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Mararikulam Beach


Mararikulam Beach

Mararikulam Beach

Relaxing at the beach

The Marari Beach

The Marari Beach

A very quiet fishing village that is carving out a niche as a rather exclusive resort. Deserted beaches spread out for miles in either direction to ensure complete privacy. The waves of the Arabian Sea break gently against soft white sands lined with swaying coconut trees.

Carnoustie Resort And Spa

Carnoustie Resort And Spa

 

Pool

Pool

 

Bathroom Interior

Bathroom Interior

Carnoustie Resort And Spa

Carnoustie Resort And Spa provides an answer for those wanting a stunning beach resort on India's palm fringed beaches. The hotel is set within spacious gardens that are beautifully landscaped and open out on to the beach beyond. It is easily accessible from Cochin (about a 1.5 hr drive) and you are also on the doorstep of the backwaters too!

 

Rooms

The large villas blend old and new, with traditional thatched roofs and exteriors, but with striking modern interiors complete with sunken bathtubs, rainforest showers and ample space. The villas provide a superb standard that is relatively unmatched by other like for like resorts on the coast of India. For those wanting the best of both worlds, Carnoustie is an ideal luxury retreat for a climax to a Keralan itinerary, or a longer beach stay in its own right.

 

Villa Categories include Deluxe Villas, Punang - Pool Villas, Semanta - Pool Villas, Zukra - Pool Villas and Mallika - Pool Villas

 

Fine Dining

The resort has two restaurants; Chimera is a speciality seafood restaurant whilst Ida offers international fare, set within a stunning bamboo structure. There are two bars, 9 Degrees North and the Poolside Bar.

 

Facilities

Carnoustie Beach Resort And Spa features an outdoor pool. Other amenities include 24 hour
Room Service and WiFi. The hotel offers a range of activities from Backwater Cruises, Fishing in
a traditional Keralan boat, Bike rides, Sa iling, Archery and Painting Courses. 

 

Ayurveda Centre 

The Aryavaidyasala Spa provides a wide range of Ayurvedic and modern treatments, all of which
are to fantastic award winning standards. The hotel also offers early morning Yoga sessions. The
Spa offers not only Ayurveda treatments but also Thai and Balinese massages and therapies aswell.

Idyllic Setting Of Marari Beach Resort

Idyllic Setting Of Marari Beach Resort

 

Garden Villa

Garden Villa

 

Restaurant At Marari Beach Resort

Restaurant At Marari Beach Resort

 

Open Air Bathrooms At Marari Beach Resort

Open Air Bathrooms At Marari Beach Resort

 

Marari Beach Resort room interior

Marari Beach Resort room interior

Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach Resort is set amidst 30 acres of beautifully laid gardens with tree-rich orchards containing coconut palms, mango, jak and other tropical fruit trees. Its peaceful natural environment has made Marari one of the most sought-after hotels in the whole of Kerala and a popular choice with discerning British travellers.

 

The thatched villas are spread over extensive landscaped grounds and modelled on the houses of the local fisher-folk. These lead down to a superb expanse of white soft sandy beach, shared only with the local fishing community.

 

Rooms

The 62 thatched villas are built in traditional Kerala style with an open-air courtyard, complete with a banana or papaya tree.

 

Garden Villas

Spacious air-conditioned villas furnished in bamboo and twin or king-size beds, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, in-room safe and a sitting area. The bathrooms have open roofed courtyards with hot and cold water showers. 

 

Pool Villas

Have the same facilities as the garden villas plus a private garden with large plunge pool.

 

Ayurveda Centre

The resort has its own Ayurveda Centre headed by the resident Ayurveda Doctor (vaidyan) and a team of dedicated male and female masseurs and therapists.

 

Fine Dining 

An Open-Air Restaurant is located right next to the pool. The fresh catch of the day forms the centrepiece of Fort Cochin, the specialty seafood restaurant. You can choose from a variety of prawns, lobsters, crayfish and the famous 'karimeen', grilled on the spot or prepared to your tastes. Complementing it all is an array of Kerala specialties. Aromatic vegetable stews, spicy chicken gravies, tangy tamarind and kokam chutneys, rice and the popular idiappams that accompany most Kerala meals.

 

The Beach Grill serves light snacks in an open-air beach area with plenty of hammocks between palm trees providing a welcome shade from the midday sun. 

 

Facilities

Marari Beach Resort has a large swimming pool, two tennis courts, badminton court, beach volleyball court as well as an amphitheatre, where cultural shows are performed.

 

Open-air yoga classes are held at sunrise and sunset with a qualified master in attendance. There are daily activities such village walks, cooking demonstrations as well as a cycling tour of the village. Backwater cruises are one of the main attractions. There is a boutique with a good choice of souvenirs, books, clothes, materials and straw items.

 

In the evenings, most people head for the Club House Bar where there is nightly soft live music under the stars. The hotel prides itself on being a truly 'green hotel' with a massive recycling programme using totally natural products. 

