Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach, Kerala and Karnataka, India

At a Glance

  • Extremely eco-friendly; water is solar heated, plastic is avoided, rainwater is reused, organic waste is converted into bio-gas, and a kitchen garden supplies fruit and veg

  • Very spacious - set in 36 acres of parkland

  • Village style resort of thatched cottages

  • Easy access to both Cochin and the backwaters

  • Ultimate coastal hideaway

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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.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a fresh green salad picked from Marari's very own organic garden.

The swimming pool here is more than big enough for lengths and perfect for relaxing by at the end of your stay in Kerala.

Get involved with the Farmers Kitchen in the evening. You will be allowed to pick your own vegetables from the organic garden and cook them with the help of a chief. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Don't miss the butterfly garden

If you’re an early bird, then make sure to attend the morning yoga class. It’s led by a very flexible 78 year old yogi and is great for beginners.

At 4pm there’s an evening tea cart service where you can enjoy a hot drink and some Indian sweet treats.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Marari Beach Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka

Description

Built in the style of a local fishing village with its 62 thatched cottages. Set in 36 acres of parkland, Marari Beach Resort is set on the golden shores of the Spice Coast and is the perfect place to relax and unwind following a tour of Kerala.

Marari Beach Resort is located only 60km from Cochin, offering an ideal alternative to Kovalam if you are visiting the backwaters around Alleppey. Its eco-friendly outlook and beautiful thatched cottage villas blend subtly into the natural palm-lined surroundings.

Marari Beach Resort offers guests 62 villas set in lush gardens some with private pools which offer a suitable deluxe stay. In-room amenities include air conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee facilities and a wide range of natural bath products.

You can enjoy simple local dishes with fruits and vegetables from their own organic garden and fresh seafood caught by local fisherman. The hotel has a delightful swimming pool, tennis courts, Ayurvedic spa and yoga. Located only about an hour's drive from Cochin, the hotel is a great place to end your vacation relaxing by the coast.

Do nothing on the beach, take long walks or bicycle rides. Marari wasn't designed for doing but just the opposite. But you should definitely take time out to stroll down to the village and explore. There are regular cookery classes most evenings, so you can master the delights of Keralan cuisine in your kitchen at home.

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Accommodation

Marari Beach Resort offers guests forty nine Garden Villas, ten Garden Villas with private pool and three Deluxe Garden Villas with private pool. All villas are set in luscious green grassland set back from a beautiful Keralan beach.

Childcare

Children are very welcome to come and stay at Marari Beach Resort. However, there are no specific facilities available for them.

Facilities

Facilities at the resort include a swimming pool, Ayurvedic spa, free wireless internet, book house, tennis courts, beach volleyball, shop, yoga, meditation and music classes.

Activities

Relax and unwind with a traditional Ayurvedic massage, cool off in the swimming pool or enjoy a game of tennis or volleyball. Do nothing on the beach, take long walks or go on a bike ride to explore the local village. There are regular cookery classes most evenings, so you can learn and enjoy Keralan cuisine even when you go back home.

Reviews

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Charlotte Winter (Staff)

I really enjoyed my stay at Marari Beach Resort. There's a lot to do onsite including yoga and meditation classes, walking tours of the butterfly garden and visits to the local village. The property is also directly on a beach; although its not private, there is a lifeguard on site during the day. The food here is good with lots to choose from their buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also lots of other food and drink options throughout the day from The Palm Bar and the evening tea cart service. Marari Beach Resort is also great if you're looking for some relaxation at the beginning or end of your trip; there's a big swimming pool with plenty of sunloungers and lots of seating around the rest of the property.

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Sophie Jones (Staff)

The CGH Earth hotels, which includes Marari Beach Resort, are extremely environmentally aware. This hotel is able to provide a top quality, luxurious service whilst saving the environment at the same time. The villa style accommodation scattered over the grounds of this hotel is located close to the extensive yellow sand, typically Keralan beach. With a main pool as well as being beachfront, this hotel allows a variety of swimming options. I felt this was an ideal resort to end the vacation, to completely relax and unwind.

Experiences

  • Backwaters - A day on a Houseboat

    Enjoy this half day cruise along the backwaters. Spend the afternoon on a traditional houseboat, a must for any visitor to Kerala.

  • Cochin - Guided Tour of Fort Cochin & Mattancherry

    Cochin doesn't seem like an Indian city; in many ways it is far quieter and 'boutique' than most. Simply walking out in the evening along the harbor is something you won't forget.

  • Periyar - Boating at Lake Periyar

    Boating in the splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Spot some fascinating wildlife from the boat including animals coming to drink on the lake.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Kerala

    Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Backwaters & Marari Beach

    from $2800 pp 11 nights

    • Explore fascinating Fort Cochin and see fishermen bringing in the catch at the Chinese fishing nets at dusk
    • Drive through the lush tea plantations of the western ghats to Munnar
    • Visit the spice plantations of Thekkady and learn about the ingredients at the heart of one of the world's best loved cuisines
  • Kerala for Teenagers

    Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Backwaters, Marari Beach

    from $2600 pp 10 nights

    • Wonderful family adventure which both adults and children will find totally engaging
    • Brilliant itinerary providing a great mix of culture, wildlife and time on the beach, sure to keep the whole family happy
    • Full of some fantastic experiences including a night on your own private houseboat in the Keralan Backwaters.

Location & directions

Marari Beach, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Marari Beach Resort is a 2km (15-minute) boat or cab ride from the town of Alleppey (Allappuzha).

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Marari Beach Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka

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