A serene and secluded wellness retreat on Kerala’s largely untouched Malabar coast.

With accommodation inspired by traditional fisherman’s cottages, an off-the-beaten-track setting on Kerala's unspoilt Malabar coast and a focus on wellbeing, this is the ultimate retreat if you are truly looking to get away from it all. Walk along the seemingly endless beach for miles and see only local fishermen landing their catch, enjoy cooking lessons with the resort’s chef or relax under palms in the beautiful gardens or by the pool... you may even forget there’s a world beyond you little slice of paradise. There’s a complimentary yoga class each morning that’s perfect for beginners which take place in the beach-side yoga hall – what better way to start each day. One-to-one or small group sessions for those who are more advanced, as well as yoga meditation lessons can also be arranged throughout the day.

The focus at the resort’s unique Annapurna restaurant is healthy and delicious Ayurvedic dishes, the majority of which are vegetarian. Alternatively, you enjoy fresh seafood sourced from the morning’s catch, as well as more western-style dishes at Meenakshi which has a fantastic setting overlooking the beach. Foodies can also partake in cookery classes and learn how to make regional Malabar dishes under the guidance of the resort’s resident chefs, again with fresh fish bought in daily by local fishermen.

The beautiful thatched cottages are inspired by the local fishermen dwellings and are furnished with items created by local crafts people as well as a few antique pieces. The Gardenview Cottages are located within the landscaped gardens with the verdant foliage creating a real sense of privacy. The cottages each feature charming names such as Ananda, meaning Bliss, Dana meaning generosity and Sukha meaning happiness.

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Key information

In a secluded setting on the Malabar coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2½ hours from Mangalore airport
Rooms: 18

Good to know

The only alcoholic drinks served at the resort are local beers and wines; spirits are not served.

Accommodation information

18 thatched cottages

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Meenakshi.

*Denotes local charge