Marari Beach Resort sprawls across 55 acres of lawns, far-flung lotus ponds and whispering coconut groves, all threaded through with stone- flagged pathways. Modelled on the fishermens’ dwellings of Mararikulam, your accommodations are a fine balance between traditional form and modern function. At Marari Beach Resort, you can enjoy the simple traditional dishes of the fisherfolk (along with a variety of international cuisine favourites) at a verandah- style restaurant. Marari Beach has a fully equipped ayurvedic centre, so you can get all the benefits of this ancient system of medicine. There are also regular yoga classes on the beach, in the thick of a cool coconut grove.