There were twitters of nervous laughter in the group when Sandhya advised us that while our next stop was a 5-star resort, the bathrooms were “interesting.” Imagine our delight in discovering that we all had bathrooms that were exposed to the sky. Rather than going on the 7 a.m. bird-watching walk this morning, all I had to do was sit in the bathroom to enjoy a glorious chorus of incredible bird songs.
No one wants to leave our current home – the Coconut Lagoon. We arrived by boat and cruised up the small canal to the reception desk of our eco-tourism resort. Everyone has their own small cottage done up beautifully with old wood and other natural touches. After a marvelous lunch (I overheard one traveler says it’s the best food so far) we enjoyed a few hours of free time and then a relaxing sunset cruise.
Today, our morning was spent cruising the inlets and canals of the backwaters of Kerala and then finally stopping at a private guest house for a cooking demonstration, followed by a delicious lunch. No one was disappointed that we were free the rest of the day to enjoy the pool, join a walk to the village or even have an ayurvedic treatment. Being a strong believer that massage is good for one’s health, it’s become a tradition of mine to try a local massage in the countries I visit and India was to be no exception. Well, let’s just say “that” experience is worth a blog posting all by itself!