Marnie Henricksson, New York

My daughter and I spent 4 days at Jos’s lovely cottage on the water at the tail end of monsoon season. We couldn’t have had a better time. Jos also planned the rest of our trip around Kerala. He is a very capable, intuitive, inexpensive and low-key travel agent. Every activity he arranged was spot on and the drivers were perfect. While at Neduveli House, we visited the village, the school, the prawn farm, had an evening boat ride and a yoga instructor that came at dawn for lessons, went to the elephant training center, etc. The food was also excellent and I was invited into the kitchen to watch the preparation of Kerala style jumbo prawns.

We are amazed and humbled by the charming people we met in Kerala, and we have Jos to thank for that.