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Spice Coast Cruise

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on our house boat for our first stop in India. The crew were very polite and attentive. We booked two nights and are so glad we did. You really won't get bored. I took books, magazines and cards to keep us occupied as you are on the boat all day but I didn't read a single one. The...

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Indore, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AWESOME JUST AWESOME. Advised by a family member the cruise in the backwaters of Allepey Vembanad Lake with Spice coast Cruise is an unforgettable experience. The houseboat has an earthy feel fully furnished with coir. Those who like the old world charm its here. The food is heavenly with the chef serving authentic Kerala cuisine on board. The Crew are...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We made this on day cruise in Allepey Backwaters (Vembanad Lake), on board of a beautiful and very comfortable Houseboat. Crew was extremely professional and nice. The room was excellent. Deck chairs were fantastic, as well as all amenities. Food, prepared in the boat, according to our preferences, couldn't be better!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We were advised by other travellers to take a houseboat cruise for at least one night and we're glad we did as you will miss out by not experiencing the backwaters of this beautiful area. We had a boat for two (joke there somewhere) with three crew and set off in the morning across the lake/lagoon into the backwaters and...

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Warwickshire, UK
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

I had low expectations of being on a boat with no AC and warnings about hordes of of mosquitoes. I was completely wrong! The crew are lovely and you are supplied with constant delicious food and very flavoursome soft drinks. Bottled water is also available but you must bring your own alcohol. The boat itself (no 1) is only for...

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Montpellier, France
Reviewed February 10, 2017

We were lucky enough to have a three day stay on the houseboat, manned by Aravindh, Santhosh and Sreekumar, who were all brilliant. The length of the stay meant we had time to get away from the usual houseboat bustle and really relax, but we also walked in some of the villages and learned about rice farming, cashew trees, and...

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

We had about 23 hours on a traditional like rice boat built about 10 years ago as a specialist cruise boat. We were the only guests on the boat crewed by 3 people. It had only one bedroom for guests with air conditioning and en suit shower and toilet, a spectacular bed and a mosquito net for use at night....

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Not sure if there is anything much to add to what has already been said. After visit over 20 countries in the last 8 years, this is one of those memories that will stay with my wife and I forever. The peaceful cruise, the wonderful bird life, the great food and the wonderful crew. I don't give five stars very...

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Northern Ireland
Reviewed February 1, 2017

We checked onto boat early afternoon complete with a couple bottles of wine and beer. (This was also a treat as Kerala is a dry state). Our cases were put into our bedrooms complete with mosquito nets, whilst we sat up front and sunned ourselves whilst admiring the views. We'd 3 crew to look after us - the chef served...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A beautifully restored rice boat converted into a houseboat. Very comfortable with excellent meals. Tranquil background of emerald green rice paddies and rural people washing in the rivers. complete relaxation

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Address: C/O Coconut Lagoon | Kumarakom, Kottayam 682003, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
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Spice Coast Cruise Kottayam, Kerala, India
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“Avoid the big boats as they don't go into the real backwaters and some even moor up in the lake overnight”
paulaI7289JS, Mar 2, 2017 | Read review
“Take some insect repellant.”
87raffaeleb, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Rice boats vary so if you want one that is both authentic in style and extremely comfortable this is an excellent choice”
589anniem, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“You are on a small boat on your own so take the master bedroom. I think the boats have two rooms for family use.”
SueH826, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“take plenty of mosquito repellant”
ELDS26, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
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