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20 Best Luxury Resorts in Kerala

 
  • There are multiple Luxury Resorts in Kerala for the discerning traveller. The following information discusses some of the finest resorts in God’s Own Country

    Kerala is a Southern state in India. Given the salubrious climate and biodiversity in this region, it is colloquially called God’s Own Country. The state boasts of a high development index. It is one of the highly developed states of India. The literacy levels are the highest in the country.

    The culture of the state is distinct and unique and so are its tourist spots. The experience visiting these tourist places is enticing and pleasing. It is not a surprise to see many repeat visitors visiting the state. Due to this, tourism is one of the mainstay industries here.

    The tourist influx in the state has created the need for tourist infrastructure. One important consideration for any international visitor is the quality of resorts. Kerala has a number of high-quality luxury resorts.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Kerala:

  • 01Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alappuzha

    Savor upon the lush green landscapes of Kerala and revitalize yourself at the Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort. It is located on the Janashakthi Road, at Kayippuram in  Alleppey. Relax and enjoy the ayurvedic spa and concentrate on your health at their wellness center. The restaurant here serves a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Go fishing at the Vembanad lake, because that is one memory that you would cherish forever.


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Multi-cuisine café

    Ayurveda spa

    The Fresco

    Wellness Centre

    Fishing in the Vembanad Lake

    Water Sports ( Chargeable)- speed boats, leisure boats and houseboats


  • 02The Lalit Resort & Spa, Kasaragod

    Spend quality time with your dear ones at the Lalit Resort and Spa . It is situated at the North Kerala coast and is enveloped by the coconut grooves. It covers a stretch of 26 acres full of lush greens that lies amidst the Nombili River and the Arabian Sea.  Sip on some wine with your partner followed by a romantic dinner at their multi cuisine restaurant. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and later admire the cultural performances organised specially for entertaining you all.


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    NOMBILI - The Restaurant – Multi-cuisine

    NOMBILI – The Bar - Cocktails, Wines & Light Fare

    Private Dining

    Spa

    Outdoor pool

    Fitness Centre

    Shopping Facility

    Concierge Facilities

    Cultural Performances


  • 03Greenwoods Resort Thekkady

    Popular for being one of the most amazing luxurious resorts in Kerala, the Greenwoods Resort offers a lavish accommodation and also a plethora of amenities and activities. It is situated  in Kumily, a small town that is enveloped by dense forests and spice laden mountain slopes. Get awe struck by the exquisite beauty of kerala and enjoy the  sightseeing session, organised by the resort. Trigger your adrenaline rush, as you indulge in outdoor activities like Hiking and Rafting.You can also relax within the premises of the resort and sip onto a hot coffee, take a dip  into the pool and later try your hand on some indoor games.


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Amrutham - Multi Cuisine Restaurant

    Ambara - Coffee Shop

    Mini Gym

    Swimming Pool with Kid's Pool

    Recreation Centre


    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - The Periyar Tiger Reserve, Nature And Green Walk, Cloud Walk, Jungle Scout, Border Hiking, Bamboo Rafting, Periyar Tiger Trail, Tribal Heritage - Tribal Art Performance.

    SIGHT SEEING TRIPS- Gavi, Ottakathalamedu, Chellarkovil, RamakkalMedu, Parunthumpara, Calvary Mount, Bullock Cart Discoveries, Organic Village Visit, Coracle Ride, Elephant Safari, Plantation Visit & Spice Shopping, Grape Farm Visit

    RESORT ACTIVITIES- Property Visit , Plant A Tree Programme, Sari / Dhoti Demonstration, The Cultural Feast, Ethnic Cuisine Demonstration, Thekkady Show, Live Music.


    Indoor Game- Children park, a trampoline, table tennis, carom board, chess, foosball(table football).


  • 04 Vythiri Village Resort, Wayanad

    Are you looking for a luxury resort in Kerala? Then the Vythiri Village Resort would be an ideal choice. It is located at Wayanad in ‘ God’s own country’ Kerala. At Vythiri Village resort, jump into the swimming pool and then hit the health club to feel all energised. Make full use of the spa, ayurveda and yoga centers, in order to revive from the daily stress. Stay on the Houseboat with your loved one, walk hand in hand in the midst of the tea gardens and enrich your romance.

