Life is simply beautiful at the beach. And that is our orienting theme at Xandari Pearl on Mararikulam Beach, rated one of the top five “Hammock Beaches” in the world by National Geographic. Here at this ‘secret’ locale, in the company of those you most want to be with, simplicity is the perfect setting. The white sands, the truant sea breeze ruffling your hair, and the skies showing off their colours as you sit down to a plate of the day’s catch cooked your way - the seaside story is yours to share. A Pearl beyond price: a simple, organic, comforting, private hideaway.
A short drive from Xandari Riverscapes - our houseboat operation on Lake Vembanad - Xandari Pearl comprises 27 villas spread across 18 acres of the quaint fishing village of Mararikulam. You are never too far from the sea in any of our 27 villas, five of which have plunge pools. Nestled in large gardens, the villas are a statement in comfort and privacy. Designed to accommodate two, all villas are crafted with the concept of laidback luxury in a lush, natural setting: bathrooms with an open to the air shower area and a dining spot in a sand-lined patio. Additionally, each villa has a comfortable garden-facing desk and a mini-bar. Once inside the curved walls of your villa, lounge in the hammock outdoors with a book or savor the indulgence of a shower open to the sky.
Xandari Pearl’s 80 seat all-day dining restaurant overlooks a pool that finds its shape around coconut, mango and cashew trees. Freshness is guaranteed on all counts, with the kitchen using organic produce from the gardens and the day’s catch from the waters. In our chef’s company, go on a culinary adventure through our carefully tended edible landscape of land and sea.
At Xandari Pearl, green is a way of life. Walk between vegetable and fruit saplings, stopping to listen to green-thumbed gardeners explain the journey of the cashew apple and the nut before it reaches you. Even paddy is cultivated on site and over 30 varieties of bananas growing adjacent to the restaurant form a prized genome cluster.Through this bond with the land and the sea, we share the story of how generations lived by the currents, planned by the tides and followed the sun.