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Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay

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We have three rooms available, all located in buildings detached from the main family home. All are furnished with large beds, fans, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms (with shower and western style toilet). Breakfast for 2 persons is included in the room price, full board is easily arranged if so wished.
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Had an absolutely fantastic stay here. Three days of pure bliss. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are delicous and Vijeesh is a great host. Caring, funny and interested in his guests. The activities are fun and the surroundings are breattaking. I will recommend it to everyone coming
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We booked a night with Vijeesh and his family on the recommendation of Debra at Kaira House in Varkala. I wish we had been able to stay longer. They are brilliant! As soon as we got there we were offered the chance to go swimming, in the evening we did Vijeesh’s sunset canoe
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What a great place! Rooms are comfortable, food is great, hosts are friendly and helpful. Vijeesh is amazing! Knowledgeable, funny and speaks perfect English. Book the 3 hours canoe trip with him and take your bathing suit with you. What a treat. Also take the pleasant one hour
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This is an absolutely magical spot in Kerela, quiet and relaxed and surrounded by beautiful nature. Vijeesh is an extremely hard working and dedicated host, it's clear he loves the island and is hugely knowledgable about it. We originally booked this as an alternative to Allepey
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Stayed for 2 nights in an upstairs room which was very clean with good facilities. Shower was cool but the weather is hot and other places we stayed at were similar - seems like a normal thing in India. We met other travelers staying at the home stay over meals and on canoe
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One of our bedrooms
Canoe view of the canal.
Front room, ground floor, verandah sitting area.
you can take a train from varkala and then a rikshaw. a taxi from varkala beach to munroe island - door to door is 1500 ruppies. it takes 1 and a half hour.
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Hi, We did the Munroe backwaters homestay and it was brilliant, you get to do canoe trips on the backwaters (so peaceful). Vijesh the owner at Munroe backwaters is absolutely brilliant. We visited Alleppey after this and decided not to do a houseboat due to hearing not great reviews. Hope this helps!
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No view of the river. As it is set back from the road it is quieter. It was our favourite home stay in all of Kerala and their backwater tour will take you through all of the little canals. It is an amazing place
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Check his website (munroeislandbackwaters, google it and it will come up as the google site) and email or call him.
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"There are some rooms on the ground floor if stairs is a problem, the upstairs ones surround the social space."
"First floor if possible!"
"The upstairs room with the balcony and hammock."
"Choice of room or dorm. Room good for families."
"We were on the second floor with a hammock on the balcony <3"
IndiaKeralaKollam DistrictKollam
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