Surya Samudra, Kovalam
Niraamaya Retreats' Surya Samudra resort is set on a cliff overlooking golden sands and the Arabian Sea. Accommodation is in 31 attractively designed cottages nestled amongst the trees, blending traditional Keralan heritage style with contemporary luxury.
Indulge in a long shower in the open air bathrooms. Bask in the sunlight by the pool. Breathe in the heady scent of jasmine. Or just sit on the verandah and watch the waves gently kiss the shore.
Ayurvedic massages and Thai relaxation therapies take you on exhilarating sensory journeys, while Yoga sessions on a platform at the cliff’s edge make for an absolutely enlivening experience. In the restaurants, bold flavours compete with stunning views – the chef’s Indian cuisine is a masterly blend of the most delicate of herbs with the warmth of spices. The resort is a member of the Relais & Chateau association of hotels and restaurants, recognised worldwide for their quality cuisine.