20 Best Beach Resorts in Kerala - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

Beach resorts in Kerala are top-most catchy staycations, throughout the year. God’s own country has besotted the place generously with coconut groves, plantations, beaches, back water, mountains and much more to explore and indulge. The palm-lined beaches have been a prime attraction for tourists worldwide.

Watching the sunset, gazing at the ocean waves while sipping your favourite drink, kids splashing in the water, catching up on an unfinished book, it could all happen in one of the beach resorts.Out of the several beach resorts in Kerala, choose any that suits your persona and your holiday plan.

A nature lover, a diehard romantic, a beach bum, adventure seeker, searching for opulence and grandeur or just an arm chair traveller it is all here in for you to explore. Most of the resorts have multi cuisine restaurant along with local gourmet food to tingle the taste buds. From affordable beach houses to ultimate luxe, it is all out there for you to choose from. Book your tickets, pack your bags and get going.


Here are some of the best beach resorts in Kerala:

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01

Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam

Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam
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Marari beach is one of the most sought after resorts in Kerala due to its exotic locale. This 30 acre property has been dedicated to the fisher folk of that region, the luxury huts are a simple yet an abode for pleasure. The sprawling property has extremely serene lily ponds amidst coconut groves, fruit orchard, organic garden and a beachfront which is inviting for guests every age at any time of the day.

With no access to TV, the resort prefers their guests spending time bonding with each other while the restaurant pampers you with lip-smacking local delicacies.

Location: 
Marari Beach, S.L. Puram, Mararikulam P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 688549

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant serving regional cuisine, sun deck, tennis court, outdoor pool and bike on rent.

Price:
Rs.16,000/- to Rs.43,000/- per night.

02

Vivanta by Taj, Bekal

Vivanta by Taj, Bekal
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This property is best defined as comfort and elegance redefined in the lap of nature. This 5-star luxury beach resort has villas inspired by the design of Ketuvallam houseboats. Chitra Pothi, Kerala’s traditional palm leaf drawings on Tussar silk adorn the walls. The Kappil beach shorelines adorn the resort with breathtaking landscapes as you walk down the beach.

Jiva, the internationally renowned spa indulges in ayurvedic massages and treatments to rejuvenate your body and mind. Backwater flowing through the property amidst lush greenery gives you abundant options for birding, carry your camera along to capture the best moments.

Location:
 Kappil Beach, Thekkekara, Bekal, Kerala 671319

Amenities and Activities:
Spa, archery, yoga and fitness centre.

Price:
Rs.12,000/- to Rs.32,000/- per night.

03

Poovar Island Resort, Kovalam

Poovar Island Resort, Kovalam
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Poovar Island resort has one of the best scenic locations in Kerala with backwater flowing by, the Western ghats on one side and the Arabian sea on the fringes. This property offers the best of all the worlds. Early birds can enjoy the sunrise walking down the pristine golden sands and breathe in the serenity and freshness around. 

You may choose to stay either at a floating cottage or a land cottage to spend a few days amidst mother nature and revive your senses. Enjoy the benefits of traditional native medicines at the Poovar Ayurveda centre, a world class Ayurveda village with a herbarium offering long term treatment.

Location:
 K.P. VII/911, Pozhiyoor, Kerala 695513.

Amenities and Activities:
Spa, fitness centre, bar, hot tub, and outdoor pool.

Price:
Rs.5,000/- to Rs.15,000/- per night.

04

Clafouti Heritage Beach Resorts, Varkala

Clafouti Heritage Beach Resorts, Varkala
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This beach resort in Kerala is on Varkala beach, one of the hotspots for tourists with a traditional Kerala décor with wooden cottages strategically located amidst the coconut groves and the beach. The breathtaking grandeur of this place has the best of amenities for comfort with a simple and graceful approach.

You may choose from a host of options available to stay, a sea view vintage villa, a honeymoon sea view villa or a heritage villa. The in-house restaurant will spoil you for choices with mouth-watering local fares and gourmet international cuisine.

