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Best Beach Resorts in Kovalam

About Kovalam

In the gods own country kovalam always have its own importance at all times. Kovalam is a beach town close by Arabian sea in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala and it is located around 14 km south of the city.

Kovalam Beach Aerial View

Historical importance of kovalam

Kovalam got its world renounced value after the Travancore royal family’s beach resort “Halcyon castle“. Which was build in 1920s by regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore and it was brought to the public eye by her nephew Maharaja of Travancore The guest of Travancore kingdom The European find the potential of the beach and turned it into a tourist destination in the 1930s and in the early seventies there was mass arrival of hippies to Kovalam This made the transformation of fishing village of Kerala into the most important tourist destination in India.

Reviews

“Lovely place to sit and people watch-lots going on plenty of bars and cafes to while away your day or go for a swim in the warm sea.”

Kovalam has mainly three beaches in its 17 km coast line this three together form the famous crescent of Kovalam beach

1) Lighthouse Beach

This beach is located at the southern part of Kovalam. This beach is the frequently visited tourist destination it got its name due to the old Vizhinjam lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock this Lighthouse is built using stones and coloured in red and white and its has a height of 118 feet the view from the top has an unearthly charm

 

Reviews

"Clean beach tempted us to trundle up to the lighthouse where for 20 INR; we could ascend to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy pristine views of land meeting sea. Expanse of sea with wind in your hair and on the other side a rich green coconut dense backdrop with interspersed houses/hotels and beautiful clean beaches."

2) Hawah Beach

Hawah beach is also known as eye’s beach and it ranks second in the list it has beehive of activities with fisherman setting out for sea and have a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters this beach turns into a visual glory at night when the unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.

 

Reviews

“A beach with the number of shacks where you can spend quality of time and can Surf in Sea. Good beach for Swimming.”

3) Samudra Beach

This part of beach doesn’t have any hectic business and it separates this part from the southern side its is mainly used by the local Fishermans ply their trade on this part.

 

Reviews

"Here you sit and the sea gushes after a burst of three four waves and drenches you and you feel pleasant."

The sunset beauty of Kovalam

 

Kovalam Beach Sunset

Recommended Places to Stay

1) The Ayur Villa

This 5 bedroom luxury villa where you can leave the crowds behind and recharge your batteries in your own private refuge.

Just a short walk from Kovalam beach the villa blends Kerala architecture with the highest quality modern comforts. This lovely home away from home has 5 bedrooms, ample living and dining space as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

 

The Ayur Villa Kovalam

8 MUST DO'S IN KOVALAM

1) Walking Tour of Trivandrum
2) Local Fish Market Visit
3) Visit Handloom
4) Village Tour By Boat
5) Excursion To Southern Tip of India
6) Houseboat Cruise
7) Elephant Rehabilitation Centre
8) Words Largest Bird Sculpture

AYURVEDA

Ayurveda has emphasized the view that man is miniature of nature. This means that principles that are present in universe are also present in man. Everything in this universe has been created after the combination of Purusha or pure consciousness and Prakruti or Great Nature. Then triganas are formed. They are called as sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

 

YOGA

Yoga is a life of self discipline based on the tenets of simple living and high thinking. The body is a temple or vehicle for the soul and has specific requirements which must be fullilled for it to function smoothly and supply the optimum mileage. The five points of yoga are proper exercise, proper breathing proper relaxation proper diet and positive thinking and meditation. Yoga means the link or union, the link between the soul and supreme consciousness through which the soul becomes the controller of its own mind, intellect and consequently of its Physical body. The four main branches of yoga are Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga.

 

Review about hotel

AMAZING !!
"The coolest thing in this place is the owner and his lovely wife is interacting with the passengers and they are so friendly, loved the yoga in the morning ,room space and the bathroom is brighter than my future !!!"

Ayurveda and Yog at Kovalam

2) The Leela Ravis

The Leela hotels business chain was founded by MR. C P Krisnan Nair in which he named after his wife at first MR. C P Krishnan Nair bought 11 acres of land near to his house in Sahar village, Mumbai which is currently Chhatrapati shivaji International Airport. The Leela Raviz Kovalam was the second resort by Leela group in 2005 in Kovalam Thiruvananthapuram.