     



    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Swimming Pool and Health Club

    Indoor and Outdoor Game- Kids Play Area and Play Station

    Artificial Waterfalls and Ergonomic Work Area

    World Class Spa

    Souvenir Shop, Coffee Shop and Multi Cuisine Restaurant

    Ayurveda and Yoga

    Tea Garden and House Boat

    Cycling, Archery, Stream Walk,  Zip line, Campfire.  


  • 05Punnamada Resort, Alappuzha

    Nestled amidst the divine creations of Mother Nature at Alappuzha is the Punnamada Resort, that awaits to serve all its customers and cater to their comforts. Located in close proximity to the Punnamada Lake, this resort is bestowed with a charismatic landscape. Gather all your friends and family and also bring along your sportsmanship as you participate in outdoor activities like Rowing Boat and Mini Golf. Utilise and benefit from all the amenities provided here. The ayurveda and yoga centers will leave you with an extremely relaxing and cherishable experience.




    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Ayurveda and Yoga

    Swimming Pool

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES-  Basket Ball,  Rowing Boat,  Ball Badminton, Cycling, Shuttle, Mini Golf,  Tenni Koit,  Frisbee, Volleyball

    INDOOR ACTIVITIES -   Chess, Carroms, Playing Cards,  Snooker, Table Tennis, Snake & Ladder

    CHARGEABLE ACTIVITIES -House Boat,  Motor Boat, Speed Boat, Sightseeing


  • 06Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom

    To be embraced in luxuries and comforts, visit Coconut Lagoon, one of the most amazing resorts in kerala. Engulfed by the  palm trees this resort lies on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad, at Kumarakom. It is based in close proximity of the Kavanar River, the glistening waters of this River proffers an awesome backdrop. Take a boat ride and get spellbinded by the mesmeric vistas. A village walk organised by the resort, will help u admire the culture of Kerala closely.  Have an  exhilarating experience at the traditional  music concerts and the Kathakali dance performances held here.



    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Swimming pool.

    Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation center

    Recreation Area and Kalari (Martial Arts) training

    Boat rides and Village Walk

    Visit to Kavanar bird sanctuary and farms.

    Organic farming and fish cultivation.

    Kathakali and traditional music concert.


  • 07Le Meridien, Kochi

    With an intention of pampering you and your loved ones, the Le Meridien resort promises awe striking experiences for you all. Being situated on the National Highway 47, approximately 6 Km from the heart of the main city, this resort is easily accessible to all tourists and travellers. This is a prominent location since one can easily reach Chinese fishing nets, Marine Drive, Wellington Island and historic fort Kochi, some of the major attractions of this area. Pamper and groom yourself at the spa and salon center. Enjoy working out at their fully equipped fitness hub and feel refreshed by taking a dip in the pool.


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Spa

    Fitness Center

    Swimming Pool

    Salon


  • 08 Club Mahindra, Munnar

    Escape the dinginess of the city life and embrace the wilds. Live amidst the mesmeric vistas at Club Mahindra, Munnar.  Showcasing an enticing panorama it comprises mountains, streams, tea plantations and waterfalls, this resort allures innumerable tourists. Lose yourself and move your body to the rhythm at the discotheque. Opt for the safari and go exploring the wilds. Also, purchase goodies from the souvenir shop and cherish these awesome moments and lovely experiences forever.


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Spa and Gym

    Bar and Tea Room

    Discotheque and Fun Zone

    Souvenir Shop

    Safari


  • 09Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam

    Located approximately at a distance of 3 Km from the Mararikulam railway station, the Marari Beach Resort holds a very prominent position. It is easier and convenient for travellers to reach this resort and take pleasure in everything it proffers.  A swim in the outdoor swimming pool is even more exhilarating as the lush green vistas are hypnotic and a treat for the eyes. There are open grounds where you along with your family and friends can indulge in joyful activities. Considering your comfort level, they also provide diet meals on request. You could enjoy the multi cuisine delicacies at their restaurant.  


