A Beach Symphony
Marari Beach, Kerala
A Beach Symphony is a small boutique hotel run by husband and wife team Jan and Christel Arynn. An intimate property that blends interesting design with a traditional Keralan feel and ideal for those not wanting a larger resort style experience.
At a Glance
Listen to the beautiful sounds of the sea from your cottage
Each charming cottage has it's own unique style and atmosphere
Easy access to both Cochin and the Backwaters
Incredibly private and exclusive feel
Step out of your cottage directly onto the warm sands of the beach
This property is perfectly named, as the sea will serenade you day and night. Be warned though, it is often too dangerous to actually swim in it.Jessica Campbell
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to A Beach Symphony
Jan and Chistel have taken over A Beach Symphony as a labour of love; taking over four neglected traditional fisherman's cottages and with their passion for design, converting them for guests wanting a small, intimate hideaway on Marari's golden sandy stretch of beach. All the cottages are slightly different, but all have AC. Naturally with traditional Keralan cottages, there is a tendency for rooms to be a little dark, but they use a huge amount of color to compensate for this. Kombhu and Nagaswaram are closest to the sea, with Violin and Sitar just behind them in the natural gardens. All have a slightly different color scheme; bright orange for Kombhu, orange and lime for Violin, yellow for Sitar and deep red for Nagaswaram.
The food is really rather tasty; which can be served on your veranda - most of the seafood would have been bought from the local fisherman hours before so it is fresh and hugely tasty. For breakfast you get lots of fresh juice, fruit and south indian options. There is no alcohol licence, but you can request drinks to be sourced.
It is an ideal retreat for those wanting something a little more authentic than the larger resorts located nearby. Don't expect 24-hour room service, hair dryers on demand or massively luxy surroundings - what you get is a quiet and traditional experience that some guests simply love.
A Beach Symphony is made up of four cottages each built in a similar Keralan style. Khombhu and Nagaswaram are closest to the sea, with Violin and Sitar just behind them in the natural gardens. Each cottage has a double bed and a single bed, Violin Cottage has its very own plunge pool.
A Beach Symphony provides access to a beautiful pool surrounded by sun lounges for all the guests. Violin is one of the private cottages and is exclusive in that it has it's very own plunge pool enclosed by a cosy little courtyard. The beach is right on your door step (literally) with hammocks and sun lounges a plenty set up looking out to the sea. Meals are served privately on your veranda and are tailored specially to your needs.
For those that do not feel like sitting on the beach and reading a book A Beach Symphony can offer lots of wonderful activities for you. Original tours with an auto Rickshaw to visit the local temples and churches, mountain bike trekking, and Alleppey visits including boat tours are all at your disposals.
Location & Directions
Marari Beach, Kerala
South of Cochin on the Beach of Marari.
When to go
Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.