About the resort
When in Kerala the picturesque Cherai just North of Kochi, is the perfect location for a laid back and peaceful holiday with your family. Besides being the ideal beach destination, there are many more activities to try along with discovering the rich culture and cuisine of Cherai. Enjoy the surf, sand, calm waters and stunning views of the coast while you pamper yourself with facilities the beach resorts in Cherai have to offer. Take a trip soon after the monsoons for cool and pleasant weather to get the ultimate experience of this breath-taking destination with your loved ones. When searching for resorts in Kerala or more specifically resorts in Cherai beach, look no further than Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort. Surrounded by palm trees, green lawns, coconut groves along with stunning views of this lush scenery from the windows, one can indulge in a Kerala beach experience like no other, by residing at this beautiful abode.
Rooms and Amenities
Spacious and air-conditioned, the Cherai Beach resort’s one-bedroom suites can easily accommodate four. They have cosy beds, well appointed bathroom, TV, sofa cum bed unit, coffee and tea maker, but no kitchenette and microwave but there is room service. A comfy Jacuzzi pool is a unique feature here. The resort’s studio apartments are roomy, airconditioned and can comfortably accommodate three. They have cosy beds, a well appointed bathroom, a TV, a sofa cum bed unit, a coffee and tea maker, but no kitchenette or microwave, though there is room service. Give an Italian twist to your meals at Aromi Di Italia restaurant of Cherai Beach resort, come and savour the sweet, spicy and tangy flavours of Italy in Cherai.
Food in Cherai
Food in Cherai, Kerala is a fusion of Hindu, Muslim and Christian flavours. While you’re in Cherai, sample some of the local delicacies and other famous foods of Kerala such as the seafood. Savour the Meen peera, a tangy preparation using fresh anchovies flavoured with kokum, coconut and Kerala masalas. Karimeen Pollichathu is an exquisite dish of Pearlspot (a freshwater fish) grilled and wrapped in a banana leaf with onion and tomato based masalas. Treat yourself to other scrumptious dishes of Cherai such as crab, squid, prawns, lobster, scampi, mussels etc. You don’t have to search for restaurants in Cherai as Club Mahindra Cherai Beach resort chefs will serve you all these authentic treats at the resort itself. Enjoy the cuisine at Our Malabar Restaurant and Yavanapriya serving up lip smacking dishes of Kerala. Other delicacies include appams (a unique dosa), string hoppers, and the wholesome Meen moilee fish stew. Vegetarians can indulge in the Aviyal (vegatables cooked in a coconut paste), Thoran (A dry vegetable curry including jackfruits and yam), and a variety of tangy side dishes. The resort also offers separate food for children.
Festival in Cherai
Discover the culture of Cherai through the various festivals in Kerala such as Onam, a harvest festival that falls in August-September marking the homecoming of King Mahabali or Vishu, the Malyali New Year which is an auspicious event celebrated with great fervour across the State. Get a chance to explore these various events with Club Mahindra our Cherai Beach resort in Kerala. Held in January-February each year, the annual festival of the Siva Parvati or Gowreeshwara temple. Apart from a host of events surrounding the festivities, the highlight is the assemblage of caparisoned elephants and a procession. Vishu is the Malyali new year and usually falls in April. The highlight is Vishukkanni which involves seeing auspicious things such as rice, vegetables, flowers betel leaves, coins, a mirror and others on waking up in the morning. Lights, firecrackers and new clothes are part of the celebrations.
Places to Visit & Holiday Activities in Cherai
Whether it is the sea or the backwaters, get an energetic workout as you go kayaking. Rowing or drifting amidst the silence of the gently flowing water is a beautiful experience. If you always watched fishermen pulling in their catch or anglers reeling in their bounty, then try your hand at it. It might seem difficult, and initially it will be so, but with a few tries it becomes not only easy but loads of fun. And the thrill of reeling in your own catch is exciting. If you are in the mood for some brisk activity in Cherai but don’t want to walk around, then pick one a bicycle and lazily bike around the campus. It is fun to weave in and out of the paths amidst the lawns and to get an overall feel of the place.
Visit the 46-metre lighthouse near Vypin jetty. Climb up to the observation platform on the tower for fantastic, panoramic views of the sea, the palm-fringed backwaters and for scenic views of miles around the area. It is open from 3 pm to 5 pm, but cross check. With the sea on one side and backwaters in the distance, this is a very scenic beach fringed by palm and coconut trees in the background. You can just take long walks on the golden sands or indulge in more adrenaline-kicking activities such as kayaking and others. Also watch out for dolphins. Head South from the resort to reach Fort Kochi where a fabulous sight is bound to mesmerize. Ranged against the sky and inlet to the sea are a row of giant Chinese fishing nets which are a sight to see. Time your visit for morning or late evening when the nets are hauled for their catch. Located where the sea and the backwaters meet, it is just a few minutes from the resort. It is a nice place at sunrise or sunset, when you can watch fishermen cast their nets. You can also do a boat ride, hire a pedal boat or row boat to idly skim the water surface or do your own fishing. A picturesque location, it is perfect to catch the local fishermen in their traditional canoes and colourful boats. While Breakwater Point is best enjoyed during sunset when everything is washed in the golden rays of the setting sun, spend a night in a houseboat to best enjoy Cherai’s backwaters.
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Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort Contact details
MLA Road, Cherai, Ernakulam dist, Kochi,
Kerala, Cherai - 683514.
Club Mahindra Holidays Review: Member Speak
The superb location of the resort is the best you can look for a holiday with kids. walking distance from the beach and next to back waters, it is a best combination. so much to do for kids, pool, activity area, cycling. Food was also good.