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Outdoors

     Outdoor Swimming Pool

    Grounds

    Food & Drink

     Bar

    Restaurant with Dining Menu

    Special Diet Meals


  • 10Samsara Harmony Beach Resort, Varkala

    Live life King size! Samsara Harmony Beach Resort brings you a royal experience to ravish. It is situated approximately  500 M from the beautiful and serene Varkala Beach. This resort is an ideal destination to relax and rejuvenate. Take a break from the hectic schedule and spend some quality time with your family and friends. Splash some water and laugh out loud as you play in the swimming pool. Take a walk with your loved one in the middle of the multihued gardens here.  


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Swimming Pool

    Gardens


  • 11Bansura Hill resort, Wayanad

    Experience living at one of the most luxurious resorts in India. The Bansura Hill resort is located approximately 10 km from Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram temple and about 11 km from Banasura Meenmutty Waterfalls. Encompassing approximately  14 hectares of land and being covered by the  tropical forest the Bansura Hill Resort invites you all to encounter a mesmerising experience. The entire area is bestowed with a variety of flora and fauna that makes it look heavenly. The resort arranges adventure activities like Wildlife and Nature trails and trekking to serve you thrill seekers. Also take part in the history and tribal tours to know more about the culture.



    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Wildlife and Nature Trail

    Adventure Trekking

    History and Tribal Tour


  • 12The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, Thrissur

    Breathe in the fresh air and let the ayurvedic treatments at Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort rejuvenate all your senses and brighten up your mood. It is a luxurious Resort situated on the shores of the exquisite Nattika Beach in Thrissur, Kerala. Show your skills at the indoor games arranged at the sea facing lounge. Have friendly matches with your dear ones at the tennis court. After a revitalising ayurvedic massage, explore the large number of books at the resorts library. Also a  jacuzzi always plays its charm, when it comes to relieving stress. Plan an epic vacation in Kerala and let the Nattika Beach Resort provide comfortful services of your choice and interests.




    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Sea facing Lounge with Indoor Games

    Tennis Court

    Swimming Pool and  Jacuzzi

    Ayurveda and Souvenir Shop

    Resort Library

    Cultural Programs  

    Ayurveda centers


  • 13Spicetree, Munnar

    Take a break and escape to Kerala. Benefit from the luxurious stay at SpiceTree Resort. This resort is located on the Muttukadu-Periakanal Road in Nadukkurissu at Munnar. This is an ideal destination for adrenaline junkies from all across the world, as the resort offers exhilarating activities like trekking and hiking. If you are an admirer of nature then a plantation walk is highly advisable.  Meditate and swim to feel all energised on this vacation. Also, if reading gives you peace then find the book of your choice from the book bar at the resort.  



    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-

    Outdoor Activities - trekking, hiking, plantation walk, casual walk etc.

    Spa

    Swimming Pool

    Book Bar

    Meditation and yoga center


  • 14Niraamaya Luxury Resort, Thekkady

    The Niraamaya Luxury Resort lives upto its name, it offers all the comforts and caters to all your demands. It is situated in the  Spring Valley at Kumily, Kerala. Niraamaya also arranges destination dining, imagine the aura and the ambience adding spice to you and your partner's life. Embrace the wilderness when here and indulge in adventurous activities and bird watching. There are special spa therapies for customers which will help them relax and break free from their daily hectic lives.  

     


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Café Samsara- Dining Restaurant

    Madira- Bar

    Destination Dining

    Wildlife Adventure and Bird watching

    Cooking Classes

    Spa Therapies


  • 15Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, Alappuzha

    Spend your vacation at the Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, which is rightly defined as a  paradise on earth. This pristine and luxurious resort is based in the midst of the  tropical gardens and is encompassed by the  backwaters of Vayalar. It is located approximately 7 km from Karthyayani Devi Temple and around 8 km from Andhakaranazhi Beach. Pamper yourself at  their Spa center and sense your nerves and muscles soothe. They very well understand that your health and fitness is priority and hence you will find a fully equipped Gym and a swimming pool at the resort.Healthy and delicious meals complete an ideal vacation, so savour upon the mouthwatering cuisines.  


    AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES:-


    Restaurant

    Café

    Lake View Bar

    Gym

    Spa

    Swimming Pool


  • 16Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom

    Any visitor to Kerala would love to see the backwaters here. These regions are the most beautiful and romantic in the world. The Kumarakom Lake Resort is located on the backwaters of Kumarakom.