Location:
 North Cliff, Varkala, Kerala 695141

Amenities and Activities
: Spa, bar, hot tub and restaurant.

Price:
Rs.2000/- to Rs.10,000/- per night.

05

Kannur Beach House, Kannur

Kannur Beach House, Kannur
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This beach house on the Malabar Coast of Kerala gives you unhindered view of the Malabar coastline as well as access to the river that runs along the property. You may choose to spend the day rowing your own boat and explore the backwaters or soak the sun while you plod yourself lazily on the sandy private beach of the property.

They also assist their guests in accessing houseboats and visiting St. Angelo’s fort, Handloom weaving centre, Theyyam and Kalari performance in and around Kannur. The chef dishes out some piping hot Malabari cuisine straight from the kitchen to your plate to give a feel of God’s own country.

Location:
 Thottada Beach Rd, Kerala 670007

Amenities and Activities
: Spa, bar, hot tub and restaurant.

Price:
Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- per night.

06

Sealine Beach Resort, Cherai

Sealine Beach Resort, Cherai
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For all the sun and sand lovers, this property on Cherai beach is the ultimate destination. This resort on the Arabian Sea coastline gives an easy and 24X7 access to the beach to enjoy the sea to the fullest. Book a beach facing room to enjoy the waves lapping on the shore, while the kids engage themselves at the garden.

With a reasonable tariff, this could be one of the best options for a beach resort. The roof-top restaurant serves sumptuous multicuisine delectable food while courteous staff try their best to make your visit a memorable one.

Location:
 Cherai Beach - Munambam Rd, Cherai, Vypin, Kerala 683514

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant, ayurvedic spa, gym and kid’s play area.

Price:
Rs.3000/- to Rs.5000/- per night.

07

The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram

The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram
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India’s only cliff-top beach resort in Kerala, enthuses you with the classic charm of a beach combined with luxury, good food, good living and helpful staff which sounds like a perfect ambience for a holiday. Experience royal living at exquisitely designed luxury suites of the resort which has the ability to transform you to an era bygone.

The resort has 125 garden/beach view rooms, 49 club rooms and 9 suites with dedicated butler service and exclusive access to amenities. The gold class Ayurvedic spa offers the best spa treatment to soothe your body and mind.

Location:
 Beach Rd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527

Amenities and Activities
: Spa, fitness centre, hot tub, outdoor pool.

Price:
Rs.10,000/- to Rs.60,000/- per night.

08

The Gateway Beach Resort, Varkala

The Gateway Beach Resort, Varkala
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This beach resort in Kerala gives you a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea, as the resort is perched amidst the red cliff of a hillock. The aquamarine sea water changes its colour every couple of hours from dawn to dusk. The spacious and bright rooms reflect warmth and elegance as you walk in.

The swim up bar attracts maximum guests during the summer evenings. Plunge into a pool of warm water with a refreshing drink to rekindle the spirits.

Location:
 Janardhanapuram, Varkala, Kerala 69514

Amenities and Activities:
Swimming pool, badminton court, table tennis, library, ayurveda spa, cars and bikes on rental.

Price:
 Approximately Rs.10,000/- to Rs.15,000/-  per night.

09

Bethsaida Hermitage, Thiruvananthapuram

Bethsaida Hermitage, Thiruvananthapuram
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This resort is strategically placed between Kovalam beach, which is just 7 km and the Neyyar Dam’s wildlife sanctuary which is 29 km away. The beauty of this place lies in the simplicity of the landscaping, non-fussy cottages, abundant greenery and simple local cuisine infused with love and care.

The restaurant uses fresh produce from their organic garden. Bethsaida extends support to the local villagers by educating the children, thus be a part of the noble cause, book your stay here.

Location: 
Pulinkudy, Mulloor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521

Amenities and Activities:
Swimming pool, beauty salon, ayurveda spa, yoga and fitness centre.

Price:
Rs.12,000/- to Rs.20,000/- per night.

