Planning a trip to Kovalam beach? Kovalam beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the country and the world. This beach is one of the most visited beaches in Kerala.
Here is a list of Kovalam's best beach resorts:
1. The Leela Kovalam
The Leela Kovalam is among the premium Kovalam beach resorts. Known for its best in class services, the resort offers the best in accommodation, food and beverage, and facilities to its guests.
Besides luxurious service and first class service, the resort offers a number of amenities and facilities such as an exclusive sprawling beach, an Ayurveda and wellness spa, badminton gear and court, beach volleyball, car parking and valet services, currency exchange, exceptional concierge service, excursions and day picnics, fitness centre, five star dining facilities, florist, gift shop, jogging track, library, snooker, table tennis and yoga sessions.
The resort is the perfect getaway for people who wish to forget the madness of cities and lose themselves in the natural splendour of the Kovalam beach.
The Leela resort at Kovalam offers suites and guest rooms. It has a Presidential Suite, a Duplex Suite, Club Suites and Club Rooms. Guests can also choose from guest rooms that offer a beach view or a garden view.
The Presidential Suite is a two bedroom suite which spreads over 1506 square feet and has a separate living cum dining area. It is situated on a rocky ledge and has private sun decks and is only a short walk from the beach.
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The Duplex Suite has two levels – with a living room and a private balcony on one level, and a beautifully decorated spacious bedroom on the other level. The Club Suite spreads over 840 square feet and has a spacious work space, five feature daylight bathrooms and private decks with sun beds.
2. Pappukutty Beach Resort
The Pappukutty Beach Resort is situated near the Howa or the Lighthouse Beach and is one of the best Kovalam beach resorts. The resort is surrounded by beach shack restaurants and shops, which make it an ideal place for those who like to have all the resort amenities close at hand.
The resort has been hosting guests from all over the country and the world for the past 15 years. It has 34 comfortable, spacious and well decorated rooms, which have been categorised into five types.
The resort has the largest swimming pool for kids in Kovalam. It also has a sea facing multi-cuisine restaurant which dishes out the choicest delicacies from Indian and international cuisines.
The rooms at the resort have been classified as Arabian Sea, Sea Coast, Sea Flower, Waves and Shell. They have been named as per the view that can be enjoyed from the balcony. Some rooms overlook the swimming pool and the sea providing a fantastic view. All the rooms have been decorated with the best of furniture and furnishings and have been provided with all modern amenities such as modern bathroom, TV, refrigerator, intercom and WiFi. Guests can also avail of Ayurvedic treatments and massages, which are conducted under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
Yoga and meditation classes are also conducted at the resort during the morning hours. Other services provided by the resort include a travel desk, doctor on call, laundry and room service.
Guests can treat themselves to the delicacies served at the restaurants at the hotel. From North Indian delicacies to mouth watering sea food dishes, the restaurants at the resort cater to varied tastes of the guests. For entertainment, guests can enjoy house boat rides in the beautiful environs of Kovalam.
3. The Ocean Park Beach Resort
The Ocean Park Beach Resort is situated on the beautiful and pristine sandy shores of the Lighthouse Beach. The resort offers the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed holiday by a beautiful beach that is dotted with clumps of coconut palms.
The resort offers a number of facilities such as a sea view multi-cuisine restaurant, telephones in all rooms, televisions with satellite connectivity, in-room safe, room service, laundry, doctor on call, money exchange, internet connectivity, travel desk, car rental, Ayurvedic treatment and massage, Yoga and meditation sessions, and mini refrigerators in all rooms.
One of the most exciting offerings of the resort is the Ayurvedic rejuvenation centre. All therapies, treatments and massages provided at the centre at the resort are conducted under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
All the masseurs are experienced and well trained. The therapies provided at the centre include rejuvenation, slimming, stress management, body immunisation, and body purification. The centre also offers therapeutic remedies for arthritis, paralysis, nervous disorders and mental tensions.
Guests can also avail of the Panchkarma therapy which is known for its benefits such as elimination of toxins and toxic conditions from the mind and body, restoration of constitutional balance, strengthening of the immune system, reversal of negative effects of stress on the mind and body, enhancing self reliance, strength, energy and vitality and providing deep relaxation.
The resort also offers a number of packages under which a number of activities are offered to the guests which include house boat rides, and visits to popular tourist destinations such as Thekkady, Munnar and Cochin.
The resort also offers Ayurveda tour packages, and real luxury and comfort through its accommodation and services. Besides, the resort also offers the best of food and beverage to its guests.
