In an age where 'staycation' has become a buzzword, we find ourselves discovering the allure of boutique hotels tucked away in picturesque corners of the world. These gems, often overshadowed by their big-city counterparts, offer an intimate escape, promising not just a change of scenery but a transformation of the soul. It's in these places that you stumble upon gems like Full Moon, a dining experience that weaves together breathtaking views and culinary excellence.
Tucked away to the north, approximately 45 km from Visakhapatnam city, within the cosy confines of The Bheemili Resort managed by Accor, Full Moon beckons as the epitome of a hidden treasure. It's part of a growing trend - boutique hotels offering an array of delights within their quaint confines, and Full Moon epitomizes this concept to perfection.
My recent sojourn to this picturesque resort opened my eyes to the beauty of staycations and the charm of boutique hotels. The experience began at Full Moon. Upon my arrival, a private butler greeted me warmly and led me to a glass enclosure overlooking the Bay of Bengal. It was here that I embarked on a simple yet enchanting experience.
Full Moon doesn't scream opulence; instead, it whispers intimacy. The glass walls connecting you with the beach offer a sense of nature that's quietly profound. It's the kind of connection to the outdoors that boutique hotels are celebrated for, not grandeur but simplicity.
The menu, thoughtfully crafted by Executive Chef Naidu, seamlessly weaves Indian and continental flavours together. There's no need for superlatives here; each dish speaks for itself. The Amuse Bouche, a prelude to the main course, starts the journey with a delicate bite, while a creamy mushroom soup and a host of grilled delights follow. There's an abundance of flavours without unnecessary fanfare, just pure taste.
The unlimited barbecue service, encompassing both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights, is the heart of the experience. It doesn't seek to astound but rather aims to satisfy. Grilled Cajun Fish, Baked Zucchini Parmigiana, Tandoori Chicken Tikka - the list goes on. Each dish, served piping hot at your table, showcases the beauty of simplicity and freshness.
The private butler discreetly tends to your needs, adding a personal touch that defines boutique hotels. There's no grand spectacle, just attentive service that complements the ambience. It's here, where every little detail is taken care of, that Full Moon quietly shines.
As the sun bids adieu and the moon takes centre stage over the Bay of Bengal, Full Moon finds its magical charm. This is the moment when it truly comes alive, perfect for moonlit dinners, intimate family gatherings, and quiet dates.
Full Moon isn't about extravagant praise; it's about understated appreciation. It's not a restaurant that shouts its grandeur; instead, it offers an intimate culinary experience. An escape within the charming embrace of The Bheemili Resort, it's a subtle reminder that sometimes, the most enchanting places are those that don't clamour for attention.
About Shubham BhatnagarYou can often find Shubham at a small authentic Chinese or Italian restaurant sampling exotic foods and sipping a glass of wine, but he will wolf down a plate of piping hot samosas with equal gusto. However, his love for homemade food trumps all.