10

Turtle on the Beach, Thiruvananthapuram

Turtle on the Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
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This boutique beach resort in Kerala on Kovalam beach is an ideal ground for the modern nomad. The Zen-inspired lounge is a perfect ambience to your ethereal calling. Every room in this resort is sea facing giving you an uninterrupted view of the sea day long.

The welcome team greets you with fresh green coconut water and wet towels to make you feel at home. Art in various forms greets you to their in house restaurant Catamaran, serving multi-cuisine delicacies. Indulge in a lavish breakfast spread sitting next to the pool and gazing at the ocean with dreamy eyes.

Location:
 Police Station, VPI/439, ITDC Road Near Kovalam, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant, swimming pool, ayurveda spa.

Price:
Rs.6,000/- to Rs.15,000/- per night

11

Sea Lagoon, Cherai

Sea Lagoon, Cherai
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This simple yet exotic beach resort in Kerala is a place, where travellers would love to come back again. With the turbulent waves of the Arabian Sea on one side and the serene backwaters flowing behind, this is an ideal gateway to an indolent holiday. This boutique resort reeks of Kerala’s rich heritage and tradition in the form of the architecture and décor.

The 35 luxurious theme based rooms make your stay pleasant and cosy with a steady view of the lashing waves on the golden sand. A time when the bright blue sea merges with the clear blue sky in the horizon assures you of the boundlessness of mother nature.

Location:
 Cherai Beach - Munambam Rd, Cherai, Vypin, Kerala 683514

Amenities and Activities:
Swimming pool, bar, fitness centre, ayurveda spa and business centre.

Price:
Rs.6,000/- to Rs.15,000/- per night.

12

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
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This upscale beach resort is the ultimate address for luxury. Situated just a few kilometres from the town of Kovalam and the light house beach, it is an ideal place for a stay along the beach. The resort has splurged in traditional Kerala décor with ancient four poster beds, immaculate wood work, open air bathrooms and Ayurvedic therapies to die for.

The rock cut infinity pool will attract you to soak in the pristine blue water and forget all the worldly worries.

Location:
 Po, Pulinkudi Rd, Mullur, Kerala 695521

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, ayurvedic spa and business centre.

Price:
Rs.20,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per night.

13

Chera Rocks Beach House, Kannur

Chera Rocks Beach House, Kannur
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This secluded beach in North Kerala is 10km away from Kannur and Thalassery. This resort is close to a mussel picking village, thus gorge on to fresh sea-food which is a staple diet for every local here. The shimmering white sand of Kizhunna beach invites you for an early morning stroll where the ocean waves soothe the tired heart.

Freshly plucked produce from their organic garden is used to prepare flavoursome food which is served with care. The best part of the resort is in sipping tropical wine on a candle lit evening beside the beach.

Location:
 Kizhunna Para Bus Stop, Thottada Junction, Kannur, Kerala 670101

Amenities and Activities:
 Restaurant, organic garden, beach access.

Price:
Rs.4,000/- to Rs.8,000/- per night.

14

Bolgatty Island Resort, Mulavukad

Bolgatty Island Resort, Mulavukad
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This beach resort in Kerala is neatly nestled in the bustling Kochi, yet manages to maintain tranquillity with its stunning presence in the Bolgatty Island. Popularly known as a honeymooner’s paradise, this property was built by Dutch traders in 1944 and is enveloped by lush foliage and aquamarine water flowing by.

The mansion has four palatial rooms offering the best of luxury and comfort to the travellers. There are marina view, lake view and golf course view rooms, each offering a refreshing panorama of nature.

Location:
 NH966A, Mulavukad, Kochi, Kerala 682504

Amenities and Activities:
Golf course, beer parlour, cruising, ayurvedic spa and event centre.

Price:
Rs.4,000/- to Rs.16,000/- per night.

15

Woodhouse Beach Resort, Varkala

Woodhouse Beach Resort, Varkala
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Kerala is known for its impressive ayurvedic treatment. A stay at the Woodhouse beach resort will persuade you of its magical healing powers. This resort on Varkala beach has cosy wooden cottages lined up to offer the best sea view to its guests. To enjoy the sun, sea, sand and an open sky this is one of the best options in Varkala.

