We had been to this place called Marari Beach Resort for our first wedding anniversary, it was such a wonderful stay. The resort is located at Mararikulam village, around 80 km from Cochin Airport. What's so special about the resort ? I knew we didnt have much to see around the place and it was entirely gonna be in the resort and yet decided to go there..and they didnt disappoint us at all.
It was a 2 days stay, the resort was different in its policies, one of those that promote eco-tourism but in different package. one of their key values says "Benefitting the local community" and they do.They have their own bio-gas plant, do vermi composition to generate fertilisers, very much self -reliant..i should say. They have a butterfly garden, i found this a bit unique.. learnt a bit about butterflies ;-) they boast of about 95 different varities through the seasons.. i learnt that butterflies does not necessarily look for plants with nectar, breaking the myth.They have their own organic farm.very impressive.
you must be wondering what did this couple do on a holiday visiting organic farms and bio-gas plants ..Ha Ha..for those who know us, that shouldn't be of a surprise ! Their accomadations are brilliant and i am saving their best for the last .. they have rooms that offer private pools and we availed one of those.. It was a great experience to have your own pool ;-)
Their in-house ayurvedic doctor was so amicable, he educated us on Ayurveda and its essentials.. I have shown keen interest in ayurveda off late and more so after my wedding , after all , the heath of the family is in the womens hand..;-) So, i enjoyed that very much too..
The beach is accessible from the resort and is being well-maintained by the resort.. i found clean white sand for the first time ever in India, probably the second after Goa.. Litter free ..phew..i was delighted.. calm and peaceful..lovely indeed..
We even went cycling around the village, kerala villages are different and potrays a richer picture of Indian villages...brings in a sense of contentment..
Finally , the staff on the resort were exemplary..!! I dont wanna say any further.. If CGH's Management is advocating living in harmony with nature...then what better way to do that , with their friendly staff..
After any vacation, my mind would say "No more vactions for the next couple of months", but this time around, i was already planning for the next :-) Kerals is always special and will keep coming back...Marari or any of CGH's property would be the right choice..