We visited Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort in Feb 2021. It is located on the outskirts of Kollam town and makes for a perfect getaway or a relaxing break when travelling from Alleppey to Varkala/ Kovalam. The property is spread across a large area on the banks of Paravur Lake and is beautifully surrounded by serene backwaters.
All safety measures related to COVID were being followed by the staff of Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort. We stayed in Premium Lake view villas near the restaurant and the swimming pool. The villas are spaced apart to give privacy to each guest. In the villa, we had a living room, a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the Paravur backwaters. Our room was equipped with all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay.
We spent a lot of time walking on the paved pathways laid across the property, relaxing on the beautiful sit-outs in the gardens facing the backwaters. Tall trees and flowering plants surround the acres of lush greenery at the resort.
We sailed on the Paravur backwaters in the paddle boat (complimentary) and also went for an early morning backwater ride in a houseboat, which we highly recommend.
The property has an authentic Ayurvedic spa centre facing the backwaters, which was unfortunately closed due to COVID. They also have an in-house cafe for guests that doubles up as a yoga centre in the mornings and evenings. Do not miss out on watching the sunset from a spot right beside the cafe.
We loved everything that we ate at their restaurant 'Sandhya'. One afternoon, on our request, they prepped up a proper Kerala Sadhya lunch for us, which was served on a banana leaf platter, and that was the best meal we have had during our trip to South Kerala.
For kids, the resort has an indoor game area as well as an outdoor play area with swings and see-saws. It also has a souvenir shop, a nice badminton court, a well-kept pool and an amphitheatre.
We are thankful to Mr. Albin, the restaurant manager, Mr. Amal from the front office and Mr. Rahul, the resort manager, for making our stay a memorable one.
Read more about Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort, Kollam in our detailed review blog at Fairytale Studios (Link in Tripadvisor profile).