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There is no better way to enjoy a holiday than by combining some holistic relaxation with picking up a new skill in an informal, effortless and enjoyable way. 

As The Hermitage is set in an area of very rich and varied culinary expertise, we have made a speciality of offering this knowledge to our guests. Regional South Indian and local Malabar traditions dominate the menus here, but due to Kerala’s maritime history, influences from further west are also discernible. 

In addition, for those people wanting to have an intensive Cooking Retreat with us, lasting five or seven days, we will be very happy to help tailor a programme for them.




Daily tuition

Cooking Retreat

Malabar traditions dominate the menus here,
"Neeleshwar is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Its 18 palm roofed villas are scattered across the sand, their porches cooled by spinning ceiling fans, and at the rear of each is a large outdoor bathroom with a tub set in a small walled garden. At the seafood restaurant, tables spill out into the beach, freshly draped in new combinations of linens for each meal: turquoise and pink or deep orange and violet."
Conde Nast Traveller