Casino Group Hotels
   
HOME
 
 PROPERTIES
 
EMAIL US
 
 
 
 
 
Coconut Lagoon
 
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
   
 
Tour Packages
02 Nights
04 Nights
05 Nights
Winter Package
Kerala Cultural Tour
Heritage Tours
Classic South
Week in Kerala
Fragrance of Kerala
Kerala Tour Packages


Authenticity. What is it but the truth, offered without any trace of embellishment ?

It requires the confident belief that reality is enchanting enough. That the magic lies in what you already have, not in any frills and fancies you might add to it.

By this definition, Coconut Lagoon an authentic experience of Kerala and its backwaters.

A celebration, if you will, of a land in union with its own soul.

Coconut Lagoon is our attempt to capture the essence of the Kerala experience and then offer it in a unique setting. Nothing has been added that does not already belong. And if the comforts of life enter (as they must), they do so in a way that leaves the harmony around them undisturbed.

We like to believe that this is the reason why Condé Nast Traveller rated Coconut Lagoon among the 25 best getaways in the world.

Do you have a moment ?. Then come with us. Lie in a hammock on this lakeshore, and allow your senses to possess you.

Before you is the great Vembanad lake, rippling under the vault of an impossibly large sky. Sunlight sparkles on her waters, tearing the reflection of a passing houseboat into crystal shards. Darter birds go about their fishy business. Your nostrils fill with scent- laden ozone.

Peace? Of course there is peace here, but not silence. Silence is not nature's way. And the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary next door is full of raucous neighbours.

You sway a little, and the image changes.

To a timber and tile mansion that seems to belong to this earth, but to another time.

If you left the comfort of your hammock for a closer look, you'd see that it is an authentic reconstruction. Some of its timbers are 200 years old. They were moved here piece by piece, a legacy of the tharavads of old Kerala. Notice the brass detail on the doors? The fretted woodwork on the verandah ceilings? This is the finesse of another age, brought back to life by the masters of a dying art. It shall be your home tonight.

The Liquid Highway

"The journey is the reward', goes the old chinese saying. (Perhaps they picked it up from Kerala, in exchange for the famous fishing nets?). And coming to Coconut Lagoon is an experience far removed from the airport coach transfer.

Accommodations and Enchantments

The reception area too, like the homes we mentioned earlier, is a living piece of Kerala history. It dates from 1860, the four-cornered open courtyard design an echo of times past. The entire mansion was painstakingly transplanted from the nearby village of Vaikom in 1993. Relax on the wooden swing before you check in, or wander about, sipping on a fresh coconut and soaking in the atmosphere.
You can choose from three kinds of accommodation at Coconut lagoon. The Heritage Bungalows are compact independent cottages, set in lush lawns along the canals.
The Heritage Mansions are larger, with an upper story defined by distinctive wooden ribs that resemble the sides of a boat. Most of these afford fine views of the lake.

Beyond, on their own quiet section of lake front, are the Pool Villas. Peace and privacy combine here, with private pools, distinctive interiors and even your own little hammock, tied up front.

Take a closer look at any of the accommodations, and you'll see the minute architectural details that make each of them distinctive. A trellis pattern here, a row of tiny brass knobs there, a rampant diety on a 200 year old columnno two houses are exactly the same.

Of course, these old-world touches betray little of the conveniences that are found within. Air-conditioning, telephones, hot and cold waterall the comforts of a modern resort are yours to relish.

With one exception-television. Noisy channel surfing and nature just don't belong together, as you'll soon discover. (However, for die-hard CNN addicts, there is a set in the recreation room. May we impose on you to keep the volume low?).

We cannot pass on without mentioning the bathrooms. This crucial aspect of hotel living has been given a fresh twist at Coconut Lagoon. The bathrooms are open-roofed, echoing the outdoor facilities of traditional Kerala, but of course, incorporating every mod con. So you can shower under the sheltering sky, yet in complete privacy.

  The Heritage Lakeside Resort  
       
  ACCOMMODATION : Heritage bunglows
Heritage mansions
Private pool villa
  RESTAURANTS : Multi cuisine restaurant (Buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Theyam - Bar
  FACILITIES : Swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, Recreation centre
Regular doctors on call
 
  THINGS TO DO : Sunset cruise
Back water cruise
Visit bird sanctuary
Farm visit
'Learn to cook with spices'
 
  DISTANCES :
The resort is a 10-minute boat ride from to Kavanatinkara boat landing, which is 10 km from Kottayam, the nearest town. It is a 25-minute boat ride from Puthenangadi boat landing, a 45 km drive from Cochin city. 90 km from Cochin International Airport
 
  NEAREST AIRPORT : 90 km from Cochin International Airport  
  SEASONS : Jan - Mar : Cool, Dry
April - May : Summer
June - August : Monsoon
Sept - Dec : Pleasant, Dry
 
  CONTACT : email : travelplan@asianetindia.com  
::  Home  :  Cancellation Policy  :  Email us  ::