Ten years ago a couple of friends and I bought 12 acres of coconut-palm grove on the isolated coast of Malabar in South-west India. The result is Neeleshwar Hermitage.

The luxurious resort breathes tranquillity and offers you the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality & serenely balanced lifestyle. At this rejuvenating beach hotel you enter a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living. Authentic ayurveda and spa treatments, a huge infinity pool and a deliciously varied cuisine – everything combines to induce a sense of complete relaxation and harmonious wellbeing. Unobtrusive individual service and meticulous attention to detail are everywhere in this luxury resort, turning your holiday with us into an effortless opportunity to enjoy a world where time stands still.

Upcoming Retreats

There are no scheduled retreats at this location

One our recent guests, Helen Burford was inspired by her stay at the Neeleshwar to write this beautiful piece of music, please take the time to listen and enjoy.

‘This near perfect haven of peace and pampering’ Conde Nast Traveller

‘An exceptional retreat. Excellent food and peerless staff. Thank you’
Fay Maschler, restaurant critic, London , UK

‘The greeting in Neeleshwar set the tone of the coming week: it was warm, professional, calm and had an understated attention to detail that meant you could completely relax into the arms of the place. Neeleshwar is beautiful, superbly run and the best place I have ever visited for recharging a weary body and mind. By the end of the week I felt 10 years younger.’
Monty Don (TV presenter and gardening expert)

‘Really magnificent, faultless…a place is made by its people and here you have the very best and the kindest’
Ben Elliot, founder of Quintessentially.

‘The perfect distillation of what so many Westerners, from E.M.Forster and Allen Ginsberg to the Beatles, have come to India in an attempt to find: an escape from the pressures and frenzied pace of our lives.’
Harper’s Bazaar.

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