The Leela Kempinski Kovalam The Leela Kempinski Kovalam
Idyllic Poovar
Idyllic Poovar

Poovar Beach

Poovar is actually a beach and backwater resort rolled into one. The hotels are located on the banks of a beautiful estuary. You have to hop across by boat to reach the beach that is on a spit of land on the opposite side. Very much the place to go for a quiet ‘get away from it all holiday’ in idyllic tropical surroundings.


Chowara Beach

Chowara is the quiet alternative to Kovalam’s popular beaches. It lies about 5 miles to the south with long, wide sandy beaches lined with coconut palms. There is a fishing village near the beach with ample opportunities to watch fisherfolk casting their nets.

Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach

Beaches At Kovalam

Kovalam offers some of the best sea bathing beaches in India, especially during the Winter Season. The resort of Kovalam spreads over 3 crescent shaped beaches that are separated by rocky headlands.

• The largest and best known is Lighthouse Beach which also has the shallowest water. It is possible to go in to the sea for up to 100m at waist height in certain places. Next is Hawah Beach in the middle and Samudra Beach which has a fishing village.

• Behind the beaches and on the headlands are tiny roads and alleyways with shops, markets and local eateries.

• Some beaches can get crowded during weekends. Kovalam also attracts a large number of charter-package tourists during the Winter Season.

Beach To The South Of Kovalam
Beach To The South Of Kovalam

Kovalam - Excursions And Things To Do

• Take a day trip to Kanya Kumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent, visiting Padmanathapuram Palace, the seat of the old Travancore rulers, on the way.

• Go on an overnight Rice Boat cruise on the vast Ashtamudi Lake near Kollam or the much more scenic waterways further north that form the Alleppey Backwaters.

• Experience Kerala’s famous Kathakali Dance with an evening performance at Trivandrum or watch the exciting ancient warrior martial arts of Kerala known as Kalari where swords and daggers are used for combat to the sound of rhythmic drums.

• Kerala is home to the ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda. You can go for a simple rejuvenating massage or a longer course of more intensive treatments.
The Cliffs At Varkala
The Cliffs At Varkala

Varkala Beach

Kerala’s answer to Goa is rapidly becoming the beach destination of choice for independent and budget conscious travellers to Kerala.

• The Papanasam Beach at Varkala has a white, silvery stretch of sand, above which rise steep and rocky cliffs. Great for chilling out to the extraordinary sunsets that are seen over the Arabian Sea.

• Above the cliff is a narrow road lined with a Kashmiri bazaar and a large number of restaurants and guesthouses.

• Not the place to head to if you are looking for 5 star luxury.

Deserted Beach At Marari
Deserted Beach At Marari

Mararikulam Beach

• A very quiet fishing village that is carving out a niche as a rather exclusive resort. Deserted beaches spread out for miles in either direction to ensure complete privacy. The waves of the Arabian Sea break gently against soft white sands lined with swaying coconut trees.

Poovar Island Resort
Poovar Island Resort

Poovar Island Resort

45 Min

4 Star resort with famous floating cottages
on lagoon and dedicated Ayurveda Village.

Winter: From £100 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £98 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• Luxurious Superior Land Cottages
• Unique Floating Cottages Are Ideal For
• Idyllic Get Away From It All Location

Heritage Cottage At Travancore
Heritage Cottage At Travancore

Travancore Heritage

30 Min

4 Star resort with traditional Kerala cottages in landscaped gardens overlooking Chowara Beach.

Winter: From £102 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £62 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• Lovely Ethnic Heritage Cottages
• A Quiet Beach But Only A Taxi Ride Away
   From Kovalam
• Highly Regarded Ayurveda Centre

Infinity Pool At Leela Kempinski Kovalam
Infinity Pool At The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam

20 Min

5 Star deluxe hotel that is the largest and most luxurious beach resort hotel in Kerala with a small private beach.

Winter: From £200 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £124 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• World Class Facilities Including Exclusive
   Club Rooms
• Choice Of International Fine Dining Options
• Fantastic Location On Headland Between
   2 Beaches

Cottage Room At Vivanta By Taj Green Cove
Cottage Room At Vivanta By Taj Green Cove

Vivanta By Taj Green Cove

20 Min

5 Star hotel with luxury cottages in chic, Bali influenced resort on a hillside overlooking beach.

Winter: From £190 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £112 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• Probably The Most Luxurious Beach Hotel In
• Beautifully Landscaped Gardens With Lush
• Private Beach With Mini Lagoon And Backwater

Varkala Marine Palace
Palm Tree Heritage

Palm Tree Heritage

1 Hour

Budget hotel that is consistantly voted as the best hotel at Varkala.

Winter: From £58 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £56 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• Fabulous Location Right On The Beach
• Attentive Staff And High Level Of Customer
• Choice Of Budget Rooms And Upstairs Suites

Marari Beach Resort
Marari Beach Resort

The Marari Beach Resort

1.5 Hours

Exclusive thatched Garden Villas and Pool Villas with easy access to Cochin and the backwaters.

Winter: From £194 Per Room Per Night (BB)
Summer: From £94 Per Room Per Night (BB)

• Lovely Use Of Ethnic Materials
• Within Easy Reach Of The Most Beautiful
• Ideally Placed To Use For An End Of Tour
   Beach Stay

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We can suggest more than 30 beach hotels in Kerala. We will be glad to help you find the correct beach hotel to suit your budget and requirements. These include family friendly resorts, Ayurveda resorts, hotels close to good beaches for sea-bathing and those on quiet, relaxed beach settings.

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