20 Best Resorts in Kovalam - 2020 (1600+ Reviews & Photos)

When we talk about resorts in Kovalam, each one seems to be a little wonder in itself. Surrounded by the vast and endless Arabian Sea, bordered by the golden sand beaches of South India, and sheltered by an awning of palm trees, there’s no better way to experience the grandeur of Kovalam.

Blending luxury with wilderness, they are perfect for a quick retreat amidst nature. For each budget type, you can find a beautiful retreat awaiting you in the wilderness. Most of these resorts also sport an in-house Ayurveda center for wellness and health therapies, while yoga and meditation are often practiced and taught there.

If you’re keen about the geographical beauty, local lifestyle and culture, the neighboring villages weave a colorful story of history and culture. Explore the local markets, or if you're craving adventure, head to the iconic Poovar backwaters for a remarkable experience. Whatever you need, whatever you seek, there is an ideal Kovalam resort just for you!

Here are some of the best resorts in Kovalam:

01

Vivanta by Taj

Vivanta by Taj
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Spread over 16 acres of land, Vivanta by Taj sprawls along a beautiful coastline, and promises you a truly memorable stay. Offering top-notch amenities and facilities, Taj Green Cove is one of the most luxurious Kovalam resorts. Besides being a luxury resort, it is also an experience that other resorts and hotels strive to match. 

Carrying a range of Balinese-themed villas to choose from, the Taj Green Cove, Kovalam offers sea view and garden view rooms with exquisite architecture. Combining elements of nature with luxury, the rooms are designed in a way that they feel like an extension of the surrounding wilderness.

Attractions and Amenities: Sea view & garden view rooms, Banquet Hall, Indian Restaurant, Business Centre, Swimming Pool, Ayurveda Spa, Free Wi-Fi, Foreign Exchange, Jacuzzi, Concierge, Private Lagoon, Beauty Salon, Boat Ride In Resort Lagoon.

Location:
G.V. Raja, Vattappara - Thattathumala Rd, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Price: Starting at INR 13,100 per night.

02

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
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Nestled atop the lush slopes of a hill, the Manaltheeram is one of the most rustic resorts in Kovalam. The way to the resort winds through green pastures lined by coconut trees, along with several floral colors. 

Bound together by a variety of thatched villas, garden cottages, deluxe suites, and traditional Kerala-style houses, the resort enables you to better connect with nature while cocooned in the warmth of homely comfort.

Carrying the perfect balance of modern amenities and rugged wilderness, Manaltheeram also conducts regular Yoga classes to ensure a truly relaxed stay. The resident garden is home to a plethora of floral species sheltered by the shades of coconut trees. Some of the herbs grown there are also used for medicinal healing.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Free Wi-Fi, Swimming Pool, Free consultation with Ayurvedic Doctor, Wake up call, Laptop on demand, Beach service, Cooking Classes, Wheel chair facility.

Location:
Manaltheeram Road, Kovalam, Chowara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501

Price: 
Starting at INR 7200 per night.

03

God’s Own Country Resort

God’s Own Country Resort
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One of the most organic Kovalam resorts, the God’s Own Country Resort is arguably the best stay option for when you’re seeking some away-time from the hustle and bustle of city life. Essentially an Ayurvedic retreat tucked away in the folds of nature, the resort vows to restore your spirits, and leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated during and after your stay.

Whether it’s some yoga, meditation, sun baths, or just a relaxing getaway, the God’s Own Country Resort is just what you need. Engage in the must-do Poovar backwater ride, just about a 10 minutes’ walk from the place, while feasting your eyes on the sprawling acres of greenery.

Housing traditional Kerala-style cottages and tastefully designed rooms, the resort boasts of excellent hospitality to maximize your comfort while you soak in the glory of nature.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Swimming Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Pool, Spa, Fitness Centre, Airport Shuttle, ATM / Currency Exchange. 

Location:
Manaltheeram Rd, Adimalathura, Kottukal, Kerala 695521

Price:
INR 1,575 - INR 6,239

04

Turtle On The Beach

Turtle On The Beach
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One of the best-known resorts in Kovalam, Turtle On The Beach exudes major bohemian vibes, coupled with the classic experience of living by the coast. Surrounded by lush greenery and the azure waters of Eve’s Beach in Kovalam, the resort is a perfect pick for those seeking the lesser-trodden paths of the town. 

This boutique hotel is designed with impeccable interiors, while the sea-view rooms promise a peaceful stay. Hosting three different types of dining parlors, the Turtle On The Beach is ideal for both, families as well as solo travelers.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Minibar, Electronic Safe Deposit Box, In-room Dining, Bath Tub, Balcony, DVD player.

