Marari Beach Resort
Marari Beach Resort is built in the style of a traditional fishing village with thatched villas that have been designed to blend in with the local village style although they have not stinted on luxury at the same timel. Situated on the famous Marari Beach to the north of Alappuzha, this resort is a preferred choice among visitors to Kerala who are seeking a beach experience without the built-up experience so common to beach hotels. It is interesting to be noted that other resorts in Kerala have tried to copy the Marari Beach Resort model of open spaces and widely spread cabanas.
Marari Beach Resort is spread over some fifty five acres adjoining the ocean and is a spacious melange of coconut groves, wooded copses of local trees, lotus ponds and lawns. The resort garners a lot of favourable reviews of it relaxed ambiance and the mature eco-system it has created. It also possesses the most wonderful large swimming pool.
It doesn't offer luxury accommodation in the strict shiny sense of many modern hotel though all the villas are spacious, refined and well maintained. The resort has captured much of the local flavour and is really a mini coastal village in itself. Though this resort is heavily influenced by the fishermen's dwellings in design, it features all the conveniences required by the modern day traveller. The holiday makers will enjoy this fusion of traditional patterns and contemporary comforts.
The guests can chose their accommodation from 65 cottages, which are categorised as Garden Villas and Pool Villas (which have their own private pools in their walled gardens).
The Pool Villas
The Pool Villas at Marari are the top grade of rooms available and offer refined comfort for couples who are looking for privacy and a certain chic. We have found them very popular with our honeymoon guests! They feature outdoor pool area, living/bed room and private bathroom
The Standard Villas
The standard villas are everybit as spacious but lack the private walled garden with pool. They all feature walled outdoor bathroom which sounds odd but is lovely.
Eating at Marari
Marari Beach Resort has two specialty restaurants in the grounds. The main buffet restaurant offers a range of cuisines from across the globe, but it primarily specializes in traditional Kerala cuisine. Breakfast including traditional Kerala puttu are served through the morning under the thatched roof.
The sea food restaurant which is set back from the sea by about 100 yards is a wonderful opportunity for the guests to feast on the wide array of local sea-food. Kerala's geography next to the Arabian sea means thay you get fresh sea food all the time. What sets the fish served here apart is that it is cooked in earthenware pots seen in the kitchens of rural homes in Kerala. Cooked in slow wood fire, exactly the way done in fisherman's huts give it a distinct flavour.
The food served at Marari is cooked in front of you. This will build up your appetite by listening to the crackling of the frying and the gentle waft of the spiced fish before it arrives on the table. Yum!
The Marari Beach Resort places a lot of emphasis on healthy food. Only organically grown fruits and vegetables are used in the preparation of the food served here. You will love their farm kitchen were you can pick your own veggies and assist in preparing and cooking them. We particularly appreciated the charm, friendliness and efficiency of Manager Subrahmanian who is always on the run to meet his guests and make their stay a very special one.
What People Say about Marari Beach Resort
Eco Friendly Marari Beach Resort
This eco-friendly resort is simple yet comfortable with furniture made from locally-sourced materials. The bathrooms are open to the sky and the bedrooms are well-appointed, but free of televisions as the resort believes one’s time here is better spent watching the sunset or walking in the gardens. We agree!- Conde Nest Traveller
Marari Beach Resort - Brilliant hospitality, lovely rooms, great beach
This is a lovely resort, with amazing staff. The rooms are gorgeous, and well-equipped with outdoor bathrooms. The facilities in the resort are very good - lovely, clean sandy beach; expansive area with loungers and hammocks; big pool (with tasty free snacks served in the afternoon!); free internet; and a book house, which was a real treat.The resort does try to be green - with its own vegetable garden and lovely areas dedicated to attracting butterflies (and there are clouds of them!). We also had an excellent walk with a very knowledgeable naturalist - which I strongly recommend. My wife really enjoyed her massage - the best she had in India. The food is very good quality with lots of choice, and you'll probably end up eating here as there's not much else around. It is a bit pricey though by Indian standards. We didn't stay half-board, but it might be worth doing so (although I think you then have to eat in the main restaurant, and the fish restaurant was fun). Reviewed 16 February 2013
The food is very good quality with lots of choice, and you'll probably end up eating here as there's not much else around. It is a bit pricey though by Indian standards. We didn't stay half-board, but it might be worth doing so (although I think you then have to eat in the main restaurant, and the fish restaurant was fun).
