overview

Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak,with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in Open Dining Area in the Garden.. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim.

You arrive by boat and step into an eco-friendly world of birdsong and bountiful nature, where cool breezes murmur through the coconut palms and life is immediately sweeter. Now you can relax! Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only few rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The house itself dates back 150 years and retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle!

dining

Every day in this place is a feast for the senses – and especially the taste buds! Kerala Cuisine offers delicious meals using locally-grown spices and herbs, local fish – Karimeen Pollichathu, Avoli Fry, Neimeen Curry – and chicken and duck dishes, specialties of the region, as well as dosa, appam-egg roast, puttu-kadala, mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. We can prepare your food in spicy or non-spicy form as per your taste. For those interested in Kuttanadan cuisine, we offer Cooking classes for Rs.700/- per person! So come on over for that special holiday on the banks of the backwaters.