The Palk bay & Gulf of Mannar offers umpteen opportunity for exploring the coral reefs, the ghost town of Dhanushkodi & the Ramanathaswami Temple. We first arrived in this region as explorers trying to find secluded beaches, scenic surroundings & all the ingredients that add up to a perfect get-away on mainland India. It was stunning & since then we settled down. Choosing local & earthy material was our priority so we used a mix of coconut thatch, red brick, palm sticks & silver teak. The cottages were fitted with windows and doors procured from the heritage town of Karaikudi which is famous for Chettinad architecture. Each cottage has an ensuite western closet & open to sky shower.
We like to think that the background of your hosts would add to the overall experience of your holiday. Explorers at heart & experienced in working with a mix of travellers our team who reside at this property are a mix of Kayaking guides, Kitesurfing instructors, Standup Paddle boarding guides, Expedition leaders, naturalists & outdoor enthusiasts. This creates an ambience for conversation of travel, cuisine, festivals, adventure, nature & a lot more.
I could not ask for a better experience, our hosts, the staff and the place are wonderful. Everyone was always happy to teach, and show me their culture, which is amazing.
I enjoyed my tasks, I was able to get my creativity out, I have projects, therefore there was not a set schedule, we always had time to relax, go for a run, to the beach, etc. They are very open to new ideas, and they are very fun to work with.
Food at Kathadi is Delicious!!!
I certainly will miss my new friends at Kathadi North and South :)
about 4 years ago