Kerala is home to some of the most picturesque backwaters in the world that are dotted with stylish beach resorts. Some of them are traditional villages perched on rugged landscapes that attract tourists all year through. These beach resorts are highly popular among both tourists and locals.
Listening to the soothing sound of the waters crashing against the beach, the glorious sunrises/sunsets and a variety of the beach activities are just a few of the exclusive things that you get to enjoy at these resorts.
Here are 7 of our top picks:
1. Marari Beach Resort
An eco-friendly 30-acre beach resort, with lush green coconut groves, fruit trees, an organic farm and lily ponds, Marari Beach Resort is situated in one of the most pristine locations in Alappuzha, Kerala. It offers the perfect ambience for your holiday, and a lot more too. This is the perfect place to hang out if you want to enjoy a slice of nature with a dash of local culture.
The rustic setting of the resort is due to the fact that it lies in a former fisherman’s village, making it even more authentic and natural. You can pamper your body and treat all the sores of the daily grind by indulging in Ayurveda body massages and spa programs offered at the resort. Other attractions of the resort include a hygienically maintained outdoor pool, a la carte menu and buffet menu sourced from the organic garden and a butterfly garden.
You can come here and watch the traditional fisher folk at work, converse with them to know more about their trade, enjoy typical Kerala cuisine with lip smacking sweet dishes, enjoy miles and miles of white sand and watch the sun go beyond the horizon. Get ready to redefine a new height of peace and serenity here.
2. Poovar Island Resort Kovalam
The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Poovar Island Resort in Kovalam is known for its spectacular greenery and pristine beach. The Maharaja of Travancore, Raja Mahindra Varma, named this stunning paradise “Poovar” when he feasted his eyes on the lovely red flowers blooming along the Neyyar River, in the coastal part of Kerala. The river flows along the hamlet, Pokkumoosapuram, and then drains into the Arabian Sea.
Major attractions while staying at the resort include a backwater cruise where you can enjoy the gently swaying coconut trees, the crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation. Enjoy the bewitching backwaters in its emerald finery when you stay at one of the floating cottages in the resort. Of course, the land cottages are no less in their finery as well.
3. Sea Lagoon, Cherai
The Sea Lagoon Health Resort in Cherai, Kochi is modeled to mimic traditional Kerala palatial buildings and is the perfect example of opulence and magnificence of typical Kerala architecture. On one side you can enjoy the mesmerizing backwaters, while on the other side, you must be prepared to be awestruck by the majestic waves of the Arabian Sea.
You can spend your days in the idyllic setting, go for healing massage therapies in the traditional Ayurveda style and practice your strokes in the swimming pool.
4. Clafouti Beach Resorts
The bewitching beauty of nature will redefine your sense of luxury when you are at Clafouti Beach Resorts in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram. You have a mesmerizing view of the red cliffs from here. That, combined with the fascinating natural surroundings and traditional style of architecture makes this a must-visit place.
Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the sun kissing the sea every day of your stay (you can enjoy it from your room or balcony), and make the most of it by trying traditional cuisine and international delights as well. You can also visit the Papanasanam Beach at Varkala, where the belief goes that a dip in the waters would wash away all the sins accumulated in your life.
5. Bolgatty Island Resort
The Bolgatty Island Resort was actually a palace built in 1744 by the Dutch. It was then taken over by the British, followed by the government, post independence. The well-preserved legacy of a bygone era is so elegantly maintained here.
The tranquility, calmness and serenity of the resort will instantly hit you as it is situated within the bustling Kochi city. Enjoy your stay at this elegant island resort and treat your taste palette to an exotic array of seafood, special Kerala dishes and other lip-smacking international cuisines.
6. Ramada Kochi
When you are touring Kochi, this is one resort you shouldn’t miss. Ramada in Kumabalam is a sprawling resort of 8 acres and overlooks the magnificent Kumablam Lake.
Enjoy the opulent radiance of the setting sun by sitting in one of the stunningly decorated large rooms in the resort. As the resort is set on the outskirts of the city, you can get away from hustle and bustle, enjoy complete tranquility, indulge in ubiquitous Ayurveda programs and have some pleasurable relaxing moments that will remain in your memory forever.
7. Cherai Beach Resorts
Cherai Beach Resorts is a very popular resort in Kerala offering pristine views of the beautiful Arabian Sea. The calmness and serenity that pervades this region is what attracts people in the first place. From the comfort of this resort, you can watch the mesmerizing waves crashing against the coast, the swaying coconut trees and the lush green paddy fields, and enjoy delicious cuisine prepared to sensationalize your taste buds.
These resorts are built with the perfect blend of traditional designs and contemporary comfort, following international standards of hygiene and cleanliness that makes them both idyllic and pristine.
They definitely add a new dimension to your idea of a vacation because the levels of rejuvenation and mind therapy you can enjoy at these places are certainly unique and can never be replicated at any other place in the world.
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