Leela Ravis

The hotel at a glance

Rooms and suits starting from 474sq ft (44 sqmt)
Mainly there are two types of rooms they are
1 beach view
2 garden view

Mainly there are three suits are available they are
1 club suit
2 club room
3 club duplex suits
The prestiges among them are “the presidential suits”

 

• 125 gardens and beach view rooms
• 49 club rooms (it includes dedicated butler and exclusive club spa and gymnasium)
• 9 suits (it include dedicated butler and exclusive club spa and gymnasium)
• Dining
The terrace (all day dining)
The tides (beach side sea food restaurant)
The cafe (at the club bar and sky bar)
• Spa exclusive Ayurveda and wellness spa
• Internet access complementary for resident guest

As a total there are 194 guest rooms and suites spread all over in 44 acres of land which include international spa, a library lounge and living room haves the view from the cliff overlooking the sea and which is near to the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

 

Leela Ravis Pool

Offers and more

• Room only inclusive of WIFI bed and breakfast
• The Leela moments breakfast and lunch/dinner
• The Leela moments breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Sights culture and Ayurveda special
• Romance at the Leela pay2 stay3

 

Review about hotel

“It was a great experience. The property is beautiful. We had a very comfortable stay.The staff is very courteous, special thanks to Rekha for organising everything so well. We had a wonderful bachelorette trip.”

3) Udaya Samudra Beach Resort

UDS Kovalam

 

Udaya Samudra Beach Resort has been branded by RR Holiday homes pvt ltd and founded in 1995 this group of companies have been engaged in fields like hospitality service, restaurants, flight catering, travel and tour services, educational institutions and engineering hardware manufactures etc.
Udaya Samudra leisure beach hotel and spa is a 5 star beach hotel is a well-known international tourist destination in Kovalam on the beach side which is a luxuries resort where tourist from India and overseas enjoy the same. Udaya Samudra leisure beach hotel and spa is a combination of both nature and convenience of today’s modern world and strictly follow the standards of luxury and service which is prescribed under ISO 9001 - 2000 standards The hotel includes 225 rooms, 5 restaurants 3 swimming pools, 7 banquet halls, Ayurveda and yoga centre, ocean spa, slim and shape naturopathy centre, beauty studio health club, dental clinic etc Udaya Samudra leisure beach hotel and spa as other properties like Udaya suites is the only four star boutique near Trivandrum airport, Udaya sky kitchen and Udaya Samudra Ayurveda and the Udaya Samudra leisure beach hotel and spa groups is growing enormously in hospitality sector The upcoming projects of Udaya Samudra leisure beach hotel and spa are hotel and convention centre with 2500 seating capacity plus 190 rooms backwater resort in Alleppy at the famous backwaters of kerala and Ayurveda hill resort in Wagamon near Thekkady.

4) The Travancore Heritage

Travancore Heritage

 

The Travancore heritage is a sea side resort which is spread across in15 acres of land of lust green and landscaped environs located at Chawara south to Kovalam Trivandrum kerala this is an joy’s resort and otels venture it is located on the high cliff overlooking the Arabian sea and a long wide beach with white sand this resort is conceived and developed as a heritage property to bring the old age traditional houses called as “nalukettus” with tiled roofing This resort is a total heritage resort represents authentic , traditional kerala architecture On the hinterland of about acres which overlooks one of the best and widest beach strips in the country linked by a canopy of green coconut palms the view is absolutely astonishing The Travancore heritage has houses of build in different period of time 60 to 100 years old.

 

On chargeable basics
• Dining facilities
• Conference facilities
• Internet cafe
• Laundry cafe
• Ayurveda centre
• Mini bar in all rooms
• Beauty parlour
• Curio sop
• Travel desk and excursion
• Doctor on call
• Telephone
• Postage stamp
• Games room

 

On complimentary basic
• Complimentary use of WIFI
• Car parking and valet service
• Safe locker facility
• Heath club
• Swimming pool
• Bathroom amenities
• Iron and ironing board
• Beach services
• Library
• Tea/coffee supplies with kettle
• Outdoor games
• Shoe shine

 

Accommodations provided
1. Pool mansion - no.2
2. Premium suits - no.4
3. Heritage premium - no.22
4. Premium mansion - no.15
5. Heritage home - no.23
6. Beach grove - no.24

5) The Turtle On The Beach

Turtle on the Beach

 

For indulge style experience in Kovalam it is the best place to choose the bohemian vibe beach combined with a tranquillity typical of kerala and it as a peaceful atmosphere and surrounding The design of the resort to the sea makes the experience much more overwhelming and the vermillion welcome at the entrance makes us feel at home The breeze from the outside makes a wipe to our face with a coolness which make us fresh and makes us to listen to the sound of the sea The experiences will be like the best holiday which we ever experienced All the rooms here are sea facing which make a wipe of tropical humidity to your faces and also can set in the arty buddas on the wooden bench and join then to listen to the sound of the sea

 

