7 families, 1 hired bus, 31st December 2011 celebrations, destination to off-beat Shankarpur and New Year package by Hotel Nest. The stay was comfortable. yes, the hotel is not "on beach". But again nothing at Shankarpur is on beach. The hotel has its own mini bus & jeeps to ferry you back and forth to the beach (1.5 k.m away) as and when you ask for it. The rooms are functional (do not ask for a great view unless you are staying in the rooms overlooking the front garden). The food is EXCELLENT. The garden and amenities in it are good & the kids in the group loved it. Overall, the trip was nice and the music plus fireworks display provided as part of 31st night package was indeed value for money. Highly recommended for families with kids too.