Fact Sheet

Location: Marari beach - Mararikulam - Alleppey - Kerala - India

Coordinates : 9° 36' 04.25 N - 76° 17' 58.05 E (google earth)

Type of stay : Private Hideaway beach stay – the real boutique style !

Setting : on the beach - natural garden in tropical coconut groove

Description : after a couple of months after our relocation from Belgium we found this beautiful setting with 4 original fishermen cottages on Marari Beach; already ran as a kind of self catering cottages. After a thorough renovation in the second half of 2007 we fully opened on dec 26 2007. In the mean time we have never stopped adding and renovating inside the property : Nagaswaram & Khombu have already been renovated again, swimming pool with premium loungers & umbrella’s, reverse osmosis plant, continuous evolution of our garden…

Specific assets : all interior creations & decorations were handled by Belgian specialist Christel Goemaere. Respecting the traditional Kerala settings but adding contemporary European touches and colours. Especially look at the Violin cottage which was created from scratch. Recently (oct2010) she added another jewel to her crown with the full renovation of the Khombu cottage.All 4 cottages have a different style and ambiance which is very unique for Kerala.

Number of rooms : 4 separate cottages

Khombu : sea view cottage with large veranda and half open bathroom with rain shower, double washbasin, also has an extra room  (+- 95 m2)

Nagaswaram (wooden house) : sea view cottage with large veranda, split bathroom with rain shower, double washbasin  and private garden (+- 120 m2)

Violin : design cottage with super large veranda with built-in seat, half open bathroom with rain shower and private garden (+- 160 m2)

Sitar : design cottage with large veranda, traditional design  bathroom with rain shower, double wash basin &  large and very private veranda (+- 80 m2)

Standard amenities : - luxury bed linen & towels – beach towels – Fab India bathroom products – hot water - coffee & tea maker – luggage rack - water & beer cooler – free mineral cool mineral water – private & common hammocks – sun loungers around the pool & garden – fully equipped veranda (table, 4 chairs, relaxing chairs) – safe locker – Reverse osmosis filtering system for the full property – 24 hrs security.

Air-conditioning : All cottages have AC (silent in- and outside unit) –  but as we’re close to the beach there’s always a cool breeze and Ac is not really required as all rooms and veranda’s are sufficiently fanned.

Number of pers. per room : 2 (2 double – 2 twin rooms)

Extra person : possible in 2 rooms

Meals : breakfast – light & full lunch – snacks – sundowners on the beach - diner – bbq (on demand)

Serving of meals : all meals are served on the proper veranda of the cottage (where you pay a high price elsewhere is standard for us) – candle light diners in our beach garden can also be organized.

Management : our boutique stay is an Indian & Belgian partner project. Run by the majority partners : Belgian Christel & Jan Arryn with 18 years of experience in hospitality business (hotels & restaurants & home stay)

Distances from :
Cochin airport : 75 km (1.5 hr)
Fort Cochin : 50km (1 hr)
Alleppey : 18 km (30 min)
Thekkady : 155 km (4 hrs)
Munnar : 165 km (4.5 hrs)


Activities :

  • Relaxing on the beach - sunlounger - in the hammock
  • (long) walks on our unspoilt beach
  • Spot fishermen's daily life
  • Daily toddy tapping on site
  • Local bicycle tours (own bikes – Trek mountain bikes)
  • Village walk
  • Tuk-tuk tours (auto rickshaw) to surrounding temples, churches and coir industry)
  • Boat tours on the back waters
  • Alleppey town
  • Fort Cochin (50 km)

Credit cards : Visa and Mastercard accepted

Check in/out time :
check in : 12 pm
Check out : 10 am
Early check in/late check out : to be arranged on site

Pets : unfortunately we don’t accept pets

Contact phone number : +91 9744 297 123  (Jan Arryn)

Reservations : [email protected]

Web site : www.abeachsymphony.com