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Kovalam Beach


Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

About the Kovalam beach

  • 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.

Hotel Samudra

Hotel Samudra

 

Hotel Samudra Room View

Hotel Samudra Room View 

Hotel Samudra

Hotel Samudra, is located in Kovalam, Kerala's most popular beach resort which lies just 16km south from Trivandrum. Hotel Samudra, has the advantage of an excellent headland location overlooking one of Kovalam's largest bays and is therefore blessed with a  great deal of privacy.

 

Rooms

Hotel Samudra offers good-value with 62 Deluxe Rooms including sea-facing balconies and two Suites that have direct sea views. 

 

Facilities

There is a large pool and expansive gardens with neatly clipped lawns. In the heat of the day guests can make use of the easy access to the beach or else seek out the shade of coconut palms. There is one main restaurant, a beer parlour, poolside bar, a reserved beach area with waiter service, a large swimming pool and a basic Ayurveda centre.

Leela Kempinski External view

Leela Kempinski External view


Leela Kovalam Infinity Pool

Leela Kovalam Infinity Pool

 

Interior Of Beach View Room

Interior Of Beach View Room

 

Leela Kempinski Room interior

Leela Kempinski Room interior

Leela Kempinski

Rated No 1 Hotel In Kovalam

 

Kerala's largest beach resort has 194 guest rooms and suites spread over 44 acres. The Leela Kovalam Beach, built on a rock-face, is cradled between two wide sweeping beaches and has a panoramic view of the famous Kovalam coastline. This 5 star deluxe resort, with an array of superlative restaurants and lounges, also specializes in traditional Ayurveda treatment. All Beach View guestrooms have private sundecks. Two stunning infinity pools overlook the Arabian Sea.

 

Rooms

All rooms at the Leela Kovalam feature Air Conditioning, International direct dial telephone, Satellite television, Tea and Coffee making facilities, In-room electronic safe, Mini bar and Internet access. Bathrooms with bathtub and walk-in shower, Hair dryer and full length mirror. 24 hour in-room dining. Interconnecting rooms available for families. 

 

The Beach View Wing

Sea facing guestrooms perched on a rock–face with interiors designed in an ethnic Kerala theme. 

 

The Pavilion Wing

Individual pavilions located on ground level, designed to reflect the best of Kerala interiors.

 

The Club At The Leela Sea View Wing

The Club, for the discerning traveller with a private check-in, a Club Lounge, an ocean-rim infinty pool, a gymnasium and exquisitely designed Club Rooms. 

 

Fine Dining

The Terrace restaurant offers an international array of cuisines, serving buffet as well as a la carte orders. The Tides is located on the beachfront with a romantic ambience and specialises in sea food delicacies. 

 

The Sky Bar is an eclectic restaurant offering the an elegant dining options under the stars. The Bar with its magnificient view of the Kerala coastline. The Alfresco restaurant of the Leela Club is exclusively meant for Club residents. 

 

Facilities

Below the Leela are 2 exclusive beaches, the best at Kovalam. The hotel has a highly regarded Diyva Ayurveda and Wellness Spa and Fitness centre. Yoga lessons.

 

Tennis and Badminton Courts. Indoor games include Snooker and Table Tennis. Beach Volleyball Snorkeling, Catamaran Sailing, Speedboat Rides and other watersports can be easily arranged.

 

There is also a florist, library and gift shop.

Natural Rock Swimming Pool At Surya Samudra

Natural Rock Swimming Pool At Surya Samudra

 

Spacious Interior Of Cottage Bedroom

Spacious Interior Of Cottage Bedroom

 

Surya Samudra Room Interior

Surya Samudra Room Interior

 

Spa At Surya Samudra

Spa At Surya Samudra

 

Surya Samudra Spa

Surya Samudra Spa

 

Surya Samudra yoga

Surya Samudra yoga

Surya Samudra

Rated One Of Top 5 Hotels In Kovalam

Surya Samudra is a perfect mixture of hip hotel and Keralan culture consisting of 23 traditional teak houses, a pool carved into the rocks, an Ayurvedic spa and a terraced garden overlooking the Arabian Sea.

 

Set in 20 acres of lush tropical gardens and surrounded by coconut plantations, each wooden cottage comes with a luxuriant foliage of coconut, palm, bamboo, banana, wild shrubs, flowers and birdsong. 

