Just off the mainland of Kochi, in close proximity to the Arabian Sea, straddled by lagoons, lies the picturesque serene island of Bolghatty. An untapped island of calm just a stone’s throw away from the ever bustling mainland, holding on to its close knit harmonious suburban lifestyle. Bolghatty can be accessed from the mainland by a very short drive or a five minute ferry across the backwaters, both equally fascinating. The island boastfully houses the Kochi Marina, India’s only international Marina and also presents excellent views of the Kochi Marine Drive, Cochin port, Vallarpadam Container terminal, Goshree bridges and above all an estuary showcasing one of the most postcard perfect sunsets.
On this beautiful island is located the stunning Bolghatty Palace and Island resorts, a rendezvous of history and luxury. Originally built in 1744 by Dutch traders, it is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. This quaint mansion served as the home of the British Governors, being the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British Raj. Post independence, it was converted into a heritage hotel resort... a ritzy haven with all of its old world charm and palatial grandiose kept intact. The resort is tucked under a canopy of refreshing greenery. Its beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool and 9-hole golf course is sure to give an exotic experience to any visitor. The serene ambience created by the pristine green acres of the island and the surrounding Vembanad Lake offers a tranquil holiday experience.