Neeleshwar Hermitage, Kerala

One of a kind, private, eco-aware beach and spa hotel

Tucked away in a secluded palm grove, just moments back from an unspoiled and safe swimming beach

Set amidst 12 acres of lush gardens filled with frangipani and banana trees, coconut groves and glorious hibiscus flowers

Each beautiful cottage is positioned amidst the verdant foliage to give its guests a sense of peace and privacy

Accommodation

Each of the 18 beautiful Keralan style thatched cottages house wonderfully spacious and inviting rooms. Each cottage offer privacy, comfort and individuality. Each has a verandah and either overlooks the pool (Pool view cottages); is set back privately in the verdant gardens (Garden view cottages) or looks out to sea (Sea view cottages). They have all been beautifully designed and decorated with polished wood and carved stone, bright colours, and they have partially open-air bathrooms. Garden view cottages are ideal for families. 

Family Friendly

Children are welcome. An extra bed or baby cot can be accommodated in the cottages on request. The retreat is mainly aimed at adults as there are no specific activities for kids. There is no baby sitting service available. 

Facilities

The hotel offers a choice of two restaurants serving simple fantastic food. Meenakshi is the relaxed fish restaurant on the beach and Annapurna sits in the middle of the grounds in a pagoda style structure serving delicious vegetarian local and international cuisine. There is a traditional Ayurvedic spa offering a range of treatments and a large pool overlooking the beach. 

Activities

Spend your days practicing yoga in the airy beachside pavilion or rejuvenating at the Ayurvedic spa. Other days can be filled with long walks down the pristine beach or visits to local temples, forts and villages or gain insight into local culture by attending unique evening lectures, traditional dance and martial arts performances. For keen cooks, there is an opportunity to take cookery class from Neeleshwar’s chefs. For the more active, a hike in the nearby hills is a wonderful way to spend a day. When not out and about, the hotel has a beautiful beachfront pool or consider swimmable beach which is just metres away. 

Our Top Tips

During your stay explore tranquil backwaters on Neeleshwar’s beautiful houseboat, The Lotus. An overnight cruise on their gorgeous two bedroom houseboat offers a much quieter backwater cruise experience than the rather more touristy Alleppey.

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