Cherai is an excellent place to enjoy plenty of sun, water and sand. It is a small hamlet situated on a narrow island strip stretching over an area of 40 kms. The picturesque island over which this beautiful Cherai village is situated is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and tranquil backwaters. Being embraced by the both backwaters an sea Cherai presents a unique and calm environment. The land, except for the recent years have remained untouched by the tourists which makes it less commercial with respect to other places like Varkala and Kovalam. The beach here is surrounded by the shimmering golden sand and the shallow water of the beach makes it ideal for safe swimming. Dolphins can be easily spotted here.