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

Price: 
INR 5,110 - INR 13,201

05

Isola Di Cocco

Isola Di Cocco
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A tropical retreat that also doubles as am Ayurvedic resort, the Isola Di Cocco is built along the banks of the gurgling Poovar river. As soon as you cross the threshold of the resort, a warm, peaceful feeling greets you. The verdant greenery and the crashing waves of the beach are a feast for the soul.

Carrying a range of well-furnished rooms, Isola Di Cocco, as exotic as it sounds, lives up to the name. If you’re looking to unwind, relax and reconnect, Isola Di Cocco comes to your refuge, Indulge in backwater rides, lake rides, nature walks and even a rejuvenating Ayurvedic retreat amidst the heart of nature.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Backwater Cruises, Conference Rooms, Billiard Room.

Location:
Poovar Post Office, Trivandrum, Kerala 695525

Price: 
INR 6,294 - INR 11,174

06

Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort

Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort
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One of the most popular resorts in Kovalam amongst travelers, the Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort is an ideal getaway from the glaring hustle and bustle of city life. Skirting the coast of the Arabian Sea, the resort boasts of impeccable hospitality with modern amenities to match.

Designed with delightful architecture, the resort carries 30 well-furnished rooms spanning 5 storeys. Spend a relaxed evening in the resort’s outdoor cafe, or lose yourself in the savory dishes that the in-house restaurant offers.

If adventure and tranquility are tugging at your heart, retire for a cool afternoon under the shades of palm trees while being lulled by the breaking of waves in the sea.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Restaurant, Private Balcony, Complimentary Breakfast, Intercom, Ayurveda Centre.

Location:
Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Kovalam Beach, Kovalam P. O, Kerala 695527

Price: 
INR 1,987 - INR 3,478

07

Bethsaida Hermitage

Bethsaida Hermitage
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More than just a retreat in the midst of nature, Bethsaida Hermitage is an experience to remember for a lifetime. One of the best Kovalam resorts, and also a bit lesser known, Bethsaida Hermitage promises you the best of nature while providing you the amenities that ensure comforts of home.

Surrounded by lush greenery on each side, the resort brings you close to the wilderness. If you’re seeking adventures, the backwater rides and beach walks are unmissable. If a relaxed stay is more your calling, spend a day by the beach, sipping your favorite drink and reading a book under the rustling leaves of palm trees.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Yoga, Meditation, Beach Walks, Restaurant, Wellness Packages.

Location:
Pulinkudy, Mulloor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521

Price: 
Starting from INR 5655 per night.

08

Samudratheeram Beach Resort

Samudratheeram Beach Resort
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Setting the bar when it comes to infrastructure and hospitality, the Samudra Theeram Beach Resort is one of the best resorts in Kovalam. Keeping matters of quality close to heart, they boast of unmatched services and hospitality in the city. 

Letting you enjoy the best of nature's offerings without compromising on the luxury and comfort of home, you're guaranteed to have a priceless experience when staying here. Enjoy a savory dinner at the rooftop after spending a relaxed day exploring the city.

The well-maintained pool in a welcome delight at the end of a tiring day. The Ayurvedic therapies are unmissable when staying at the Samudra Theeram.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Minibar, Ayurveda Centre, Beach Walks.

Location:
 ITDC Grove Beach, Trivandrum District, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Price: 
Starting at INR 4,500 per night.

09

Poovar Island Resorts

Poovar Island Resorts
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Poovar Island Resort is one of the most ideal Kovalam resorts to experience the ancient methods of Ayurveda that Southern India is heralded for. Tucked away in a silent, remote area of Kovalam, the resort opens out to the cerulean waters of the Arabian Sea and a mesmerizing beach.

Decked up with elegant rooms and top class amenities, you are promised a truly memorable stay with Poovar Island Resorts. The property also houses a spectacular swimming pool, lily pond, floating cottages and villas that exude pure luxury. Built under the watchful gaze of coconut trees, the resort is only 30 kilometers away from the Trivandrum airport.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Swimming Pool, Recreation Centre, Sports Centre, Wedding Packages, Conference Rooms, Laundry, Dental Care.

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

Price: 
INR 5,092 - INR 11,386

10

Jasmine Palace Hotel

Jasmine Palace Hotel
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Cradled in the laps of Nature, the Jasmine Palace Resort is one of the most beautiful Resorts in Kovalam. Although not as explored as the other Kovalam resorts, the natural backdrop of greenery, trees, and the beach render it one of the most favorable, albeit offbeat places to stay. Neighboring a beautiful beach, the ambiance of the resort alone promises a memorable stay. 

