Had a nice little break from regular tasks by taking a small vacation @ Ocean Spray, Pondicherry. Went there during the last week of december 2011, when the rates are exorbitantly priced. Gone are the days when my kids were small enough that I can beat the peak season and get good deals on rooms, now i have joined the rat race that plans the vacation surrounding the school vacations.
Quick info for anybody looking to stay @ Ocean Spray : It's about 2 hours drive from chennai on ECR road towards pondicherry. This is not a sea side resort, so please avoid this if you are looking for a sea side resort. The sea would probably be a good 1-2 kms from the hotel and there is no proper walk way to the sea. We stayed in "Heavens Room" and we enjoyed the stay very much. It's a small room with a queen size bed and a sit out with Jacuzzi. The resort is build in a huge area with a big artificial man made lake covering a good size in the center. We found the food to be pretty good but little expensive. There is a huge swimming pool in the center of the resort and a outdoor kids play area. It is a good place to spend a weekend. It would be good resort for travelling with small kids. This might not be the place if you are someone looking at a place with tons of activities.