Marari Beach Resort

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

In an idyllic beachfront setting, nestled in tropical gardens with lotus ponds, coconut groves and swaying palms, the Marari Beach Resort is a tranquil and beautiful retreat.
Perfect forThose looking for a serene beach retreat in Kerala.
In the know
  • Get away from it all and unwind, with no TVs, scheduled events or beach parties
  • Eco-friendly (the resort has won eco-tourism awards) and is inspired by local people who live in harmony with the land and the ocean
  • Amphitheatre – see traditional cultural performances
  • Diverse wildlife, plants and birds

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Beach
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

On Marari beach, Kerala.

Rooms at Marari Beach Resort

The interiors take inspiration from their surroundings, with traditional palm-thatched roofs and tiled floors. The light and airy garden and pool villas bring the outside in, with fresh flowers from the gardens and terraces to relax on, and the pool villas come with their own private pools. There are no TVs in the rooms, creating a tranquil environment. Your bathroom is in a secluded courtyard, open to the sky.

Food and drink

The restaurant offers delicious fresh seafood and tempting local favourites, such as fragrant coconut curries, made with ingredients from the resort’s own organic farm and spices from the mountains, with dishes served from traditional clay bowls. Learn how to create Keralan cuisine yourself, from picking the ingredients to cooking up the delicious dishes in the kitchen.
Sip on fresh coconut juice or a tropical cocktail at the outdoor bar, and enjoy afternoon tea, Marari style – the tea is poured from a metre high, adding fresh sea air to the fragrant blend of tea leaves, ginger and spices.

Activities at Marari Beach Resort

As well as the pristine and beautiful beach on the doorstep, you can cool off in the pool, or catch the rays on the sundeck. We recommend indulging in a Kerala massage or taking a yoga class with the master yoga teacher, which we guarantee will leave you relaxed and revitalised – if you’re not relaxed enough already!


For something more active, play tennis or volleyball, or explore Marari beach and the local village of Mararikulam by bike. In the village, you can learn about coir making, where products from handbags to sandals are weaved from coconut fibres: pick up a unique coir souvenir in the gift shop.


Marari is a nature lover’s paradise – enjoy a morning walk with an expert naturalist, and find out more about the area’s unique ecosystem and wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Just to give a taster, there are 100 species of butterflies and 10 kinds of frogs here.


Further afield, visit temples or meander around the waterways on a traditional canoe.


In the evening, gather round the amphitheatre for a traditional performance of energetic music and dance, featuring colourful costumes.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
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Hotel location

Mararikulam train station is less than 3km away, and Cochin International Airport is 88km away, a journey of approximately 2 hours.

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