Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sway By The Sea – Coconut Bay Beach Resort


Perched on a low hump at the very edge of the sea next to a rocky outcrop, the resort commands sweeping views of the beach on both sides and the shimmering sea. Villas and beach rooms lie scattered across four acres of terraced land, delightfully landscaped with scores of swaying palms, tropical plants, bushes and swathes of green lawns. Hammocks strung between slender palm-trunks and park benches placed strategically invite you to relax and unwind. Most of the villas and the beach rooms sit along the edge of the property facing the beach, while some are clustered in the shady backyards around the pool.

In keeping with the local building style, peaked tile roof supported on wooden slats is common. Cane and wooden furniture and an adequate bath and A/C, TV and a mini fridge take care of creature comforts. A wide deck in front reaching to the edge of the beach sporting reclining chairs, hammocks and beach beds allows unfettered views with only the beached catamarans and rocky outcropping between you and the glittering sea. Fishermen can be seen hauling in the nets in tandem, with the day’s catch – starting at the break of dawn and going on till the sun is high in the sky. By early evening, fishing boats venture out and as dusk falls lights from scores of these can be seen twinkling like fireflies fat at sea.

A multi-cuisine restaurant housed in a large, airy structure offering a commanding view of the blue sea is ideal for relaxed dining. While sea-food is a specialty, traditional Kerala food is popular too. The Ayurvedic centre here boasts on Olive Leaf classification and has some well qualified and committed doctors. A whole gamut of treatments and rejuvenating therapies are available. Most of the guests check-in for a week or one month long packages, ready for a strict regimen of massages, medications, yoga and a specially devised menu tailor made for each individual. At mealtimes, the restaurant lays out a special buffet with loads of aromatic, carefully prepared vegetarian food each marked with the kind of ‘dosha’ it is devised to alleviate. Those who are only on a holiday though follow the a-la-carte.

While the well stocked resort library allows you to catch up on your reading, sight seeing trips to local tourist centres and back waters boat rides offer a peek at the surrounding countryside and native life. Options include a day trip to Kanyakumari, a drive to the hill station Ponmudi, a trip to Allepy with an overnight stay in a houseboat or even a foray into the elephant camp at Kottoor. Shopping trip to Thiruvananpuram for jewellery, textiles and handicrafts is another prospect.

2 comments:

  • private villas with pool Kerala says:
    November 3, 2014 at 10:32 PM

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  • Aaron axel says:
    April 27, 2015 at 5:51 AM

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