Munroe Island, Homestay and Backwater Canoe Tours.


  • My family and I look forward to welcoming you into our home on Munroe Island, the Gateway to the Backwaters of Kerala.

  • This is the perfect location for those looking to explore this beautiful region in a tranquil setting,off the busy tourist path.

  • Our traditional homestay is set back off the main road in a quiet, lush tropical village setting.
  • While we do not have water views, from our property the backwaters can be reached in two minutes by foot. 

  • Sitting on the shaded front porch of your room you will be able to enjoy the sites and sounds of our Keralan village.

  • Nearby is a Hindu Temple which sometimes plays high music in the morning,it is also possible to visit the Temple.                  

  • We have three rooms available,all located in buildings detached from the main home and come furnished with large beds, fans, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms (with shower and western style toilet).

  •  Free, reliable internet is also available. Lunch and dinner may be ordered and will be made up of traditional Keralan dishes. 

  • While we will work to accommodate food allergies we will be unable to take specific orders, since you will be enjoying the same food as our family.

  • During the day explore the backwaters on our canoe tours which can include early morning trips, sunset rides or swimming. 

  • End your day with a leisurely dinner and relaxing evening reading, playing games or sharing time with our family. 
  • While we will work hard to ensure you are comfortable throughout your stay and feel like a member of our family, please understand that we are a homestay and not a traditional hotel. 

  • This is the perfect getaway for people looking to experience the ‘real’ Kerala and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

    Contact Information

    Tlf +91  904 817 6186 

    Whatsapp. +91 904 817 6186                           
    Skype ID:     munroeisland               
    vijimunroe @     

    Mr  Vijeesh Vimalan              
    Puthen Purayil  
    Munroe Island                                     
    Kollam    691502
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    2016 Travelers Choice,Munroe Island Homestay

    • Experience traditional Indian life in the beautiful  Backwaters of Munroe Island. 
    • Try a homestay, with a detached simple and comfortable room with bathroom next to the family home,
    • Breakfast is included in the price, Lunch and Dinner are extra.
    • Travel around the small canals hidden within lush tropical palm trees, 
    • in a canoe with Vijeesh  who has extensive local knowledge and 14 years of guiding travellers, 
    • which includes sharing how the ecosystem works and how people use natural plants here for everyday living. 
    • Float past homes in the village and see how locals earn a living by fishing 
    • and spinning coconut fibre into rope as well as weaving coconut leaves to create roofs.
    • Go swimming in the water and sit and watch the sun go down with spectacular views.
    • This unique experience will provide you with a different view of Southern India .
    • and memories for you to treasure.

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                                                                      1500 Rupees.

                                                                                 ( Incl Breakfast )

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