The Dune describes itself as an ‘eco beach resort’, which doesn’t even nearly get close. This is, quite simply, one of south India’s hippest places to stay. Spread behind nearly a kilometre of golden sand, the site comprises an expanding crop of villas and rooms built in a wide range of styles using materials reclaimed from antique houses – with lots of inspiration from acclaimed architects and designers.
The colour schemes range from sparse and earthy to downright delirious. But everything feels lively and fun . . . and very Indian. Made with home-grown organic ingredients, the food is fresh and delicious; and there’s a large pool to play in if the surf’s too rough.
A quirky beach front resort, close to atmospheric Pondicherry.