Need to know
31, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $187.50, excluding tax at 28 per cent.
Rates include full breakfast.
To channel the architectural heritage of Kerala, the Niraamaya team moved historic, traditional local homes — called tharavads — from throughout the region to the property, restoring them and transplanting them throughout the palm-dotted hillside.
At the hotel
Beach, yoga, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, Forest Essentials bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Take in the sea views from the veranda of a Heritage Premium rooms, which have tubs in the outdoor gardens. Each is a tharavad, a meticulously restored traditional Keralan home.
Cleverly cut into the cliff, the sun-warmed jade infinity pool overlooks the Arabian sea with prime sunset views.
Sprawled over eight treatment rooms and 626sq m, the exceptional spa utilises Ayurvedic, Thai, Chinese and European treatments to offer the most soothing escape. Treatments include massages, facials, guided meditations, wraps, hydro-baths, couples’ treatments and massages. Warm ginger and chilled spice teas are on offer, as well as healing green tea.
Save room for spices: as India’s southwest port region, Kerala was an important hub for the spice trade, and remains an excellent source of fragrant cooking supplies.
Greet the day with yoga to the sound of crashing waves in the hotel’s serene cliffside pavilion.
Welcome. The hotel can provide babysitting and kids’ menus, but the cliffs and tranquility are not especially ideal for little ones.