G.A.Y.A. DIRECTORY OF DOMESTIC HOTELS
G.A.Y.A. List of Hotels in Kerala
SHOLA SHACK – OASIS OF SOLACE,
A walk in the woods is indeed a fun way of spending your weekend or holiday, but as it turns out, it may have health benefits that surpass what you expect. In Japan for example, the practice of Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” is a practice observed by many.
At Shola Shack all you have to do is ‘nothing’. Just sit back, soak-in the wilderness and enjoy nature’s show.
TREE OF LIFE RESORTS,
An amazing nearby ‘private’ stretch of clean sandy beach; lush green palms with hammocks; meandering stone pathways leading to your private villa set in lusgreen grass; clear blue skies; warm and discreet service; amazing cuisine – this is what the Marari Sands Beach Resort by Tree Leaf offers you.
PARADISE GARDEN RESORTS,
Paradise Gardens offers single buildings which show an exceptional interaction with the surrounding nature.Comprising a suite, any house at our resort is particularly designed and unique in its style.
All rooms offer sea view and overlook a private lush tropical garden.
TAJ MALABAR, Kochi
A jewel nestled in Cochin’s exquisite beauty, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin enchants you with its lovely old-world charm combined with world class luxury services. Perched at the tip of the Willingdon Island, overlooking the harbour, you get the feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world, peacefully floating out towards the horizon.
Open views of the harbour with the Chinese Fishing nets in the distance, make you feel welcomed; a beautiful start to a journey that only gets better.
Casa Palacio Siolim House is a 350 years old Heritage Hotel, built in 1675.
It is a Palacio that dates from the earliest times of the Portuguese occupation of Goa, beautifully restored as a home, which now doubles as a private nine room heritage boutique hotel in Goa.
The Dutch legacy re-imagined.
Legend has it that there were seven bastions in Fort Kochi, built by the Portuguese and strengthened by the Dutch. Adding on to this 500-year-old legacy of defending oncoming conquests is CGH Earth’s Eighth Bastion. Built by blending contemporary and colonial styles each room has a distinct appeal. The echoes from the past come alive here while the air carries an unmistakable sweet scent.
Situated on a secluded hill, close to the Cabo De Rama beach lies Cabo Serai.
In the heart of Southern Goa, overlooking the Arabian Sea, our eco-conscious resort sprawls over 14 acres of lush native trees, and offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
BEACH GATE BUNGALOWS,
Down time-worn lanes, under huge rain trees, just a stroll away from the beach of Fort Kochi…
Beach Gate is a restored heritage property featuring independent twin bungalows built in the 50’s for the sterling companies in Cochin. They represent an archetypal British colonial style settlement in Fort Kochi from the middle of the last century. Each bungalow houses three bedrooms, a dining room overlooking its own private pool and a fully equipped kitchen with an on-call chef.
For lovers of history and heritage, where luxury emanates from the subtle riches of bespoke solitude.
Chitoor Kottaram as its very name implies was the royal residence of the erstwhile ruling family of Cochin when the king sought to take some time off from their worldly duties and pay homage to the family deity in the temple nearby. Little has changed since that time in this beautiful abode that still retains that sense of splendor and serenity for which it was originally made.
QUIET BY THE RIVER, Thodakayam
Get in touch with nature, and yourself, at Quiet by the River.
Enveloped by the Malayattoor forest, the riverside lodge allows you to experience nature in all its forms. From the harried and time-crunched city dweller seeking some peace and quiet, to the adventurer who can’t wait to get out and explore, there is something for everyone at Quiet by the River.
A tribal village set in a spice garden in the cool highlands of Periyar in Thekkady.
Spice Village is modelled on the dwellings of the native Manan tribe of this region and exudes the raw spirit of unblemished nature. This CGH Earth experience is a seamless extension of the verdant landscape around and celebrates all things spice : be it our unique spice enriched culinary offerings or the spice tours that help bring our guests closer to the land and its people.
An interplay of coconut groves and backwater canals, with old wooden Keralan homes transplanted, preserved and cherished.
Coconut Lagoon is located in a sheltered and enchanting cove in Kumarakom, this resort reflects the diversity and magnificence of Vemband Lake. A CGH Earth experience that respects the rich but delicate ecosphere and the vibrant culture of Kuttanad region. Where old agrarian homes are reconstituted to offer you an entry into a charming world following the gentle pulse of the backwaters.
SPICE COAST CRUISES HOUSE BOAT – Muhamma
A way to get intimate with the bewitching waterways of the Vembanad lake in the heartland of Kerala.
The Spice Coast Cruises give you a taste of a unique way of life that was extant in these parts. You get to journey upon a ‘Kettuvalam’, a traditional houseboat, that was once used to carry cargoes of rice and spices up and down these same waterways for centuries. The service and food onboard also faithfully capture a dying tradition of the backwaters for you to sample first hand.
THE MARARI BEACH,
The sea-side village experience set on 30 acres with coconut groves, lily ponds, fruit trees and a large organic farm.
Our seaside resort, Marari beach in Mararikulam, is a tribute to the fisherfolk of this region who populate its spirit in obvious and subtle ways. Our guest cottages echo their dwellings in style and character while our cuisine reflects the culinary subtleties of these people whose sensibilities and culture have been influenced by the charms and challenges of the oceans.
Set deep in nature’s backyard, is CGH Earth’s experience of the wild and the natural in the hills of the Western Ghats.
Wayanad Wild is indeed a rare holiday where you get to meet nature in an unseen, unsullied and untamed manner! The forest is your constant companion, peeping in through your windows or assigning a pretty butterfly to eavesdrop on your lively chatter upon the balcony. To those smitten by raw nature, your experience starts with a 3.5 kms off-road ride to reach the forest lodge, even the pool offers front row seats to the unusual spectacles of the forest around.