We chose this place with a little trepidation since there was no previous review. But all seemed nice on the website and so we showed up on a humid morning - make sure you have the phone number and directions. Getting there can be quite difficult if your taxi doesn't know the way. Maybe best to arrange the taxi pickup directly from the hotel organisers. So anyway, we showed up in a middle of a fishing village, and there was an isolated beautiful little cottage barely a few meters from the beach.
There are 3 rooms in the main 'heritage' bungalow, and another 3-4 new rooms built a few meters away. Book the front room of the heritage bungalow. The front room has a gorgeous view of the sea right from the bed, the fitting are rustic and rather charming. While we were there, the hot water in the bathroom wasn't working and so we used the shower in one of the other rooms. The place needs a bit of refurbishment though, and a thorough dusting everyday. The owners would do well to keep a closer eye on the place - it's needs a little lovin' ...
Having said that, the beach is paradise. Swimming is possible (but not too far in, we were told) but we didn't try it.. were just so mesmerised by the sitting-with-that-gorgeous-view-in-front-of-us feeling! Be warned though that there are a thousand crabs scuttling around on the shoreline. If you are up early enough, you can watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch, and sort the fresh goodies right there on the beach. A photographer's delight!
Food is basic - fresh and good.. you can ask them to cook you more or less what you want - fish, crabs, lobsters galore! Some specialities might cost extra, so check beforehand. Fixed mealtimes... and we ate in the main dining room. cost 7000 incl of food and taxes. Buy the beer outside before you get there (the staff can get it for you, but they try to charge you 4 times the retail cost!!!) and store it in the fridge (the guestrooms share a basic pantry - it wasn't too clean, though). Then sit out on the sun loungers and you will feel you are almost alone in the world.
This little hideaway is basically like having your own little cottage on the beach. if you want a quiet, private, gorgeous, lazy as hell holiday.. then go here. Else go to an ordinary resort :)
- Also Known As:
- OG's Beach Bungalow Kerala, India