Interlinked waterways in Kerala, stretching up to over 900 km, form the most enchanting attraction of the green state. Houseboats or traditional Kettuvalloms are no doubt the best possible mediums to enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters in Kerala. But if you wish to experience that perfect ambiance to relax in the lap of the Mother Nature, you should search for a stay in any of the backwater resorts here. Kerala Backwater Resort Tour is a perfect solution for rejuvenating the body and mind. Kerala Backwater Resorts are wonderful attractions of this south Indian state.
Set alongside the beautiful coastline, these Kerala backwater resorts let you enjoy the best of fascinating natural beauty of the state. Moreover, you can avail high standard accommodation, dining and recreational facilities in these Kerala backwater resorts that are offered in any star rated luxurious hotel.
Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom
Formerly known as the Casino Group, Coconut Lagoon is a CGH Earth Group Enterprise is located at Kumarakom amidst the backwater treasures of Kerala in India. It is hidden among the palm trees on the eastern shoreline of Lake Vembanad, at the aperture of the Kavanar River. It is set on an deserted coconut plantation and provides visitors an realistic view of the Kuttanad lifestyle. The resort can only be reachable by boat. The spectacle of the Vembanad lake - absolutely peaceful and tranquil ambiance, makes Coconut lagoon a much loved stay for foreign sightseers.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort has been recently awarded as 'India's Leading Resort 2007 - 08', by the prestigious World Travel Awards. It is a traditional lavish haven at the illustrious backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala. The acreage has been elegantly remodeled with abundant canals meandering in and around the 22 cottages reconstructed over the 10 acres of pictographic foliage, overlooking the stretch of the lake. Guests have the freedom to explore the backwaters on Kettuvalloms. Right on the bank of the lake is the swimming pool with a Jacuzzi enclosure - a real magical viewing spot of the lake and horizon. The 200 years old nalukettu (four sided mansion), Ayurmana provides Ayurvedic care and Yoga sessions. The fabulous ettukettu (eight sided mansion) restaurant serves some mouthwatering regional, Indian, Continental and Chinese gourmets. It is a famous backwater resort of Kerala.
Whispering Palms Lake
This old colonial bungalow, on the banks of Vembanad Lake, dates back to more than 125 years. Its 42 well-appointed rooms are classified as Cottages and Suites, and are equipped with modern amenities like color television with satellite channel, international direct dial telephone and attached bathroom (with Jacuzzi tubs and shower console). The multi-cuisine restaurant of the resort serves awesome Chinese, Continental, Indian and Seafood delicacies. If you are seeking for recreational activities, Whispering Palms Lake is known for water skating, banana boating and water scootering. Apart from that, the resort also features an Ayurvedic clinic, gym and swimming pool. It is among the most famous Kerala Backwater Resorts.
Taj Malabar Cochin
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, the Taj Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience. Its tower wing houses newly renovated guest room suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. The accommodation units at this Kerala Backwater Resort are categorized as Tower Wing Rooms, Heritage Wing Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites. For business meetings/conferences, the hotel offers facilities like Copier, Laptop/Computers on rent, Mobile phones on rent, Secretarial services, Wireless Internet access etc. Apart from that, the guests can also avail services like Babysitting, Beauty & hair care salon, Car Hire, Currency exchange, Doctor-on-call, Laundry, Travel assistance etc. When it comes to recreation, Taj Malabar is popular for Jive Spa, Backwater cruises, Chill Showers, Fitness Centre, Jacuzzi Souvenir, Speed boat rides and Swimming Pool. The multi-cuisine restaurants here are famous for outstanding delicacies. Dolphin’s Point serves barbeques and grills, Mattancherry Bar offers plenty of fine spirits from around the world, The Pepper offers a variety of cuisines as well as soothing views of the backwaters and lush gardens, The Rice Boat serves authentic local cuisine and lastly The Thai Pavilion is famous for truly ethnic Thai food.
Another unit of the famous Taj Group of hotels, this Kerala Backwater Resort is expediently located on Marine Drive, only a few minutes from the city centre and Cochin's busy commercial hub. A retreat of modern comforts and style, Taj Residency offers startling views of the sea, the sunset, and Cochin’s harbor. All rooms are elegantly appointed and offer guest amenities like international direct dial facility, channel music and color television with satellite programs. Some of the rooms are harbor/sea-facing. Located on the top floor, some of the rooms offer a extravagant view of the sea. Most of the services are same as offers at the Taj Malabar.
