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Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
Samudra Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Beachfront
  8. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
"From check in until check out we really enjoyed our stay at the UDS. This was our last stop on our trip to Kerala. Every member of staff from the porters up to the management were so friendly and respectful. We liked our room which had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing stay. The access to the beach was great and contrary to what other reviewers have written, the beach is great and you can swim in the sea. The local shops and restaurants are great and everybody is so friendly. Such a difference to the other side of Kovalam on Lighthouse Beach where everything is just too much! I almost don't want to write this review, as we may not get a room when we next visit Kovalam, but feel it is so worthy. We have been visiting Kovalam for six years but have never stayed at the UDS before. We will definitely stay there again and would recommend it. We feel it offers very good value for money and far outweighs any of the other hotels in the same category. Keep it up UDS, we will most definitely be back. Thank you. John and Debbie H (London). "
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7.9

Very good

867 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 120
The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel
Samudra Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"We had Club rooms and these were of a very good standard and service was also good. Particularly liked the fact that our balcony directly overlooked the Arabian Sea and there was complete privacy. It felt like being on board a cruise ship. The infinity pool was of a very good size and loungers were always available. Service around the pool was very good with free bottled water and fruit juice on request. We booked excursions through the hotel such as a trip on a house boat and this was excellent - of a very high standard. We did eat out of the hotel one night at Kovalam beach, but the food was quite poor. In contrast, the food in all of the restaurants was of a very good standard. One has to remember that this is India - and there are always glitches. For example, our laundry went missing. Overall though everything about our stay was of a very good standard. Cannot comment on rooms other than the Club but these were very good. We also particularly enjoyed the free afternoon tea every afternoon."
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8.9

Excellent

539 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 277
Soma Palmshore Resort
Lighthouse Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Shuttle service
  8. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
"fantastic stay in a room facing the sea fantastic food and everything you can expect from a 3star hotel and even more perfect location 5 minutes walk to kovalam center but at the same time quiet location with private beach. not hasseled by the locals which can be very annoying here in india for women fantastic aryuvedic center within the hotel. private yoga lessons... we extend our stay..."
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7.1

Very good

568 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 50
Gokulam Grand Turtle on the Beach Resort and Spa
Hawa Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"We live in Delhi and spent 3 nights at Turtle On The Beach for holidays. This hotel offers best scenery in Kovalam Beach area (except Leela which is located slightly away from Kovalam Beach). Please have a try climbing up at Sky Suite for the best view. The hotel is not located ‘on the beach’ but in a walking distance from the beach. The only thing you need to consider is a steep slope which you need to climb up when coming back to the hotel. The staffs are super friendly and are ready to offer any support. At the time of our visit, we were offered to take better rooms instead of the lower grade room which we booked. This may not be expected every time however, the readiness to offer the best service feels so nice, especially if you are a visitor from other major cities in India. The hospitality of this hotel is definitely better than those ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Gorgeous’ 5 star hotels. Besides, surfing at Lighthouse Beach is FUN!"
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8.3

Excellent

462 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 168
MERIDIAN BY Daan
Neyyattinkara,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Game room
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
8.1

Excellent

37 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 15
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
Kazhivoor,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"I have never experienced this kind of calmness during family trips. Usually it is quite tiring, but here every night sleep was excellent,we were able to dose off in minutes with the continuous waves making tranquil music. Another thing I really enjoyed was watching the sunset straight from our room. We stayed in Pandanus and we were so lucky to get this individual bungalow. We booked premium heritage and it is really worth the money. For one afternoon we went lunch for at the Leela Kovalam, we were happy that we dint get rooms there. What we personally dint like there was the over crowd, here the resort has only about 30 rooms and we had great privacy at the pool, beach and garden which we really enjoyed. The service was at par with star hotels. They made our room twice every day and tats needs to be appreciated. Though the food menu was very limited it was good for my stomach, when i gave my view regarding this, John at the front desk informed they are already working on adding new items to menu. Altogether it would be the ideal resort for a family looking for good privacy with great location and star service. "
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8.8

Excellent

187 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 238
The Ocean Park Beach Resort
Lighthouse Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Sauna
  6. Spa
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Place is a nice quiet and less the 2 minutes walk to a quiet section of Kovalam beach. Hotel is an area with nice beach views but away from the busy restaurants. Truly enjoyed my stay!"
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6.1

Very good

272 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 28
Amara Ayurveda Retreat
Kovalam,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Steamroom
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Amara Ayurveda Retreat is a perfect place to stay"
8.6

Excellent

77 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 76
Hotel Sea View Palace
Lighthouse Beach,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Spa
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Our stay at the Hotel was like Home Away Home at Kovalam Beach."
7.2

Very good

166 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 21
Somatheeram Ayurveda Village
Adimalathura,Kovalam - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"I stayed there 6 days. I was coming from a 12 day tour in tamil nadu. I wanted to find a peaceful place and indeed i did. The health ayurvedic centre is fantastic and the staff wotking there is skillful. I would reccommend this place if you are not on a low budget holiday as this resort has different prices from the rest of india. "
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8.2

Excellent

69 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 135

Fast facts about Kovalam, India

Accommodations296 properties
Popular hotelUday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
Popular areaLighthouse Beach
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Frequently asked questions

What are the top accommodations in Kovalam for families?

