I spent a wonderful month with Joseph and his family and can honestly say that they really do look after their guests very well. I was treated like one of the family and even when I had a virus for a few days Joseph went and brought me tender coconuts and fruit. Joseph is a really lovely kind hearted man and an exceptional host. I stayed there by myself and they even bought me an extra special Christams breakfast and a present all wrapped up.... they are such a lovely lovely family. The homestay is clean and comfortable - the mattress is very comfortable I slept so well. I would strongly recommend little paradise as a ideal place to stay in Kovalam.