The distinctive architecture of Coconut Lagoon has its own tales to tell. Some of these mansions are over 150 years old, and were transplanted here, beam by beam, timber by timber, from the old houses of the county that had fallen to ruin.
Those with an eye for architectural detail will find much to delight in at Coconut Lagoon. A carved balustrade, an ornate railing...notice, for example, these elaborately worked brass locks (they’re called Manichithrathazhu, but don't worry, you can just call them Kerala locks ). Happily, this practical and ancient craft of metalworking has seen a rapid revival in recent years.
From the moment we were ‘piped’ ashore from the boat, like admirals, into the reception area we knew that we had arrived in ‘our kind of place.
- Gillian and Rodney Coates - Guests