Every year, Kerala acknowledges the best in the tourism industry with its ‘State Tourism Awards’. Here, we would like to introduce to you tour operators, hotels, resorts and service providers who have won accolades in 2015. Marari Beach in Alappuzha is the recipient of the State Tourism Award for the ‘Best Three-Star Hotel’ in Kerala.
How about getting spirited away by all the beachy goodness and the essence of Kerala's coastal fishing village life?
Spread across 55 acres and located on one of the finest beaches in Alappuzha is a resort exuding an earthy, rustic charm- the Marari Beach. Replete with all comforts, the living spaces of this seaside resort has been modelled on the fishermen’s dwellings found in the villages of Mararikulam.
The luxurious villas with thatched roofs offer a host of modern day facilities. A slew of eco-friendly measures are practised here. Holistically designed, the warm ambience at the place rejuvenates and prepares one for the long run. The resort also has a dedicated Ayurveda and Yoga centre where one could just relax and unwind. The proximity to the coastal village lets the travellers explore and experience the traditional village life at close quarters.
Travellers also get to witness the grandeur of the many art forms of Kerala as cultural performances are held regularly at the resort.
The cuisine at Marari Beach is a delightful spread of the traditional fare of the fisher folk and international favourites. The fine spread of authentic Kerala food prepared in earthen pots renders the dishes a distinct and unparallel taste.
Other activities on offer include attending cookery classes, a guided trip to major temples in the area, a cruise on a country canoe, sweating it out in tennis courts or playing volleyball, strolling in the butterfly or herb garden, watching Kalaripayattu performances, embarking on an environmental tour or just indulging in a tête-à-tête with nature.
Set in pristine surrounds and studded with lotus ponds and coconut groves, the resort makes you want to kick off your shoes and explore the place in abandon. Once here, just immerse yourself in the solitude of this serene strip of land.