Places to stay in Kerala
Browse below for some of the most luxurious hotels and accommodation in Kerala. Our Kerala travel specialists regularly visit and inspect the accommodation we feature to ensure they are of an exacting standard.
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When the serene, blue-green beauty of Kerala’s ‘backwaters’ began to attract Western travellers a decade or so ago, a rash of new resorts sprang up in the south exploiting the successful ‘wooden-cottage-in-palm-grove’ formula. But this addition on the quieter shores of Lake Vembanad is a cut above …
This stylish and exclusive boutique hotel is about 15 minutes' drive from Kovalam. Surrounded by lush greenery, and on the Arabian Sea, Surya Samudra effortlessly blends weathered wood with old charm and modern day comfort.
The Leela Kovalam is set high on a cliff-top, with sweeping views of pristine beaches. It’s the ultimate beach resort for those seeking respite from modern life.
The Windermere Plantation & Retreat is located in Munnar, Kerala. Munnar literally means three rivers, and three mountain streams, the Muthipuzah, Nallathani and Kundala, feed the area.
Marari Beach Resort is set on a 55-acre coconut grove along Kerala's shoreline. It is sandwiched between the beaches of Malabar Coast and the famous backwaters, where luxurious houseboats cruise by. Up the coast to the north is the city of Kochi (Cochin), a thriving metropolis and fishing port.