Coconut Island, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Coconut Island is a private and exclusive island guesthouse in the backwaters of Kerala, South India. The island is 150 meters from the shore in Canoli canal – a manmade canal built for navigation in 1848. There are no inhabitants in the island other than Brahminy Kites, Pond herons, Kingfishers, Owls, and crabs.
The island is meant for one family. There is only one large cottage on the island. This can accommodate 2 adults + 1 extra bed for an adult or 2 children. The cottage consists of one spacious bedroom and veranda. The bedroom has two cozy beds on beautifully carved wooden coats. The room is well equipped with large wooden almirah, writing desk, dressing table, tea-poy, and chairs etc. The room has enough privacy and beautiful views through six large windows and two doors. The island always has a good breeze and a very fine climate. The bedroom has a sealing fan and air conditioner.
The house is designed and built according to Vasthu – an ancient Indian knowledge of Architecture promising peace, prosperity, and happiness to the inhabitants. It is in traditional Kerala design with an open veranda at all sides. The wooden pillars collected from old wooden houses support the roof around the veranda. The sealing is done with Mahogany wood in traditional fashion. There is another house on the island serves as a complete kitchen. The kitchen is spacious and open to guests at any time.