Poolside breakfast at Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, India

Neeleshwar Hermitage

Escape the pressures of the modern world and relax in beautiful Kerala.

Poolside breakfast at Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, India

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Kerala India


  • Set on a beautiful palm-fringed beach
  • Try therapeutic Ayurveda treatments at the spa
  • Relax in the bird and butterfly-filled gardens
  • Dine on fresh fish by the beach
  • Explore the area by bike

The Neeleshwar Hermitage is in northern Kerala, an area traditionally known as Malabar, famed for its coconut-fringed beaches, inland waterways, lush hillsides and spice gardens.

Neeleshwar combines the tranquil and rejuvenating simplicity of a retreat with the comfort and elegance of a first-class hotel. The natural beauty of the surroundings is carefully protected by eco-friendly policies, and the spacious cottages are modelled on traditional fishermen's dwellings. The site overlooks a gloriously unspoiled beach, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions. There's a large swimming pool with day beds where you can relax. The garden has been specially planted to attract butterflies and birds.

Delicious meals are served in the main restaurant, and there is also a beachside restaurant - Meenakshi - where you can enjoy freshly caught fish cooked before you in the open kitchen.

During your stay you can enjoy a variety of activities such as Indian cookery classes, music and dance performances and guided tours of the area. There are a number of bicycles that you can borrow, a relaxing and healthy way to explore the area and get a feel for the daily life of the local people.

Priya Ayurvedic Spa
The spa is central to a stay at Neeleshwar Hermitage. It offers ancient Ayurvedic therapies and spa treatments, aimed at improving well the being of the body and spirit. The 5 spacious treatments rooms are set around a courtyard garden. Ayurveda is the centuries old 'science of long life' and involves herbal preparations, medicated oil massages and guidance on diet and lifestyle. Benefits include looking younger, feeling healthier and more energetic and a achieving a longer life. There are various treatment packages that can be tailored to suit each individual guest, such as de-stress, detox and tranquility by the sea. Spa treatments include Swedish and Thai massage, Indian head massage, body scrubs, flower and milk baths, reflexology and aromatherapy. Treatments are unhurried and relaxed. Yoga and meditation classes are also available.

This really is a retreat where you can fully enjoy beautiful surroundings and excellent food as well as treating your mind and body to a bit of TLC.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

What can you not say about how lovely Neeleshwar is. The blue of the Arabian Sea, the golden sand, palm trees - in short paradise. We stayed 4 lovely nights here at the end of the holiday which provided a great relax after a fair amount of busy days and traveling.

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Poolside breakfast at Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, India

Escape the pressures of the modern world and relax in beautiful Kerala.

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