If you wish to experience both- Backwater and beach, you should definitely opt for Kondai lip. The Resort is practically situated on a little island surrounded by backwater. As soon as you enter the Resort, the ambience captivates you literally. You get welcomed by the owner himself, with mouth watering Kerala style black grapes juice. (I actually asked the owner if we can buy it from them. It was that good!)The accommodations here are traditional Kerala style homes. Kondai offers in-house fishing, boating and takes you on a Backwater ride to the nearest beach. On the backwater journey, you get to witness the normal day-to-day life of the local residents and their various fishing techniques. The boat will wait for you for 30-45 minutes while you take a tour of the beach and relax. On your way back to resort, you'll get to experience one of the most scenic sunsets you might have ever experienced.