Accessed only by boat, Coconut Lagoon is a palm-fringed backwater paradise that sits on the glorious Vembanad Lake. Some of the buildings that make up Coconut Lagoon are traditional houses that date back as far as 150 years, so the property feels authentic and in keeping with its tropical wooded surroundings. Rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with jack wood: the Heritage Bungalows are compact, independent and set is lush lawns; the Heritage Mansions are much larger with an upper story; and the Pool Villas boast a private pool. There’s a large swimming pool, an indulgent Ayurveda spa and a plethora of activities to choose from including kayaking and village walks. Coconut Lagoon has strong environmental policies, and this is carried through into the cuisine, as a lot of the vegetables served in the restaurants are grown in their very own organic vegetable garden. Coconut Lagoon is one of the most comfortable options on the backwaters, and is perfectly suited to both couples and families looking for a relaxing break.