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Kayal Island Retreat

Kakkathuruthu Alleppey, Eramalloor 688534 India
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Eramalloor
Tucked away on the secluded shores of Kakkathuruthu, the Island of Crows, Kayal mirrors the undiscovered, unspoiled natural beauty of Kerala. The only way to get here is by traditional rowboats. And when you're here, all you've got to do is give in to the moment. Take a pause. Put your dizzying routine on hold. And experience life as it were a hundred years ago.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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EliRaymond wrote a review Mar 2021
Thane, India34 contributions
At the outset Thanking Maneesha and her team for the wonderful hospitality. We were picked up by the capitan on the mainland then taken by the boat to the island. The sun can be pretty hot, please use appropriate head gear for protection from the sun. Try and book the bigger rooms if possible. The bed is comfortable and rooms are done well. The showers and toilets are outside the room. We had beautiful experiences from picking coconuts to fishing with a line. The most amazing was the sunset canoe cruise, this is absolutely peaceful and we highly recommend this. The captain sings well as, this makes the experience like Venice...
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dileepdxb wrote a review Jan 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates294 contributions27 helpful votes
My first stay after the lockdown for 7 days. Felt extremely relaxed after almost a year of restrictions. Great nature all around with one side entirely overlooking the backwaters. The cottage room is nice, neat with all essentials. All variety of great food over the 7 days, without repetition. Extremely great staff with special mention to Saiju, Srikanth, Abhijit, Vijay Lakshmi and Indira. Host Maneesha takes care of all details.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: This resort is meant for those who want to take a break from their busy life without worrying...
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Trish H wrote a review Mar 2020
Galway, Ireland58 contributions35 helpful votes
What an amazing experience our stay here was! From the boat ride to the island it was a magical time. The peaceful atmosphere was a treat but the activities offered were also unique. The early morning trip to the fish auction was amazing. The boat dining experience under the stars was something we will never forget and the village walk was so interesting. The manager and his staff were professional and nothing was too much trouble. A fabulous stay we would love to repeat.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Irena G., Israel wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions2 helpful votes
When I asked our trip organizer to recommend a special place to start our journey in Kerala, the answer was - Kayal! And indeed, Kayal is a little paradise. The property is beautiful, the atmosphere calm, the rooms are large and comfortable (the outdoor shower is awesome!), and the Kerala traditional food was very tasty. We enjoyed the sunset boat ride and the walk to the village, the friendly and smiley staff, especially Saiju the manager who was a perfect host. I am sorry we only met Maneesha, the owner for a very short time. She is a beautiful and special young woman and I hope will meet again!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Angel wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a Gem,Kayal Island Resort is a hidden paradise ,It is so simple ,yet incredibly beautiful and very well done! The Staff were so helpful and friendly ,especially Saiju! The Food was delicious We went on some Excellent outings, the Sunsets were unbelievable !
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Just four rooms ,we stayed in the larger one very simple but gorgeous
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US$123 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictEramalloor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kayal Island Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kayal Island Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (2.3 km) and Thuravoor Mahakshethram (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kayal Island Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kayal Island Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kayal Island Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Apsara Hotel, Pearlspot, and Fennel.
Does Kayal Island Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kayal Island Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kayal Island Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kayal Island Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Kayal Island Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (15.9 km) and Vypeenkotta Seminary (13.3 km).