Set on the sandy shores of Passekudah Bay, this laid-back beach hotel with bungalows is also 6 km from Valaichchenai Railway Station. Airy rooms set in concrete bungalows come with streamlined dark-wood decor, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Rooms come with either bay or river views. There’s no Wi-Fi. Amenities include beach access, and a casual bar next to an outdoor pool featuring bay views. There’s also a refined, glass-enclosed restaurant, and a sleek bar decorated with wine barrels. Private dining is offered on a floating pontoon.