|Coconut Lagoon - Kumarakom
Located on the shores of Lake Vembanad, at the mouth of the Kavanar River, the Coconut Lagoon Resort is perhaps Keralas most authentic and atmospheric Backwater retreat. Accommodation is in traditional style bungalows and mansions, called Tharawads, the traditional wooden house of Kerala. While some of them are newly built, many are over a 100 years old, and the bungalows and mansions are furnished are furnished in a style that retains all the charm of the original family home. Most of them feature a private outdoor shower and bathing area, complete with a banana tree reaching up through the open roof. The Coconut Lagoon resort is renowned for its superb Keralan cuisine, and for its famed Ayurveda centre. Leisure facilities here include a large outdoor pool, and the resort is happy to arrange boat and canoeing excursions to the neighboring Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
|Kumarakom Lake Resort
The Kumarakom Lake Resort, set on the banks of the Lake Vembanad, and overlooking vast stretches of the tranquil emerald green backwaters of Kerala, is regarded as the finest backwater resort in Kerala. Accommodation is in villas and suites, many of which open on to a large free form swimming pool, and are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm and luxury resort amenities. The Kumarakom Lake Resort has a well equipped Ayurveda Spa and Wellness centre, offering relaxing massages, as well as rejuvenation programmes. The resort has a large free form swimming pool, and a fully equipped gym etc.
|Marari Beach Resort - Mararikulam
The Marari Beach Resort, located a little over an hours drive from Cochin, is a beach resort with a difference. Like many other beach resorts, Marari offers endless miles of superb sandy beaches backed by swaying palms, but what is unique is its location in Mararikulam village, one of the local fishing villages, where life still goes on as if a hundred years ago. This is an area where you can experience the local charm and traditional Keralan hospitality at it's best. Accommodation is in traditional kerala style cottages, spread in 50 acres of landscaped gardens. Leisure facilities here, besides an endless stretch of quiet beach, include an outdoor swimming pool and an Ayurveda centre, that offers relaxing massages, as well as rejuvenation programmes starting from 7 to 21 days.