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Emerald Island Homestay

9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds.

Emerald Isle is located amidst beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad Region of Alappuzha in Central Kerala. It is an ancestral Country House set in 7 acres of secluded grounds.

Review Rating

  • Rating (out of 5): 2

    Number of Reviewers: 128
  • Far from the madding crowd and the buzzes and noises of city life, this heritage villa is barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Travellers who are looking for a getaway to Alleppey region can just drop in here for a stay to experience the exotic flora, lovely flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable and affordable holiday.

    Enjoy the exotic local dishes offered at Emerald Isle. Kerala Cuisine offers delicious meals using locally-grown spices and herbs, local fish - Karimeen Pollichathu, Avoli Fry, Neimeen Curry - and chicken and duck dishes, specialties of the region, as well as dosa, appam-egg roast, puttu-kadala, and mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. For those interested in Kuttanadan cuisine, Emerald Isle arranges free cooking demonstration classes too. So come on over for that special holiday on the banks of the backwaters. Emerald Isle is truly a great location to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala!


    • Free Wifi & Internet Facilities
    • Free Cycling ( according to availability )
    • Ayurvedic Body Massage & Treatments
    • Beauty treatments like facial, pedicure, manicure, etc.
    • Country boat cruise, Village tour, Auto Rikshaw ride.
    • Visit to historic temple and 1400 years old church
    • Fishing in our own Fish Farm
    • Visit to Snake Boat and Pottery works
    • Swimming in the river, Fishing, Rowing, Birding
    • Visit to Coir Marking units and Toddy tapping
    • Motor Boat Cruise
    • Kayaking (according to availability)
    • Car Rentals
    • House Boat Bookings ( Rice Boat / Kettuvallam)


    Welcomed by the owner as we arrived by boat at night to this beautiful homestead, we were instantly blown away by this beautiful and tranquil spot. Top-notch friendly service with excellent attention to detail. Wonderful room with a big comfortable bed and an outdoor shower. Fantastic home-cooked food served under the stars on the waterfront with the buzzing and chirping and the wildlife. A highlight of our trip for sure! Owen in 2013

    I cannot recommend this highly enough. The staff are delightful and we felt so well looked after from the moment we were met by Tom on the boat. So much better than a houseboat. We canoed through tiny canals and cycled through remote villages and never met another tourist. Everyone was charming and kind. You should take the ferry back to Alleppey, it's a great journey. - July 2016

    We had a wonderful stay in this old beautifully adapted house on the backwaters. Our interesting bedroom was clean and comfortable with fan and a/c. The bed was on a raised area previously part of a grain store. The bathroom was amazing, partly outside with really elegant design. The absolutely delicious meals were served outside by a very attentive Tom who also showed us round the beautiful garden with many spice trees and bushes. We saw the local coconut collectors climb the trees in the garden to trim and harvest. I spent a great hour having a personal cookery lesson, learning how to make 4 dishes while my husband enjoyed a really excellent Ayurvedic massage. 
    We arrived and left by kayak and really loved everything about this home stay, from the lovely friendly owners, the staff, the gardens, the meals, the nutmeg welcoming drink. There was nothing we didn't love about this peaceful and beautiful place. Our stay was just too short. - June 2016 as family

    KarmaKerala Review of Emerald Island Homestay

    If you're wondering where to stay in a heritage home stay on the backwaters, you just could not go wrong here. Vinod and Vijay ( proud owners of this villa) will make a perfec holiday for you. Wonderfully located traditional house that does offer a truly Kerala experience of the famous backwaters.

    Further Information

    Rooms Available

    Double Rooms, Twin Rooms

    Distance to Airport

  • 95 kms
  • Nearest Railway Station

  • Alapuzzha
  • Distance to Railway Station

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