Marari Beach which forms part of the CGH Earth group of hotels is a wonderful place to relax after a week or two of touring around Kerala, Southern India. With a traditional Ayurvedic Spa and organic home grown vegetables and fresh fish bought from the village fishermen you will soon feel restored in both body and mind.
Marari Beach in the small fishing village of Mararikulam is an hour’s drive south of Cochin near the port of Alleppy, the gateway to the famous backwaters. The beaches here stretch endlessly for miles and miles along the Indian Ocean a far cry from those further south in Kovalam. The 65 rooms are spread over the hotel’s 55 acres of garden, pools and grove. The rooms or villas are built in the style of the local fishing villages with large terraces complimenting the main room: all have outside bathrooms/showers, fridge and tea making facilities – some rooms even have their own pool.
The large swimming pool is surrounded by lawns and not far from the main restaurant serving traditional Keralan food. If this fails to whet your appetite the beach restaurant surely will with a fine selection of the day’s catch washed down with a choice of Indian wines.
The on site shop has a wonderful collection of local artefacts and in-house clothing – perfect for the local temperatures, and if you must keep in contact with the outside world there is a wifi area.