We spent 2 nights with Reneeth and Meenu in our own small building in their modest family home. What a lovely family they are. They were friendly and genuine in every way. We enjoyed talking with them both - excellent English - and our stay with them gave us a true insight into life in this quiet part of Kerala. We took a sunrise canoe trip with Reneeth - it was truely amazing and beautiful and we appreciated his quiet reflective demeanour. He has lived locally all his life and loves it and it’s beauty. We cycled around the island which was easy and great fun. We enjoyed two family dinners- tasty and generous and breakfast too, if you want a modest, honest experience with a local family then choose here
Renschit and Minu are very hearty, friendly and helpful couple. The place is peacful and calm in mittle of green plants, trees and flowers beside a small riverlet. The room has a moscito net and was comfortable. The breakfast every day was different and tasty. Also the dinner was delicious. They also offer us chai at the afternoon. The sunrise boating with renschit was great for just 500 rupies per person. The backwaters here in munroe island are beautiful and so much more calm and clean than in alappuzha. Renschit and Minu speak good englisch and they can explain a lot. There are two bicycles for free using. The only negativ thing is that the room could be a little more clean, specially the spider webs and under the bed.
This is a truly wonderful place and would highly recommend if you are looking for a few days to just relax, enjoy a beautiful backwater trip and slow village life. The family is kind and helpful and it's a nice experience to observe how Indian village life is. The wife serve delicious local food and you will for sure get full. She serves all meals on time. I would recommend choosing one of the two huts closest to the river, at the end of the property. Highly recommended! :-)
We really enjoyed our stay here! The family are so lovely and we never went hungry, the dinner here is amazing! The hosts go out of their way to help and feed you and they brought us tea whenever we asked. You HAVE to eat here! They offered free bicycles to explore the island and they also do canoe tours for an extra fee. We ended up staying here an extra day because it was so chilled out and the food was so good. They also helped us figure the train times and made sure we were on the right one!
Munroe island is a picturesque, tranquil haven. A place to relax and take in the slow paced way of village life. Meenu and Rinjeeths homestay, of 2 small cottages, is completely tucked away on the back canals. Room has a fan and mosquito net. A sure way to experience simple village life, falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of nature. The room is basic but comfortable and the family are just too lovely for words. They are so friendly, helpful and have a good balance of giving you your space or chatting and answering any questions. Meals are authentic, basic keralan food. Great street stalls nearby sell fresh fruit and a few basic necessities. Definitely recommend experiencing this beautiful village and family. Canal tours are also available.