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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different luxury accommodations in Kovalam?

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Being an internationally acclaimed beach resort catering to a variety of tourists, Kovalam is quite familiar with the terms luxury and indulgence. To give you a little taste of what’s to come, we have listed the very best, super exorbitant, sumptuous little slices of paradise, just for you.  


  • Leela Kovalam

    The top choice when it comes to luxury beach resorts; the most attractive feature about this resort is its location. Set on a cliff top looking over the pristine setting of the beach, this resort is sandwiched between two beaches. We cannot do justice to the views afforded here with just words. Apart from the location, you can expect to find every amenity that is available in any other 5 star resort. To name a few, they have an Ayurvedic wellness spa, salons, pool, gift shops, badminton court, beach volleyball, table tennis, jogging track, Yoga sessions, the choicest cuisines, excellent services...phew! The whole place is decorated keeping a traditional Indian theme in mind, which speaks of a graceful elegance and warm aesthetics. If you book a club room, you will even get a personal butler and a private lounge. The Kovalam Palace or the Halcyon Castle, built as a beach resort for the Travancore royalty in 1932, lies within the premises. It has a lot of interesting royal titbits displayed in each room, and is a magnificent example of terrific architectural splendour. In short, take our word when we say that a stay in this resort will be one of the best experiences of your life.

    The tariff begins at INR 7800 to INR 23000

    Address: The Leela Kovalam

    Kovalam Beach Road
    Kovalam
    Trivandrum
    Kerala
    India
    Telephone: +91-471-3051234
    Fax: +91-471-2481522
    Email:
    reservations.kovalam@theleela.com
    Official Website: http://www.theleela.com/locations/kovalam


  • Taj Green Cove Resort / Vivanta by Taj

    Just 12 kilometres from the airport, this spa resort is located in the main beach of Kovalam and spread across more than 10 acres of lush beauty. You will enjoy staying at the hillside cottages with options for single rooms or suites with a garden view or a sea view. Each cottage is luxuriously appointed with all the modern amenities that you can think of. The surrounding scenic beauty of the backwaters and the beaches is perfect for an idyllic holiday setting. Additional facilities include: the infinity pool, access for disabled, child-care services, Table Tennis, library, gym, jacuzzi and spa. Enjoy the free airport pickups with backseat surprises. Try the Tandoori Prawns by the poolside restaurant. Simply mouth watering! You will stumble across hidden pools and streams if you decide to explore the hotel grounds.

    The tariff for the rooms range from INR 8,500 to INR 45,000

    Address: Taj Green Cove Resort
    G. V. Raja Vattappara Road
    Kovalam
    Trivandrum
    Kerala
    India
    Telephone: +91-471-6613000
    Fax: +91-471-2487744

    Official Website: http://www.vivantabytaj.com/Kovalam-Kerala/Overview.html


  • Turtle on the beach

    Facing Eve’s beach, this boutique resort captures the blend of a bohemian vibe with the tranquillity of Kerala. Brimming with sleek sophistication, the culture of this resort is very unique and full of artistic creative surprises. Like the arty Buddhas on wooden benches, giant crabs on the sun shades, faces poking out of walls or the Zen-like lounge. You will be hard pressed to find a dull corner. Apart from that, turtle on the beach is known for its themed rooms/ suites/ leisure villa with choice views, amazing dining delights and a very friendly staff. Explore Blues (the resort bar), Rumours (the coffee shop) and Catamaran (the main restaurant). You must try out the Ayurveda Vaidyasala, wherein you’ll get relaxing massages which will enhance your overall flexibility. Don’t forget to check out the gift store, you will find a lot of interesting trinkets in there.

    The tariff ranges from INR 5,000 to INR 20,000


    Address: Turtle on the Beach
    VPI/439 ITDC Road
    Kovalam
    Thiruvananthapuram
    Kerala
    India
    Telephone: +91-471-2514000
    Fax.: +91-471-2514001
    Email: sales@thrhotels.com
    Official Website:
    http://www.turtleonthebeach.com/


  • Surya Samudra

    Surya Samundra is another clifftop paradise sitting amidst the lush green bounties of God’s Own Country. If you are looking for some privacy and seclusion, then this is the place to be. Sitting in an isolated slice of this tropical destination, this eco-friendly heritage resort is far from the buzz of the tourists, where the only sounds come from the waves. Built to emulate the ancient traditional Tharavu houses which were built keeping a harmony with nature in mind, the cottages have terracotta roofs, wooden pillars, tiled floors and flowery fruit gardens. Each cottage is built and spaced like a secluded private enclave where you can carve out a world for yourself. You can avail the in-room spa treatments, library, cooking classes with chef Prakash, and yoga sessions. The in house shop called The Old Curiosity shop has some interesting antiques from all over the India.

    The tariff ranges from INR 7000 to INR 23000

    Address: Surya Samudra Private Retreats
    Pulinkudi Mulloor PO
    Kovalam
    Thiruvananthapuram
    Kerala
    India
    Telephone: +91-471-2267333 / +91-471-2480413
    Fax: +91-471-2267124
    Email: reservations@suryasamudra.com
    Official Website:
    http://www.suryasamudra.com/pages/know_kovalam.html


The moment you step in one of these opulent affairs, you will be swaddled in that great feeling which comes from anticipating all the amazing delights which are to come your way. So come and experience these luxurious coves of delightful indulgence. Have a wonderful stay here.

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