There are so many facets to the Coconut Lagoon experience. The heritage of the old fuedal villages of Malabar. The vast frolic of the Vembanad lake. The shimmering waters of the canals that criss-cross the property. The flavour bursts of Kerala home-style cooking.
Together, they are a celebration of harmony, life and natural beauty that touches every sense and takes you into a world still unsullied by modern ways.
Coconut Lagoon is located in the Kerala district of Kuttanad, or the land of the short people. A wag has it that this name came about because the folks here are always knee deep in paddy fields.
Be that as it may, more than 8 of Coconut Lagoon’s 30 acres are actually given over to rice cultivation.Not quite what you’d expect from a holiday resort? Well, sit back, relax and explore.You’ll find much that defies easy definition.
There’s only one way to get to Coconut Lagoon: over the water. From the jetty, your boat courses out over a breeze-laden watery highway. You take a sharp turn into a narrow canal, it’s banks decked with wildflowers. And greeted with a reviving coconut cocktail, you step off the boat and straight to the reception desk, all ready to check in.
I first arrived at Coconut Lagoon on a rice boat from Alleppey. I stayed for three days, and felt, like many others who stay here, that it wasn’t enough. I have since come back nine times.I come here to get well and write, and as soon as I get here, I sink into a sofa and heave a sigh of relief.
Andie Airfix - Guest