What to know before you go:
— Need to take a short boat ride to reach this resort but there is no car parking
— Complimentary motorboat ride in backwaters and to beach lasting about 2.5 hr
— Great food with complimentary breakfast but limited menu
— Rooms facing backwater lake are best
About the property:
The gateway to Kondai Lip welcomes you across a narrow canal fringed by palms. Greeted by the resort’s boatman, guests are then transported across in a country boat. The boatman uses a long pole, pushing down into the riverbed to propel the boat forward. Step ashore, stone lined pathways branch out and lead into the resort. A canal to the left has been dyked to form a large pond that stretches across on end of the property. Brick colored cottages built of laterite and wood with wooden gables, tiled roofs and verandahs are set amidst tall palm and coconut trees, tropical plants and cropped grass. The cottages are all over a hundred years old and were once traditional homes that have been translocated. Designed in Kerala’s vernacular style of architecture, with interiors in wood, elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern amenities, the cottages look out at canals on two sides and are set around a dining area that is open to the surrounding landscape.A profound silence reigns, this is solitude in its purest form and within its embrace a million sounds that you wouldn’t normally hear. Step lightly, sit back, luxuriate in the beauty that surrounds you, soak in the silence, you are a heartbeat away from paradise.
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From 1200 hours
Untill 1100 hours
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed
It is 5 km from the scenic Andhakaranazhi Beach and 18 km from Fort Cochin. The Cherthala Bus Station is 19 km away, Ernakulam South Railway Station is 26 km while the Cochin International Airport is 64 km away.