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This Heritage Villa In Alleppey Is Located On A Picturesque Island And Is Perfect For A Romantic Getaway


    Over 150 years old, Emerald Isle occupies a tiny, secluded island that’s surrounded by paddy fields and backwaters. Ideal for a romantic escape with bae.

    A Villa With A View

    A boat ride from the Alleppey town will bring you to Emerald Villa, a sprawling property that’s cut off from the crowds of tourists. The nine acre property sits amidst lush fields and fish ponds. And the villa itself is over a century old. The red-tiled roof, the stunning woodwork, and sweeping open courtyards  makes it ideal for a relaxing holiday.

    They have limited but cosy rooms that are perfect for a couple looking for a weekend of romance or even if you are on your honeymoon. Their air-conditioned heritage rooms {INR 5,700 onwards} are compact with wooden walls. And if you want more wiggle room, their charming granary mini-suite {INR 6,500 onwards} is perfect. They have an elevated niche for the bed that looks super snug. But if you are craving all the privacy in the world, the cottages {INR 7,300 onwards} are the best option. Each of the rooms come attached with open-air bathrooms that are equally pretty.

    Take A Chill Pill

    Emerald Isle is where you come to escape from it all. Apart from the endless paddy fields and ponds, the villa is also surrounded by a courtyard garden where you can snooze in a hammock or a read a book. You can also go cycling around the property or hop on for a houseboat experience {this will to be booked in advance} for a spin around the backwaters. You can also get a sneak-peek into rural life with visits to a nearby settlements or go kayaking down the narrow canals here.

    Another highlight is the food served here. Their charming restaurant serves traditional Kerala food including local fish curries, appams, meat roasts and a whole lot more. You can sign for cooking classes as well.