Although this is a new listing and we are only the third reviewer, don't hesitate in booking a room with at the Sea Scape. Since it's new, the building is beautiful and in great condition, and impeccably clean. The bathroom is Western, with a nice hot and cold water shower.
Binoy and his family went above and beyond in their hospitality. Whatever we needed, they took care of, from the moment we arrived when Binoy ran after us to the beach to make sure we knew how to swim and would be safe (we found the ocean to be very suitable for swimming and playing in December when we were there), to arranging cars, advising on where to get cooking equipment, and picking up special food that we asked for.
That said, the food alone is worth booking a room for. Binoy's mother-in-law, Kunjamma, does the cooking, and every meal was a feast. You can get a Western breakfast if you want, but why would you when Kerala breakfast is so amazing--ask for puttu, steamed rice and coconut in a cylinder form, with black chickpea curry, or appam, a form of dosa, or iddiappam, a kind of rice noodle, with vegetable stew. Kunjamma's chicken curry is masterful, and the fish curry, which comes with several coconut-based veggie sides, is perfection. The seafood here comes directly from the fishermen on the beach, so it couldn't be fresher. We are in the food business--Nash runs a dosa food truck in the US and Leda is a cookbook author, and it takes really good food to impress us, and we were impressed! Ask if you can take a cooking class with Kunjamma and you'll learn authentic Kerala cooking that you can take home with you.
The beach itself is a hidden gem, with few tourists and the friendliest and kindest of locals. When we first set eyes on it on a day trip, we knew we had to come back and stay for a while. We could have stayed all winter. It's a true traditional fishing village, where you can watch the boats go out and he fishing nets being pulled in to reveal the day's catch.
A trip of a lifetime!