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  • Mararikulam or Marari, as it is dotingly called by the locals of the quaint seashore village, is home to some of the finest Marari beach resorts and homestays for spending a vacation in style and comfort. The peaceful atmosphere of the place and the hospitality offered by the resorts make the place an ideal hideaway for domestic and foreign tourists.

    Staying at some of these Marari beach resorts lets you unwind your soul heading you towards a complete rejuvenation. Enjoying the famous Ayurvedic therapy in the in-house spa units is the bonus of staying in these resorts.

    There are also many things on your plate if you are an adventure freak e.g. bird watching, parasailing, water skiing, sightseeing in the nearby hamlets, backwater cruise and others.

    Here are some of the best Marari beach resorts:

  • 01La Plage Marari Beach Resort

    La Plage Marari Beach Resort
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    Mararikulam, the idyllic hamlet resting along the silvery coast of the Arabian Sea is one of the most sought after tourist spots of Alleppy where you can enjoy a perfect retreat from the chaos of a bustling city.

    La Plage is one of the best-kept secrets of Marari which retains the authentic flavours of the Malayali tradition in terms of interior decoration or gastronomic delights or even personalised service. Sailing through the tranquil backwaters in a houseboat or dining at Malayali seafood under the stars or even enjoying a sunbath in a beachside patio are all that you need to celebrate life in the embrace of nature.

    Location: Beach Road Omanapuzha Beach, Mararikulam, Kerala-689583.

    Activities and amenities: Air-conditioned rooms, TV, beach beds, room service, tea coffee maker, laundry service, mini bar.

    Price: Rs.7,160 per night.

  • 02Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Beach Resort

    Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Beach Resort

    Located in the western shore of Kumarakom and lulled by the tranquil Lake Vembanad, the moderately priced Marari beach resort is a favourite of tourists who want to get pampered by the upscale customer service of a plush resort.

    Each and every room of the resort overlooks a spectacular lake view which is a coveted pastime of the tourists. The elegantly decorated rooms allure you to spend a leisurely time far from the rat race of a metropolis.

    Location: Janasakthi Road, Kayippuram, Muhamma, Kerala.

    Activities and amenities: Breakfast complimentary, free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, restaurant, room service, banquet facilities, dry cleaning, outdoor pool, paid internet.

    Price: Rs.4,570-10,711 per night.

  • 03Marari Austin Beach Villa Beach Resort

    Marari Austin Beach Villa Beach Resort
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    The best part of travelling to this tropical paradise is to witness nature in its varying moods and soak up its vitality deep within your soul. Sheltered in the white sandy coastline of Alleppy, the Marari beach resort allures tourists with the enchanting vista of the Arabian Sea during sunrise and sunset every day from the sea facing balconies of the villa.

    Located at a stone's throw distance from this cosy hidey-hole flaunts its rustic charm by the red oxide floors, ethnic interior and absence of television in the resort rooms to give you an undisturbed vacation to spend.

    Location: Beach Road Omanapuzha Beach, Mararikulam, Kerala.

    Activities and amenities: Complimentary breakfast, free parking, dry cleaning, free Wi-Fi, spa, restaurant, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, laundry, multilingual staffs.

    Price: Rs.6,706-9,559 per night.

  • 04Marari Beach Villas Beach Resort

    Marari Beach Villas Beach Resort
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    What can be more priceless than experiencing the raw essence of an ancient and harmonious way of living while staying in a comfortable refuge? And this Marari beach resort is just the right gateway where you can enjoy and appreciate the blend of man-made luxury and natural bounty.

    Sheltered securely under the canopy of coconut groves, the Marari Beach Villas retain their pristine charm being less explored by the tourists. You can witness from close proximity to the lives of the local fishermen who brave natural hazards to earn their living.

    Location: West of St. Augustine's Church.

    Activities and amenities: Breakfast complimentary, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, restaurant, free parking, kitchenette, smoking rooms available.

    Price: Rs.1,232-1,800 per night.

  • 05Abad Turtle Beach Resort

    Abad Turtle Beach Resort
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    Abad Turtle is a deluxe located in a fishing village about 30 Km from Kochi and has become a favourite destination for nature lovers. The resort abounds 16 land cottages and 29 beach cottages and villas that facilitate the famous Ayurveda treatment along with relaxing accommodation.

