The best luxury resorts in Mahabaleshwar to stay at

From colonial-style estates to rustic accommodation options, bookmark these luxury stays in Mahabaleshwar for the best getaway experience.

Winding routes lined with thick forests, mist-covered mountains along the Western Ghats, vast strawberry farms, and an all-time pleasant weather make Mahabaleshwar an ideal escape away from the city clamour. Unlike its urban, overrun commercial sisters of Lonavala and Panchgani, the serene hill station still manages to offer the mountain quiet and serenity we all crave for. Here’s a round-up of the best luxury resorts in Mahabaleshwar that you can book on your next trip to this dreamy destination in Maharashtra.

5 best luxury resorts in Mahabaleshwar

Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa

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The resort effortlessly blends luxury with comfort. Image: Courtesy of Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa.

Perched 4,710 feet above sea level amid 27 acres of thick evergreen forests in the Western Ghats, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa has 122 rooms and suites, each offering a private balcony, deep soaking tub, and panoramic views. Effortlessly blending luxury and comfort, the resort features a temperature-controlled infinity pool overlooking the valley. Unwind at The Hub or Longitude Bar and enjoy one of the four onsite dining experiences on offer. Rejuvenate yourself at Explore Spa, squeeze in a workout session at the 24-hour fitness centre, and explore nearby attractions in close proximity, including Krishnabai Temple, Afzal Khan’s Tomb, Arthur’s Seat, and more.

Evershine Resort Mahabaleshwar

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The beautiful facade of Evershine. Image: Courtesy of Evershine Resort Mahabaleshwar.

Located just off the main market area and dotted with strawberry orchards, Evershine Resort Mahabaleshwar is an ideal serene getaway from Mumbai or Pune. For the resort features everything from stunning marble exteriors to jungle lounge, outdoor and indoor gaming zones, and a green cycling trail! Sustainable practices are at the very heart of the resort, while the eight therapy rooms at the Sohum Spa here offer a wide range of pampering therapies. All 59 individually furnished guestrooms come with private balconies and are divided into seven different categories. Pick the 700-square-feet Pool View Family Suite with a spacious living area, two bedrooms, and a Jacuzzi for a family vacation. Mad Smoke House, the open-air restaurant specialises in live sea food, barbecue, and global cuisine, while Cafe Evershine takes care of your cravings for quick snacks.

Brightland Resort & Spa

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One of the luxury rooms at Brightland. Image: Courtesy of Brightland Resort & Spa.

Nestled on the edge of a cliff at 4,400 feet, Brightland Resort & Spa offers alluring, misty views of the ghats, while combining elegance with untamed natural beauty. Expect unparalleled service and five-star facilities as you live in one of the 85 luxurious accommodations. Take lazy strolls around the 6.5 acres of landscaped gardens surrounded by lush virgin forests, choose from three different settings to eat, relax at Prana Spa, and take a dip or two in the expansive pool. The resort is also home to a well-stacked library, state-of-the-art gym, and kids’ areas.

Citrus Chambers Mahabaleshwar

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The resort is built in a restored heritage property from 19th century. Image: Courtesy of Citrus Chambers Mahabaleshwar.

Citrus Chambers Mahabaleshwar has been set in a 19th-century restored heritage bungalow amid five acres of green forestland. The colonial architecture looks absolutely stunning when paired with the surrounding vistas of the lush valley. Expect traditionally-decorated rooms and suites fitted with modern amenities, a pristine outdoor pool, a well-appointed spa and wellness centre, and many a natural trail. The multi-cuisine in-house BISO Restaurant serves up delicious Mediterranean and Indian dishes, while a 24/7 coffee shop serves snacks and beverages. Watch the sunset from the highest point in Mahabaleshwar, Wilson Point just a kilometre away, or visit the nearby Venna Lake for a picnic.

Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar

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The pristine pool at the resort call for some leisure time. Image: Courtesy of Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar.

Step into the dreamy garden estate that Bella Vista Resort is, and take in the sweeping views of the evergreen canopies of Wilson Point, panoramic Lingmala Valley, and historical hills extending to Panchgani. The resort offers a blend of traditional and contemporary decor, and features tastefully-appointed rooms surrounded by endless expanses of green. A wide variety of accommodation options is spread across four acres of landscape in three wings: The Forest, Red Stone, and The Orchard. Pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic, Swedish or Thai massage at the rooftop spa, dine at the multi-cuisine Kebabs & Curries restaurant that doles out the best of Indian and Indo-Chinese delicacies, and enjoy a plethora of inhouse activities ranging from karaoke, fun games, and movies at the home theatre.

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