This quaint and quirky waterfront property specializes in ayurvedic treatments. It's not much more than a few huts in the backwaters' undergrowth, but the away-from-it-all feeling is magical and adventurous—it makes for a lovely stay of a day or two. All the rooms in the heritage main building have air-conditioning but few windows; there are also simple thatched-roof cottages with basic bathrooms (just an attached open-air hut with bamboo matting walls) and a wonderful
waterfront sit-out (patio), where you can watch the numerous gracious houseboats slip by from dawn to dusk. Book in advance and plan on getting picked up, because the hotel is not easy to find.
Thathampally, Alleppey, Kerala, 688006, India