Marari Beach is a beach in Alappuzha District of Kerala, India. Barely 11 km from Alappuzha (Alleppey) town, this sleepy little village (also called Mararikulam), is an idyllic location for a vacation. Currently there are only a few resorts in the area: the ‘Marari Beach Resort’ belonging to CGH Earth chain of resorts, the ‘Turtle Beach Resort’ by Abad Group,the new ‘Carnoustie Beach Resort’ 10km north of Mararikulam and the new ‘Erandia Marari’, a stylish ayurvedic beach resort. There are a couple of small boutique properties: ‘Marari Villas’ and a ‘A Beach Symphony’, as well as a number of homestays. Muthoot Leisure & Hospitality Services, part of the Muthoot Group, has begun construction of a 20 keys resort which would open early 2014. The beach is clean and safe for swimming.
Little known Marari Beach, not far from Alleppey in Kerala, is perfect for those people exploring the Kerala backwaters who feel like some time at the beach as well. This beach is quiet and undeveloped. The name Marari is shortened from from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village.
Unfortunately, it’s been reported that Marari Beach is a popular location for fishermen to defecate at sunrise. Although the excrement gets washed away by the tide later in the morning, the bacterial content of the water is likely to be high. Thus, while the beach may look clean and unspoiled, this is actually deceptive.
Marari isn’t a tourist beach but rather a peaceful place to relax and unwind. Those who visit Marari look forward to the slow pace of life, and soaking up the serenity and tranquility on the deserted sandy beaches. A number of interesting day trips are possible around the area. These include the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, traditional coir-making units, and the Kerala backwater canals. If you’re there during August, you can also check out the Snake Boat Races.
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