Vivanta by Taj - Bekal
Thachangad, Kerala, India
Relaxing near Kerala's backwatersVivanta is one of Taj Hotels’ new boutique luxury brands. It’s one notch below their usual five star hotels. This Vivanta has 71 laterite-lined villas and rooms over 26 manicured acres that reflect the spirit of the sea and backwaters of Kerala. It’s located on the Arabian Sea and there is a good-looking beach nearby. Unfortunately, they don’t encourage people to swim there since the water is always rough. It was a real shame since the water is so warm, it would be like taking a bath. Running through the property is the Kappil River and they offer guest kayaks to explore.