As self-proclaimed wanderlusts, we can’t help but think of all those places we will travel to once #CoronaBeGone. In the meantime, here are five stunning ‘dream escape’ staycations for you to bookmark for your next pampered luxury break! By Amitha Ameen

1. Oceans Spray Pondicherry

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A short drive from Chennai and you will find yourself at Ocean Spray. A one-of-a-kind resort that offers private pools and open-to-sky jacuzzis. Home to the largest island pool in Southern India where you can gently drift down while sipping on your cocktail, enjoying a truly laid-back vacation.

2. Turtle on the beach, Kovalam


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We can’t say no to a beach staycation. Turtle on the beach is the ideal retreat by the sea to stay in if you want to explore Kovalam. Nestled in nature, the hotel has many recommended experiences available. But sometimes, the best kind of staycations involve ordering, staying in and enjoying room service. Don’t you agree?

3. Taj Palace New Delhi


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Taj Palace New Delhi needs no introduction. Set within six acres of lush green space, this luxury hotel is the epitome of hospitality. With attention paid to every little detail, be prepared to live life king size while at the property. Four award-winning restaurants for you to choose from to satisfy your cravings, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, nine-hole putting greens to keep you entertained and their elegant suites are enough to give you a luxury staycation of your dreams.

4. The Oberoi, Mumbai


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This swanky five-star hotel is the best place to head to for some relaxation coupled with the best views of the city. Located on Marine Drive, Oberoi Mumbai offers uninterrupted views of the coast. With three restaurants that will spoil you silly, a spa that offers eastern and western treatments, and a sprawling pool that you can take a refreshing dip in – we can’t think of a more perfect ambiance.

5. The Leela Palace Chennai


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Who wouldn’t want to stay in a luxurious palace-styled hotel with ocean views? The best place in the city to unwind in on the weekends, the Leela Palace Chennai also has great weekend deals. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at their all-day dining Spectra and pamper yourself with personalised therapies at their luxurious 12-room ESPA.

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