We visited ourlander island resort during January 2021. We stayed for 2 nights. The cottages are serene with essential and no cluttering amenities. Bathrooms and rooms were very clean. Mr. Ratheesh took us for a bird watching walk to the farm lands around the island for about an hour. It was very educational to know the culture, the flora and fauna and the birds in the island. He also took us on a ride in the small boat rowing around the canals that went through the villages. The water flows between pamba and the kumarakam backwaters and changes direction periodically. hence it is not a fresh water habitat completely and also not a brakish water. We had a very traditional home cooked meals by Mr.Ratheesh's family. Due to the extra precautions due to Corona, Mr. Ratheesh had shifted his home to the resort keeping the resort isolated from the outside. The idea of providing individual dining at the courtyard of the cottage was very safe and made meal time a joy looking at the waters. The cottages are all facing the river and have good views. We got to eat the native mussels, karimeen pozhichathu(steamed) along with traditional kerala dish suchas kappai, puttu, appam, kadalai kurry etc. Good quality food at the right amount. If you are planning an after COVID refresher trip to Kerala, you will enjoy this property. The cost has been kept reasonably low with best efforts of nature enthusiast Mr. Ratheesh by strictly sticking to the local products and the local labours. You will be happy to have enjoyed kerala without causing any impact on the land and the village. . The trip was value for money. Due to only a few cottages in the island you get very good privacy. The river is about 30 feet deep. We dared to take a dip by the shore. Only negative was that the mosquitoes reached the courtyard on the second night, though the rooms were sparred..Since we were not using any mosquito repellent or cream we could not sit outside late night. The room freshner could have been used on the second day too to drive them away. Overall it was a wonderful experience, wanting to visit again.…
We enjoyed being able to watch all the houseboats pass by from our great viewpoint in the treehouse - this seemed a much better option than actually being on one of the houseboats! Friendly staff and Ratheesh the manager is very knowledgeable about the bird life. We enjoyed the early morning village walk with him as well as the sunset canoe trip with lovely guy whose name I've sadly forgotten (he also met our taxi at the start and took us back at the end.) Food was very good throughout. One day we took the local ferry from the nearest landing point and enjoyed our meandering (and extremely economical) boat trip into Allappuzha - although after a very short time there we decided to come back to the peace and calm of Our Land! Sunrise here was also stunning. PS we followed a good tip in other reviews and asked the taxi driver to make a detour so that we could pick up some beer at the government beer shop on our way from the station, which the resort put into the fridge for us.…
this is a great resort. Staff were very helpful and friendly...it felt like family. We had a cottage right on the backwaters so saw many of the boats go by. Although we didn't get to go on one of the houseboats, we were only there overnight, staff showed us their houseboat. And, we had a great motorized canoe trip on the backwater, so got the idea of what that is. Food was good, room was comfortable, the shower was warm....
I was there for 2 nights. Access by canoë. Nice surroundings.Cottages are ok. But : very poor service (rooms not tidied daily, you have to go and fetch drinking water, no early morning tea, very few explanations as to the organisation of the place/the room,...) Eco friendliness seems more greenwashing than reality (air conditionning,..) Meals : indian style. No fruits except bananas.Breakfast : fruit juice and indian omelette and toasts available. Quantity ok. Activities : canooing, early morning promenade around paddy fields for birds watching,.. Room in tree to be avoided. Re : pictures
We loved this place! After the noise and pollution of other cities, arriving at the island and being taken by canoe to our treehouse was great! the staff are very friendly and make your stay a pleasure. The food was delicious! We will definitely come back!
Everything from the hospitality, food, and room was 100% perfect. The atmosphere was tranquil, room was clean, and the food was delicious. Thanks again and I strongly encourage you to visit this place! Wish we could have stayed longer!
We had a surprising experience at Our Land in Alleppey. We stayed st the treehouse after being picked up by canoe. The staff were vety friendly and took us on a sunset canoe ride in the evening, as well as on a village walk early morning. Beautiful views! The food was delicious. This resort is not luxurious but it is a unique experience and much nicer than the over-commercialised houseboats. If you want to relax and get away from the hustle and noise you cant go wrong.
This is my second time here. Took a friend here after our backing trip to take things slow. The best place to relax and take slow travel, this is your spot. From village walk to the food everything is great. Ratheesh know what’s he doing, a best bird watcher, educated us with all the details about the flood and cause. Banu chettan canoed us to watch one amazing sunset of our life. Food is amazing, property is clean and the employees are friendly. Our heart(stomach) is full. Thank you for such an amazing stay.
Just one warning : to access the resort, you have to take their boat from the East bank of the river, don't try to reach it by land on the West bank (contact them, it's better). To resume our stay at Our Land Backwater Resort : perfect ! Great resort (small cabines along the backwaters), quiet, a great team (always ready to get you tea, take you to an acitivity, etc), succulent local and fresh food, very nice boat or feet tours to take... Oh and, no wifi when we were there (but it's better !). Thanks again Our Land Resort, one of our very best time in India !
Time completely slipped away from us on this island. It was like entering another world. The boat trips were just amazing, the food was perfect, and out guide who took us on a walk, was very knowledgeable, and the walk was stunning! It was a perfect stay.