The Ideal Beach Resort is situated just outside Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram. Is a typical beach hotel with a great swimming pool, you also have direct access to the beach with hammocks. The rooms are very spacious, and the bathroom huge, almost a little disproportionate, with two baths and showers. The resort is the best in the area. The hotel has a gift shop and a spa where you can enjoy a massage. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, but certainly in no hurry to do things. The worst thing is that being on the outskirts you can not easily walk to town.