 

Rooms

The 200 year old Malayali cottages are traditional ‘Tharavads’ (Kerala Houses) that have been acquired from various parts of Kerala and reassembled here in their original form. The interiors have intricate carved wooden pillars and panelling.  Large windows allow the free flow of air as most of the rooms have overhead fans instead of air-conditioning. Each cottage has a verandah or private terrace for enjoying the magnificent sunsets.

 

Features include tiled or wooden floors with rugs, IDD telephones, tea and coffee making machines and a mini bar. Unique open-air bathrooms are built inside walled gardens with showers and hot and cold water. Hairdryers can be provided on request.

 

Each offers an unrestricted view of the sea and the beaches. All the cottages are located on elevated terraces and are linked by sand paths couched in rich foliage.

 

05 Sea Front Cottages

Polygon. Mosque View. Cape View. Ibis. Myna.

Traditional Malayali-style stand alone cottages with large rooms, open-air bathrooms and private verandahs. They all face directly over the ocean and are naturally cooled by the sea breeze.

 

04 Garden Bungalows

Cinnamon Garden. Bamboo Garden. Banyan Tree Garden (with optional A/c). Pandanus.

Spacious suites in original Malayali-style cottages with a separate sitting room, open-air bathroom and private verandah.  All have direct views over the ocean and are very secluded. 

 

01 Sea Front Deluxe Cottage

The Octagon

A superior suite consisting of a very large traditional cottage.

Also available are modern style A/C Garden Rooms which are the only rooms with air-conditioning. There is also a small Garden House in traditional Malayali-style. Beach Cottages and Garden View Cottages are for budget-conscious travellers only.

 

Dining

The Octopus Restaurant is famous for its excellent seafood, fresh vegetables, genuine Kerala dishes, homemade cakes and ice creams. Fresh fish is the house speciality with dishes ranging from lobsters and tiger prawns to octopus and shark, from barracuda puttu and sea urchins to baked crab and Japanese tuna salad. All ingredients used are fresh and local, and the majority are organic. The restaurant also has a magnificent ocean view. 

 

Facilities

The swimming pool is a unique natural rock pool carved 100 feet above the ocean. Two secluded beaches lie below for an inviting swim in the turquoise Arabian Sea. You can even wander along the beach to Kovalam.

 

Enjoy evening shows of traditional dancing, music and Kalaripayattu (Kerelan martial art) or shop for food, fabrics, and even tailor made clothes in local villages. 

 

Niraamaya Spa Ayurveda Centre

Surya Samudra has an Ayurvedic massage centre with separate massage and treatment rooms for men and women, with a consulting physician and masseurs. Yoga lessons are offered for beginners and advanced levels.

Kovalam Beach at sunset

Kovalam Beach at sunset

 

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

 

Turtle On The Beach

Turtle On The Beach

 

Turtle On The Beach Looking Out Over Kovalam

Turtle On The Beach Looking Out Over Kovalam

 

Arabian Sea View Room

Arabian Sea View Room

 

Arabian Sea View Room

Arabian Sea View Room

 

Chic Exterior Of Turtle On The Beach

Chic Exterior Of Turtle On The Beach

 

Catamaran

Catamaran

Turtle On The Beach

Turtle On The Beach is located at one of the most famous beach destinations in India - Kovalm, Kerala. Overlooking the popular beach, the hotel has 44 rooms including 3 suite rooms, a presidential suite, 4 duplex rooms and 36 standard rooms.

 

The design celebrates the inclusive approach of the culture of Kerala and evolution of life in general from a modern point of view. The splendid architecture with art taking predominance is worth a mention as far as this hotel goes.

 

Rooms

There are 6 types of rooms to choose from. Siesta beds in rooms are a unique speciality introduced for the first time in this part of the world. Bathrooms with glass walls and curtains is another new experience all together. 

 

Arabian Sea View Rooms (36)

Arabian Sea View Rooms are standard rooms which are unique. The Arabian Sea plays a big role in almost all the rooms. Some of them have a very close proximity to the beach. All rooms have a magnificent view of the sea from the bed, from the balcony and even from the bathroom. In these rooms nights are more dramatic with the lights of the fishing boats and the special lighting of the hotel.

 

Some of these rooms sport a sun bed, a new introduction in this part of the world. And all rooms come with an airy balcony which is an interesting place in itself. 

 

Twin Turtle: Rooms With An Upper Deck (4)

Twin Turtle, the name itself suggests is a room with an upper deck with extra living space. This special area has a double bed with extra large pillows, a table, a chair and even a separate television.