It is walking distance from Papanasham, offering a breathtaking view of the sea while you enjoy your breakfast on the beach.

Location:
 Thiruvambadi Northcliff, Black Beach, Varkala, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695141

Amenities and Activities:
 Ayurvedic spa, access to the beach, herbal steam bath and restaurant.

Price:
Rs.2000/- to Rs.5,000/- per night.

16

Kadaloram Beach Resort, Cherai

Kadaloram Beach Resort, Cherai
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This property has been classified as a homestay by the department of tourism in Kerala. Strategically positioned near the Cherai beach close to the fishing villages is an ideal getaway for the nature lover. The scenic view of the Chinese fishing nets dangling mid-air and the sunset at the background could be the idea of the best holiday in Kerala.

The spacious rooms of the resort have simple lines of architecture which allow the fresh sea breeze to flow in. The cottages have a little seating area outside for one to relax and have a sippa.

Location:
 Cherai Beach Rd, Cherai, Kochi, Kerala 683514

Amenities and Activities:
 Restaurant, ayurvedic spa, fitness centre.

Price:
Rs.5,000/- per night.

17

The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, Thrissur

The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, Thrissur
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If you are searching for a beach resort in Kerala which provides awesome ayurvedic therapies, yoga along with good food and comfort, then this is the place to book. This sprawling 16 acres Ayurveda resort is located on Nattika beach with exuberant greenery and dotted with coconut trees.

There are five categories of Villas to choose from to make yourself snug and at home during your holidays. The therapists at the spa render services par excellence which will transform you to another sphere for the sheer exhilaration.

Location:
 Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala 680566

Amenities and Activities:
Tennis court, outdoor pool, business centre, ayurveda spa and water sports.

Price:
Rs.13,000/- to Rs.25,000/- per night.

18

The Zuri, Kumarakom

The Zuri, Kumarakom
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The Zuri is excellence redefined. The resort is located next on the longest backwaters of Kerala, Vembanad lake. It has an astounding collection of Villas, cottages and luxurious rooms with aesthetic furnishings and décor handpicked with care. The resort has various hues of blue and green where ever your eyes sway.

Maya, the in-house spa offers soulful Ayurveda therapies which please the body and mind. The fine dine restaurant of Zuri will satiate your quest for local cuisine that specialises in seafood.

Location:
 V 235 A1 to A54, Karottukayal, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563

Amenities and Activities:
Fitness centre, bar, restaurant and hot tub.

Price:
Rs.11,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per night.

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Mascot Beach Resort, Kannur

Mascot Beach Resort, Kannur
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This resort is situated in Kannur with the Arabian Sea lashing against the shores endlessly. Mascot beach resort has 32 rooms arranged neatly with all the modern amenities that the guest would like to enjoy during a holiday.

The management has been thoughtful when it comes to food, they have carved two speciality restaurants, one that dishes ethnic Malabari cuisine and the other serves delectable tandoori food. Guests are usually found lazing around the pool gazing at the sea and a book beside to catch up on.

Location:
 Near Baby Beach Burnasseri, Kannur, Kerala 670013

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

Price:
Rs.3,000/- to Rs.5,000/- per night.

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Coconut Bay Beach Resort, Vizhinjam

This boutique Ayurvedic resort is neatly tucked on the shores of Vizhinjam beach. Health enthusiasts travel all the way to this resort for a holistic reformation at the Ayurvedic spa. Spend a lazy afternoon swinging in the hammock while the ocean waves accompany you with their tranquillity and grace amidst the coconut groves.

The spacious sea facing villas of this resort are simple yet loaded with all modern amenities. A few temples close by to the resort celebrate their annual festivals from December to February, thus light temple music adds on to the spiritual warmth of this place.

Location:
 Mulloor P.O, Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521

Amenities and Activities:
Restaurant, ayurveda spa, yoga, snorkelling, fishing, souvenir shop and library.

Price:
Rs.5,000/- to Rs.20,000/- per night.

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