At a Glance
- One of India’s finest off-the-beaten track beach properties
- Perfect to end a tour of northern Kerala or southern Karnataka, ideal in combination with the hills around Coorg
- Outstanding villas and world-class Jiva Spa
- Quiet beach, with options to take day trips along nearby backwaters
Set amongst tropical gardens between Kerala’s far northern backwaters and a golden sand beach on the Arabian Sea, the Vivanta by Taj Bekal is the perfect place to wind down and relax after touring northern Kerala or the wildlife parks of southern Karnataka. Inspired by the design of local houseboats, accommodations are stylishly finished and many come with private courtyards and plunge pools.
A fabulous Jiva spa and three restaurants feed body and mind, and there are a wide range of interesting off-the-beaten track excursions, from visiting historic Bekal Fort and jungle temples to leisurely houseboat cruises and more active nature treks. If that’s all too much, just slowly sip a cocktail by the pool as the sun sets into the Arabian Sea.