I can't say enough good things about The Backwater Farmhouse. I stayed here follow R&R following a rather gruelling 5 weeks Panchakarma treatment. It was idyllic, so relaxing in charming and peacefully setting right on the Kerala backwaters in a small fishing village and away from any hustle and bustle. I was here for over a week and sadly had to cut my trip short, I would have been very happy to stay for another week.
The accommodation is really spacious, clean and very comfortable. The outdoor bathrooms is great but can be a bit wet and wild during a storm. The all inclusive food is DELICIOUS and there's no fear of you ever going hungry. The families that run this place are absolutely charming, Manu speaks perfect English and is very knowledgable and happy to share information and banter and always happy to help out in any he can.
Bring plenty to read so that you can properly relax on site. However, there are plenty of things to do if you aren't ready to fully wind down yet. Take a guided or self punted trip in a boat. You can take a quick ride on one of the canoes across the backwater to do Yoga at Matt India in the mornings. Take a scooter for a spin and explore the local area. Take a day trip to Cochin and get some spices and check out the chinese fishing nets. It's a quick trip to beautiful white sandy beaches which looked like there was some good surf waves but not sure how suitable it would be for females to surf in this area.
A must try is the Ayurvedic treatments. Eby has over 16 years of experience as an Ayurvedic practitioner and it shows. I had 5 days Marma massage and this is quite possibly the best and most effective massage treatment for chronic pain, that I've ever had. Fixed a number of issues that I thought I would be stuck with for the rest of my days... highly recommended!
The families here welcome you and will do everything possible to make your stay as wonderful as they can. They are charming, friendly, kind and very good at their business. If you can visit The Backwater Farmhouse, you absolutely should!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheruvally Back Water Farm House. This waterfront resort is located 23km south of Cochin. You can experience the beauty of the village by cruising in a country boat. The village-born crewmen will take you to explore the hidden beauty of the zig-zag remote venues, the sightseeing at the village neighbourhood, watching the traditional fishing of the villagers, peculiarity of Chines method of fishing trapping, visiting local market, rope making from coconut fibre and all the more a noise-free calm surroundings with A/C and Non A/C guest house will no doubt bring to you an entirely different but palatable taste. We are serving traditional Keralan dishes, accompanied by seafood specialty, bottled water and transfer by car to the resort are free of charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Back Water Farm House Hotel Alappuzha
- Back Water Farm House Kerala/Alappuzha, India