Between tropical foliage that covers the land all the way up to the sea, roof-tiled buildings of the Brunton Boatyard sits in the heart of Fort Kochi, carrying the essence of India’s colonial past. A classic example of Portuguese heritage, Brunton Boatyard is a dwelling where traditional interiors meet with modern hospitality.
The straying sunlight plays with cloth curtains that line the beautifully tiled corridors and verandas with wrought-iron railings. The hotel chef specialises in British, Italian and French cuisines but encourages you to try the classic Indian thali which is served in crafted brassware. Spice boxes, tea cabinets and palanquins bask in the lull of hand-drawn fans and flower garlands decorate the evenings. In Brunton Boatyard, at the edge of the sleeping fishing nets that tire of catching sea creatures all day, a lonely flame burns in the night. The Cormorants cry out musings in the deep forest.
Cuisines Offered: Oriental, Indian
Cruise along the coastline and into the Cochin harbour on Brunton Boatyard’s private jetty where you can reflect on views of the setting sun, and perhaps spot dolphins between the golden crests of sea water.
The ancient art of Ayurveda was found in Kerala, and Brunton Boatyard attemps to bring its healing techniques to you. Indulge in intense relaxation therapies from the ancient book of Ayurveda. The technique uses massage with herbs and oils as medium to promote physical awareness and stimulates spiritual awakening.
Participate in a cooking demonstration by an expert chef who whips up choicest recipes from over the world. Watch the ingredients and spices as they go into a concoction of tastes and flavours of the sub-continent.
The Retreat offers its own private cruise to take you through the famous Cochin harbour, through azure waters. The experience is altogether enhanced as the cruise specially takes you through the sunset - perfect for a romantic getaway.