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Kerala, India & The Maldives, Indian Ocean

Best time to travel
Nov – Apr
Ideal Length
13 nights
Perfect for
Families, Honeymoons

At a glance

  • International flights to Cochin and from Malé including connecting flight in Doha.
  • All transfers, driving and guiding requirements in India and speedboat transfers in the Maldives.
  • Allow us to arrange unforgettable experiences in Kerala including walking safaris, traveling by boat through the ancient waterways and the ultimate Ayurvedic relaxation experience.
  • Nine nights’ accommodation in luxury eco-conscious properties in Kerala.
  • Four nights’ accommodation at one of our partner properties in the Maldives with exceptional dining experiences and unforgettable marine activities.
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Take a journey through the backwaters of Kerala, admiring the beautiful sights, culturally rich heritage and the amazing wildlife of the region. Staying in eco-friendly properties, learn about protecting the environment and embracing the traditional Keralan way of life. Then, journey to the Maldives and spend four nights in paradise. Exploring the beauty that is the Indian Ocean, embark on unforgettable journeys with your family and experience ultimate relaxation.

Trip Overview

Depart from November to April.
Fly from Dublin to Doha and on to Cochin, India. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to one of our partner properties Kerala.
Fly to Kerala India
Check in to Coconut Lagoon CGH Earth Resort for your three-night stay.
A backwater paradise property in Kumarakom, Coconut Lagoon is an eco-friendly Keralan-style resort village only accessible by boat.
Coconut Lagoon CGH Kerala India
Endless experiences await at Coconut Lagoon.
Join an expert guide and explore the resort on a bird watching excursion or on a visit to the dedicated butterfly garden. In the afternoon, take a relaxing canoe ride or exciting fishing trip through the backwaters. The chef will then cook your catch of the day and make a delicious meal for the family.
Backwaters of Coconut Lagoon Kerala India
To discover the true culture of Kerala, let us arrange an exploration of the Keralan canals aboard a traditional houseboat.
It is a wonderful way to appreciate the vibrant life of the centuries-old backwaters; from the isolated villages to the crowded towns residing on the riverbanks. Sit down for a traditional Keralan lunch aboard your houseboat, sampling specialities like fried karimeen and fish curry.
Spice Coast Backwater Cruise Kerala India
You will be privately transferred from the lakes of Kerala to the mountain retreat of Spice Village CGH Earth for your three-night stay.
Enjoy the exceptional scenery that surrounds you and take part in exciting cultural activities like saree wrapping classes, martial arts demonstrations and spice garden tours.
Outdoors at Spice Village Kerala India
Allow us to organise unforgettable experiences in Periyar National Park.
A walking safari through the forest is the ideal way to get a glimpse of the park’s diverse range of wildlife, home to tigers and a large elephant population. For an atmospheric journey, travel through the tropical waterways on a wonderful boat safari.
Trek in Periyar National Park Kerala India
You will be privately transferred from Spice Village and descend the mountains, returning to the backwaters of Kerala.
Check in to Marari Beach Resort CGH Earth for your three-night stay. It is a wonderful eco-friendly boutique property, surrounded by sandy shores, coconut groves and lily ponds.
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Marari Beach Resort is a nature lover’s hideaway.
Join the expert naturalist guide to learn about the resort’s complex eco-systems including varieties of turtles and species of butterfly. Other exciting activities include backwater cruising, village visits and early morning walks to the fish-landing harbour.
Experiences at Marari Beach Resort Kerala India
Marari Beach Resort embraces an Ayuverdic way of life.
Guests can receive consultations from qualified Ayurvedic doctors, experience traditional Keralan massages and partake in yoga and meditation classes on the beach.
Ayurvedic Yoga at CGH Earth Kerala India
Sample exceptional specialist seafood dining at Marari Beach.
Seafood is treated with the utmost respect and accompaniments are sourced from the organic gardens and local farmers. Dine by candlelight and sample dishes like fennel and coriander crusted fish and grilled lobster.
Sample Exceptional Seafood in Kerala Indian Ocean
After exploring the highlights of Kerala, take a flight from Cochin to Malé.
Upon arrival, a representative will meet you and take you to your speedboat transfer that will take you to your island resort.
Anantara Dhigu in Maldives Indian Ocean
Spend four nights in Anantara Dhigu or another one of our partner properties in the Maldives.
An excellent family-friendly resort, little ones aged between 3-11 can enjoy the endless complimentary activities at Dhoni Kids’ Club. We recommend staying in a beach villa and marvelling at the beautiful stretches of sandy beach on your doorstep.
Family Holiday Anantara Dhigu Indian Ocean Maldives
Enjoy complimentary experiences like sea kayaking and snorkelling.
Explore the nearby reefs at your leisure and perfect your snorkelling skills.
Snorkel as a family at Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Once you feel confident snorkelling, allow us to arrange an unforgettable day trip with your family in search of beautiful turtles.
A true bonding experience with your children, snorkel through the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean and search for sea turtles together.
Search for sea turtles in the Maldives Indian Ocean
Allow us to arrange your dolphin spotting excursion.
One of the most incredible experiences, you’ll sail into the sunset with your guide in search of these beautiful creatures.
Dolphin Cruise Anantara Dhigu Maldives
After four days in paradise, it is time to go home.
Take a speedboat journey to Malé Airport, where your representative will accompany you to your check-in desk for your flight home. Depart from Malé to Dublin with a connecting flight in Doha. Arrive in Dublin.

