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Beautifully maintained grounds with prollific birdlife. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat this place is wonderful. It was so hot and humid when we went though that the lack of swimming pool was felt. My kids had to opt for a dip in the...More
We were greeted by Vijo the son of the owners of the property and were made to feel immediately at home. Our garden cottage was beautiful and so cool and comfortable. The outdoor shower room was great fun and the disappearing soap an immediate ice-breaker...More
As you cross the river in the motorised canoe from the drop off point and you approach the low, settled buildings of Emerald Isle, you sense you are in for something special.
This is one of the most unique properties I have stayed in anywhere....More
Emerald Isle was a fun place to stay. The family has restored the property, but also made it highly functional as accommodations. The open air showers were quite a treat. Food was delicious, staff were helpful and the garden was lovely. I only wish we...More
Whatever the name--homestay, luxury farmstay, boutique stay--Emerald Isle is not to be missed. Seven beautifully appointed rooms (most with ensuite open-shower bathrooms), delicious food, attentive staff, lush surroundings:everything here makes for days of relaxation and peace. For activities, you can take walks and bike rides...More
Hi, we are doing a tour of India, and will finish at the Abad Turtle for a relaxing end to our trip, and would like to enjoy a few beers, I know the hotel is "dry" but is it possible/easy to buy drinks?
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We also stayed at the Abad Turtle Beach for our final week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel restaurant does carry a limited supply of Kingfisher that can be purchased with the evening buffet (200r) but have no objection... More
We also stayed at the Abad Turtle Beach for our final week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel restaurant does carry a limited supply of Kingfisher that can be purchased with the evening buffet (200r) but have no objection to taking your own in. It's virtually impossible to buy alcohol anywhere on a Sunday, so it's best to queue up at one of the drink outlets (Kingfisher large bottle 70r). It's a bit of a free for all and best to go with a taxi driver who knows his way around. Abad rooms have a small refrigerator to keep a few bottle cold. Nearest alcohol outlet on the main Kochi - Alleppey highway about 400yds south of the crossroads on the inland side. P.S. a half bottle of local gin, perfectly acceptable, was about 450r. Hope this helps