The best way in is the Ferry from Kochi to Vypeen island and then a local bus (₹12) to Cherai Junction. From there take a auto-rickshaw (₹20) to the beach. An alternative is taking the auto-rickshaw from the ferry for about ₹100. There are also buses from Ernakulam to Cherai Junction.
The place is small enough to walk round.
Cherai junction is the closest town which is a long 2 km walk (30-50 mins) or a rickshaw ride. There is the occasional bus to the beach but they are not very regular.
A walk through the road may give you an idea about the real Kerala village life.
- trivil (Cherai Beach), ☏ .
- AVITTAM, ☏ .
There is a very simple beach resort with only a few restaurants that is backed by a large lagoon. It is possible to take rides on the lagoon. Otherwise the main activities are around the beach.
There are around 3-4 restaurants plus a couple of cafes. The largest is the Cherai Beach resort which has a reasonable but not cheap restaurant attached to it.
- Cherai Beach resort. The is the most upmarket place with rooms starting at ₹2500. The place is a set of bungalows set around inlets from the lagoon. There are quite a few insects around (a man comes around to fumigate the rooms at sunset). The place tries to be an upmarket resort but the rooms are a little too basic for that. The management of the place is also very poor.
There are a couple of other options - a small resort as you come in on the lagoon - and a hotel that opened in 2007 on the north part of the beach.
Telephone code Domestic : 0484 Telephone code International : 0091