The location of the resort is simply marvellous. Sea on the opposite side and huge back waters in the hind portion. Almost all the studio and 1 BR units are on the periphery of the back waters making it a perfect place to relax. This property is not owned by Mahindra's. This has been leased from Indrayi resorts for five years. Four years of the lease period is over and still they have not renewed the lease period (this is what was told to me by one of the staff members there when questioned why the maintenance is bad). Jacuzzi in 1BR does not work. The ELCB in room trips now and then leading to black outs. Reception staff other than a lady are not at all receptive. I think now a days hospitality industry people in Kerala have forgotten that the tourism is one of the main revenue earner in God's Own Country. Pool is very well maintained by Mr. Madhavan though the flooring has started giving up. Holiday activity is total failure. There is nothing there other than some money making games. Food very expensive as usual - Mahindra's money making mantra. No kitchenette in the rooms. Ample food choices are available just 300 meters away from the resort. Auto rickshaws available to reach Cherai town for Rs. 40/-. Uber cab is available from Kochi Airport and from Resort one need to take a local Taxi outside the resort as the driver's union do not allow outside cabs to take bookings. Typical Kerala Union style.