Emerald Isle

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In the beautiful waterways and backwaters tucked away on a delightful island 12 kms from Alleppey, our Heritage Villa Emerald Isle set in 7 acres of secluded grounds is your Retreat on the Backwaters.

You arrive by boat and step into an eco-friendly world of birdsong and bountiful nature. Emerald Isle, the ancestral Country House - Tharavad itself dates back 150 years and retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice - golden because the island's lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest.

The guest rooms are well furnished, and retain all the charm of ancient family house, with redoxide floors and thick, solid doors supported by wooden hinges. Ultramodern bathrooms ensuite all bedrooms.

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Every day in this place is feast for the senses - and especially the tastebuds! Kerala Cuisine offers delicious meals using locally grown spices and herbs, local fish.

With small ponds and canals criss-crossing itself, you can indulge in fishing or rowing or be poled along in our Country Boat known as KettuVallam, in the serenity of these beautiful backwaters.

{short description of image}While away the hours watching the spectacle of a local fisherman's net spreading like an umbrella kissing the emerald waters. The 1400 years old St. Mary's church, Ancient Bhagavathi Temple and the famous Snake Boat nearby would give you an insight into the history and the lives of the locals. Marvel at the process of tapping Toddy, a local alcoholic drink taken from the coconut trees.

Activities & Facilities
Country boat ride.
Village tour.
Visit to historic temple and church
Swimming, Fishing, Rowing, Birding.
Yoga & Meditation.
Relaxing body massage.
House Boat Booking, Car Rentals, Laundry.
Gift & Logo Shop.
Internet facilities.