Authenticity. What is it but the truth, offered without any trace of embellishment ?
It requires the confident belief that reality is enchanting enough. That the magic lies in what you already have, not in any frills and fancies you might add to it.
By this definition, Coconut Lagoon an authentic experience of Kerala and its backwaters.
A celebration, if you will, of a land in union with its own soul.
Coconut Lagoon is our attempt to capture the essence of the Kerala experience and then offer it in a unique setting. Nothing has been added that does not already belong. And if the comforts of life enter (as they must), they do so in a way that leaves the harmony around them undisturbed.
We like to believe that this is the reason why Condé Nast Traveller rated Coconut Lagoon among the 25 best getaways in the world.
Do you have a moment ?. Then come with us. Lie in a hammock on this lakeshore, and allow your senses to possess you.
Before you is the great Vembanad lake, rippling under the vault of an impossibly large sky. Sunlight sparkles on her waters, tearing the reflection of a passing houseboat into crystal shards. Darter birds go about their fishy business. Your nostrils fill with scent- laden ozone.
Peace? Of course there is peace here, but not silence. Silence is not nature's way. And the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary next door is full of raucous neighbours.
You sway a little, and the image changes.
To a timber and tile mansion that seems to belong to this earth, but to another time.
If you left the comfort of your hammock for a closer look, you'd see that it is an authentic reconstruction. Some of its timbers are 200 years old. They were moved here piece by piece, a legacy of the tharavads of old Kerala. Notice the brass detail on the doors? The fretted woodwork on the verandah ceilings? This is the finesse of another age, brought back to life by the masters of a dying art. It shall be your home tonight.