Located at 134 kms from Mumbai and 180 Kms from Pune city is Prakruti Resort, a four star luxury resort in Kashid. Slightly away from the Kashid beach, this resort houses villas and apartment rooms. This is an ideal location for a family of six to enjoy a quiet weekend or indulge in sports activities like indoor, outdoor, golf, water sports, a swim in the pool etc.
via Panvel take a NH 17 (Mumbai-Goa highway) and travel upto Vadkal Naka (past Pen - use Pen bypass) and take the straight road which goes to Alibaug (road to the left goes to Goa). Drive straight past Nagaon, Chowl, Revanda, Korlai and you will reach Kashid. Prakruti Resort is located about a kilometer further away from the Kashid Beach. It is not a beach resort but is located on the left side of the road.
via Khopoli (exit from Expressway through diversion to Khopoli), take the first left turn at Khopoli which goes to Pen (30 kms). At Pen bypass take left turn to NH 17 and travel upto Vadkal Naka. Take the straight road past Alibaug, Revdanda, Korali and reach Kashid. Total distance of 183 kms. by road.
From Khopoli to Pali to Roha to Kashid. Total distance : 190 kms. OR via Paud Road - Mulshi - Kolad - Roha to Kashid - Total distance : 170 kms.
Considering the road conditions, Khopoli - Pen - Vadkal Naka - Alibaug - Kashid will be preferable to drive.
The resort has 28 beautiful 2/3/4 bedroom Villas (Executive/VIP villas) and 48 apartment rooms. The rooms are spacious, well furnished with a sit out. Being a luxury resort, the tariff is on the higher side but the spend is worth it. The property spread over 100 acres, the villas are located on a higher plane. There is buggy service available for movement inside the resort. During rainy season, waterfall can be seen inside the resort. The resort has conference halls to seat around 180 participants. These conference halls are located right at the top of the hillock. It also has a helipad for VIPs. The entire property is filled with trees giving it a quiet and serene feel.
The tariff for the accommodation includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are a number of budget Guest Houses and farm houses located on the Kashid - Murud Road. The only Hotel on the beach side on the road is Akaash Beach Hotel, which is managed by the Prakruti Resort. This hotel is used by the resort management to provide accommodation to the drivers of vehicles of the people staying at the resort. Yes, accompanying drivers of vehicles are not allowed to sleep in the vehicle inside the resort area. Additional amount will have to be shelled out to provide accommodation to the drivers.
Other nearest quality hotels are located at Alibaug which is at a distance of 20 kms from Kashid or at Murud which is at a distance of 17 kms from Kashid.
There are different options for elders, youngsters and children. For the elders, using the sit out or pool side chairs, wooden cots, swings are some of the options for relaxation. For youngsters, there are indoor and outdoor games. For executive, a game of golf is preferred. For children, there is a Children's Gaming Zone other than the baby ponds adjacent to the swimming pools.
The beach is located almost 1000 yards away from the resort. There is a private access to the beach through the property owned by the resort. About a kilometer away is the Kashid beach. There are water sports available on the private as well as Kashid beach. For shopping on beach side items, visit Kashid beach.
35 kilometers away from the resort is the Murud beach. Murud Janjira Fort is another option for a visit. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited with prior arrangement with the resort management.
The resort has a discotheque "Thunder" functioning between 8.00 p.m to 11.00 p.m.
On the way back, you can visit Birla Temple at Salav, 2 kms away from Revdanda bridge crossing.
The resort has one of the finest restaurants serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, the tariff includes meals. All the items both vegetarian and non-vegetarian are tasty and available in any quantity. There are no other good restaurants around.
If you have the resources to spend for a weekend, this is the place for a family outing !