    The 5 Star luxury resort is also one of the heritage resorts in India acclaimed for providing luxury in its finest manifestation. Overlooking Lake Vembanad, the resort is a perch-point to view the vast lake. The emerald green waters beckon you to explore it.

    The resort is spread on a 25 acre lush green area. The ambience is soul-stirring to say the least. The resort is an ode to Kerala’s legacy of being a hospitable region with all the ingredients to support a pleasurable stay. The resort is located 15 km from the Kottayam Railway Station. If you are coming from the Cochin International Airport, then you have to travel a distance of 72 km to get here.

    The resort is conveniently located close to some other places to visit. Some of them are the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Pathiramanal Island. The Vaikom Beach is close-by too and you can visit this place during the evenings for a stroll along the sea shore. If you like the thunderous roar of waterfalls to inundate your ears and senses, visit the famous Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls. There is no shortage of activities when you are here.


    In fact, just being at the Kumarakom Lake Resort is sufficient. You can spend your vacation exploring the Vembanad Lake on a houseboat. Feel the difference when you get back to your room after an expedition on the lake.

    The resort has won numerous awards for being one of the finest Luxury Resorts in Kerala and the country. The architecture of the interiors and exteriors are pleasing to the eye.

    The ambience inside is soothing and calm. The facilities offered here are modern and state-of-the-art. You have to try out the in-house Ayurvedic Spa. This facility is named Ayurmana and gives you authentic Kerala ayurvedic treatments. Be rejuvenated in one of the finest resorts in the country.

  • 17The Zuri Kumarakom Resort, Kumarakom

    This resort is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The lake is a picture of beauty. Covering an area of 205 km, this vast water body is an idyllic location for relaxation. The Zuri Kumarakom Resort is set amidst 18 acres of verdant greenery. To get here you only need to drive for about two hours from the Cochin international airport.

    The resort offers 5 Star luxury deluxe facilities. As the resort is situated directly adjoining the lake, staying here is a unique experience. Inside the resort you cannot ask for more. Rooms are spacious and with all amenities in place.

    Bedrooms are decked in Indian style but tastefully so. Each place of accommodation has a private garden. There are also private plunge pools to add to the luxury.

    Even this resort has won plenty of awards for service and quality of facilities offered and is one of the best Luxury Resorts in Kerala. The spa here is the largest in South India. Called the Maya Spa, this facility offers western, oriental, and ayurvedic treatment options.

    You can try some authentic yoga here as well. Body Temple is the place to go to. This facility is in the middle of the lagoon and on an island. It would be a surreal experience practising yoga with water surrounding you. A great place to sit and be absorbed in self-contemplation.


    At the multi-cuisine restaurant here, you get mouth-watering Kerala food. The delicious flavour of Kerala is replicated in its true essence. Apart from regional food, there is also oriental and mughlai food. Called the Laguna Bass, this restaurant is famed for its seafood.

    As you enjoy a meal overlooking the lake, experience that unmistakable feeling of paradise descend on you. After a tasty meal, feel the headiness of smoking a Habanos cigar at the Marquees cigar lounge. A wide variety of international spirits are offered here.

    To experiment with exotic cocktails and have your favourite drink there is the Trunk Call Bar. Eat, wine, sleep, travel, and relax. There is no better place to experience this than at the Zuri Kumarakom Resort.

  • 18Vivanta by Taj Malabar,Kochi

    The resort is a theme based one blending old world Victorian charm with a modern architectural ambience. Offering 5 Star facilities, the Vivanta by Taj Malabar resort is a favoured place of stay for anyone looking for a luxurious stay in Cochin. The spa facilities here are world-class.

    The landscaped pool is a revelation. You can walk into the fitness centre at any time during the day or night. Each room overlooks the Cochin Harbour. All rooms are furnished with the best of amenities. These are contemporary rooms. Each room features a 32 inch flat screen television.

    The interiors of the resort are classically styled befitting its stature amongst the 5 Star Resorts in Kerala. Rooms are well-furbished. Some fine architectural touches such as wood-beams on the ceilings and fittings add to the glamour and comfort of the place.


    The resort is only a kilometre from the main centre of the city. The Jiva Spa here is an acclaimed one. Various treatments are offered and some are unique to this spa. As you indulge yourself in a relaxing body scrub, detoxify yourself and feel at ease.