    Sitting in the expansive, timbered patios of Abad Turtle, indulge in gaping at the hoary white Marari Beach and the meandering rivulet flowing aside the resort. You can also pamper your taste buds at the multi-cuisine restaurant and enjoy nature gazing from its sunbathed deck.

    Location: M.G. Road, Cochin, Kerala-682035.

    Activities and amenities: Complimentary breakfast, concierge, pool, airport shuttle, bicycle rental, spa, rental car, bottled water, laundry service, dry cleaning.

    Price: Rs.7,287-8,849 per night.

  • 06Marari Beach CGH Earth Beach Resort

    Marari Beach CGH Earth Beach Resort

    CGH Earth resort is the place where you can feel the omnipotent presence of nature in every object that lies before you. It offers you a great assortment of facilities to connect with the pervasive tranquillity of the place. Staying at CGH Earth gives you varied options for recreation all of which connect you with Mother Nature.

    Exploring the marine life is a bonus with a comfy stay at the resort which is designed in the model of the dwellings of the Malayali fishermen and equipped. Being located in the Marari Beach of Alleppy, you can enjoy the stunning vista of the Lakshadweep Islands at a distance from the sea facing rooms of this exclusive Marari beach resort. 

    Location: Marari Beach, North Alleppy, Kerala

    Activities and amenities: Seafood restaurant, yoga and Ayurveda centre, tea/coffee maker, mini bar, open-roofed bathrooms, hot shower facilities, complimentary breakfast.

    Price: Starting from Rs.14,324 per night.


  • 07Tree Leaf Marari Sands Beach Resort

    Tree Leaf Marari Sands Beach Resort
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    The Marari Sand Beach Resort lets you discover the hidden gems of this tropical paradise being located in the private expanse of the Marari Beach at Alleppy. The individual cottages and villas are conveniently built to give you an unforgettable holiday experience at Marari.

    Every cottage is privileged with a private outdoor garden from where you can enjoy a stunning view of the skyline during sunrise and sunset. One of the exclusive attractions of staying in this Marari beach resort is experiencing the world famous Ayurvedic spa by qualified therapists and come back with a renewed zest for life.

    Location: North S.L. Puram Pollathai, Kerala-688568.

    Activities and amenities: Complimentary breakfast, banquet facilities, airport shuttle, free parking, restaurant, room service, non-smoking rooms, pet-friendly.

    Price: Rs.8,498-29,105 per night.

  • 08Carnoustie Resorts and Ayurveda Centre Beach Resort

    Carnoustie Resorts and Ayurveda Centre Beach Resort
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    The wellness resort boasts of its majestic presence on the expansive shore of the Arabian Sea and being featured among the “5 top wellness retreats for ultimate renewal 2017” in Forbes. If you are seeking for a complete rejuvenation of your soul and body through ancient alternative treatments, then you are at the right spot.

    Under the guidance of Ayurveda experts, you will experience a boost to your life force. The resort also caters to all your needs for a plush lodging experience in the lap of natural settings like early morning yoga sessions, beach walk, backwater cruise, night fishing and watching cultural events performed by Malayali dancers and percussionists.

    Location: Opp. Chennaveli Church, Mararikulam, Chennaveli, Chethy, State Highway 66, Perunneermangalam, Mararikkulam North, Kerala.

    Activities and amenities: Complimentary breakfast, free parking, room service, spa, dry cleaning, conference facilities, public Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, fitness centre.

    Price: Rs.21,758-49,222 per night.

  • 09Xandari Pearl Beach Resort

    Xandari Pearl Beach Resort
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    Life at Xandari Pearl is pulsating and beautiful. A secret wonder of Alleppy, the Marari beach resort has won the accolade of being one of the best “hammock beaches" of the world by the National Geographic. The organic, private hideaway has done perfect justice to its name for the simplicity of its interior decoration and hospitality of the staffs.

    All the villas are carefully designed that promises you of a laidback retreat amidst the verdure of nature. Of the various activities the resort offers you, plunging into the open air pool of Xandari Pearl for a refreshing shower, going for a culinary adventure across the vegetable and fruit plantations and lounging on to the patio of your villa to watch the sunrise and sunset across the horizon will give you the true feeling of organic living.