“Back again! to Marari beach..”
I rarely return to the same place within such a short space of time, but this little bit of paradise is irresistible. This review builds on my previous one from my visit a year earlier. All the things that impressed me the first time we visited Marari Beach Resort, continue to impress! A most beautiful setting of palm and coconut trees on a private beach. An eco resort that truly cares for the environment. And above all, a staff that provides the most friendly, personable and unpretentious service. We finished off our trip to India with six nights of relaxation at Marari, after starting off at Coconut Lagoon and Spice Coast Cruises. We visited during the San Sebastian festival and I highly recommend catching a rickshaw to visit the basilica - in the evenings you can also catch some colourful parades on the street! Back at the resort, you can enjoy meals made of the freshest locally sourced ingredients by chefs who are proud of their work and care about their customers, like all other staff. The afternoon tea cart by the pool is still a hit and signals the beginning of gorgeous sunsets and a very relaxing mellow atmosphere to ease you into the evening. Throw in an Ayurvedic treatment, and you won't want to go home!
“True Kerala at Marari”
I still cant't believe how excited our kids at Marari Beach resort at Mararikulam,Alappuzha. A true Wonder inside 30 acres of beach area with Traditional Cottages, Cottages with Private pools and large Swimming pool,with lot of Trees,Medicinal plants,a world class traditional restaurant and a great butterfly park.What more we need !!!! When you enter the property,you will start feeling the warmth of their Hospitality,a 100% Eco friendly resort with lot of fresh air and a beautiful beach(Its Weather dependent)... choice of food was amazing and the staff was really co operative and not artificial,it seemed they all really loved their job. Our kids had a wonderful time inside the resort. They were swimming,chit chatting with birds,learned each and every trees and plants,they were swimming,drawing ,walking on the beach,they enjoyed seamlessly. The rooms had enough room to accommodate a family,toilets were very natural with plants and fortunately they avoided TeleVision from rooms,to nurture with nature.
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Everything You Need to Know...
- 24 hour Reception
- 24 hour Security
- 24 hour Room Service
- Express Check-In & Check-Out
- Car & Driver Hire
- Concierge Services
- Dry Cleaning
- Travel Desk
- Currency Exchange
- Banking Services
- Free Parking
- Coach Parking
- On-Street Parking
- Lawn Tennis Court
- Storage Facilities for Luggage Left Behind
- Lounge Bar
- Lounge Entrance
- Open Fire
- Non Smoking Rooms On Request
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Secretarial Service On Request
- Self Parking
- Steam Room
- Swimming Pool
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fan
- Mini Bar
- Rooms Accessible By Ground
- PC Rental
- Internet Access
- Fax Service
- Table Tennis
- Children's Pool
- Children's Menu
- Children's Entertainment
What to expect in your rooms...
Facilities for Disabled Bookings
Business Support Services
Activities For Children
Payment Forms AcceptedAmerican Express | Mastercard | Visa | Debit Card | Travellers Cheque | Cash
Time To Reach Hotel From Airport2 hours
Distance to Airport80 Kms
Nearest Railway StationMararikulam
Distance to Railway Station30 minutes
Nearest Coach Bus StationMararikulam
Nearest Local Train StationMararikulam
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Fitness FacilitiesFully Equipped Gymnasium Fitness Classes Fitness Trainer Available Running Track
Treatments Included in Package
Treatment Durations Available7 Days | 14 Days | 21 Days | 28 Days | 60 Days
BeautyTreatmentsManicures & Pedicures | Facials | Massage Therapies | Hair dresser | Skin Tone Treatments | Male Beauty Treatments | Spa Pool
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