Overlooking the sea, this rambling resort has an exquisite beach, lovely views, and a great deal of peace (loud noise isn't permitted). Most rooms are in restored wooden houses, each with an intricately carved facade, a domed wooden ceiling, open-air bathrooms, and understated interiors. The handful of cottage rooms blend modern and folk touches. There's also an ayurvedic-spa complex.
10 km (6 miles) south of Kovalam, Pulinkudi, Kerala, 695521, India