    Location: V/40, Bazar Road, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala-682002.

    Activities and amenities: Breakfast complimentary, airport shuttle, babysitting, free Wi-Fi, restaurant.

    Price: Rs.10,130-32,827 per night.

  • 10Marari Sea Scape Villa Beach Resort

    Marari Sea Scape Villa Beach Resort
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    It is a homestay which is located in a quaint fishing village of Mararikulam along the shore of the roaring Arabian Sea. The place has been secluded from the ravages of urban civilization down the centuries and therefore retains its virgin beauty even today.

    One of the best advantages of staying in this exotic beach resort is to be entitled to their houseboat packages and enjoy an alluring cruise down the unperturbed backwater strips of Alleppy.

    Location: west of Marariculam Christian church, Marari beach, Marariculam, Alleppy, Kerala.

    Activities and amenities: doctor on call, rental cab/car/bike, houseboat cruise, multi-cuisine restaurant, 24 hours check-in, room service, travel desk, laundry service.

    Price: Rs.1,210-3,629 per night.

  • 11Marari Villas Beach Resort

    Marari Villas Beach Resort
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    Orchid & Hibiscus Pool Villas- ‘Hibiscus' is one of the oldest Marari beach resorts where tradition and innovation lie hand in hand giving you a real experience of a private holiday. Located at a stone's throw distance from the roaring Arabian Sea, the Hibiscus Villa is meticulously designed for honeymooners who want to indulge in rain shower in the open air pool of the villa.

    For exclusive private holidaying rent one of the cottages of the Orchid Villa just adjacent to the Hibiscus. These are built with organic materials in a contemporary style to give you a feeling of closeness with nature.

    Location: Vadkethayil House, Pollethai PO, Alappuzha, Kerala 688567

    Activities and amenities: Pool, room service, free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast, free parking, laundry

    Price: Rs.3,496-18,476 per night.

  • 12El Ocaneo Beach Villas Beach Resort

    El Ocaneo Beach Villas Beach Resort
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    Looking for a tranquil hideaway that gives you the best ever private holiday experience in “God's Own Country”?El Ocaneo Beach Villas are ready to welcome you in a warm embrace as you enter this quaint hamlet located just about 11 odd Km away from Alleppy.

    Being the sole entrepreneur of 2 properties- one inland and one marine, the Marari beach resort offers you the dual privilege of rustic living and exploring the spectacular marine world.

    Location: Kattoor, P.O. Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala- 688522.

    Activities and amenities: Free Wi-Fi, minibar, travel desk, tea/coffee maker, multi-cuisine, backwater cruise, restaurant, cycling tour.

    Price: Rs.7,205-14,981 per night.

  • 13Marari Dreamz Beach Resort

    Marari Dreamz Beach Resort
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    When it comes to the homely ambience with luxurious amenities in the embrace of ethereal natural settings, Marari Dreamz is your right place of sojourn. The resort authorities provide an assortment of recreations for their guests e.g. swimming in the brackish water, backwater cruise, village safari, spa sessions and so many more to keep you engaged.

    This is one among the few Marari Beach resorts which are run by a family and gives you the comfort of home. Savouring the traditional Malayali dishes cooked by Jency, one of the owners of the resort is undoubtedly a boon to the tourists.

    Location: Marariculam Marari Beach, Mararikulam, Kerala 688549.

    Activities and amenities: Room service, airport shuttle, breakfast complimentary, free Wi-Fi, laundry, multilingual staffs.

    Price: Rs.7,148 per night.

  • 14Marari Beach Villagio Beach Resort

    The resort provides you with everything that makes your trip to God's Own Country a dream vacation and a place you would love to visit over and over again. The thriving presence of the world famous backwaters of Alleppy in the milieu of the surrounding greenery exudes a relaxing ambience to the place. Staying at the Marari Beach, Villagio resort gives you the privilege to calm down and unwind your cares.

    It is also a wonderful site for the bird watchers being sited at close proximity of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Nature and adventure enthusiasts must make it a point to visit the place during the month of August when you can witness the Snake Boat Race-a traditional event held in Alappuzha district every year.

