It’s easy to unplug at this 71-room resort set on 26 acres, steps from a river and the secluded Kappil Beach. Hotel villas were built from native materials to mimic kettuvallam, Kerala’s iconic houseboats. Many have private courtyards with plunge pools, outdoor tubs, and swinging daybeds.
Try an Ayurvedic experience at Jiva Spa, the heart of the resort. The Mukhalepā facial integrates regional herbs and saffron oil. Kerala is famous for its cuisine. Don’t miss the banana leaf sadya lunch at Latitude restaurant.
From $280. 91/(0) 467-661- 6612. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.