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Big Banana Island Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a trully magical place. By the river. No noise, except the natural ones. Animals. Minimal and confortable rooms. Authentic food from Kerala. Good staff. You have to choose this place if you want to feel what Kerala trully is.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

I fell in love with the river as soon as I arrived. There are no words to describe how truly magical and beautiful this place is, perfect for inward reflection, silence and rest. Deepan and Geraldine are the most gracious hosts, imparting valuable knowledge and sharing so much of themselves as well. It is so wonderful to know that such...

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Thank julianneconcepcion
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Geraldine and Deepan have created such a beautiful space for people to retreat to. My time there was filled with so much joy, relaxation and yoga! Everything from the organic food grown on the property, the friendly staff, Geraldine and Deepan's deep yogic knowledge and the beautiful lush and quiet setting right on the backwaters make it a really, really...

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Niort, France
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I enjoy stay 21 days in Big Banana Island Retreat, a lovely and quiet place. Ayurvedic treatement, garden vegetables for lunch and diner... all was perfect! Geraldine and Deepan are lovely people and we spook about a lot of thing about Yoga.

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Thank 138claire
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's the second time i visit the BBI and i just love it ! The place, the food, the warmth of the owners, the yoga classes and the day-trips to the heritage buildings in the neighborhood : everything is great ! I A perfect place for those who are searching for authenticity. Thanks Geraldine and Deepan for such a lovely...

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Thank LaureDuv
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, excellent service, good facilities and sublime food. BBI Retreat is a haven for body and soul. I recommend a stay of at least 3 - 4 days to allow the body to slow down and fully benefit from this place.

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Thank LungFarang
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a beautiful retreat place. Deepan and Geraldine have created a special space along the backwaters where you can rest, meditate, practice/study yoga and incorporate the healing benefits of Ayurvedic treatments and diet.The food and water are amazing! All food is grown on the grounds and all water is purified, even the showers (unheard of in India). The setting...

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Thank Danielle K
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, fullfilling experience which cannot be explained through words completely... Nature at its best.. Yoga, food, people, hospitality, staff, ayurveda, backwaters, bananas, flowers, butterflies and peace.

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Thank binuknair77
Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very Nice place.:. We went 4 years ago to Have some rest finishing travel in Kerala. Beautiful garden and littels houses very confortables.. We ware on backwaters and it was réally calm. Very very good food

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Thank Fabienne C
Paris, France
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you research serene and peaceful sites away from the hustle and bustle, you'll be happy to discover this nice retreat in Kerala, just close to the river. We had a beautiful and delightful time here, relaxing comfortably in a good vibe environment surrounded with lush vegetation and had the opportunity to practise yoga and get initiated to Ayurveda. Kochi...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Big Banana Island Retreat

Address: Valiya Pazhampilly Thuruth, Chendamangalam 683512, India
Region: India > Kerala > Ernakulam District > Chendamangalam
Price Range: ₹ 4,407 - ₹ 5,314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms were the same, there are only 6 to choose from.”
357daniellek, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms were nice and clean!!!”
90fabiennec, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows on the backwater, with a double bed and private bathroom. Lovely!”
CecileR123, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“My favorites are the two cottages at the extreme west end.”
Gomaty, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Best ayurveda in Kerala.”
Quindeayllu, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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