The Palm Villa

mararikulam, kerala
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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£345 per night (GBP)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Tucked away from tourist traffic, this one-story Keralan beach bungalow sleeping up to 9 has its own host, chef and housekeeper and promises an exotic stay by the Arabian sea. With colonial style dark wood decor and wicker furniture, it has a certain sense of grandeur, along with three double bedrooms, all ensuite, and outdoor and indoor play spaces. Relax in a hammock and watch the children dig holes to the middle of the earth and swim in the warm ocean, or take private yoga lessons in the villa. There are also plenty of sights to see nearby such as temples and an elephant camp, and the experienced staff can suggest and arrange activities to suit you and your family, from cooking lessons to day trips.

What we love

  • All that space - not just the beach and gardens, but a large lounge indoors with games too
  • The calming restorative atmosphere in the Colonial-style dark wood villa
  • Common area with a small bar, space to dine, and wicker furniture
  • Three double bedrooms, each with a pretty tiled private bathroom and open air showers
  • Fold up beds available for up to 3 children
  • Private terrace and beach area with hammocks, sunshades, loungers and sun umbrellas
  • Extras include South Indian cooking lessons with the chef and day trips
  • Special kids menu and self-catering on request
  • Toys, kids DVDs and beach toys provided
  • Part of a collection of stylish boutique private villas on a secluded beach in Kerala

Things to know

  • 2-3 hours from Cochin International Airport by taxi; car or car plus driver hire can be arranged by the host
  • Low risk of malaria in this part of India
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • The property can be booked as a 2-bedroom villa too, sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children on fold out beds
  • iPhone cables, torches, incense and insect repellant are provided
  • Typical of this part of India, the electricity and internet connection can be a little unreliable
  • Children 0-4 stay free; supplement for children aged 5+
  • Babysitting available on request
  • The sea is prone to swells and strong undercurrents - take care with young swimmers
  • Plenty to do nearby beyond the beach: houseboat cruises, Ayurvedic treatments, private yoga lessons, tuk-tuk temple tours and visits to an elephant camp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 full / double
3 twin / single
Olga E.
Member since April 27, 2013
Marari Villas is a concept developed by a couple; Rupert (British) & Olga (Russian), who live on Marari Beach. We manage all properties ourselves to ensure high standards of hospitality are maintained. We understand the local culture, people and way of life to help you experience a different side of Kerala and will show you the best sights, activities and hidden secrets of our favorite place on Earth. Our aspiration is simple - to ensure you have a wonderful holiday in a unique property on an outstanding beach.

Mararikulam, Kerala

Hammocks, sunshine and elephants

This beach village in Kerala, South India, has a beautiful coconut palm-fringed beach, tropical climate and relaxed approach to life. From simple pleasures like swimming in the Arabian sea and playing in the sand to temple visits by tuk-tuk, houseboat cruises and canoe trips, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it.