We had 5 kids- 16,13,11,8,7 and 3 adults (parents and one mother in law). Bamboo Lagoon helped us find a three bedroom boat that was actually more lavish than we had planned on but was very comfortable. AC from 9p.m. -6 a.m. Weather was hot as we traveled around the canals but not unbearably so since we were moving. Food was great. We swam in the evening after we parked for the night. Their location was much better than others I have read about. The water was warm but refreshing. They said the living room AC isn't functioning so basically after dinner- 9ish, we all went to bedrooms. They had mattresses they put on the floor to sleep up to 9 people. The next morning, they dropped us off at our hotel- Bamboo lagoon and we were able to put our stuff in one bedroom until check-in and other two bedrooms were ready. Great location- nice hammock and dinner/breakfast outside. AC worked great. We took the hotel's smaller motor boat for 3 hours and loved the canals. We stopped for lunch at this great cafe located on the water and the food was incredible and very inexpensive. Fresh coconut out front. We headed back to hotel and changed into our suits. Then we took the hotel's little canoe ferry across the river to our waiting tempo bus and he drove us to Marari Beach- about 30 minutes away. It was almost deserted. palm trees all around. White sand and beautiful water. Strongest undertow i have ever experienced so watch the kids, but we all had a magnificent time and there were crabs that we were able to catch and look at. We even saw a couple of dolphins swimming further out. Our driver was amazing- his number is 91-94-95-315764. We reserved online through keralacars.com. Great service and reasonable prices. We then went back to hotel and had showers and dinner. Fantastic hotel and service. They were so helpful and brought in the two extra beds that were actual cots- not on the floor. We were able to do all of these things in only two days and left for the airport the morning of the third.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the lap of the spectacular Punnamda backwaters in Kerala, Bamboo Lagoon Resort offers basic modern comforts at easily affordable rates. The hotel is ideally located in proximity to the azure Puunnamad River and also offers the exclusive privilege of a house boat cruise where you can have loads of fun all day long. Cochin airport is located at 46 km from hotel and the nearest railway station is only 5 km from the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bamboo Lagoon Backwater Front Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India