Stretched along the coastline of South India, Kerala has a tropical, sultry landscape that abuts the azure of the Arabian Sea. If you are planning for a Kerala luxury holiday with a backwater experience through a houseboat cruise, consider staying at one of the following luxury houseboats in Kerala which offers five-star luxury, exemplary service, lovely backwater views, and personal access to a private jacuzzi providing a direct paradise experience in God’s Own Country.
Visitors from around the world coming to Kerala never want to miss a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience of the best houseboats in Kerala.
Best Luxury Houseboats in Kerala
1. Oberoi Vrinda Houseboat
Yacht-Sized luxury houseboat Vrinda takes the pole position for the most luxurious houseboat in Kerala. Oberoi Vrinda usually sails on two and three-night luxury houseboat itineraries through the lush backwaters. Oberoi Vrinda has eight deluxe cabins with large french windows and king-sized beds and is built using teak wood for interiors, bamboo fixtures and palm leaves fronded to make a shaded canopy on deck.
The rooms have friendly timber flooring, spacious bathrooms with power showers. The small ship blends perfectly with its surroundings and is one of the best options for admiring the water slinking past as you sip a cardamom tea from the deck on the top. Along with daily trips out to explore the backwaters near Alleppey, the Oberoi also offers cultural programs in the evening like Kathakali, traditional percussion, Carnatic music and so on which makes it one of the best luxury houseboats in Kerala
Enjoy a backwater cruise in ultra-luxury 5-star houseboats in Kerala with the best rustic charm and conveniences.
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2. Royal Suite
What is your take on the experience of watching the sunset over lake Vembanad from a Jacuzzi which is exactly what the Royal Suite offers for someone looking for a luxury houseboat in Alleppey. One of the trademarks of this luxury houseboat is the meals which are excellent: which is a blend of southern Indian and international cuisine, made using fresh local ingredients ranging from coconuts and tiger prawns to sweet bananas and the local, very tasty, red fibrous rice.
Royal Suite is one of the best luxury houseboats in Kerala that will unfurl inspiring sights, extraordinary meals and incredible meetings with locals make it a memorable holiday.
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3. Discovery Houseboats
When discovery houseboat floats through the floating clumps of water hyacinth in Kerala houseboat it gives a more environmentally-friendly than traditional vessels. The hull of this authentic kettuvallam houseboat has been combined with an electric motor and you can enjoy the views of the Keralan backwaters from the sitting room or the private deck, where a private chef can prepare a variety of cuisine which is a part of Houseboat Menu in houseboats of Kerala in most backwater trips.
The view of rural Kerala found during this cruise in one of the best houseboats in Kerala is both unblemished and unparalleled.
4. Spice Coast Cruises
Spice Coast cruise is owned by the CGH group and operates different types of backwater services one bedroom houseboats and two bedroom houseboats. Each of these luxury vessels has its legendary customer service enjoying which one can explore the backwaters in a spacious houseboat. The chef produces some amazing food and the houseboat is comfortable and has a bar and the front area is an open lounge canopied with cane and rattan.
5. Xandari River Escapes
Raxa Collective is the new name of Muthoot river escapes and the focus is on responsible tourism. The houseboats of Raxa Collective have a casual elegance with spotless wooden floors large open-air windows and wide wicker chairs. The bedroom in most of the Raxa Collective houseboats are air-conditioned and in the evening, when the boats are moored in the lake, the sunset view will be beautiful- and the calmness which settles in the water is to-die-for at night.
No other experience across God’s own country can match what one gets to experience on a luxury houseboat Kerala. An important element in the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, these 5 star houseboats in Kerala have everything you can ask for.
The question always arises of whether you should go for a luxury Kerala houseboat package when you visit Alleppey. It depends! there are guests who have told us that an average houseboat with average service could really take away the charm out of your backwater cruise experience and they want the best luxury possible especially while cruising in Kerala backwaters.
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