Never lose sight of the beach with these 5 star retreats in Kovalam


Kovalam is a village by the beach in Trivandrum, Kerala. Apart from the beaches, the noteworthy attractions include two dams and a river, forts and temples. It is quite popular among international as well as local tourists looking to unwind. We have curated a list of Kovalam beach resorts that might interest you.

Niraamaya retreats

It is one of the few Kovalam hotels that offer a direct view of the majestic beach. On offer is a choice of rooms ranging from Classic traditional style accommodation to luxurious contemporary room with lavish modern amenities. Apart from these, there are also Bungalows, Villas and traditional stone houses. The resort is known for their in-house Ayurveda relaxation and rejuvenation programs that range from short to intense as well as Panchkarma in the award-winning signature spa. It also offers Stress management, weight loss, Yoga and other holistic development programs. The signature Dining by design by the resort has them arrange for you to dine on any location around the resort with a chef and a butler in attendance. Besides the resort organizes for culinary classes with the chef as well as pottery sessions.

Turtle on the beach

The Turtle on the beach offers you premium rooms in subtle and warm colour tones overlooking the sea. The in-house spas specialize in a range of holistic and wellness treatments. Vaidyasala provides a choice of Ayurvedic therapies, and Spa Savvy has a selection of skincare and healing treatments. The fully equipped gym and the majestic swimming pool further are the other relaxation options available. The Catamaran is a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers choicest of delicacies from around the world. WWW is a state of the art bar when you can entertain and dine in style. The café Centrepoint in the hotel offers the perfect brews to start your day. It is among the most famous hotels in Kovalam.

Bethsaida Hermitage

Bethsaida Hermitage is an eco-friendly health resort on the Kovalam Beach. The resort offers accommodation options in the form of huts, Sea view rooms, cottages, Kottaram and wooden houses. The stay options are a perfect blend of the contemporary and the modern. The resort is a haven of peace and calm, with everything designed to soothe and relax you. It is among the very few Kovalam hotels that offer daily Yoga and meditation sessions. The well-being packages on offer include rejuvenation and a body detox program. The other programs include Live Long, Live young, Weight loss and a Beautiful body program. The restaurant in the hotel serves up local delicacies with ingredients freshly sourced from the hotel garden.

The Leela Kovalam

Counted amongst the best Kovalam beach resorts, The Leela Kovalam is the only cliff-top resort in India. Overlooking the Kovalam beach, the resort is a luxury haven cocooned in the lap of nature. The calm is broken only by the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks below. The stay options include rooms overlooking the lush garden or directly to the beach. The infinity pool at the hotel is its star attraction. Relax in the pool with a drink and unwind to the expansive view of the Arabian sea. The poolside restaurant offers an all-day buffet spread with Asian, European, Indian and authentic local options. The Gazebos offer some of the best views of Kovalam Beach. The dedicated butler service and the attentiveness of the staff ensure that every of your need is taken care of. End the day at the Sky bar to majestic sunsets with a drink of your choice. 

These hotels in Kovalam are among the best places to revive and rejuvenate before getting back to your busy life.