The Kerala State in India is located along the southwestern coast and is one of the most geographically diverse areas in all of India. From the beautiful coast off the Arabian sea to the elaborate network of waterways, there is plenty to explore in this natural paradise. RCI, the largest timeshare network in the world offers several resorts in Kerala that are a part of their network, so if you are a member you may be able to use our RCI points at one of these resorts.
Kairali Heritage Resort
Located on the Katampally River, Kairali Heritage Resort offers a relaxing riverside retreat. Nearby, the town of Kannur offers an exploration into strong Hindu culture, where you can watch locals perform ritual dances and enjoy the local Kannur cuisine. Kairali Heritage offers studio and suite-style cottages, that come with air-conditioning and a balcony facing the river. The resort also has a restaurant, Internet Café, recreation gym and a pool, and an Ayurvedic massage center. Rates start at $57 a night as of September 2010.
Kairali Heritage Resort Kattampally, Kannur 670 603 Kerala, India 011+91-4602-241665 Kairalihertiage.com
Panoramic Sea Resort
This resort is located in the Alleppey District surrounded by water; the Arabian sea on its west side and the many rivers, lagoons and lakes on the east side. Panaramic Sea Resort offers guests plenty looking to explore this watery area colorful and comfortable accommodations in 24 cottage style rooms. Guests can take motor boat cruises or rent house boats to take on the river. The resorts also includes a restaurant, a pool and a playground. Call for current rates.
Panoramic Sea Resort Beach Road, Alappuzha 688012 Kerala, India 011-047-2251070 Panoramicworld.biz
Cambay Palm Lagoon
The Cambay Palm Lagoon is situated on the massive Ashtamudi Lake, secluded by a forest of coconut trees. This lakeside resort allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of India while boating, fishing or simply watching the sunset over the lake. Cambay Palm Lagoon offers cottage, houseboat or their floating cottage accommodations. The cottages off the lake offer world-class amenities, while the houseboats offer complete privacy and luxury and amenities of a small home including a dining area two bedrooms. The floating cottages offer the same amenities as the lakeside cottages, but they are floating on the lake, providing a very unique experience on the lake. Resort amenities include a restaurant serving international cuisine, and infinity edge pool, an an Orient spa. As of September 2010, rates start at $66 a night for a standard cottage.
Cambay Palm Lagoon Vellimon West Kollam 691511 Kerala, India 011-0474-2549500 Thecambay.com
Golden waters is an intimate resort hidden in the backwaters of Kumarakom, a district in Kerala known as the “Rice Bowl of Kerala” for its rice paddy fields. The resort is actually made up of 13 small islands connected by canals and bridges, offering a very private and romantic vacation. Golden Waters offers an ayurvedia spa to enjoy, an indoor swimming pool and high-speed Internet access. Twenty-eight cottage style rooms feature garden or water views, pillow-top bed and cable television. As of September 2010, rates start at about $87 a night, and include complimentary breakfast.
Golden Waters Kumarakom North Kumarakom, 8653 Karala, India 011-080-25586473 Goldenwaters.com