Beautifully designed resort, once you get to it. Remote, small residential unpaved alleys, poorly marked from main road is the only vehicular access to it unfortunately.
Lovely, clean cottages and rooms with unique open air bathrooms enhanced our eco friendly experience; I appreciated it, but probably not for those unprepared for the mosquito attack whenever you use the toilet. I just attacked back!
Our biggest disappointment was the food quality at the only restaurant at the resort. If you are looking for typical touristy food, you'll be fine. Being the hometown of my deceased father, we were very familiar with traditional cuisine. Located on the bay waters, we hoped for a variety of fresh seafood, cooked authentic local cuisine style. Our experience was sadly contrary. The restaurant is definitely setup to encourage their buffets offerings, which offered mostly non-Kerala cuisine and very limited seafood. When we tried A la carte orders, the taste and freshness of fish was lacking, which is not what one expects at a higher end resort as Punnamada. It seemed the cooks were best at non-local cuisine. I hope they improve and explore unique opportunity available by location. We watched fisherman pass by daily with their fresh catches of the day. Why not support them? Visiting tourists would gladly pay a premium for freshly caught local seafood.
My fav part of the resort was Yoga and massage. I learned a lot from yoga instructor Mr. Pradeep, who was excellent teacher!