 

The room has a sun bed or say, a siesta bed which is a special feature introduced for the first time in this part of the world. The balcony with bougeanvillas is another attraction. Both these places are best to watch the Arabian Sea in all its splendour.

 

The glass walled bathroom, the table lamps that lights up with a touch, the flat TV on the wall and the outstanding decor are other attractions of the room.

 

The stylish décor of the 3 suites include contemporary style, art deco style and Japanese style.

 

Time: The contemporary suite. Kyoto: The Japanese suite. Mackintosh: The art deco suite. Sky Suite : The presidential suite (1)

 

Fine Dining

Catamaran, the main restaurant here is a link between the street and the Arabian Sea. It extends and flows into the poolside for breakfast and dinner.

 

As you walk down the stairs into the restaurant a large basin carved out of stone filled with water and flower petals welcomes you. The two turtle friends, one riding on another makes the food counter at the centre more lively. The relief of playing elephants on the wall adds a new dimension to art at this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel.

 

Centre Point is located beside the pool. It is the centre of day activity here. It serves snacks and all kinds of mocktails and beverages at all times of the day.

 

The Blues Bar has a mesmerizing view of the boats plying in the sea and the coconut top through the glass wall will give you a new experience altogether. The tables in the shape of casks and the wooden bar stools, all under the wooden ceiling makes the ambience come alive.

 

Rumours, is the coffee shop with 12 round tables and three chairs for each table is a special place to be.

 

The coffee shop spills over through a glass door to a beautiful space overlooking the pool, the centre point and the sea. This is an ideal place for a perfect evening.

 

Facilities

The hotel has a full fledged Ayurveda spa under the group Ayurveda brand Vaidyasala. The other facilities include a health club and swimming pool.

Uday Samudra Pool

Uday Samudra Pool

 

Deluxe Room At Uday Samudra

Deluxe Room At Uday Samudra

 

Dining At Uday Samudra

Dining At Uday Samudra

 

Uday Samudra Beach At Night

Uday Samudra Beach At Night

 

Uday Samudra Interior

Uday Samudra Interior

Uday Samudra

Rated No 2 Hotel In Kovalam

Set in four acres on the serene beaches of Kovalam, Uday Samudra (UDS) is located 15 kilometers away from the Trivandrum International Airport.

 

Rooms 

UDS features 156 rooms classified as Presidential Suite, Deluxe Suite, Suite, Exotica Atrium, Exotica and Deluxe Block. Each is beautifully appointed, spacious and individually decorated with an excellent view of the sea. Bathrooms include a well sized bathtub, separate shower and a double basin marble vanity.

 

The spacious rooms provide amenities including air conditioning, remote-control cable TV, internet access and telephone. Additional facilities include a private bath and shower, bathrobes, mini bar, a work desk with lamp and a complimentary morning newspaper delivered to your room. 

 

Deluxe Rooms

The fabulous Deluxe Block with 28 air conditioned rooms have spacious deluxe rooms with an incredible view of the sea, comprising of living and dining areas, with a spacious balcony facing the sea.

 

Exotica Block

Featuring an unhindered view of the sea and the pool, these air conditioned rooms are ideally located for those seeking a good ocean view. 

 

Exotica Atrium

Newly constructed rooms with a panoramic view of sea. This is an eco friendly zone with greenery pool and pool side dining facilities. 

 

Fine Dining

Café Charlie - The exclusive western style coffee shop

The Café Charlie coffee shop offers a variety of European meal options in a casual and intimate setting. Guests will enjoy outdoor dining with magnificent panoramic views and fresh sea breezes. Open daily for 24 hours.

 

Oottupura
The multi - cuisine restaurant

Oottupura is the vintage term for 'eating place' in Kerala. Discover the exotic blend of Chinese, Continental, Italian, Mughal and Kerala cuisines in a traditional ambience. 

 

Aqua Marine

Sea - food  fiesta

Serving a host of mouthwatering Kerala sea food delicacies, delicious prawns and shrimps to cuttle fish and lobsters, are specialties. 

 

Mattupavu
The roof- top dining delight

Mattupavu is the royal term used in the past to refer to a terrace. A perfect spot to have a private party, a birthday party or a wedding party. You also enjoy a breath taking panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. 

