Lagoon is 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 an attempt to capture the essence of the Kerala experience and
then offer it in a unique setting. 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. The Kumarakom Bird
Sanctuary next door is full of raucous neighbours.
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. One cannot ignore the excellent brass detail on the doors and
the fretted woodwork on the verandah ceilings.
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.
We have a multi cuisine restaurant (Buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner) and
Theyam - a Bar. Would it be immodest to say that the cuisine at Coconut
Lagoon is justly famous? Paul McCartney (and Heather!) described the food as
'perfect'. Of course, international restaurant guides have raved about it
for years, so it's always been a badly kept secret. Put yourself in chef
Raju's expert hands, and you can sample Keralan cuisine at its most
Ever Expanding Moment
A true experience is something that must include the body, the mind and the
spirit. At Coconut Lagoon, leisure involves all three. If you're the active
type, you can take a canoe out into the backwaters and explore this
fascinating world just like the locals do. Or go fishing with one of the
simple bamboo poles the staff usually have. You can even take a crack at
water skiing. Of course, its nice to know that expert ayurvedic masseurs on
hand to bring all aching muscles back into shape!
Wellness Within and Without.
Coconut Lagoon includes a holiday for the inner you. Ayurveda , the ancient
Indian science of health and longevity, deals with the well-being of the
spirit, as well as the body and mind.