Luxury hotel in Kovalam

Scented by frangipanis, the sumptuous Leela sprawls across the headland separating Hawa and Samudra beaches. Spacious, smartly designed rooms have colourful textiles, Keralan artwork and sea or garden views. The sophisticated Terrace Restaurant sits beside the show-stealing clifftop infinity pool, and there's an ayurvedic spa as well as a gym, a 'private' beach, yoga and dance performances.