hills to experience the chills, beaches to soak in the sun or just the plains.

But monsoons are different, it’s always a task to look for places for a perfect vacation during the rains.  So, we have been choosing the beaches since last 3 years on my birthday. In August 2016, we had an amazing time exploring the beauty of Goa in monsoons.

Goa in Monsoon

Chapora Fort, Goa (2016)

In August 2017, we decided to visit the God’s own country, Kerala. This was also the first time when my mother & mother-in-law traveled together for the first time.

You may want to read – How I became a Daughter to my Mother-in-law?

Then came August 2018 and this time we wanted to have a short & relaxing vacation. So, we thought of checking out Puducherry which is a 3 hr drive from Chennai airport. Now, it was a big task to find a good resort for stay because Puducherry is not that famous as a tourist destination hence not many great stay options within budget.

5 Reasons Why You should Stay at RKN Beach Resort

RKN resort property

Source- www.rknresorts.com

Call us lucky that we found this gem of a place, a beautiful beach side property with ample space and activities. Though it was my birthday but at RKN even Nemit & his Nani had a gala time.

1. The resort is Kid-friendly.

As I always say if you are traveling with kids, make sure to plan a kid-friendly holiday and book a kid-friendly hotel for stay.

RKN beach resort has a lot of space which the kids would love for sure and they have a well maintained kid’s play area too. Lots of greenery around, clean & safe surroundings.

Play area at the resort

Kid’s Play Area

2. There are 3 swimming pools in the resort.

We spent most of our time chilling by the pool. It was my best relaxing birthday ever. It’s mentioned on their website that they have one of the biggest pools in Pondicherry.

Swimming pool at the resort

And, Nemit learned his first jump into the pool here.

3. The resort has its own private beach.

Just walk out of the back gate & there you are, standing on the brown sand with the majestic ocean just in front of you.

Backgate to reach the beach

One of their pools is situated right at the back gate. So, you could come from the beach, take a shower & jump directly into the pool. Oh, it was so much fun!


Nemit with his Nani

4. Many options for indoor & outdoor games.

Since it was August, the chances were that it might rain so we wanted to make sure we get ample options to spend our time indoors. They have Carom Board, chess, S Bridge and Billiards Table. They also have Gym & Spa facilities.

Spa at RKN Beach Resort

Spa at RKN Beach Resort

5. You can get amazing offers & packages if you book directly.

The only way we could book this place within our budget was because we booked directly with the resort. They were running a fantastic offer during monsoons & we saved quite a lot on that. But make sure to book early if you want the best rooms or the family room. Don’t forget to call them & ask about the room you would prefer.

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Now, this was all about the things we liked about the resort. But to give you a fair idea I would also like to mention a few things which we didn’t like about the resort.

1- Their beach is not well maintained, no sun loungers or hammocks to sit & relax. But their private beach is an extension of one of the best beaches in Pondicherry, Paradise Beach.

2- The food was not so great. And, the service was average.

3- They don’t provide cab & it’s really difficult to get a cab from outside. We booked an Uber for sightseeing which took almost an hour to reach the resort. So, it’s better to have your own driver & cab with you.

This post is part of the Week 2 of August Weekly Blog Hop hosted by me and Alpana. And, it’s written on the prompt – August.

To read posts from other bloggers, follow the hashtag #WeeklyBlogHop on social media.

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So, that’s all for today. I hope you find this mini review helpful while booking a resort in Pondicherry. Now tell me in the comments if you have ever been to Pondicherry, if yes, where did you stay? Would love to know your experience.

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    Pr@Gun August 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Puducherry is long on my list, thanks for sharing the review of this resort. Being kid-friendly, and having a private beach it is on my list for sure.

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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Puducherry is a beautiful beach destination still not very famous among the tourists. You should definitely plan a trip there.

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    Arushi Seth August 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    That’s an honest review!! We also take a vacation every year in August for my husband’s birthday. Though just back from jaipur, I feel like going for another one reading your post!! Thank you for the review!!

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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      Haha, that happens with me all the time. I start craving for a vacation immediately after returning from one. Thanks Arushi, I am glad you liked the review.

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    Kinshoo August 13, 2019 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Pondicherry is Such a fun place for vacation and this resort seems to be in the midst of nature. Will remember it’s name for much visit. Love Nemit’s swimming video.

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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      That’s so kind of you, Kinshoo. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Varsha Nitin Gode August 13, 2019 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I always wanted to visit Pondicherry, especially for Auroville. This resort looks great by photos for a family outing 🙂 but the cons you mentioned bothers me especially food and service.
    Goa is very close to my place and the beaches are okayish, I love the beaches here at Sindhudurg (Konkan)
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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Auroville is a nice place to visit considering there are not many places catering to everyone’s interest. Oh, and I didn’t know about the beaches in Sindhudurg, would love to visit this place too. Thanks for mentioning!

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    Alpana Deo August 14, 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I have never been to Pondicherry. We have so many places in our list that we wish to visit. Taking a vacation on bday, anniversary is a great idea.

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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Alpana. And even after visiting so many places in India, our travel bucket list is only growing, there’s so much to see & explore.

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    Ujjwal mishra August 14, 2019 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Recent i have read many blogs on pondi, i guess its aust visit place in India.

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      Neha Sharma August 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      I am sure there are other places too which one can visit in Aug, but yes Pondi can be counted in them too

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