Marari Leena is well off the tourist track, a 20 minute rickshaw ride from Alappuzha, 3 minute walk from the local beach (Kattoor), and a 10 minute drive from the Marari beach resort. Robin and Jancy offer simple, clean accommodation in 2 rooms. We booked both for our family of 7, a bit of a squeeze but we managed especially as the large veranda was a great place for us all to hang out.
Kattoor village doesn't really have a centre, just a couple of shops on the main road. The beach is beautiful - huge waves when we were there but the sea is usually calmer. Great to watch the fishermen hauling in their boats and sorting the fish. They do use the beach as a toilet, but soiled areas were soon washed away by the sea.
Edison (Robin's cousin) was really helpful, arranging moped hire (and going into Alappuzha an extra time to get a replacement key when we lost one on the beach!), yoga (a teacher came to the homestay to do an early morning session), massage at a local place, a rickshaw whenever we needed one. The food was good, there is nowhere else to eat in the local area so we ate all our meals here.
- Also Known As:
- Marari Leena Beach House Kerala/Alappuzha, India