It's set on a clifftop, overlooking the sweeping curve of a golden beach with uninterrupted views over the Arabian Sea - wherever you are at The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, you can hear the sound of the waves.
With its own beach, two stunning infinity pools and restaurants offering Indian, pan-Asian and international cuisine, it has everything you'd want from a beach holiday - with an Indian twist.
One of the highlights is Divya, the specialist Ayurvedic spa, and
the hotel is the perfect relaxing last stop at the end of a hectic
honeymoon. The decor is chic and modern, and the staff couldn't be
more attentive. It's no wonder the likes of Richard Gere are
Wow factor: Cocktails and canapés by candlelight at The Sky Bar as the sun goes down.
Flight time: Twelve hours via Dubai.
Go: Cox & Kings (020 7873 5000; coxandkings.co.uk) offers seven nights B&B in a Garden View Pavilion Room from £1,375 per person as part of a tailor-made honeymoon, including Emirates flights and transfers.