Hotels in Kovalam that are widely rated by families include Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel, The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and Soma Palmshore Resort.

What's the top community in Kovalam to stay in?

Favorite local neighborhoods among tourists staying in Kovalam include Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach and Hawa Beach.

What accommodations around Kovalam are very highly rated with respect to sanitation?

Hotelsfound in Kovalam that is highly rated regarding sanitation include JEEVAN HOMESTAY kovalam, Packbag Comfort Bed & Breakfast and Abhi's cafe avaduthura kovalam.

What properties located in Kovalam are exceptionally rated for room comfort and quality?

Resortsin Kovalam that is very highly rated regarding room comfort and quality include Vedanta Wake Up Hawa Beach, The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort and Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra.

What are the best hotels in Kovalam equipped with swimming pools?

Verified tourists to Kovalam have given excellent feedback relating to the swimming pools at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel and Soma Palmshore Resort.

What are the very best resorts located in Kovalam with spas?

Verified tourists to Kovalam have given top ratings regarding the spas at Soma Palmshore Resort, Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach and Ideal Ayurvedic Resort.

What are the most suitable accommodations around Kovalam that has airport transfer?

A hotel offering airport transfer found in Kovalam which is exceptionally rated is Vedic Waves.

How long should I remain in Kovalam?

In the past 3 months, travelers stayed in Kovalam for 1 nights on average. The appropriate length for your visit will depend on what you're looking to see and explore while there.

Is pre-departure covid test mandatory for unvaccinated visitors to enter Kovalam?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test may be required to enter Kovalam. For updated and in depth information on travel restrictons, remember to take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

Is covid test upon arrival expected for fully vaccinated foreigners to enter Kovalam?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Kovalam from outside the country. For updated and detailed information on travel restrictons, remember to take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you hope to visit, or go to here.

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More about Kovalam

Discover the Hidden Gems of Kovalam, India

Kovalam is a small coastal town located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Although it is a lesser-known destination compared to other popular cities in India, Kovalam is a hidden gem that offers a unique travel experience. The town is known for its picturesque beaches, serene backwaters, and rich cultural heritage. One of the most popular attractions in Kovalam is the Lighthouse Beach. This beach is named after the 30-meter high lighthouse located on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea. The beach itself is a long strip of golden sand that is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes along the beach where you can enjoy fresh seafood and other local delicacies. Another must-visit beach in Kovalam is the Hawa Beach, also known as the Eve's Beach. This beach is smaller than the Lighthouse Beach but is equally beautiful. It is surrounded by palm trees and offers a more secluded and peaceful atmosphere. You can also find several shops and street vendors selling souvenirs and handicrafts. If you are interested in exploring the local culture of Kovalam, you can visit the Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor. This harbor is one of the busiest fishing ports in Kerala and is home to a large community of fishermen. You can observe the fishermen at work and even buy fresh fish directly from them. There is also a small museum and aquarium nearby where you can learn more about the marine life of the region.

Top Reasons Why Kovalam Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Kovalam is a unique travel destination that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider visiting Kovalam: 1. Beautiful Beaches: Kovalam is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in India. The Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach are all worth visiting for their natural beauty and serene atmosphere. 2. Rich Cultural Heritage: Kovalam has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and festivals. You can visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace, the Kovalam Art Gallery, and the Vellayani Lake to learn more about the local culture. 3. Ayurvedic Treatments: Kovalam is famous for its Ayurvedic treatments and spa therapies. You can indulge in a relaxing massage or try out some of the traditional Ayurvedic remedies for various ailments. 4. Water Sports: Kovalam is a great place for water sports enthusiasts. You can go surfing, parasailing, kayaking, and even try out scuba diving. 5. Delicious Food: Kovalam is a foodie's paradise with its wide variety of seafood, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian dishes. You can try out some of the local delicacies like fish curry, dosa, and sambar.

Your Ultimate Guide on How to Go to Kovalam

Kovalam is easily accessible by air, train, and road. Here is a guide on how to reach Kovalam: By Air: The nearest airport to Kovalam is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is located about 15 kilometers away. You can take a taxi or a bus from the airport to Kovalam. By Train: The nearest railway station to Kovalam is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. You can take a taxi or a bus from the railway station to Kovalam. By Road: Kovalam is well-connected by road to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from cities like Trivandrum, Kochi, and Chennai to reach Kovalam.

