Prakruti Resorts in Kashid is around 3.5 hours drive from Mumbai. It is a luxury resort with package rates accordingly costly. But it does make for a great 2-3 day getaway from Mumbai.
We chose to drive down to Kashid, but I guess going to Kashid by ferry would turn out to be a much more comfortable option. Ferry service between Gateway of India and Mandwa is available. There are regular bus services from Mandwa to Kashid.
We stopped for snacks at Vadkhal Naka and ate at Amantran. This serves good Maharashtrian snacks and has ample parking space (which is a big plus). The road starts deteriorating after Vadhkal Naka and becomes pretty bad after you cross Alibaug.
Prakruti Resorts has a big property. Each type of accommodation has access to lawns. A number of activities are possible at the resort. It has a mini golf course, cycles are available on rent, lawn tennis court and a beautiful swimming pool. The meals served here are a delight. The spread available for each of the meals was extensive and the food tasty.
Prakruti Resorts also has a private beach. To access it, you need to collect coupons from the reception and a bullock cart ride can take you to the beach. A number of beach side activities are also possible.