Sandwiched between the roar of the Arabian Sea and the ripple of a backwater lagoon, this basic resort is 4 km (2½ miles) north of Kovalam, on the way to Thiruvanthapuram. Its ayurvedic treatments and serene surroundings are its main draws. The midsize rooms, in a whitewashed, one-story building, are simply furnished and well maintained, with cane furnishings, white bedspreads, and curtains, with private sitouts (patios) facing the lagoon. Bathrooms are sparkling white. A two-minute walk gets you to the public beach.