246 Photos - Sep 18, 2011
Photo: The Coconut Lagoon CGH Earth Spice Boat jetty & Coir workshopPhoto: This old man demonstrated the coir weaving to us in 2005Photo: An attractive lounge with washroomsPhoto: Map of the backwatersPhoto: Photo: Photo: Ready to depart for Coconut LagoonPhoto: Photo: Photo: The comfort of a Spice Boat with ensuite bathroomPhoto: Photo: KtichenPhoto: The skipperPhoto: Photo: Snake boats practising for the racesPhoto: A traditional kettavellum - spice boatPhoto: The sun is very hot!Photo: Graham relaxing and in anticipation of arriving at Coconut LagoonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Happy AlinePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: We have arrivedPhoto: Lay out of coconut LagoonPhoto: Photo: Photo: The traditional warm welcome to guestsPhoto: Refreshing coconut drinkPhoto: This is a resort of waterways and boats not reachable by roadPhoto: Photo: Pookkollam floral tribute for Onam FestivalPhoto: Our bungalowPhoto: Photo: With outside ensuite shower roomPhoto: Photo: Tea and Coffee on tap as also is a fridge for cool drinksPhoto: Happy Graham with a delicious curryPhoto: The dining room at Coconut LagoonPhoto: A good place to sit with a drink and relaxPhoto: Photo: Photo: Beautiful purple orchids in bloom on the tree trunksPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ButterfliesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The rice paddy behind the resortPhoto: These are luxury bungalows with a small pool in their courtyards...we had one in March 2005Photo: The orchids delighted us bothPhoto: Photo: Neem is the medicine box of IndiaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our bungalow verandahPhoto: Our outlookPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Reception areaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The sunset cruise with the resident flautistPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Yet more butterflies to enchant usPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: We embarked on a Spice Boat cruise for lunch but have stayed overnight for 24 hours previously - very relaxing and interestingPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A mosquito net is provided along with fans & air conditioning for hot daysPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: An iconic picture for mePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Delicious full lunch is cooked and servedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The monsoon deluged suddenly!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Spice Boat CrewPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is a stunning butterflyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Grey Count is the name of this onePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pool in the afternoon sunshine - sublimePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sunset cruise againPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: We journeyed out of the resort for a luncheon engagementPhoto: Photo: Past our bungalowPhoto: Photo: The information about the Onam FestivalPhoto: Chef demonstrating Keralan cuisinePhoto: Photo: Photo: Kathakali DancersPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pookkollam competition amongst the Staff which we helped to judgePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The winning team!Photo: Photo: Photo: A sweet adronment to our bedsPhoto: Morning sunshinePhoto: Photo: Photo: The beauty of the white orchids which came into flower as wellPhoto: Photo: The morning pookkollamPhoto: Photo: Photo: What bliss think the pigeons on a sunny morning!Photo: Photo: Photo: Iconic KeralaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ready for the Onam Festival at the dining room/restaurantPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: What a superb orchidPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lovely gracious placePhoto: The Vechur cow and her calfPhoto: Photo: Lord Mahabhali of the Onam FestivalPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Beautiful urli display at the Ayurveda House - gardenias which I lovePhoto: Photo: Looking onto the paddy fields during a massagePhoto: Tindu who did my massagePhoto: Photo: The shopPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Graham enjoying the cool insidePhoto: The Vechur Cows informationPhoto: The Vechur bull being taken out to grazePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bliss Bliss Bliss!Photo: Bliss Bliss Bliss for AlinePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Local musicians in the restaurantPhoto: Preparation for the Onam FeastPhoto: Lighting the lamp for the festivalPhoto: All the guests helping to prepare vegetablesPhoto: The floral welcome