In the beautiful
waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies
Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from
city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on
this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an
ancestral Country House set in 7 acres of secluded grounds - your
Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated
in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad
birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and
unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of
the backwaters of Kerala!
Every day in this place
is a feast for the senses - and especially the taste buds! Kerala
Cuisine offers delicious meals using locally-grown spices and herbs,
local fish - Karimeen Pollichathu, Avoli Fry, Neimeen Curry - and
chicken and duck dishes, specialties of the region, as well as dosa,
appam-egg roast, puttu-kadala, mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. For
those interested in Kuttanadan cuisine, we arrange free cooking
demonstration classes too! So come on over for that special holiday on
the banks of the backwaters.
You arrive by boat and step into an
eco-friendly world of birdsong and bountiful nature, where cool breezes
murmur through the coconut palms and life is immediately sweeter. Now
you can relax! Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and
pure relaxation. There are only a handful of rooms for guests and each
has its own en-suite bathroom with all modern facilities.
The house itself dates back 150 years and
retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with
splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber
storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden
because the island's lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of
the harvest. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open
to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at
Emerald Isle! All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you
want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or
Location Map :
Things To Do
Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away
from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and
everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested 'toddy'
fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or
sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the
island, go fishing or have a swim. (Or maybe take a shower straight from
heaven, in the open-roof bathroom!). The Manimala river meanders past
Emerald Isle Heritage Resort and you can go on a boat trip through
enchanting waterways where the fishermens' nets like beautiful spread
umbrellas kiss the emerald waters. Mingle with the people of the
village as you visit the ancient temple or the famous Snake Boat. At
the end of the day watch a glorious sunset over the paddy fields.
You can also see the traditional paddy harvesting.
Marvel at the process of tapping toddy, a local alcoholic drink taken
from the coconut trees. At Emerald Isle Heritage Villa you can also the
enjoy the experience of traveling in Country Boats through the small
village canals watching the life of village pass by you. Or you could
also visit the ancient Bhagawati temple or the 1000 year-old Saint
Mary's Church ……all just a row away!
You could also visit the local pottery factory and
maybe pick up a few pieces. Or visit the world-famous Snake Boat after a
short ride in your boat! And then sleep deeply in our Paradise of Peace.
It is a joy to be here, to be reminded of the simple delights of life.
All this awaits you. So make your holiday count...Come to Emerald Isle
and leave your worries behind!