A boutique hotel in an authentic tropical paradise
The Marari Beach Hotel consists of 62 villas nestled in the middle of a vast coconut grove near Mararikulam Beach. This area of the Malabar coast, along the Arabian Sea, is famous for its endless beaches, sparkling water and the sweetness of the locals. The villas are built in harmony with nature, imitating the style of the local fishermen huts with roofs made of palm leaves and wood. Ideally located 50 km from Kochi and 15 minutes drive from the backwaters of Alleppey, this boutique hotel is a very nice stop for a few relaxing days on the beach but also to explore India in its complete authenticity.
A Kerala hotel in harmony with nature
At the Marari Beach you will be welcomed by the varelpu, the traditional Kerala welcome with coconut milk as an offerings and the aarti (copper lamp) bewitching scents. Follow the paved road to get to your house through a maze of lotus ponds and coconut trees rustling in the breeze, the beach is a few steps away ...
For even more privacy we recommend you to stay in a Deluxe Pool Villa, the 20 and 17 being the closest to the sea. Surrounded by a wall these bungalows have a private outdoor pool and 2 terraces to meditate at sunset.
Protecting the environment is the leitmotif of the Marari Beach. The philosophy is to use a maximum of local products, using solar energy, training staff in order to benefit the community, promoting the cuisine of the region, etc.. Most vegetables and fruit served in the restaurant are from the organic garden. No chemicals are used and the local plants and oils are used against insect pests. Gardeners use compost to fertilize the land. If you have a green thumb you can participate in the harvest and even plant trees!
Tempting Experience: ancestral journey in the heart of a fishing village
The Marari Beach respects the local lifestyle, rather than a white sandy beach and an exotic spot, the hotel fits itself easily in the Maraikulam community. You can watch the ancestral carousel fisheries at the end of a day on the beach. The noise, colors and the movement have remained the same for the past 100 years... all in harmony.
Services and Activities
To relax yourself completely trust the professionals of the ayurveda center. The doctor, heir to a long line of Ayurveda practitioner, has 34 years of experience. The center offers a wide range of Ayurvedic therapies, their specialty being the lower back. All products are manufactured locally and some treatment rooms have an open wall in order to enjoy all the natural elements such as the breeze and birdsong.
The Malabar Coast is full of various fish and seafood. Local gastronomy is thus based on seafood: crabs, shrimp, lobster, shark, mackerel, octopus, and more are on the menu of the Chakara restaurant. The specialty of the region is the fish curry, a mix of seafood and spices, creamy and slightly tart. The secret lies in the cooking method: a clay pot simmering on a wood fire. Traditional Kerala music often invites itself under the veranda of the restaurant.
The beach bar offers fresh seafood every night, caught during the day and cooked on the barbecue. You can be served a 'Panchamrutam' which is a local drink made from honey, coconut milk and spices.
At the clubhouse, a colonial building built 200 years ago, you can watch the only TV in the hotel or read a wide selection of international press and books.
Laze on the beach or near the pool, doing nothing is the philosophy of the house! Still, most athletes can make a bike ride, organized a volleyball tournament or enjoy the tennis courts.
Yoga classes and pranayama are organized on the beach in the shade of coconut trees to restore your inner peace.
Various visits and activities can be arranged on request: Butterfly Garden with the naturalist of the Mararari Beach, organic garden, music lessons ... and even Kerala cooking classes to impress your friends back home!
The Kerala beaches
The Kerala beaches are the winners of the National Geographic Traveler ranked as 1 of the "10 paradises of the world" ...You should travel there quickly before the whole world invades this beautiful place!
Mararikulam Beach, more commonly called Marari, is deserted except in the early morning and evening when the fishermen come and go with their nets. It's a postcard beach with white sand, palm trees and authentic village. Perfect for lovers of relaxation.
Located 16 kms in the south of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kovalam has been a popular seaside resort since the 30s. Formerly a popular beach for hippies, it has become a Western tourists Mecca for Ayurveda. A beach for those who enjoy a lively atmosphere.
With its 15 kilometers of white sandy beach, Cherai Beach, 30 km from Cochin, is named "The Princess of the Oman Sea". This is the place to swim with dolphins or enjoy the cuisine of the sea.
Located on the north of Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala Beach is still a calm and relaxing beach. She is known for its cliffs falling into the sea and lined with small shops. It is a beach "overlooking" the most beautiful sunset of Kerala!
Best 3 star hotel and award for Best Innovative Project
Prize of the Kerala environment Ministry for its ecological action