Coconut Lagoon

India

Open:  Coconut Lagoon is open all year.

Location:  Coconut Lagoon is in Malabar on the banks of Vembanad Lake. It is a 10-minute boat ride from Kavanatinkara boat landing, which is 10 kms from Kottayam, the nearest town. It can also be reached from Kochi, via a 45-minute drive and 25-minute boat ride.

Rooms:  Accommodation is in a mix of pool villas, compact bungalows and larger mansions. All provide spacious accommodation and en-suite bathrooms. Pool villas also have a plunge pool and their own stretch of lakefront. Rooms are air-conditioned and have telephones.

Activities:  Guests can explore the area on foot, walking alongside paddy-fields and waterways to the local village. The hotel can arrange guided walks with naturalists. Backwater and sunset cruises can also be organised, or guests can venture out in a canoe. This is a good place for bird watching and the hotel has a butterfly garden guests can visit as well as the main garden full of trees and plants. Cultural programmes are held each evening near the restaurant. There may be the chance to learn to play the table (Indian drum) or watch a Kalari match, a traditional Keralan martial art.  

Facilities:  There is a swimming pool. The restaurant serves local Keralan cuisine and Ayemenem, the lakeside restaurant, specialises in seafood and grills. The bar serves a wide range of drinks. There is a recreation room with a TV. Guests can enjoy Ayurvedic treatments. The resort shop sells handicrafts, jewellery and clothing.

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.  

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome.

Health:  We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication:  There is no WiFi internet access.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

We were upgraded to a lakeside cottage, which was very comfortable. The staff were brilliant (obviously the cghearth training was good). Food excellent and pool looked inviting. Wish we had stayed another night so we could have visited the bird sanctuary; a guide tried to take us in the evening, but they would not let us in. The walk back through the village was interesting though.

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