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Marari Beach Resort

Mararikulam, India

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

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

Couples, Beach, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

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

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Emma Mark

Insider's View

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.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Don't miss the butterfly garden

Clare Monro

Insider's View

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.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Marari Beach Resort


Located only 60kms from Cochin, the Marari Beach Resort offers 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.


Marari Beach Resort offers guests 49 Garden Villas, 10 Pool Villas and 3 Deluxe Pool Villas. The higher the category the more luxurious and spacious the villa is. All villas are set in luscious green grassland set back from a beautiful Keralan beach.

Garden Villas
Deluxe Pool Villa
Pool Villa


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


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.


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.

Location & Directions

Mararikulam, India

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

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 the 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 this Indian land of mystery.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Marari Beach Resort

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