A stay in this 1862 clifftop spice-estate home may be the best way to experience what North Kerala is all about—people come for the gorgeous sea views and the food, whipped up by TV host and chef Faiza Moosa, who's famous for her traditional Mopla (Kerala Muslim) dishes. If you have come to Kerala to eat, then you have come to the right place. Meals are served on the front terrace, overlooking the sea. The house manager can accompany you on excursions in the area, or
you can just hang out by the gorgeous brick-tile pool. Rooms are palatial, with high wood-beam ceilings and antique teak and rosewood furnishings. One of the possible high points of your stay: a visit to the nearby fish market, organized by your hosts. Book a year in advance, as the rooms fill up quickly.