Jewel of the Lakshadweep,
Bangaram Island is an uninhabited
haven. Here, the only residents are the resort staff.
Bangaram presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling
coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and
lush green coconut palms. All preserved in the state little
different from the days of Charam Perumal's reign.
The world's 10 best secret beaches
(Sunday Times Travel Magazine Feb 8th
2004) that is just an hoursí flight from
Keralaís cultural capital of Cochin.
This teardrop shaped piece of land is
encircled by creamy sand. For a perfect
outing, there are three uninhabited
islands in the same atoll, Tinnakara,
Parali-I and Parali-II. The deep, warm,
clear waters of Indian Ocean with its
myriad flora and fauna are an
irresistible invitation to the scuba
diving fraternity of the world.
The exquisite coral formation including
the black coral formations, the variety
and number of coral fishes - the angel,
the clown, the butterfly, the surgeon
not to mention awesome -looking but
harmless sharks, mantarays, sting rays
moray eels and turtles make diving at
Bangaram an addictive experience.
The virgin reefs of Bangaram have been ranked by experienced
divers as being among the best anywhere. Bangaram island
offers a whole new set of activities. More unhurried can
simply laze on the silver beaches, soak in the sun, listen
to the sound of the waves and watch the swaying of the
palms. The island feels like it was designed specifically
for languid strolls, to watch the beach dances of hermit
crabs and listen to the raucous music of the seabirds.
Come discover your fantasies and let
your imagination loose. That's for your
soul. For your sense, more magic is in
store. Where else on earth can you
watch the antics of Sea birds and dance
of the Hermit crab other than this 128
acre lush coconut grove nested in the 60
sp.km. Lagoon ?
A wonderful underwater world waits to be
explored. The lagoon surrounding the
resort offers a great opportunity to
explore and indulge. Beautiful creations
like Parrot, Porcupine and Puffer fishes
swimming gracefully with Moray eels and
other colourful creatures present a
breathtaking underwater scenario.
Bangaram Island Beach Resort
Bangaram Island Resort caters to high-end international
tourists. The accommodation is simple though comfortable,
and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
Seafood is abundant, and fish and
coconut are used to create the sublime
South Indian specialties.
This 60-bed resort is well equipped with
on offer include kayaking, catamarans, deep sea fishing and
of course there is access to some world class
on untouched reefs which to be unparalleled.
Doing a Hemingway
For deep sea big game fishing, Bangaram is an ideal
location. Record size Barracuda, Sailfish, Yellowfin,
Travelly and Wahoo have often been landed. Local boats are
available here for rent with experienced crew. Serious
anglers are advised to bring their own equipment.
Ayurveda in Harmony
With such peace and natural beauty surrounding you, Bangaram
Island is the ideal place to try an ayurvedic treatment, or
even just a relaxing massage. Ayurveda is the Indian system
of traditional medicine, and it's a great way to treat
niggling, chronic health problems. The resort, like all CGH
Earth properties, has fully equipped ayurvedic facilities.
Back to Basics
Accommodation on the island is simple, unpretentious, yet
comfortable. Set in 128 acres, there are 30 tiled -roof
beach huts, each with its own palm-thatched verandah, en
suite bathroom, ceiling fan and fridge. In a bit to preserve
Bangaram's unique environment, a hotel atmosphere is avoided
intentionally, but there are enough creature comforts to
ensure your stay is an enjoyable one.
There are also four bungalows, which are bigger and offer
more privacy. At the heart of the resort is the restaurant
hut. It's a little architectural marvel, being made entirely
out of bamboo and palm fronds, around one tall central pole.
Salt, Spray and Subtle Flavours
Coconut and fish are abundantly available on the island. So
naturally, no meal would be complete without a selection of
the day's catch. The cuisine styles are international and
the menu also offers a selection from the coast of India and
local island recipes.
There is also a well stocked bar right off the beach,
available for the guests. Not
that the magic of the enchanted isles needs any additional
uplift! The beach bar open for most of the day, serving a
reasonably wide range of spirits, wine