If you are looking for tranquility and peace, fishing villages, palm and banana groves with paddy fields at the back, then Mektoub is the place for you. This little gem has a totally unique position, away from the bustling cliff area but only fifteen minutes walk away along an established and safe path, with two shops close by and with easy reach to Verkala town. This is Kerala at its best. Fantastic beach and abundant bird and wildlife to be seen.
All rooms are modern and clean with front and rear balconies. Two rooms have adjoining kitchen with fridge and cookers etc for long stayers. Experienced chef available to cook delicious meals in thatched restaurant overlooking the sea where you can watch the local fishermen at your leisure. The owner Rafiq is a charming man and we had many delightful chats with him.
We stayed for a month and literally found it to be "a paradise on earth". Will visit again and again. Thank you Rafiq.
Nicky and Paul
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mektoub is a Green Hotel with natural and endless wilderness, set in simple, peaceful, rustic ambience in Varkala, secluded and rightly placed in Odayam Beach where the traveler halts and rests. Mektoub is passionately eco-conscious, friendly and helpful, envisioned to bridge tourism and the local community pro-creatively through sustainable developments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mektoub Varkala, Kerala