Manoribel has become an annual feature of my family calendar as it has a simple rustic and restful feel to it that draws one back for some much-needed R&R in the mad rush of Mumbai. It's just an hour or so away from most points in Mumbai and yet totally quiet and peaceful, with a village-ambience lending an innocence to the resort. Amenities are quite basic while the absence of a TV in the room makes for great family-oriented quality-time as do the different sports options on offer. The beach is right at ones footsteps and is relatively clean and deserted. The hammocks in the coconut grove near the beach add to the slumberous and relaxing experience.The home-grown spinach dishes are awesome and the saturday tandoori dinner a good variation while the caramel custard is also great. The food is a bit on the expensive side though. The sea-water, due to its proximity to Mumbai, is polluted and best avoided however. Overall, its a lovely unwinding experience for a family/couple.