The rooms which are provided are
1. Deluxe room
2. Arabian sea view room
3. Signature suites
4. Duplex room

 

And they also have annexe
1. Turtle annexe Suite
2. Turtle annexe sea view
3. Turtle annexe deluxe
4. Turtle annexe standard

6) Poovar Island Resort

Poovar Island Resort

 

Poovar island resort is the kerala backwater sided by the Arabian sea on the east and the western Ghats opening out to the ocean and dream beach paradise with coconuts and endless olden sand and greenish vegetation around the resort there are mainly two types of stay can be chosen whether the cottage or kerala style Ayurveda resort and enjoy boat cruise along with the beach now let’s talk about the Ayurveda it is a system of traditional medicine life style of India which provides an ultimate relief to the modern hectic lifestyle They have exclusive AyurvedIc treatment facilities provides effective and long term benefits of Ayurveda

 

• Poovar Island Resort has 86 cottages
• 56 rooms can be used as triples.
• 48 rooms has hammock in the balcony.
• 86 rooms to 44 Superior Land Cottages,
• 18 Ayurveda Village Cottages,
• 08 Premier Deluxe Rooms,
• 12 Floating Cottages
• 04 Deluxe Floating Cottages

 

Mainly four types of accommodations are available-
1. Maharaja suite -no.2
2. Superior land resort -no.44
3. Premium land cottage -no.8
4. Floating cottages -no.12

7) Soma Palm Shore

Soma Palm Shore

 

Soma palm shore is managed by Soma Theeram Ayurveda and yoga are the main motto of this establishment this is an idealistic holiday destination stay because it have been near to the Kovalam light house beach in kerala India which has its own name in world wide popularity in the palm beach and the sun and surfing in soma palm shores it offers more of a beach vacation than a comfortable stay and a rejuvenating experience and the local culture and tradition
This resort has 35 rooms and cottages (A/C & Non A/C) with en-suite facilities.

in that 18 Standard Double Rooms, 15 Deluxe Double Rooms and 2 Cottages tastefully furnished,. Each room has a balcony offering a stunning view of the beach and the seas, a private sun deck with sunlight in abundance.

8) Sagara Beach Resort

Sagara Beach Resort

 

It is the southern tip of India and it is just km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport The Sagara beach resort is near by the light house beach and it is the most popular part of Kovalam beach and it is also known as the paradise of the south
This resort is constructed in three blocks and havening 39 spacious and elegant air conditioned rooms, classified into A/c Deluxe and Suites. Each room has a balcony with sea view.

 

Facilities which are provided without cost


• Breakfast (Combination of Indian & Continental)
• Air Conditioning with individual regulator
• 2 packaged drinking water
• Daily choice of complimentary newspaper
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (Basic Plan)
• In room Tea/Coffee maker
• Work Desk with Business kit
• All-purpose kit
• Soap
• Dental kit
• Slippers
• Comb
• Shampoo
• Moisturizer
• Shaving kit
• Shower cap
• Hair dryer
• Shoeshine Strip
• Iron & iron board
• Multi-channel TV entertainment
• Valet parking
• Swimming pool
• Foreign exchange
• Left luggage room
• Safe deposit lockers
• 24 hours room service
• Wakeup call service
• First Aid kit
• Wheel chair services
• Multilingual Staff
• Trained Staff to assist disabled guests
• Indoor and Outdoor games and other Recreational facilities

Facilities which are provided with cost


• Travel desk (Houseboats, Sight Seeing, Tour packages, Airport Pickups and Drops etc)
• Kerala Ayurveda Spa and Wellness Centre
• In-house laundry
• Beer & Wine
• Car wash
• Doctor on call
• Fax
• 24 hour coffee shop
• Fine Dining Multi cuisine restaurants
• In room dining
• Mini Bar
• Board room
• Conference halls
• STD / ISD facilities
• Gift Shop
• Concierge Service

9) Taj Green Cove Resort

Taj Green Cove Resort

 

The Taj is an 16 acre property which is covered with coastline the sea view villas and suits are the bier attractions it also include pool villas and tropical green view rooms with stylish wooden furniture and has 24 hr room service and dinning all villas are been designed to match with the tropical look the pool ,fitness centre, spa room gives you more of a relaxed atmosphere and also have kids activity area Taj has only a 20 min drive from our Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and it has a 40 min drive from Kuthira Malika Palace , Napier Museum , The Zoo , Padmanabha Swami temple etc


Mainly these types are generally available they are
• Superior cottage garden view
• Superior cottage sea view
• Deluxe suites sea view with balcony
• Premium suites sea view with plunge pool
• Presidential villa with private pool

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