Paradesh Inn

Guesthouse in Kovalam

Overlooking palms from its hillside perch, a five-minute climb inland from Lighthouse Beach, tranquil, Italian-operated, adults-only Paradesh Inn resembles a Greek-island home, with its whitewashed walls, sky-blue accents and Mediterranean charm. Each of the six fan-cooled rooms has a hanging chair outside and there are rooftop views, tasty breakfasts and vegetarian satya cooking ('yoga food').

Minimum three nights.