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Coconut Lagoon – CGH Resort

Coconut Lagoon is a heritage backwater resort located along the shore of Lake Vembanad. The resort features old Kerala homes made in the centuries-old ‘tharavadu’ style, with heritage rooms and pool villas scattered throughout the tropical gardens. Unwind at the outdoor swimming pool and at the Ayurveda Natural Health Centre.

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Spice Village – CGH Earth Resort

Spice Village is a tribal village set in a spice garden in the cool highlands of Periyar in Thekkady. The resort is decorated with thatch-roofed cottages and resembles a traditional Manan tribal village. Unwind at the Ayurveda Centre, specialising in a variety of herbal therapies and treatments. Within the spice gardens, there is a wonderful courtyard with a spacious swimming pool and sun loungers, perfect for relaxing in the Indian sun.

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Marari Beach Resort – CGH Earth Resort

Marari Beach Resort is an eco-friendly boutique property, surrounded by sandy shores, coconut groves and lily ponds. Embracing the Ayurvedic way of life, it is the perfect retreat for those in search of wellness and wellbeing. A nature-lover’s paradise, resident naturalists will teach you about the complex eco-systems at the resort including varieties of turtles and species of butterflies.

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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Anantara Dhigu is an island ideal for families looking for a relaxing Maldivian escape. Anantara Dhigu’s kids’ club is open to children from the age of three, while most other islands’ kids’ clubs are open from the age of four. Set in its own lagoon, Anantara Dhigu has lots of watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and parasailing. Villas and Suites are on the beachfront or dotted in the Indian  Ocean.

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Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

If exclusivity is your goal, then the private island resort of Niyama in the Maldives is perfect. Spread over two islands – ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’ – enjoy long private stretches of sandy beaches, coconut palms and turquoise lagoons. Each villa has a personal butler, who can arrange boat trips and water sports. Dining at Niyama is also at the next level. We are the only Irish travel company with exclusive access to this Indian Ocean retreat.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

This luxury resort is surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs and private sandy beaches. Each villa has a private pool, personalised iPad concierge services and a dedicated villa host. Embark on unforgettable experiences during your stay, from house reef diving to snorkelling with manta rays.

What people are saying

“We have planned several family holidays with OROKO. They always provide us with several creative options and ideas. OROKO are always efficient, creative and offer excellent service. Things always change and they are helpful in all aspects to solve problems effectively and patiently.”

Liam & family – Mallorca, Aug 2018 | Switzerland, Aug 2019 | Maldives, Dec 2019

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