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Kerala Hotels

Coconut Lagoon

  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Good restaurants
  • Kid-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Staff naturalists lead tours of local bird sanctuary and the hotel's butterfly garden
  • Can only be accessed by boat

Cons

  • Pricey two-story mansions have bathroom and bedrooms on different floors (opt for a bungalow)
  • Can only be reached by boat

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

This groundbreaking and much-imitated Vembanad Lake resort put Kerala's backwaters on the map. Its serenity and charm contribute to making a stay here a top Kerala experience. It's accessible only by boat. The grounds, bordered by the lake and the backwaters on three sides and crisscrossed with canals and footbridges, are dotted with white bungalows and two-story houses that are a mixture of rustic and modern but exceedingly comfortable. The newer houses have their own

plunge pools, and the open-air restaurant, like all of the hotel's accommodation, is painstakingly reassembled from parts of an approximately 300-year-old Kerala tharawad (traditional house). The ayurvedic center is excellent, and the property also has its own kalari, a school for martial arts. And every afternoon you have an opportunity to learn to cook a delicious Kerala dish or two. Book well in advance.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom, Kerala, 686563, India

Phone:

481-252–5834

Website: www.cghearth.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 42 rooms, 8 suites
  • Some meals

Updated 10/13/2014

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