About 78 kms from Cochin, hidden among the palm trees on the eastern shore of lake Vembanad at the mouth of the Kavanar River, Coconut Lagoon Resort is set in the heart of the fascinating backwaters, and has been designed to give visitors an authentic insight into Kuttanad life. Kerala’s famous backwaters comprise of vast lakes and a system of narrow canals and waterways linking them to one another. Not so long ago, these waterways served as the backbone of Kerala’s transportation. And Kumarakom is the ideal place to experience the backwaters. Coconut Lagoon has rightly carved its place among the top 10 heritage resorts of the world. The resort is on a small island and can be reached only by boat. The accommodation consists of individual cottages called tharawads, built in the traditional Kerala style, relying heavily on wood and some with private pools. The bathrooms are open to the sky and the restaurant specializes in Kerala cuisine typical of the region.