Fodor's Expert Review Lagoona Davina
Pachalloor, Kerala, 695027, India
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
U.K. native Davina Taylor created an intimate boutique resort in an out-of-this-world setting north of Kovalam, 4 km away on the road to Thiruvananthapuram. She recently sold out and went home and the hotel is now under local management that seems to have maintained her standards. Located between beach and the backwaters the tiny resort has a picturesque location and is well conceptualized – the rooms focus around a central sandy courtyard and pool that faces the lagoon and public spaces sport carvings and little artefacts. Clean, prettily furnished rooms are located in a two story building with a terracotta roof and are small but attractive, with marble floors and hand painted with ethnic designs; most are steps from the water. If you don't feel like packing, just tell give the hotel your measurements and the colors you like, and they'll have clothes tailored for you. A personal room attendant is at your disposal throughout your stay. Ayurvedic massage, yoga, and Reiki (hands-on energy healing) are available.
- gorgeous setting, waterfront swimming pool, nice vibe
Rate Includes: Free breakfast