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Marari Villas

Kerala & South India

Rating: Mid-range    

Marari Villas overview

Marari Villas comprise 5 separate properties on or near Marari Beach. Each comes with a chef, cleaner and villa host, has ample indoor and outdoor living space including a garden and swimming pool, and beach access. They are ideal for those wanting privacy and independence during their stay by the beach.

Villas vary in size from 1 bedroom to 3, and offer adaptatable accommodation to suit couples, families and groups of friends. All bedrooms are air conditioned and en-suite, and each villa has a lounge-dining room, selection of games, books and magazines, Wi-Fi access and TV or CD player. Three of the villas are set on the beach and the other two are within a few minutes walk and have their own private beach areas. 

Marari Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the gentle pace of life, perfect for strolls and watching local fishermen depart and later return with the day's catch. Marari Villas staff are on hand to arrange activities and excursions to help you explore the area, from leisurely backwaters cruises to trips to tea and coffee plantations, cooking classes to sightseeing trips. Yoga classes and Ayurveda therapies can be arranged in the privacy of your villa.

All in all, these villas offer a real home-from-home experience in a lovely location. 


Open: Orchid, Hibiscus and Lotus villas are open all year. Bougainvillea and Palm are closed for the monsoon months of June and July each year.

Location: All the villas are on or within 5 minutes’ walk of Marari Beach. They are about a 90 minute drive from the airport in Kochi (Cochin).

Rooms: There are 5 individual villas, named after local plants: Lotus, Bougainvillea, Palm, Hibiscus and Orchid. The first 3 are beach villas. Each of these can be booked for exclusive use, or rooms can be booked individually with different parties sharing the villa.

Lotus (beach villa) has 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), each en-suite. Bedrooms have tea and coffee maker, safe, desk, bathrobes, hairdryer, ceiling fan and air conditioning. There is a lounge-dining area, library with games and TV and DVD player, large gardens, loungers, hammocks and sunshades. It also has a swimming pool, yoga deck and Ayurveda massage rooms, shared with Bougainvillea and Palm.

Bougainvillea (beach villa) has 2 bedrooms (1 twin/double and 1 double), both en-suite. Bedrooms have tea and coffee maker, safe, desk, bathrobes, ceiling fan and air conditioning. There is a lounge-diner, library with TV and DVD player, courtyard garden with open air shower, daybeds and a shaded dining terrace.

Palm (beach villa) has 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin/double and 1 kingsize double), all en-suite. Bedrooms have air conditioning and fans, tea and coffee maker, safe and hairdryer, Bedrooms 1 and 2 can be booked together and share a lounge-dining area, library with CD player, a beach-facing garden with sunbeds, hammocks, parasols and open air shower. Bedroom 3 has its own lounge with a TV and DVD player, and a beachfront garden.

Hibiscus has 1 bedroom (double/twin) with air conditioning that can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. There is an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shaded dining area, private walled garden with hammock, sunbathing deck with loungers and sunshades, a swimming pool. It has a kitchen (can be used as a 2nd bedroom), and access to a private beach area (less than 5 mins walk away) with hammocks, sun loungers, parasols and an outdoor shower.

Orchid is a 1-bedroom villa (double/twin) sleeping up to 2 adults and 1 child, with air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. The villa has TV, DVD player and a kitchen. There is a private walled garden and dining terrace, a sunbathing deck and a private swimming pool. Guests have access to a private beach area (less than 5mins walk away) with sun loungers, hammocks, sunshades and an outdoor shower.

Bedding and towels, toiletries, books, magazines, games, visitor guides, complimentary refreshments, speakers for MP3/iPod/laptop and free Wi-Fi are supplied in all villas.

Activities: Spend time on the beach, swim, and explore the local area. Staff can arrange private Ayurveda treatments, yoga lessons, cruises on the backwaters, trips to tea and coffee plantations, cooking demonstrations, sightseeing trips, theatrical performances and visits to a wildlife sanctuary.

Facilities: Each villa comes with a staff comprising a villa host, chef and cleaner. Lotus, Bougainvillea and Palm villas share a swimming pool, Ayurveda facilities and a yoga deck at Lotus. Bicycles are available free of charge at Orchid and Hibiscus.

Dining: Breakfast is included in the room rate, with lunch and dinner available at an extra charge. Drinking water, tea and coffee are available at no extra charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The villas make ideal family accommodation and vary in size so can accommodate different numbers of people as required.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.

Notes: Minimum stay requirement is 2 nights.

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