Welcome to Oyster Opera
Tinged with the blush of sun, sand and blue sky merging with blue water to provide a spectacular view is the germ green island which houses “OYSTER OPERA” a theme village in the northern part of Kerala, God’s own country. At this sanctuary of natural beauty which comprise mangrove, palm fringed islands and coastal stretches caressed by backwaters, Oyster Opera promises unique care and comfort on the countryside. The resort is noted not only for its attention to detail and trained hospitable staff but also various other experiences on the brackish waters away from urbanity. It will be an unforgettable experience while enjoying a deep sense of serenity and contemplating the majesty of nature.
Inaugurated in the year of 2007 “Oyster Opera” is done and run by G.S Gul who was honoured national award by the Government of India for his efforts in uplifting poor coastal folk by applying innovative ideas. He is the first Indian who farmed mussel on coir and parted this technology to the poor locals and now there are 6000 farmers, the majority among them being women. The total production of mussel for the year 2008-2009 was 20,000 Metric Tones.
The remarkable enterprise of G.S Gul with oyster as his theme, also unveiled the tourism potential of the region and for the course of uplifting the socio-economic standards of the village folk. He transformed to give the villagers an opportunity to break the shackles of unemployment and at the same time contributing this theme to the world of tourism, where mussel farming on coir, collection of abundant natural backwater resources as oysters and clams are done on daily basis identified by the Tourism Department of Kerala and appreciated by the visitors. He took a step further to include the cruising experience for the guests in mechanized and country boats to visit the island around. The resort is also blessed with some historical places nearby like Bekal Fort and Parassinikadavu Temple. Ayurvedic treatments, Coracle boat ride, canoeing, pedal boat, Indoor and outdoor games and fun fishing gears were added to make this place a complete holiday getaway.
"We stayed at Oyster Opera as family of 4 with two teenage boys. We rented two waterside cottages which were comfy and well equipped, both with an outside bathroom bordered by banana trees. The location is fantastic and very scenic. The local staff are attentive and helpful despite limited English. The extensive buffet food options are plentiful and delicious with a chai break in the afternoon. The boat trips to the beach and to view the sunset allow visitors to see some local life.
On site there's swimming pool, playground and kayaks for use but we just relaxed and kicked back for the two days we were there."
. - Iaintay, London, United Kingdom
"The backwaters where Oyster Opera is located are beautiful. Me and my boyfriend stayed three nights and Mr Gul offered us many things to enjoy the place to its full: great food in large quantities, boat rides along the backwaters, excursions to a beautiful beach and backwaters swimming. " - Maria P, Antibes, France