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Niraamaya Surya Samudra

Set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens, surrounded by coconut plantations, the 21 wooden cottages of this traditional beach resort cling to a steep hillside overlooking the Arabian Sea. The cottages themselves were created by local craftsmen using 100-year-old traditional Keralan homes and all are different in style and decor. Whilst the two beaches are not private, they are secluded and cared for by the hotel, shared only with the neighbouring fisherman. The hotel also boasts a wonderfully inviting pool, carved out of the hillside, and a sensational Ayurvedic centre. This charming resort, though lacking in 5 star comforts, feels exclusive and retains a rarely-found traditional Keralan atmosphere.

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