With above-par hospitality and modern amenities that ensure you have a comfortable stay, the resort brings you closer to nature than ever. If you want a proper detox, away from the blinding city lights, the Jasmine Palace Hotel is the call to make.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Spa, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Conference Room, Concierge, Currency Exchange. 

Location:
Devi Temple, Hill and Sea View Resort Rd, Near Avaduthura, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Price:
INR 2,905 - INR 3,500

11

Isis Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat

Isis Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
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Centered in the midst of blooming greenery, the Isis Lakshmi Ayurveda is one of the most refreshing Kovalam resorts overlooking the Arabian Sea. Priding itself on the best Ayurvedic treatments, the resort is also widely acclaimed for the warm hospitality and impeccable services.

Blending various Indian traditions with the contemporary spirit, the Ayurvedic doctors here are well versed in the art of yoga and meditation, along with ancient healing methods. Choose from a line of luxurious Deluxe rooms and villas as per your budget, and brace yourself for an enlightening stay.When you’re staying at the Ananda Lakshmi, you’re essentially home.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Swimming Pool, Yoga, Meditation, Free Wi-Fi, Beach Walks, Foreign Currency Exchange, Sea-view Diner.

Location:
Temple road, Chowara, Kovalam, Kerala 695501

Price:
 Starting at INR 10,000 per night.

12

Niraamaya Retreats

Niraamaya Retreats
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Resting atop a lush cliff, The Kovalam Beach Resort embraces nature in all its glory. Bordered by remote beaches, the property carries a range of rustic, heritage cottages under the shade of coconut and palm trees. Boasting splendid views of the Arabian Sea, the resort is one of the best resorts in Kovalam.

Housing one of the most legendary spas in Kovalam, the resort encompasses a stellar range of rooms to select from, depending on your preference, budget, and group size. Tucked away in the laps of nature, the resort skirts a beautiful, azure beach, which is perfect for leisurely strolls. An infinity pool is also housed in the resort.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Cooking Classes, Wedding Destination, Cultural Trips Sunset Cruise, Backwater Cruise & Picnic, Explore neighboring villages, Pottery Classes.

Location:
Po, Pulinkudi Rd, Mullur, Kerala 695521

Price: INR 13,083 - INR 38,190

13

The Travancore Heritage

The Travancore Heritage
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Spanning 15 acres of verdant land and canopied by swaying coconut trees, the Travancore Heritage in Kovalam is one of it’s finest. Resting on a cliff that chaperones the vast Arabian Sea, the resort carries a mix of traditional architecture that extends to their timber cottages.

Sprawling along the coast of Chowara beach in the south of Kovalam, the resort is one of the most visited ones in Kovalam. The various modes of accommodation are - Pool Mansions, Premium Suites, Heritage Premium, Premium Mansion, Heritage Home and Beach Grove - each catering to a different budget type.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Conference Facility, Internet cafe, Ayurveda Centre, Yoga & Reiki, Minibar, Beauty Salon, Travel Desk, Foreign Currency Exchange, Doctor On Call.

Location:
Vizhinjam Poovar Road, Adimalathura, Kottukal, Kerala 695501

Price:
INR 5,181 - INR 10,220

14

Varikatt Heritage

Varikatt Heritage
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One of the most aesthetically appealing Resorts in Kovalam, The Varikatt Heritage Home sits in the heart of Trivandrum. Reflecting nuances of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, the resort now echoes the spirit of colonial heritage.

Sprawling across 5,000 square feet, the resort offers a deluxe suite and three deluxe double rooms to choose from. Each room is elegantly furnished and boast of top-grade modern amenities. With an expansive verandah and a massive garden for chilled evenings, the resort is ideal for those seeking sanctuary from the chaos of city life.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Free Wi-Fi, Mini Refrigerator, Rosewood Furniture, Beach Walks.

Location:
Poonnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Price: 
Starting at INR 5,000 per night.

15

Thapovan Heritage Home

Thapovan Heritage Home
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Tucked away in the heart of nature, Thapovan, perched atop a silent cliff, is one of the more secluded Kovalam resorts. Guided by the famed Nellikunnu beach, Thapovan thrives under a wonderful canopy of coconut trees. Carrying a whiff of the sea in the air, the resort is one of the best places to enjoy the vast, verdant beauty of Kerala. Designed with brilliant architecture that reflects the traditional style,

Thapovan bridges the gap between the adventurous outdoors and luxury. Staying true to the ancient traditions, and with the matters of environmental preservation close to hear, it is one of the finest retreats in Kovalam. The resort boasts of well-furnished rooms that cater to multiple budgets.

