Why we like it
- Located on the coast in northern Kerala
- A luxurious beach resort in 12 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens
- Eighteen detached cottages all with ensuite outdoor bathrooms
- Activities include cookery classes, yoga, a cruise along the backwaters in a houseboat and cycling
- Ayurveda Spa
About Neeleshwar Hermitage, Neeleshwar
The Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu. The whole site is oriented to the east and the rising sun, while its component buildings are all placed in correct relation to each other, the four directions and the site as a whole. The hotel overlooks a gloriously unspoiled beach of sand, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions and giving onto a sea that is clean and safe for swimming for most of the year. The surrounding area offers a wealth of cultural activities including visits to the Bekal Fort, walking in the Western Ghats, cruises on the infamous Kerala Houseboats, cycling and wildlife tours to see the rare Olive Ridley turtle This hotel has a non-smoking policy.