Spice Coast Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Stay in this luxury kettuvallams (traditional barge), which has been refurbished and enhanced with solar power. Your houseboat comes with one or two en suite rooms, and a spacious living area where you can relax. Enjoy enchanting views of Lake Vembanad from your sundeck, as you pass by traditional villages and old buildings sprinkled along the lakeshore. Enjoy fragrant and sumptuous personalized meals prepared by your on-board chef, and gain local insights from your captain, who will navigate your vessel.
AC wasn't working but was repaired before nightfall.
Feb 12, 2017
Wonderful experience great food
Jan 28, 2017
loved all of it, the boat, the crew, the food and the scenery
Jan 13, 2017
Everything was perfect. Loved it. The crew was amazing - good spirited, fun, and the cook was incredible. It was the best food we had on our whole trip.
Nov 26, 2016
This was truly one of the highlights of our trip! The houseboat experience was amazing along Kerala backwaters. The crew excellent, and food was just wonderful! Highly recommended and a good way to conclude our journey.
Nov 13, 2016
So relaxing. The staff were so sweet to us.
Nov 10, 2016
Great staff, wonderful experience and very helpful staff. Food was very good.
Nov 06, 2016
What can I say just a wonderful experience. Staff were great and the service and food fantastic. This was the highlight of our trip. Wish we could of stayed longer.
Nov 02, 2016
Cruise cut short by political strike, but that didn't diminish our experience.
Sep 27, 2016
Great staff, food and boat. Loved it.
Sep 20, 2016
amazing food and friendly crew
Jul 19, 2016
Compared to a previous Backwater cruise with Punnamada the boat seemed a bit more plain and simple and "used", and the meals were a bit bland and uncreative. No seafood served for dinner on a backwater Kerala cruise? And staff "offering" us that we could hop offboard and buy some seafood ourselves in the next village, otherwise it would be "plain chicken" for dinner? Also, staff offering to buy us some beer in the village and then charging us 3 Rs per bottle although the real prize was 8 Rs? That was a bit fresh and lazy...otherwise, no complaints....Read More
Jul 13, 2016
Good choice and boat was nicely appointed with a very attentive crew.
Jun 21, 2016
Wow what a great way to spend a day and night. We would have liked to spend another night on this vessel
May 12, 2016
We chose to do a 3 night cruise having already done a 2 night trip 3 years ago. The third night proved to be an excellent idea. Really got off the "beaten house boat track" and in fact on the last day we travelled all day without seeing another boat. Overall we saw much more of interest than we did on the previous trip....Read More
May 04, 2016
Amazing experience, should have done 2 days
Apr 19, 2016
Very interesting, relaxing and the food was amazing.
Mar 29, 2016
fantastic glad we did this not the oberoi boat a private boat with great food great staff and all to ourselves
Dec 10, 2015
This was a very nice experience but the boat lost its motor one hour into the trip, we had to be towed to a location to spend the night and towed back to the dock in the morning. We were then offered a one hour morning cruise which was nice and we were appreciative of the boat crew as they did their best to make the situation OK....Read More
Nov 30, 2015
very good and would have been better with someone on board who could communicate freely about the area.
Nov 29, 2015
Fantastic a lovely experience crew were fabulous
Nov 02, 2015
Although I would suggest them put a net on the dining area as there are insects at night that bothered me during my dinner although it didn't stop me to enjoy and dig into my tiger prawns.
Oct 31, 2015
Such a great experience. Very friendly crew, excellent meals. Anchoring in middle of lake and being served dinner whilst watching the sun go down was very special.Should have done two nights!
Oct 27, 2015
loved this, but would not have been so interesting if we would have been on a bigger boat
Oct 26, 2015
The food was outstanding and the crew was super friendly.
Oct 26, 2015
very nice boat with everything you would need
Oct 17, 2015
Another wonderful experience; we have great memories of the Backwaters and out night on the houseboat.
Sep 10, 2015
Very interesting and enjoyable.
Aug 02, 2015
A beautiful, relaxing journey I wish we had another night. The crew were great and again the food was to die for!
May 29, 2012
excellent setting, courteous crew, best food in kerala, etc.
May 27, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Seemed more authentic than many of the boats we saw.
Feb 26, 2012
Excellent service, food.
Dec 22, 2011
Boat stay was a unique experience
Aug 07, 2011
food and service very good
Jun 08, 2011
Out of this world!
Sep 02, 2010
loved food and staff
Aug 04, 2010
Wow! Loved it
May 13, 2010
Great crew and unique experience
May 06, 2010
Unexpectedly spacious and comfortable boat (4 berth); food average.
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