Citrus Retreats Alleppy is a beautiful resort built on an isolated strip of land (Isle) in the Backwaters of Kerela. The only access to the Resort is by a motor boat. This is a curtsy service provided for checking in and out for all guests. A fifteen minutes ride through the serene back waters brings one up to this comfortable abode, the 'Citrus Retreats'. The Retreat has large, elegant and well appointed rooms with a breath taking view of 'Gods Own Country'. The brilliant sun rise can be seen from the balcony of all lake facing rooms, over a cup of steaming hot tea. This followed by an early morning dip in the crystal clear swimming pool, a half hour complimentary Swedish massage, and an invigorating and powerful hot and cold shower, seeps the tiredness and tension out of ones limbs and gives one a warm feeling of well being. The body tingles back to life, whereas, the mind finds it peaceful, relaxed and energized. A tonic for the stressed soul. In addition,The resort offers all modern facilities and a variety of delectable cuisines to satisfy the most demanding Palate. Besides, the warm hospitality and personal attention bestowed by each staff member to make all house guests comfortable is beyond compare. We were lucky to have found out about this exotic resort on the net and grabbed the bonanza they had on offer during the Diwali season in Nov 2012. Besides, the above mentioned Swedish massage, a welcome drink, a one hour sunset cruise, followed by high tea and a dance program accompanied by a candle lit dinner were the added attraction of the Offer we had availed. In addition the retreat offers a host of other indoor and out door games like snookers and badminton to keep their guests occupied. Our package also included all meals which were very well prepared and laid out as a buffet. Meanwhile, their Chef and Maitre D' personally circulated among the diners during meals to ensuring they were enjoying their meal and the Chef offered his services to prepare any special item required by the guest. With such personalized attention, one felt rather pampered and soaked in their warm hospitality to the hilt. Besides, being Diwali eve, we had an hour full of fireworks display before dinner, and were also given loads of sparklers and other fire crackers to celebrate the festive evening. This celebration provided a platform for all guests to interact and get to know one another, increasing their bonhomie. A day full of excitement left us all tired, and it was a pleasure to slip into the soft comforts of the king size beds and extra fluffy pillows, with the ac maintaining ambient temperature. Next morning after the swim, Swedish massage and bath, one tucked into a sumptuous breakfast, and were feeling sad that it was now time for us to leave. We walked around the entire Resort for the last time before checking out and boarding the motor boat to ferry us onto the main land. The stay at 'Citrus Resort' was a memorable experience, and we would love to repeat the same again some time. We highly recommend this Resort, since besides the additional value for money, it also provides a truly memorable and relaxing environment. A manna for frayed nerves... Hope you enjoy your stay too.
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