Before searching for a resort in Kashid Beach Alibaug, we had fish thali at Patil Khanawal of Murud. My wife and I were tired after exploring Murud Janjira Fort. We took rest under coconut trees. It was an outdoor dining area and was open to serve food for late afternoon as well. This atmosphere actually gave us a feeling of Konkani style lunch.
In Search of Best Resort
Along the coastal line, we drove towards Alibaug. We were not sure of where to stay, so we kept checking various beachfront properties on the way. My wife wanted a beach touch property only for a night stay. Last night, as we had amazing beach camping at Revdanda beach, we wanted to enjoy the beach and sand at night, the sound of waves and the beautiful ambience once again. Wife kept me insisting and reminding me to opt for beautiful homestay or resort or any rooms which are beachfront otherwise no use of staying in coastal villages. Even I agreed on that point.
Kashid Beach Stay
Finally, we found this small beach touch property, kind of a semi resort with 3 rooms and one dormitory. The restaurant area of the property was at a strategic location from where you can observe the whole Kashid beach. It reminded me shacks of Goa where you can sit for hours with a jar of beer while watching the beautiful sunset.
We struck an awesome deal of just INR 1500 with the owner. It was a much better deal than any online booking platform for overnight beachfront couple stay. We kept our bags inside the room and freshened up quickly to capture the sunset of Kashid beach.
Evening at Kashid beach
As we jumped into the sand, we started clicking as many clicks as possible. Every pic that we were clicking was telling us that we were madly in love with the Kashid beach.
Kashid Beach resort view
Our resort was at the one end of the beach making it more peaceful and away from the crowd. No doubt, Kashid beach was crowded. Every tourist visits this place during the evening. But that day, the sky was changing shades while setting the sun, thus making a most beautiful evening for all visitors.
After playing with the sand, we returned to our room. Caretaker helped us to get the hot water for the bath. We went to a restaurant for dinner. It was completely dark and hardly few people were on the beach. Only the sound of waves was predominantly audible.
We sat on the corner of the dining area for the sea view, to listen to the sound of waves and for the fresh sea breeze. The whole atmosphere was not at all comparable with any other luxury resort built just behind this resort, road, or far from this beach. We spent hours drinking beer and chatting in the chilling atmosphere of Alibaug. There were no mosquitoes, only the sound of crickets. I pulled up another chair to stretch the leg. I wanted to hold on to that night. Fortunately, it turned out to be the last but the best night of our three-day-long vacation. Around 2 AM, we took a walk on the beach. We removed our shoes. The sand was colder and felt like some magic foot spa.
We woke up a bit late and went directly into the beach to enjoy the morning at Kashid.
We splashed water and played with the waves. Though Kashid beach is considered to be the safest beach in Alibaug, we didn’t enter much deep into the water. There was less crowd compared to the last evening. But, as the sun started rising, the crowd was slowly getting attracted to the beach.
Activities and entertainment
There were 2-3 ongoing pre-wedding shoots. We saw the struggle and fight between the couple to manage the best shot. Moving ahead, there was a watersports activity centre. Jet ski activity was seemed to be most popular amongst youngster. Apart from that, banana ride for groups and parasailing were the most thrilling activities. One can go for a horse ride or buggy ride on the Kashid beach. On the other side, we also saw an ATV ride, but very fewer people interested in it.
Shacks and the Breakfast
After exploring, we ran towards shacks to save us from the sunny day. Hot Bhurji Paav and Tea were the only food options available. That left us no choice for our breakfast. We relaxed for an hour on hammocks. It was our last day of vacation. We knew that we have to pack up. Check out time was closer. Still, we sat there watching the beach fun, listening to the sound of waves. My wife asked me, “why the sound of waves is always refreshing?” I had no answer. I kept thinking throughout our return journey.