We stayed at the Marari Palm Beach Villa for 3 nights in October. We were two families (from NZ & AUS) and the layout of the villa worked perfectly with the large common living/dining area in the middle of the separate bedroom suites.
The beach was stunning & quiet with only the occasional fisherman walking past. Unfortunately the sea was a bit rough for the kids to swim in most of the day. The villa would have been perfect if it had a swimming pool (I understand this is planned for 2013).
The villa is not far from Cochin and the airport (1 1/2 hrs) and is very close to the Houseboat start/end points at Alappuzha so you can combine the 3 area's easily into your trip. I would recommend using the Villa's private car service to/from the airport/houseboat as the drivers are very safe & speak English well.
The owners & staff were all exceptionally helpful & friendly & organised trips to the local hotel pools, massage center and a one off trip to see a working elephant who was close by.
The menu was varied and the food was great and they catered for all of the children's requirements.
My favourite place was the hammocks under the shady coconut tree's : ) Enjoy your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marari Villas offer boutiques serviced villas on beautiful Marari Beach in Alleppey district, Kerala and has properties in 2 locations: 'Orchid' & 'Hibiscus' are adjacent to each other, have private pools and are 300m from the beach. 'Palm' & 'Bougainvillea' do not have pools, but they are on the beach and are 2km south of 'Orchid' & 'Hibiscus'. Each of our villas is serviced by a team of villa host, chef, housekeeper and caretaker/security. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marari Villas Kerala/Mararikulam, India