Emerald Isle 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! All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides.
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 4 rooms (2 Air-conditioned and 2 Non-Air-conditioned rooms) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities.
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. For those interested in Kuttanadan cuisine, we arrange free cooking demonstration classes too! So come on over for that special holiday on the banks of the backwaters.