This beachside escape in Mararikulam near Alleppey is a peaceful sanctuary where guests can switch off and tune into the sounds of nature, like the symphony of waves lapping the nearby shoreline of the Arabian Sea and the melodies of bird song.
With only four roomy cottages set in a large lush garden full of palm trees and tropical plants, this is not a resort but more like an exclusive hideaway that ensures ample space and privacy for every guest.
The cottages are designed for outdoor living with indoor and outdoor spaces merging seamlessly. The airy guest rooms open onto spacious verandas with comfortable sitting areas and an open-air private dining area. Most bathrooms are also open to the outdoors and are another way to commune with nature. Though the cottages are traditional in style and tastefully decorated with a simple uncluttered aesthetic, they do not lack the usual modern comforts you’d expect, like air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
The sea-view cottages face west – perfect for watching the sun descend into the ocean at sunset, while the soft mood lighting creates a dreamy night time ambiance. Hammocks strung between the palm trees of the tropical gardens filled with the heady perfume of frangipani are an invitation to relax.
Wake up to the bewitching call of the koel. Take an early morning stroll through the lush gardens of heliconia, frangipani trees, hibiscus and oleander. Watch closely and you’ll spot a Brahminy Kite and other native birds. Spend the afternoon relaxing in a hammock with a good book. Or enjoy a dip in our outdoor swimming pool set beneath shady palms and then laze on one of the sun loungers. End a perfect day with a personalised yoga class on your private veranda.
The ocean is only steps away. Dive into its waves or relax on the sandy beach. Watch fisherman arrive with their catch in traditional boats. Or enjoy a sunset stroll along the shoreline.