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Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach, Kerala

An expansive, rustic, tropical fairy tale: Marari Beach Resort makes a strong case for itself from the moment you look at the photos. Situated in a quiet part of Kerala, away from the party atmosphere of some of the region, this property has received a lot of praise over the years and is a firm favourite. Single storey villas pepper the lush grounds, elegant palm trees remind you that you’re definitely not in Kansas anymore, and trees and bushes bearing tropical fruit complement serene lotus ponds. 

The resort is owned and operated by CGH Earth, a sustainable, regional brand that consistently provides memorable experiences. The villas have bags of character, with their epic thatched roofs hanging so low you could almost clamber up. Some have their own private pools and there is a wonderful saltwater main pool for all to use. The hammocks that line the way to the gleaming white sands have gained it a place in the National Geographic’s list of top 5 ‘world’s best hammock beaches’! Rather niche and very nice. 

Location

Set back from Marari Beach, close to the town of Alleppey, this serene, immersive resort puts you right in the middle of Kerala’s coastal culture. Cochin Airport is just over 3 hours away. 

A little more detail

  • Vegetables from the organic garden

  • Large saltwater pool

  • Ayurveda centre

  • Popular with groups and weddings

From a client…

It was lovely to arrive at Marari Beach. It was just what we wanted and how I imagined it. Lazy days and good food.

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Villa at Marari Beach Resort
Villa at Marari Beach Resort
Pool at Marari Beach Resort
Pool at Marari Beach Resort
Green pond at Marari Beach Resort
Green pond at Marari Beach Resort
Bedroom at Marari Beach Resort
Bedroom at Marari Beach Resort
Plunge pool at Marari Beach Resort
Plunge pool at Marari Beach Resort
Garden at Marari Beach Resort
Garden at Marari Beach Resort

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Marari Beach Resort

Distinctive beachside ambiance

It’s tempting to say that this is a good old-fashioned, high quality beach property, but that wouldn't do it justice. It is unique, and CGH Earth’s ownership ensures that the standards are very high. Although the property is larger and has more rooms than a lot of our recommendations, its spread-out nature makes it feel very private.

Restaurant at Marari Beach Resort

Saltwater pool

The beach is beautiful, and while you should always seek local advice and take stock of your ability (this isn’t the Med), it is a good place to swim. However, the saltwater pool may be more than enough. Set among the palm grove, it is a beautiful focal point. You’ll find yourself there even if you have a villa with a private pool: you can’t beat it.

Swimming pool from above at Marari Beach Resort

What can you do there?

Relaxation is the main aim of coming here and the hotel is exceptionally well set up for it. There are Ayurvedic treatments available to keep you well during your stay, and the grounds are essentially a nature reserve. Spend a morning walking through the tropical acres, with a naturalist alongside to point out things you may not have noticed, in this haven for butterflies and birds. 

Woman walking through gardens

Sustainable Outlook

CGH Earth operates in the spirit of always having a positive impact on the environment and local community. Marari Beach has won accolades for its solar water heating, extensive organic farming, and rainwater harvesting.

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