Coconut Lagoon is reachable only over the water. It nestles along one shore of the Vembanad lake, a 175 square km. expanse stretching between the backwaters. You can choose from three kinds of accommodation at Coconut lagoon. The Heritage Bungalows are compact independent cottages, set in lush lawns along the canals. The Heritage Mansions are larger, with an upper story defined by distinctive wooden ribs that resemble the sides of a boat. Most of these afford fine views of the lake. Beyond, on their own quiet section of lake front, are the Pool Villas. Peace and privacy combine here, with private pools, distinctive interiors and even your own little hammock, tied up front. This aesthetically done resort recreates a village atmosphere. The resort has an excellent Ayurveda centre where you can try a relaxing massage or their butterfly garden to look up the various species found in the area. Fort Cochin is the speciality seafood restaurant, where, among other delights is the 'karimeen', or pearl spot fish. You could also go for a village walk, visit the nearby bird sanctuary or try your luck at some country fishing.