    Location: West of St. Augustine's Church, Mararikulam North, Aali Road, Mararikulam, Kerala-688523.

    Activities and amenities: Complimentary breakfast, bar/lounge, airport shuttle, banquet, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, self-serve laundry, children's activities.

    Price: Rs.17,801 per night.

  • 15Mayas Beach House Boutique Serviced Villa Beach Resort

    Planning for an exclusive hideout to a secluded destination? The Marari beach resort is a hunted tourist attraction in all seasons of the year for its prime location and in-house amenities that make your stay relaxing and one of its kinds.

    The resort is located in a remote village on the seashore gives you a diverse range of recreational activities from going for a fresh air morning walk along the beach to pamper yourself with the warm hospitality of the resort staffs. Taking Ayurveda treatment from the qualified and experienced vaidyas (Ayurveda doctors) will heal your body and mind and head you towards a better living.

    Location: Maraikulam Beach Pollethai P.O. Alappuzha, Kerala.

    Activities and amenities: Personalised hospitality, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, outdoor pool, housekeeping, rental taxi/auto/cars, house chef, luxury spa, backwater cruise, cultural tour, yoga sessions.

    Price: Rs. 7,699-13,614
     per night.
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Marari Beach

Located in the scenic beauty of the Alappuzha district is the Marari Beach, considered as the perfect locale for holidaying with friends and family. The name of the beach was kept after the local village called “Maraikullum” that was located along the coast of the Arabian Sea. The Primary occupation of the inmates of the village is fishing and the beach beauty is extremely serene and calm to spend a splendid time. If you are feeling lost, the beach will surely give you a stimulating experience to be a part of all the activities.

The entire beach is flanked by tall palm trees with golden-hued sand and pristine waters that are enjoyed by the tourists. Despite being a typical beach the aura surrounding the place will mesmerise you. If you visit here in August you will also be able to witness the unique snake boat races and a host of other adventure activities if you love to take it rough.

The beautiful state of Kerala is all about beaches filled with tourists but 
Marari beach helps you go easy as against the fast-paced popular beaches in the state. We all love beaches but popular beaches get pretty crowded and don’t give you the deserved time-off at a relaxing pace. This beach is a peaceful one which will help you unwind your senses and transfer your world. The good old fishing village has simplistic outing arenas for the tourists and the beach is sure to blow your mind away solely for the peace you will experience on your journey.

The beach ambience leads you to follow your own relaxation therapies like yoga and meditation or indulges in the pampering sessions of Ayurveda spa and massage. This also proves to be the appropriate spot to romance your partner with no concern of crowds staring at you. The natural retreat is slowly gaining in popularity with tourists every year increasing. People who love to see how the fishermen fare at the deepest part of the sea can also indulge by turning on their discovery mode.

You can also explore the entire village especially the coir making units or merely opt for coir retail therapy. For those who also seek spiritual liberty can visit umpteen religious attractions near the beach. The beach also provides a safe spot for swimming and is considered a retreat for many water sports activities that are made available.

Every year a good number of overseas tourists come here to relax and experience the rustic nature of the surroundings. If you have planned a Kerala tour then visiting here has to be included. It is a complete change within Kerala. On one hand, you might be enjoying the vibrant beaches in Kovalam and on the other rejoicing in tranquillity and being a witness to some great sights, village dreams and fishing is what will enchant you. Kerala offers both the experiences and what’s better than to sit on the blonde carpet of sand and forget about your busy and hectic life back home.

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Alleppey Beach

With tempting natural beauty in its right hand, Alleppey beach of Kerala is a major pull for hundreds of tourists every day, considering its calm shores, golden sands, and alignment of palm trees. The beach is an ultimate picnic spot for locals at one end and a place for relaxation for travelers on another who do not miss to wash their feet, before heading to backwaters and houseboat ride. An age-old sea-extended iron pier adds another charm to it which is a picture perfect location for photographers.

Also known as ‘Venice of the East’, Alappuzha beach is known for hosting events like beach festival, sand art festival and much more that opens up as a gateway to locals. What adds another insta-worthy attraction nearby is an old lighthouse, which reminds one of the needs of sailors. Without any doubt further, a visit to Kerala is just not complete without visiting here, sitting near the shore, and soaking in the fresh misty air.

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