Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay

Homestay in Kollam (Quilon)

Hidden away in the backwaters of Munroe Island, 16km north of Kollam, this cheery hammock-strewn homestay is popular with travellers for its low-key village setting and warm family feel. There are three colourful cottages in Kerala style, plus three contemporary rooms upstairs overlooking a loungey terrace. Owner Vijeesh runs canoe tours (₹450 to ₹500) and has kayaks and bicycles to borrow.

Call ahead for directions.