Q. Houseboat cruises and types of houseboat for honeymoon tour?
Chain of canals, lakes and rivers make the backwaters of Kerala that appear mesmerizingly beautiful. Kerala is known for its breathe-taking spread of backwaters. The natural surroundings, tranquil environs and the rippling backwaters add to houseboat cruise experience in Kerala. Houseboat cruises have become globally popular attracting newlyweds and travelers to enjoy a unique kind of cruise.
Different types of houseboats
There are different Types of houseboats available in Kerala. Just like ratings the hotels carry on land similarly the houseboats too carry a rating depending on the type of facilities and amenities each houseboat provides.
The types of houseboat available are
- Single room houseboats with kitchen, privy and sit out
- Single room houseboat with kitchen, privy, living room and sit out
- Houseboat with two or three bedrooms common bathroom and kitchen
- Houseboats with two or more rooms common living room, common bathroom and kitchen
- Houseboats with two or more rooms, common living room, lounge, bar, bathroom and kitchen
- Luxury houseboats with upper deck, conference room, bar etc.
- Luxury boats with bar, party area, living room, bedrooms with attached bathroom and more.
The maximum number of rooms a houseboat comes with is between five or six.
Houseboat offered in honeymoon tour package
In a typical Kerala honeymoon tour package, the houseboat accommodated is a single bedroom one. In this houseboat you will find complete privacy and the existence of the crew will not even be felt unless you require their service.
The services rendered to you on the houseboat in honeymoon tour package are:
- A warm greeting by the cordial houseboat staff
- A refreshing welcome drink- tender coconut, fresh fruit juice or lemon and ginger drink
- You will be given a tour of the boat and then escorted to your room.
- For honeymooners the room is specially done.
- The bed is set up with special linen and beautiful ambience.
- The upholstery, rugs and interiors are beautified further to make the room look special and appeal to the newlyweds.
- A fruit baskets or scrumptious cookies are provided.
- The in house chef whips up a special spread for the honeymooners.
- Delicious evening snacks are prepared comprising of traditional banana fritters and jackfruits chips
- A refreshing beverage is served and you can enjoy the tea or coffee from the privacy of your room that comes with a window allowing you to enjoy the setting outside or have it in the sit out and enjoy the view of the sunset while your houseboat cruises away.
- The dinner is made special by setting up the table under the moonlit sky
- A special wedding cake is served for the couples
- If you like you can even slow dance and enjoy the moment on the houseboat.
Amenities and facilities
All houseboats including the ones bundled for honeymoon tours comes with similar facilities and amenities:
- The boats are eco friendly
- The latrine provision made available in the houseboat meets all the eco standards
- The air conditioning in the boat is turned on only from nine in the morning till six in the evening
- Solar panels are made use of to ensure electricity is available in the houseboat
- Backup generators are available in the boat ensuring there are no mishaps of power failure
- Adequate toiletries, towels , robes are provided
- You can take a tour of the kitchen and see the way food is prepared
Houseboat provided for honeymoon tour package
Houseboat provided in honeymoon tour package is often the single bedroom ones. This houseboat offers newlyweds the complete privacy they require. The single bedroom houseboat is not meant for sharing hence you will have the houseboat for yourself only. If you wish to surprise your loved one and make the cruise special you can hire an entire luxury boat and not worry about the cost at all.