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Bliss amidst Tranquility
A long awaited trip to coconut lagoon was on the cards. We had postponed the trip twice and finally got an opportunity to stay there for 2 nights. Mr Toni of coconut lagoon gave us the excellent option of booking the pool villa. It over looks the Vembanad lake and is the most secluded part of the property. We were taken from the boat jetty via the boat and the usual safety precautions for COVID were properly done. The staff made us feel very welcome. The manager Mr Shambhu reassured us and really made us feel at home. We had a wonderful sunset cruise. My son had a great time at the butterfly garden. The only problem was the food and the limited options that they had. Since we didn’t want to go out for meals the menu was repeated. I did understand that this menu is mainly because of COVID restrictions. So looking forward to visiting the property another time post COVID.
Far from the madding crowd
Visited the resort on 9th September 2020. Had parked our car at the resort parking area near Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. From there we were taken to the resort in a motor boat. This boat trip offered some memorable views. The check-in was prompt. Though the check-in time was 2pm we were allowed an easly check-in by 10.30 am. Had booked heritage bunglow but was given a free upgrade to Heritage mansion. The entire building was made of wood. It resembles the traditional 'Tharavadu'. and makes you feel really special. The open to sky bathroom is another interesting area. The toiletries were of excellent quality. Coming to the premises, each and every area is covered by green grass. There a lots of coconut trees all around the resort. There are other trees and plants and names of all these trees are labelled with a small placard which is indeed a learning experience. There is also a beautiful butterfly garden. The food was excellent. Chef Aneesh made us delicious Fish biriyani. He even cared to share it's recipe too. The most important thing I must mention is that the entire resort is a plastic free zone. They use envelope and carry bags which are made of newspapers. Toiletries are provided in terracotta pots. Drinking water is provided in glass bottles and they have a bottling plant inside the premises. It's indeed a great message CGH earth is sending out to the world. Hats off!!. I must also mention the names of the courteous staff. Ms.Sony from the reception. Vishnu from guest relations, Ms Asha, Mr Elby , Mr Ajish and Mr Dibin from the restaurant. I would also like to thank Mr Sambhoo the resort manager for making our holiday special. Looking forward to exploring another CGH property soon.
The most amazing staycation!!!
We had a great time at the Coconut Lagoon resort in August end. We were a bit worried about safety given the whole pandemic situation but really needed a break from the daily routine & hence decided to go ahead with it. The entire process from booking on phone to checkout was as seamless & enjoyable as it gets. We were welcomed by the resort boat from the car parking where the driver asked us to sanitise our hands before entering. What followed was an extremely beautiful & mesmerising 15 minute boat ride which we couldn't get enough of. We were received at the reception by the very friendly staff & our luggage was fumigated. Seeing the full staff in masks, sanitisers placed all over the property & social distancing being followed strictly, all our worries were gone. We had booked for a heritage bungalow for first night & private pool villa for second night & were pleasantly surprised to get an upgrade to pool villa for first night too. The villa was very spacious & plush with a front porch (amazing sunsets), living space, bedroom, huge washroom, pool area & a balcony at the back (beautiful sunrises). Enjoyed every second spent in the pool, chilling in the porch & a goodnight sleep in the comfortable bed. There is a complementary sunset cruise in the Vembanad lake included with the stay & it was spectacular.. The food is great by all means.. though the menu is limited as they are working with limited staff, we thoroughly enjoyed each & every meal there.. all vegetarian, sea food & non-veg items were equally tasty!! To summarise, an amazing stay with beautiful views, great food, very friendly & courteous staff, a much needed getaway that we loved & enjoyed every second of!!.. Must Stay in Kumarakom..
One of a Kind Hotel
My stay at coconut lagoon was amazing right from the moment we checked in. The backwaters boat ride was one of a kind experience. The hotel is very vastly spread with lots of cottages type rooms. The restaurant served amazing food with lots of variety in different cuisines. We went on a bird watching tour and a property tour with the guide and it was such a good experience to witness the efforts of coconut lagoon for conservation of the environment. Would recommend all !
A hidden gem
We had planned a quick getaway amidst all the COVID - 19 scenario lurking around the time of Onam. From the get go what really impressed us was the personal touch the staff made. From the time the booking was made, they kept in touch with calls and whatsapp to finalise the formalities which were to be done in view of the Covid - 19 regulations. The drive to the resort was pleasant and we were greeted by a rustic setting and the front desk Mr.Tijo who very soon put us at ease and very quickly got the formalities over quickly. The rooms themselves were on the banks in the Vembanad looking across to the bird sanctuary. It was a mesmerising sight especially in the early morning. The room has the traditional old school Kerala style with touches of the modern amenities needed. Every thing which was needed for the stay was provided. The vast area of the green plants and the meandering small waterways in between the villas really give a feel good factor and some time and location and the serenity to just unwind. The mornings can be spent walking across the grounds and seeing some otters walk around. I'm sure there would be a multitude of activities if it were not fit the present pandemic scenario. But even without those it was a perfect getaway to just unwind. We even had a quick chat with Mr.Samboo who gave us an insight into the way the pandemic has changed the tourism industry. The cruise on the evening by Mr.Sunil was good cause he took time to point out locations on the lake and to give us a view of the sunset which was a sight to behold. The kitchen and the restaurant Mr.Alby, prepared sumptuous dishes for our dinner which was really up to the mark. The breakfast of course was a fixed menu affair which was really a good way to start your day. Even more than the setting or the ambience it was the,staff from the reception to the kitchen to the boatman always were smiling with a wish which really makes you feel good. All in all a really perfect place to come and stay in. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just soak yourself in serenity and nature. Would love to visit again.. Keep up the good work
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