Situated on four acres of land high up in the quiet hills surrounding Kerala
's famous tea town of Munnar, SpiceTree is an intimate ecoresort offering only 16 luxurious rooms and villas, most of which have either Jacuzzis or private plunge pools. The resort has ample on-site features, including a beautiful outdoor pool filled with solar-heated spring water, yoga classes, and a spa with Ayurvedic massages, not to mention a bakery with wood-fired pizzas, breads, and coffee drinks. While there's plenty of rambling countryside just outside the resort for guests to explore on their own, those in search of more organized programs can take advantage of some of the hotel's numerous activities, including area treks, tea plantation visits, bicycle trips, and visits to area villages. The resort also offers tours of the adjacent Bison Valley, home to a variety of mammalian species, including the elusive lion-tailed macaque.