Orchid Pool Cottage

Orchid Pool Cottage

 

Orchid Pool Cottage Bedroom

Orchid Pool Cottage Bedroom

 

Beach Hut

Beach Hut

 

Views Of Marari

Views Of Marari

 

Hibiscus Cottage At Night

Hibiscus Cottage At Night

 

Dining At Marari Villas

Dining At Marari Villas

 

Marari Beach

Marari Beach

 

Beach House At Marari

Beach House At Marari

 

Marari Villas room interior

Marari Villas room interior

Marari Villas

Marari Villas  is the first company to offer boutique  serviced villas, beach houses and cottages on beautiful Marari Beach in  Kerala.

 

A unique collection of garden and pool villas includes traditional  Keralan heritage houses and contemporary cottages with luxury facilities such as private beach, personal chef, butler / villa host, housekeeping and taxi services to cater for individual needs. These properties are ideal for families with children, honeymooners, romantic couples, friends or individuals.

 

Marari Villas are within 3 minutes walk of the most beautiful part of Marari, where the backwaters meet the sea. Two cottages are adjacent to each other and can be booked together for a group of up to 4 people sharing a private pool, garden, BBQ and outdoor dining area.

 

Villas

Orchid Pool Cottage

Orchid Pool Cottage  is a charming 1 bedroom cottage within 3 minutes walk of one of the most beautiful parts of Marari, where the backwaters meet the sea. The cottage is built in a contemporary style with white walls, a coconut leaf thatched roof and large glazed doors that open to the private pool and garden.

 

Orchid Cottage is ideal for those who want greater privacy, a secluded garden and a private pool. Recommended for honeymooners, romantic couples, 2 friends, a family with 1 child or an individual.  Orchid Cottage is adjacent to  Hibiscus Heritage Cottage, so they can be booked together for a group of  up to 7 people (4 adults & 3 children)

 

Hibiscus Heritage Cottage

Hibiscus Heritage Cottage is a 100 year old traditional  Keralan wooden house that has been restored with loving care and attention to provide a real sense of  Keralan  life, with a few added luxuries! The historic exterior is complimented by a range of contemporary furniture fabricated by local craftsmen from reclaimed hardwood. It is surrounded by an abundance of tropical hibiscus flowers and mature trees including mango, banana, jack fruit, papaya, betel nut and coconut palms.

 

Hibiscus Cottage is ideal for those who want greater privacy, a large garden or an experience of traditional life in Kerala. Recommended for a small family, couples, honeymooners, 2 friends or an individual. Hibiscus Heritage Cottage is adjacent to  Orchid Pool Cottage, so they can be booked together for a group of  up to 7 people (4 adults & 3 children) sharing  the garden, pool, BBQ and dining area.

 

Nalukettu Beach Villa

‘Nalukettu’ is  Malayalam for  ‘Four Sides’  and is the name used for traditional buildings that have a central open courtyard. This stunning beach villa has just been completed and is designed as a fusion of traditional and contemporary, based on the historic Nalukettu  plan. Wake up to the sound of the sea and the wild birds and step out of your room onto the white sand for your morning swim. The villa is situated in a beautiful location with the beach to the west and the backwaters to the north. It has an enormous covered veranda where you can sit and view the dolphins and sunset while sipping a cool juice or beer.

 

Nalukettu Beach Villa is ideal for those who want to be right on the beach and recommended for families, couples, honeymooners and groups of friends.

 

Fine Dining

Personal Chef

At Marari Villas  you can have the luxury of your own private chef who will help you experience the culinary delights of  Kerala. There is a personal chef included in the room tariff who oversees 1 or 2 properties. There is a recommended 7 day Kerala menu and the chef can also cook continental options on request, according to your requirements.  Your chef may cook in your villa kitchen or in a separate kitchen nearby, depending on which property you choose. He is experienced in traditional  Keralan food as well as continental options. Try his fantastic traditional  Keralan  meals for lunch or ask him to show you how to prepare Fish Molly  in your kitchen!.

 

Culinary Delights of Kerala’ Menu

The culinary delights of  South Indian cuisine is an essential part of your travel experience and a special menu provides you with a real taste of  Kerala. The menu provides a full range of traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners with vegetarian, meat and seafood options. The delicious local food is so varied that you are unlikely to eat the same dish twice, even if you stay for a week! There are alternative meals, including continental options if you feel less adventurous.

 

Facilities

Marari Villas located on the most pristine beach in  Kerala. The beach attendant is always near at hand and at some  properties, the beach attendant  will also act as a lifeguard if necessary.

 

Houseboat or Country Boat Backwater Tour  

The best way to experience the famous backwaters is to hire a gorgeous Houseboat or ‘Kettuvallom’ that have become a defining image of Kerala.  

 

Country Boats  are smaller boats with chairs and a roof that can travel in the smaller canals.
You can choose whether to use an engine or travel in the traditional silent way with long poles
as a punt. Half day and full day tours are available with local lunch and snacks.

 
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