Kerala Houseboat Cruise have earned worldwide recognition and have played a quintessential role in the increase of tourism in Kerala. The houseboats have evolved from simple looking traditional houseboats to star rated high end luxury cruise boats- all offering you a cruise experience par excellence.
Types of Kerala Houseboat Cruise
The conventional boats prior to the evolved look had adequate lace to carry cargo, a kitchen area and place to sleep. Modern day houseboats utilize traditional methods in their construction but they certainly carry all the modern amenities, luxuries and comfort to make your cruise exciting and interesting.There are houseboats that offer you complete privacy. Most one bed room houseboats are ideal for honeymooners. With an attached kitchen and customized food prepared by the chef, your stay in the houseboat is as good as your stay in a hotel on land. The number of rooms in houseboat varies from one to six. There are houseboats that have bedrooms with a common living room as well as separate dining space. So, you can hire the entire boat or take it on sharing basis depending on your budget.
There are Kerala Houseboat Cruise that come laden with amenities like conference hall that’s well equipped with all infrastructures to carry out a business meet effectively. The double decker houseboats are relatively new but have substantial number of takers especially corporate bookings. The double decker’s houseboats have a terrace space where all party, fun and excitement can be arranged.
The rooms of the houseboats are meticulously decorated to ensure they look pretty and comfortable. Some houseboats have common bathrooms and some have attached bathrooms. Some of the houseboats have a lounge, sitting are, bar area in addition to the rooms and deck space.
What to expect
Depending on the houseboat you book you will first receive a warm welcome by the crew members. A traditional green coconut or fresh fruit juice serves as a welcome drink. A flower garland to extend the warm greetings and a quick escort to your rooms follows. You can take a tour of the pantry engage in a conversation with the chef and get yourself a special food cooked or simply taste the meal planned for you on board.
For honeymooners special arrangements are made by different operators. Right from decorating your room, offering you that special care and attention to serving you a moonlight dinner and a wedding cake is arranged.
Evening snacks along with the beverages are offered. The Air conditioners are turned on only from nine in the morning till six in the evening. The whole experience of the houseboat making a stop in the middle of the water for the night cannot be described in words. To be served with a good cup of coffee and experience the beautiful view of the morning sunrise adds to the whole houseboat experience.
Facilities and ratings
Kerala Houseboat Cruise are well facilitated with a toilet meeting all eco norms. The air-conditioning is one from morning nine till six in the evening and solar panels are made use of to ensure electricity is saved. The boats receive star ratings just like hotels on land. These ratings help you decide which houseboat to choose from.