There are two islands here – Vypin and Willingdon island
36 Palms Sea ViewWhere: Cherai Beach, Vypin, Kochi, KeralaIdeal for: People looking for luxury getaway.Price: ₹9,900 onwards
A perfect for those looking for a less crowded and a clean beach. Not yet popular among most tourists and can be reached from Fort Kochi in about 1.5 hours. While at Fort Kochi take the Ro-Ro vessel to Vypeen island. This takes around 10 mins to reach. Once there take the bus that will drop you near the beach. The bus fare is 19 bucks. It takes around 30-40 mins to reach. Enjoy the ride with the greenery and typical Keralaite houses and lagoons.
Vypin Island is criss crossed by canals. Though the area nearer to mainland is now waiting to see a boom in construction of multi storey buildings, the island and its beaches still have a serenity and beauty which is becoming rarer by the day. Standing in front of a noisy school on the bank of the backwaters, one could see a school of dolphins popping in and out while a few fishermen were busy catching fish, standing right on the bank. Dolphins and fish seem to move together and the alert fishermen lower the Chinese nets into the water to pick up whatever fish can be netted. Not a very effiecient way, but then interesting to watch.