    Look beautiful and well-groomed at the beauty salon. Eat delicious Italian meals at the Pepper. To gorge on seafood, hit the Rice Boat. Try the barbeques at the Dolphins.

    The Vivanta by Taj resort also has special facilities for the differently abled to enjoy a good vacation here. The concierge service here is outstanding, making it amongst the top Luxury Resorts in Kerala. It is suited to reflect the culture of the state known for its hospitality and generosit

    There is no dearth of facilities. You get an excess of everything. In the end, you’d be just excessively happy to say the least. Conveniently located close to the city’s business and leisure centres, you can explore the city during the day. Enjoy a drink at the in-house bar in the evening and take a dip into the outdoor pool.

    Feel at home in a place as luxurious as this. There is a warning to this though. You could just get addicted to this kind of living and want more of it!

  • 19Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam

    Niraamaya Retreats are a collection of luxury resorts in Kerala with three resorts namely Kovalam, Thekkady, and The Mediterranean. One of the unmistakable qualities of each resort is that it is surrounded by lush greenery. The Surya Samudra resort at Kovalam overlooks the Arabian Sea making it a place that one should definitely visit. 

    These heritage homes are styled as traditional Kerala homes. One of the highlights of this place of stay is the open air bathroom. The experience of taking a shower in one of these bathrooms is unique.

    The resort at Thekkady is called the Cardamom Club. The accommodation available here is in authentic and traditionally styled villas overlooking cardamom fields. When you stand beside your window and peer outside you are engrossed in the pleasant scents emanated by the cardamom plantation.

    In these serene settings, you can also see birds visiting and resting. The majestic trees that flank the resort are home to an impressive variety of birds of all colours and creed. Wake up in the mornings to the unique calls of these rare birds. Hear their songs throughout the day. Feel the bliss of nature descend on you.


    The Niraamaya – Kanaloa is the third resort in this impressive array of 5 Star Resorts in Kerala. Kanaloa is the name of a god. The resort is a floating paradise. There are six rooms in the resort. When you get here, it could be a water world experience. For water lovers, this is an idyllic location to play water sports. You can relax on the yacht. On the boat enjoy the Mediterranean sunset with your near and dear ones.

    At two of the resorts, globally acclaimed spa facilities are available. The therapeutic treatments are timeless and authentic. Be absorbed in sessions of yoga under the supervision of yoga experts. Also available are Thai and Western techniques for stress control.

    A nutritionist guides you on dietary requirements for overall wellness. A vacation in any resort of Niraamaya Retreats is an experiment with your mind, body and soul. You come into your own in these verdant settings.


  • 20Leela Kovalam, Kovalam

    A beach hotel is often expected to provide a surreal experience. This is one of those resorts, spas and hotels that fulfill such expectations. The resort is set on a cliff-top. The location is ideal for beautiful views overlooking the beaches. Leela Kovalam is known for its fine dining experience and luxurious accommodation. This place is within driving distance from the Trivandrum International Airport.

    The rooms have soothing interiors. The aesthetics exude warmth and comfort. Natural salubrious environment confluences seamlessly in these rooms given that there is a plenitude of air, water and light. In such Indian opulent interiors, you can’t help but be pampered to the extent of being spoilt.

    Visit the Club to laze around in the lounge as you enjoy a drink. Personalised butlers are available pre-empting your needs. Head to the spa to rejuvenate and nourish your body and mind. Called the Divya, the highlight here is the yoga space that is a rooftop pavillion. The focus of the spa is in holistic rejuvenation. The medicinal plants used in treatment are grown in the greenhouse of this facility.


    The best aspect of this resort is the panoramic views that it offers visitors of the beach. The tastefully crafted interiors accentuate the experience of being in one of the best Luxury Resorts in Kerala. For children and adults alike, there is a game room. A tennis court serves the need for serve and volley enthusiasts. The resort provides all facilities for sightseeing. Be it car rental services or travelling to multiple locations from this resort, the administration provides all support.

    As you enjoy a good evening on the rooftop bar called Sky Bar, feel the breeze of the sea bathe you with a relaxing feeling. It is a fantastic experience holding your favourite cocktail in hand and seeing the shoreline. The heady feeling never fails or falls into oblivion in such luxury resorts of kerala