10 Fun Things to Do in Kovalam That Will Make Your Trip Unforgettable

Kovalam offers a wide range of activities and experiences that will make your trip unforgettable. Here are ten fun things to do in Kovalam: 1. Visit the Lighthouse Beach and watch the sunset from the lighthouse. 2. Go surfing or try out other water sports at the beaches. 3. Take a boat ride on the backwaters and explore the local villages. 4. Visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace and learn about the local history and architecture. 5. Try out some of the Ayurvedic treatments and spa therapies. 6. Go on a fishing trip with the local fishermen and learn about their way of life. 7. Visit the Kovalam Art Gallery and admire the works of local artists. 8. Try out some of the local delicacies like fish curry, dosa, and sambar. 9. Attend the local festivals and cultural events to experience the local culture. 10. Take a day trip to nearby attractions like the Poovar Island and the Kanyakumari Temple.

Why Agoda.com Is the Best Place to Book Your Hotel in Kovalam

Agoda.com is the best place to book your hotel in Kovalam for several reasons. Firstly, Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in Kovalam that cater to all budgets and preferences. Whether you are looking for a luxury resort or a budget-friendly guesthouse, you can find it on Agoda.com. Secondly, Agoda.com offers competitive prices and deals on hotels in Kovalam. You can save up to 50% on your hotel bookings by using Agoda.com. Thirdly, Agoda.com offers a user-friendly platform that makes it easy to search, compare, and book hotels in Kovalam. You can filter your search based on location, price, amenities, and other preferences. Lastly, Agoda.com offers excellent customer service and support. You can contact their customer service team 24/7 for any queries or issues regarding your hotel booking.

The Best Time to Visit Kovalam: A Seasonal Guide

The best time to visit Kovalam depends on your preferences and interests. Here is a seasonal guide to help you plan your trip: Winter (October to February): Winter is the peak season in Kovalam and is ideal for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The weather is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 18 to 30 degrees Celsius. Summer (March to May): Summer is the off-season in Kovalam and is ideal for budget travelers. The weather can be hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Monsoon (June to September): Monsoon is the rainy season in Kovalam and is ideal for nature lovers and Ayurvedic enthusiasts. The weather can be unpredictable, with heavy rainfall and occasional thunderstorms.

Expert Tips for Travelers Planning to Visit Kovalam

Here are some expert tips for travelers planning to visit Kovalam: 1. Pack light and comfortable clothes that are suitable for the tropical climate. 2. Carry a sunscreen lotion, hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. 3. Try out the local cuisine but be cautious about the level of spices and heat. 4. Respect the local culture and traditions and dress modestly when visiting religious sites. 5. Carry a mosquito repellent and take necessary precautions to avoid mosquito-borne diseases. 6. Book your hotel in advance, especially during the peak season.

Where to Stay in Kovalam: The Ultimate Accommodation Guide

Kovalam offers a wide range of accommodation options that cater to all budgets and preferences. Here are some of the best places to stay in Kovalam: 1. Rockholm at the Light House Beach: This boutique hotel offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views of the sea. It is located on the Lighthouse Beach and is perfect for beach lovers. 2. Wilson Ayurvedic Beach Resorts: This resort offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments and therapies along with comfortable accommodation. It is located on the Hawa Beach and is ideal for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing stay. 3. Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel: This luxury hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with modern amenities. It is located on the Samudra Beach and offers easy access to the local attractions. 4. The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort: This heritage resort offers traditional Kerala-style cottages and villas with modern amenities. It is located on the Chowara Beach and is perfect for those seeking a cultural experience. 5. Turtle on the Beach Hotel: This luxury hotel offers stylish rooms and suites with stunning views of the sea. It is located on the Eve's Beach and offers easy access to the local attractions.

What to Eat in Kovalam: A Foodie's Guide to Local Cuisine

Kovalam offers a wide variety of cuisine that reflects the local culture and traditions. Here are some of the must-try dishes in Kovalam: 1. Fish Curry: This is a popular dish in Kovalam and is made with fresh fish, coconut milk, and spices. It is best served with steamed rice or appam. 2. Dosa: This is a South Indian staple food that is made with fermented rice and lentil batter. It is served with various chutneys and sambar. 3. Sambar: This is a vegetable stew that is made with lentils, tamarind, and spices. It is served with rice or idli. 4. Seafood Platter: Kovalam is famous for its fresh seafood and you can try out a variety of seafood dishes like prawns, crab, and lobster. 5. Banana Chips: This is a popular snack in Kerala and is made with thinly sliced bananas that are deep-fried and seasoned with spices.

How to Travel Around Kovalam: Your Complete Transportation Guide

Kovalam is a small town and is easily accessible by foot or bicycle. However, if you want to travel to nearby attractions or explore the backwaters, you can use the following modes of transportation: 1. Auto-rickshaws: These are three-wheeled vehicles that are ideal for short distances. You can negotiate the fare with the driver before boarding. 2. Taxis: Taxis are available for hire in Kovalam and are ideal for longer distances. You can book a taxi through your hotel or through a local travel agency. 3. Buses: Local buses are available for travel to nearby towns and cities. You can check the bus timings and fares at the local bus station. 4. Boats: Boats are available for hire for exploring the backwaters and nearby islands. You can negotiate the fare with the boatman before boarding.