Tranquil Resort is well named. A stay here lets you reconnect with nature whether it's resting in the gardens, watching birds among the flowers and monkeys in the trees or exploring the walking trails. The resort's atmosphere is pleasantly relaxed. It's a family owned property set on a working coffee plantation, with your hosts eager to help you feel at home, from the bathrobes and slippers in you room, to sociable group meals and family dogs keeping you company.
There are just nine rooms, all with TV, hot drinks maker, en-suite bathroom and access to outdoor space. The tree house and tree villa are set high among the trees and provide particluarly memorable accommodation, each with a large balcony and fine views. Rooms vary in size and layout, with some ideal for families.
Mealtimes are a great way to get to know fellow guests as you sit around the large table where you are served local, regional and international cuisine, much of it created from produce grown on the plantation.
The grounds are perfect for exploring on foot. There are 13 different trails, varying in duration and level of difficulty from a gentle stroll to a bracing hike, offering something for everyone. Birdlife is abundant and you should see several species on your wanderings. The resort has an attractive freeform swimming pool and a jacuzzi where you can relax after time out and about. Ths spa specialises in traditional Ayurveda therapies designed to promote physical and spiritual well-being, another aspect of the tranquilty you can experience here.
Open: Tranquil Resort is open most of the year., closing on certain dates in April, June to August, October and December.
Location: The resort is located within the 162 hectare Kuppamudi Coffee Plantation in Wayanad. It is just over 100kms from Calicut (Kozhikode) international airport, about a three hour drive.
Rooms: There are nine rooms in several styles, all with a TV, hot drinks maker, safe and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. Dressing gowns and slippers are provided. Each of the five garden rooms has two queen size beds and a shared veranda. The deluxe room is in the main bungalow, has two en-suite bathrooms and access to a patio. The luxury suite provides spacious accommodation with a lounge, an en-suite bathroom and a private garden. Tranquilitree tree house is set some 14 metres above the ground and consists of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a balcony. The serenetree tree villa has a master bedroom with a queen bed and two day beds, and two bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate a family of four. Safe and easy access if provided by a ramp with railings.
Activities: You can go for walks in the plantation with a choice of 13 trails spanning a range of difficulty levels, possibly accompanied by one of the family’s dogs. There are opportunities for bird watching, with over 100 species seen on the plantation. Guided plantation tours are available from January to March.
Facilities: There is an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and a spa offering Ayurveda treatments. The resort has a restaurant (see below) and a lounge. The resort is on a working coffee plantation. The lodge offers a laundry service.
Dining: You can enjoy traditional Keralan fare and family favourites, as well as international dishes. Much of the produce is grown on the plantation, including, of course, coffee. Meals are eaten together as a group at a large table.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Minimum age for the tree house is eight years and for the tree villa is three
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to lndia.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.
"It is exactly what it says, tranquil. We did two of the walks, including one marked as difficult, clearly they have not been up Scottish mountains!! The scent of the coffee flowers and the sound of birdsong was balm after a busy period of travel. Again the food was excellent and it was nice to have a gin and tonic after several days of abstinence."