Covelong Beach (Fisherman's Cove), quiet and far away from the distractions of the city lies close to Mahabalipuram, famous for its unique 7th century shore Temples. It has a host of activities designed to make your stay memorable, if you love the outdoors and culture. It is built on the ramparts of an old Dutch Fort and set amidst whispering casuarina and palm trees. Fisherman's Cove is a snug resort. Covelong is a nice beach between Madras(Chennai) and Mahabalipuram and a small charming fishing settlement. It was originally a port built by Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic and it was here that the French General Laboudonnais landed his troops in 1746. Later taken by Clive in 1752 and destroyed. The Beach is separated from the mainland by the canal running from Madras(Chennai) to Mahabalipuram. This famous 5 Star hotel is called Fishermans' Cove. Taj Group of Hotels runs the Fisherman Cove Resort with rooms in the main buildings and cottages and the sandy beach here. It is an hour drive from Chennai city or from the airport. Great seafood is guaranteed and the salty air ensures a healthy appetite. For recreation, there is a swimming pool, water sports, catamaran rides, tennis and more.
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