Attractions and Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Conference Facility, Internet cafe, Ayurveda Centre, Yoga. 

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

Price: 
Starting at INR 4,000 per night.

16

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Resort

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Resort
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One of the most luxurious resorts in Kovalam, the Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa is famous amongst travelers, especially families. Assuring you a healthy, luxurious and memorable stay, the resort is designed with exquisite architecture and elegantly furnished rooms. 

Harboring a luxury spa, sprawling lawn, and well-maintained swimming pools, the resort is also one of the best when it comes to hospitality and services. Enjoys hours of undisturbed bliss by the beach, under the shades of palm trees, or if adventure pulls at your heart, head for a thrilling backwater ride.

You may also want to reserve a day for the Ayurvedic health therapies, yoga, meditation, and massage sessions that the Uday Samudra Resort is extolled for.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Free Wi-Fi, Valet Parking, Wellness Programmes, Ayurveda Ashram, Naturopathy, Dental Clinic, Beauty Salon, Health Centre.

Location:
Samudra Beach, GV Raja Rd, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Price: 
INR 4,826 - INR 14,620

17

Sea Face Resort

Sea Face Resort
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One of the best 3-star Kovalam resorts, Hotel Sea Face boasts of well-furnished rooms, breathtaking sea views, commendable hospitality, and a rejuvenating stay.   the best modern amenities, the resort fuses comfort with nature.

The in-house restaurant is applauded for the excellent delicacies offered, leaving you spoilt for choice. Spend a few hours soaking in the sun by the beach, taking catamaran rides and lagoon rides, or recovering from a long day's adventures by retiring to an Ayurvedic spa.

Attractions and Amenities:
Sea view rooms, Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk

Location:
NUP, Beach Rd, Kovalam, Kerala 695527

Price: 
Starting at INR 7,500 per night.

18

Somatheeram Health Resort

With the ancient ways of Ayurveda at the heart, Somatheeram is one of the most relaxing resorts in Kovalam to stay at. Allegedly the first of its kind to have spread the teachings of Ayurveda well beyond the Indian territories, the resort blends a peaceful beach-stay and a wholesome experience of Ayurvedic lifestyle. 

Boasting incredible views of the sea, Somatheeram encompasses a range of traditionally designed, well-built rooms that ensure you will want for nothing. Awarded the 'Best Ayurvedic Centre' on multiple occasions by the government, there can be no doubts about the hospitality, service, and amenities of Somatheeram.

Attractions and Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Conference Facility, Internet cafe, Ayurveda Centre, Yoga. 

Location:
Chowara P.O., South of Kovalam.

Price: 
Starting from INR 4,000 per night.

19

Chakra Ayurvedic Resort

Chakra Ayurvedic Resort
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An entryway into the world of traditional and authentic Ayurveda, the Chakra Ayurveda Resort is one of the finest resorts in Kovalam. Perched alongside a mesmerizing sea, the resort brings promises of a healthy, peaceful stay along with that classic beach experience that you're looking for.

Fostering a number of wellness treatments and authentic Ayurveda therapies, the Chakra Ayurveda Resort opens up to incredible views of the Arabian Sea, bordered by swaying palm trees. Their rooms are categorized into three - Standard, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe - depending on the budget and preference of guests.

Besides the age-old wellness therapies, the resort also prides itself on the commendable hospitality and modern facilities that promise a comfortable stay.

Attractions and Amenities: 
Free Wi-fi, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Yoga, Meditation, Laundry, Ayurveda Centre

Location:
Palace Road, Kovalam Beach, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501

Price:
 Starting at INR 3500 per night.

20

Abad Harmonia

Abad Harmonia
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Abad Harmonia is a comfortable resort in Kovalam with lavish suites and cottages snuggled near the soothing waves of Chowara beach, a stone throw away.  Abad Harmonia has a multi-cuisine restaurant, conference hall, recreation room, and well-maintained lawns and swimming pools

Attractions and Amenities:
Harmonia’s restaurant, overlooking the pool and gardens, has open-concept cooking counters that offer fresh seafood. Relaxing herbal massage treatments, authentic wellness solutions and yoga sessions can be enjoyed at the Ayurveda Centre.

Location: 
Chowara, Adimalathura, Kovalam, Kerala 695501

Price:
INR 2,758 - INR 5,233

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