Experience this year's monsoon surrounded by a lush coconut grove in Alibaug, where birds tweet and you won't feel the need to look at your phone. Bury your nose in a book instead at the serene Mango Farm House, a property with eight ground floor butter-coloured bungalow rooms, a gorgeous swimming pool and a full-service spa. The farm also has a robust vegetable patch that provides fresh produce for your meals and is a sea shell's throw away from Awas beach.
Owner Lena Mukhi also runs Mango Beach House close by, that comes with a pool + spa and is great for larger group getaways this monsoon. Ms Mukhi and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and also double up as concierges, recommending nearby beaches and Malvani thalis at Prasanna Khanaval (call 9921550607). Although, we're pretty sure that once you settle in to one of the two aam farms, there's little anyone can say to make you leave.
Getting there: Make reservations at www.mangoalibaug.com, approx Rs 5091 for a night.
*This post is sponsored by Mango Beach*
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