Le Meridian Cochin
Le Meridian, Cochin holds one of the most desired locations in Cochin. This Kerala Backwater Resort offers luxurious accommodation for international business and leisure travelers. It is situated amidst 12 acres of lush green landscapes and backwaters of the Arabian Sea. Hotel Le Meridian, Cochin offers 151 spacious rooms and suites, most with breathtaking views over the manicured gardens and the backwaters. The hotel also provides a choice of smoking and non-smoking rooms. Every room in the hotel is equipped with heat and smoke sensitive fire detectors and sprinklers.
Surya Samudra Kovalam
Offering a perfect blend of the sun and the sea, this famous Kerala Backwater Resort lies at a distance of about 22 km from Thiruvananthapuram airport. This eco-friendly beach resort with 23 fully furnished accommodation units provides a cozy stay to its guests. The rooms offer panoramic views of the azure sea and are replete with modern comforts like attached baths with running hot water, telephone, doctor on call, laundry facility and efficient room service. Octopus, the specialty restaurant serves a variety of mouthwatering seafood delicacies that are enough to pamper even the most jaded palate. Being a multi-cuisine restaurant, it also serves equally enticing local Kerala specialties that are prepared and served traditionally on plantain leaves. Fresh breads, cakes and ice creams are also prepared at the resort daily. When it comes to recreation, the resort boasts of a huge swimming pool, Ayurvedic and Yoga center, rejuvenation therapies, cultural performances of Bharatanatyam, Kathakali etc. and a lot more.
Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom
English Missionary, Henry Baker, in the late 19th century, had built a small resort to acquire land on the banks of Vembanad Lake. It is recognized as the Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom in the present times. This Kerala Backwater Resoprt still maintains the beauty of its rural backdrop. The resort is a 123-year-old colonial bungalow and accommodates newly built Luxury Villas, heritage rooms and charming cottages. At this heavenly refuge, tourists can look forward to spending quality time in the heart of nature.
Club Mahindra Munnar
Famous for its charming Indo-British architecture, this Kerala Backwater Resort in Munnar is ensconced amidst the mountains. It boasts of 104 spacious and ornate rooms, suites and cottages, each offering a panoramic view of verdant tea estates and the mystical mountain peaks surrounded by a veil of mist. The accommodation units are categorized as studio apartments, single bedroom apartments and double bedroom apartments. The multi-cuisine restaurant of the resort serves a number of mouth-watering delicacies. The Tea Room offers a wide array of Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental, Mexican and authentic regional dishes. When it comes to the indoor activities, one can enjoy various Board Games, Table Tennis, Video Games, Carrom, Speed Hockey, Pool etc. Moreover, the guests are free to enjoy bonfire at the resort and are also provided assistance for rappeling, jummaring, trekking, volley ball, river crossing, rock climbing, sight seeing tours, fishing, boating, camping and night safari.
Sterling Resorts Munnar
This huge backwater resort of Kerala offers wonderful views of the entire green belt of the region. Set on 4 separate blocks over 14 acres of hilly terrain, the Sterling Resorts offer 43 luxurious accommodation units that are fully furnished and well equipped with all the modern amenities. Being located 21 km from Munnar, the resort offers an incomparable experience of peace and tranquility. Apart from all the business, leisure and recreational facilities, the resort provides its guests with several excursion trips to Anamudi, Eravikulam, Marayoor, Kundale Dam, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tea/Coffee Plantations.
Kovalam Ashok Beach Resort
Located at a distance of 16 km from the Thiruvananthapuram airport, Kovalam Ashok Beach Resort offers 196 luxurious Rooms and Suites to its guests. You can enjoy the best and refreshing water and beach sports in this Kerala Backwater Resort, and can rejuvenate your mind-body-soul with Ayurveda massages and Yoga. This leading five star beach resort in Kovalam is famous among all the holidaymakers, honeymooners and business travelers because of its warm hospitality and wide range of recreational facilities. When it comes to dining, the resort boasts of its Shells Restaurant (Regional, Indian, Continental cuisine), Grove Restaurant (Regional, Indian, Continental cuisine), Coffee shop (mini meals & snacks), Osheen Restaurant (Chinese), Beach Center (Regional Dishes & Light Snacks), and Admiral Bar (Exotic Drinks). Three huge swimming pools, catamaran rides, Ayurveda-Yoga & meditation centre, cultural shows, oil bath and massages, sightseeing trips, excursions, backwater cruises and many such facilities make it a favorite place among all the routine vacationers.