4. Soma Palmshore Resort
The Soma Palmshore is an idyllic resort by the Kovalam beach and also one of the best Kovalam beach resorts. It is located near the Light House beach and offers you more than just a vacation.
Apart from a comfortable stay, the resort helps you relax and rejuvenate with delightful cuisine, the refreshing experience of Ayurveda, the soothing effect of Yoga and a glimpse of the local culture and tradition. The resort is managed by the Somatheeram group.
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This luxury resort overlooks the magnificent beach house at Kovalam and has as many as 35 well appointed rooms and cottages. Guests can choose from air conditioned and non air conditioned rooms with en suite facilities.
There are as many as 18 standard double rooms, 15 double deluxe rooms and 2 cottages. All rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished, keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of the guests.
Each room has a balcony which opens to the seashore and allows guests to enjoy a wonderful view of the beach from their rooms. The rooms also have a private sun deck, television with nearly 100 channels, telephone, and hot and cold water supply.
The resort offers best-in-class facilities to its guests to ensure that they feel at home and are comfortable. The facilities offered at the resort include a swimming pool, a poolside venue for parties, beach umbrella service, beauty parlour, Ayurveda Spa, conference hall with WiFi facility, safe deposit lockers, laundry, room service, doctor on call, travel desk, cultural shows on request, spacious car parking area and currency exchange.
The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant called the Palma where you can enjoy mouth-watering dishes from Indian, Tandoor, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
If you are a seafood lover, this restaurant is the best place to treat your taste buds. You can also enjoy light food items, snacks and beverages at an eatery of the resort, which is situated right next to the private beach.
5. Harmonia Resort
The Harmonia Resort at the Kovalam Beach is one of the most popular Kovalam beach resorts. The Kovalam beach is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Kerala and attracts tourists from all over the country and the world.
The Harmonia Resort offers comfortable accommodation, best in class services and facilities and a lot of luxury and relaxation. The resort has as many as 23 well appointed rooms and suites with attached bathrooms, telephone connections and television with satellite channels.
The resort also has a number of cottages, as many as 11, with en suite bathrooms. The other amenities provided at the resort include a direct STD and international dialling facility, personalised room service, hi-speed Internet access, individual air conditioning in all rooms, 24 hours hot and cold water supply, and mini bar.
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In addition, guests are treated to buffet breakfast, a-la-carte menu for meals, privacy and security, and automatic wake up call.
The resort also has a restaurant overlooking a beautiful and well maintained swimming pool and garden. The restaurant is open all day and has live cooking counters for seafood and offers a very relaxing ambience to the guests.
The resort can arrange pool side candle lit dinners on request, and offers a number of activities to keep its guests entertained and engaged. The resort has a handicraft shop, Ayurvedic rejuvenation centre, Yoga and meditation sessions and indoor games for those who are looking for fitness and fun.
For recreation, the resort has a swimming pool and an Ayurvedic centre. It also arranges traditional cultural programmes on request for the entertainment of its guests. There is also a kids’ games and play area in the resort where children can enjoy cycling and games.
For those interested in sightseeing, the resort organises day trips to Kanyakumari, countryside boat cruises, visits to fishing villages and sightseeing in Thiruvananthapuram.
6. Turtle on the Beach
The Turtle on the Beach resort is situated on the Southern end of the beautiful crescent shaped Kovalam beach. It is one of the best among Kovalam resorts.
This beautiful resort offers the best of accommodation, food and beverages and first class services. The resort has a variety of accommodation ranging from rooms and villas to suites. The resort has Turtle Garden View Rooms and Arabian Sea View Rooms.
Guests can also choose from a range of suites which offer the best of comfort and luxury. The duplex suite has a unique two-rooms-in-one design and is ideal for families with children.
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The suite has a lower bedroom with en suite glass walled bathroom and balcony. It also has an upper deck with a double bed for kids and a private balcony to allow families to view the beautiful surroundings together.
A sliding door separates the bedroom and the en suite bathroom. It also has a separate private bar which doesn’t intrude into the bedroom space.
The most attractive among the rooms at the resort are the Sky Suites which is located on the top floor of the resort. The beautiful layout of the suites allows you a bird’s view of the Arabian Sea.
Spread over an area of 2480 square feet, the Sky Suites have a living room, bathroom, terrace with a Jacuzzi and a pergola, ideal for a private barbeque. The upper level of the suite has a beautiful bedroom with an attached bathroom. Large windows of the suite enable fantastic views of the Arabian Sea.
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