INDIA - Kerala, Marari
Marari Villas was developed by Rupert and Olga, a British-Russian couple who have been living at Marari Beach for the last 6 years. Before falling in love with this beautiful corner of Kerala, Rupert and Olga searched the whole of southwest India’s golden coast from Mumbai down to Trivandrum. They were looking for their dream beach: miles of pristine white sands, fringed with cool shady coconut groves and more or less empty, other than a few local fishermen and abundant wildlife. And Marari, they discovered, had it all.
MARARI VILLAS offers 3 villas situated directly on the beach BOUGAINVILLEA • PALM VILLA • LOTUS VILLA and 2 cottages situated 300 m from the beach, but with private pools: HIBISCUS COTTAGE • ORCHID COTTAGE
INDIA, KERALA, MARARI
Marari Beach lies on a relatively undiscovered shore between the renowned backwaters of Alleppey and the cultural hub of Cochin in central Kerala. Marari is the ideal destination for the ultimate relaxing beach holiday.
Photo: Marari Villas
Marari Beach lies on a relatively undiscovered shore between the renowned backwaters of Alleppey and the cultural hub of Cochin in central Kerala. Marari is the ideal destination for the ultimate relaxing beach holiday – whether as an individual, couple, honeymooner, group of friends or a family. It is ideally located as a base for your holiday being just one and half hours drive from Cochin Airport and within a few hours’ drive of all major tourist destinations in central Kerala.
The string of tranquil fishing villages dotted along the coast retain a unique spirit at Marari that has been lost elsewhere. The beach has not been marred by development, unlike other tourist destinations. Only the local fishermen, their traditional colourful wooden boats and the abundant wildlife share the beach, so you are virtually alone to enjoy the endless crisp white sand under your bare feet, the vibrant green coconut palms, the cool sea breeze and the azure ocean. The leisurely pace of life at Marari is infectious and will help you discover the essence of rest and relaxation that will rejuvenate the soul, so make sure you visit before it is "discovered" by the tourist crowd!
This is the “real India”, as yet unspoiled by full-on tourism, but this does mean that not every inch of the beach is raked clean every day. The older generation of local fishermen use some areas as they have done for generations, but we ensure that the area of beach in front of all our villas is kept clean so that our guests are not affected. Marari Beach is not suitable for those wanting to enjoy noisy watersports, buy ice creams on the beach, or haggle with touts…. and that’s exactly why we love it!