Neeleshwar Hermitage
Kerala, India
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Neeleshwar Hermitage

Northern Kerala, traditionally known as Malabar, is a rare jewel,empty beaches fringed by coconut plantations, peaceful inland waterways, lush hillside spice gardens and an undisturbed rhythm of life set against the immensity of the ocean. 

Perfectly Rare

Far removed from the humdrum of everyday life is the hidden treasure called Neeleshwar Hermitage. Set in a secluded coconut grove on the gentle and untouched Malabar coastline of  the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, it is quietly changing the understanding of what a holiday a means…

Know Your Host

ABChapri Retreats provides a portfolio of unique, carefully curated itineraries for those who seek mindful and authentic experiences. Altaf Chapri Hussain, CEO at ABChapri Retreats, is a passionate traveller who believes experiences work well when blended harmoniously with local environment and community....

A gentle blend of traditional Kerala architecture and contemporary design, the property is a stylish retreat with a tranquil heartbeat. In keeping with the ethos of the natural surroundings, a number of  structures and cottages have thatched roofs. 

Modelled on the traditional fisherman’s huts, there are 18 huts that offer complete privacy. The rooms are split into three  categories – sea view, garden view and private pool cottages. All rooms, constructed in locally available laterite stone and topped by thatch or tile, have a similar design, layout and facilities. With teak floors, high ceilings and locally crafted furniture to give the complete Malabari experience, each room is named after a yogic virtue. Complementing the serenity of the cottages are the luxurious indoor-outdoor bathrooms.  



The property has two dining options, Annapurna is a predominantly vegetarian restaurant that focuses on the goodness of nourishment. All recipes and preparations are based on the ayurvedic principles of appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish. The restaurant opens up to the gardens on all sides, letting in the cool sea breeze.

Meenakshi,  named after a local goddess, is perched on the beach side. It offers  authentic Malabari dishes and mother-watering seafood delicacies. 

The hermitage has two bars, one located at the main dining option, Annapurna and the other one, overlooking the pool called Varuna Bar.

There are many ways to soak in the serenity called Neeleshwar. From a dip in the infinity pool to an afternoon cocktail in its tranquil environment or the healing touch at the spa, there is much to indulge in. For those looking to step out and explore, there are many options - visit the Bekal fort, take a trip to the neighbouring village or just cycle around the paddy fields, temples and the languid coastline dotted with small fishing villages. For those who want to enjoy the backwaters, the luxurious Lotus houseboat offers an out of the world experience. 

Important to know

The garden-facing rooms are perfect for families or groups.

Perfect for

Perfect to enjoy a traditional Malabari experience, relax, unwind and rejuvenate. 

Operational status
Neeleshwar Hermitage  is open all year.


As per the touchstones:

Single Use Plastic

Safe Garbage Disposal

Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

Nature and Biological Diversity Conservation

Local Community Engagement

Light Footprint Tourism

Sensitive Destination Discovery

Heritage Preservation

The Human Touch

Hermitage on a secluded golden beach.

Reviews and Location
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Lovely relaxing hotel with good food
by Kathryn P on 04/28/2024

Lovely understated small hotel with gorgeous rooms, a lovely restaurant and a super spa. We were upgraded to a lovely pool villa. Friendly and attentive staff and a great breezy spot on the beach...

A very special and wonderfully relaxing place to stay.
by Francesca H on 04/03/2024

This is a v very special place to stay, wonderfully relaxing and the delightful and attentive staff are so kind and made us feel part of their family as soon as we arrived. Fabulous Kerelan fish...

Neeleshwar - a serene paradise
by ManorhouseEm17 on 04/01/2024

We spent nearly a week at Neeleshwar Hermitage as the last stage in our recent holiday in India. Neeleshwar is paradise! The setting is incredibly beautiful, on an endless expanse of beach right by...

Nearest Airport : Mangalore airport
Nearest Railway Station : Nileshwar Railway Station
Nearest Bus Station : Nileshwar Bus Station

Cancellation Policy:
  • No cancellation fee before check in if cancelled – prior to 45 days.
  • 25% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 30 days.
  • 50% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 15 days.
  • 100% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 7 days.
  • 100% Retention on Booking amount on No Show
  • Cancellations of Credit card and online payments will be charged 5% extra.
Terms & Conditions:

1. One Extra bed will be available only for Children aged upto 12 years old. 2. Check-in 1200 hrs and check out at 1100 hrs. 3. Deposits are non refundable. 4. Smoking is prohibited in the prohibited 5. Resort will be closed for general maintenance for the month of July. 6. No reservations will be taken with check out on the 24th or 31st of December. 7. Date change will be considered as no show.