Prep your travel plans, get your sea legs com­fort­able as we take you to re­mark­able float­ing ho­tels

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Out of the box float­ing ho­tels

Gili Lankan­fushi, Mal­dives

A place that re­con­nects your body and soul, Gili Lankan­fushi, sits on a crys­tal clear la­goon of the In­dian ocean. A pic­turesque 20 min­utes speed boat ride from the Male In­ter­na­tional Air­port to the re­sort is only a short pre­view of what is about to come. Forty-five spa­cious rustic over the wa­ter vil­las await your pres­ence to an open de­sign plan with in­door and out­door liv­ing space that al­lows you to be your­self. Adding more to your lux­u­ri­ous stay, th­ese vil­las come equipped with fresh­wa­ter in­fin­ity swim­ming pool, spa, gym, cin­ema room, li­brary and din­ing ar­eas near the wa­ter’s edge. You can feast on an end­less choice of cuisines at the re­sort’s main restau­rant. Thai co­conut soup, black trouf­fle cap­pellini, suc­cu­lent sushi and sashimi are a few of the many tan­ta­lis­ing op­tions the menu has to of­fer. Sim­ply breathe and re­lax as you re­joice here a won­der called life.

Poovar Is­land Re­sort, Kerela

Nestling away from the bustling city life, Poovar Is­land Re­sort is a trav­eller’s haven. A ven­ture by Floa­tels In­dia Pvt. Ltd., it is lo­cated 30 kilo­me­ters away from Thiruvananthapuram city. The re­sorts are al­most hid­den amongst sway­ing co­conut palms and lush green veg­e­ta­tion. Seren­ity is what pulls you here. Six­teen float­ing cot­tages rest peace­fully on a stretch where green back­wa­ters open out to blue Ara­bian Sea. A com­plete pack­age for peo­ple seek­ing to de­velop a bond with mother na­ture, the re­sort also has 52 land based cot­tages scat­tered across 25 acres and have been splen­didly con­structed to en­velop you with tran­quil­ity. The prop­erty’s ayurveda vil­lage is one of the few places where a 6,000 year old an­cient health­care sys­tem is still prac­ticed in its purest form. Lose your­self, and rein­vent the finest mo­ments of life at this soli­tary re­treat.

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