Our train reached at an odd timing at Kollam railway station around 4am. it took us 45mins drive to reach parking space of meqtub. as we walked the pathways leading to Meqtub we were welcomed by the reflection of the dipping moon and the rhyme of the ocean waves. it should be less than two minutes walk but we may have paused longer..
what is this place ?
It’s a Sea facing retreat with backdrops of Paddy fields with earthy construction making more of a holistic living there are no luxury amenities like air conditions or tv, rather filled with sound of the ocean and peace from nature with an excellent passion driven host Rafique
there is a beautiful sandy beach right in front of the resort. 20 mins walk along the bay would reach to main cliff for shopping and exploring local happening at Varkala Cliff
this is a place ideal to jus layback do nothing, possibly catchup with an unfinished book, explore the inhouse library a collection of thoughts across the world, the beach invites all the time and mostly all yours, buy some fresh catch from local fishermen and request chef to have it fried and goes on...
Food is on request - walk in their kitchen and we can see how much they care. organic, tasty and lots of love
Service - i understand they have maintained minimal staff to keep the space private.
Accomodation - neat and clean, thoughtfully done ...loved it !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mektoub is a Green Hotel with natural and endless wilderness, set in simple, peaceful, rustic ambience in Varkala, secluded and rightly placed in Odayam Beach where the traveler halts and rests. Mektoub is passionately eco-conscious, friendly and helpful, envisioned to bridge tourism and the local community pro-creatively through sustainable developments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mektoub Varkala, Kerala