 

Facilities

UDS has 2 magnificent swimming pools facing the sea. A splash pool has a pool side Sunken Bar. UDS has a state-of-the-art health club with modern equipment and trained staff. Lexmi Gems And Crafts at UDS has a collections of Indian Handicrafts, Gem, Jewellery, Garments etc. The beauty parlor at UDS has herbal facials and skin care treatments.

 

Experience beach elephant safari’s on top of a majestic elephant at UDS.

 

The cookery shows at UDS will help one to get acquainted with the ethnic culinary delights and indulge in an interactive learning experience.

Cottage Bedroom At The Taj Green Cove

Cottage Bedroom At The Taj Green Cove

 

Patios Looking Out To Gardens

Patios Looking Out To Gardens

 

Interior Of Taj Suite

Interior Of Taj Suite

 

Beautiful Infinity Pool

Beautiful Infinity Pool

 

Courtyard With Hammock

Courtyard With Hammock

 

Taj Green Cove Entrance

Taj Green Cove Entrance

 

Taj Green Cove room exterior

Taj Green Cove room exterior

Taj Green Cove

Rated No 3 Hotel In Kovalam

 

Located at one of India’s most popular resorts, the Taj Green Cove Resort And Spa is a Balinese-styled landscaped resort spread across 10 acres of land, offering a breathtaking view of the backwaters, lush landscapes, coconut palms, and unspoiled beaches. The perfect choice for those looking for quality accommodation in a peaceful location.

 

Rooms

All rooms are air-conditioned with TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Robes and slippers are provided and there is also an in-room safe. Balconies look out over gardens and the Indian Ocean.

 

57 Cottages

Granite stone cottages in Balinese-style landscaped gardens with elephant grass thatched rooftops and a private balcony with large French windows offering a panoramic views of the beach, blue sea and backwaters.

 

Each granite stone cottage offers natural details including wooden or tiled floors, high rafters and Bizzaza bathroom mosaics as well as modern amenities like a walk-in wardrobe, colour television with satellite programmes, 2-line speaker phone with international direct dial and wireless internet.

 

08 Taj Suites

These include a sitting room as well as French windows opening to panoramic views of the sea with private balconies or garden sit-outs.

 

Fine Dining

At The Taj Green Cove, guests can savour culinary experiences from various regions of India or select international cuisine of the highest standards.

 

Chemmeen

You can indulge in alfresco dining by the sea at Chemmeen, the beach deck restaurant, which offers authentic coastal cuisine from regions such as Malabar and Travancore, including an exotic seafood barbeque grill.

 

Curries Of India

This air-conditioned restaurant offers the finest Indian curries and accompaniments complimented with exceptional service. A selection of wines are stored in a uniquely designed glass wine cellar.

 

Jasmine Bay And The Lounge

The Jasmine Bay is a 24 hour open-air coffee shop adorned with a terracotta mural depicting coastal scenery and offering a wide variety of International cuisine such as Italian, Asian, Mexican and more.

 

The Lounge is an alternative open-air bar with a casual ambience and a view of the palms and the sea. 

 

Neera

A plush, chic bar with an array of international and Indian spirits, wines, liqueurs and light snacks. Bartenders fashion amazing cocktails to help guests unwind and relax. 

 

Mirror Bar

The lobby area and the Mirror Bar next to it have floor to ceiling windows affording superb views out over the beach and sea.

 

In addition, the resort can also arrange an exclusive, romantic in-villa dining experience with ambient lighting, music, aromatic candles, meals by the course and wine.

 

Ayurveda Centre

The Jiva Spa overlooking beautifully landscaped gardens has 3 treatment rooms, a well-equipped gymnasium, Jacuzzi, a beauty parlour and spa shop, offering guests a range of traditional Indian Ayurveda treatments, holistic massages, aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps. The resort also houses an Ayurveda Tropical Spa on a floating barge in the lagoon overlooking the backwaters. 

 

Facilities

A large swimming pool with outdoor hot and cold splash and Jacuzzi. A Fitness Centre and Gym offers state of the art equipment, plasma screen TV and picture windows affording great views.

 

Other sports include tennis courts, a putting green, archery and indoor games. DVD players and DVD's available on rental basis, as well as a children's activity centre. Shopping Arcade with souvenir shops. Internet access, workstations and multimedia computers. 

 

Excursions include catamaran rides, backwater cruises, temple and village visits. Trips to Trivandrum and Kanyakumari can also be arranged by the resort.

 
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