15 Best Beach Resorts In Kovalam, India - Updated 2023

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Bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, Kovalam is a vibrant beautiful beach town and a popular tourist destination in the southern part of Kerala state in India. It boasts some of the most beautiful natural surroundings and major beaches in the country, characterized by shallow body of water with low tidal waves making them ideal for all swimmers. Want to feel the ocean waves crashing at your feet? Head to Samudra Beach Park and bask on the golden sand. If you’re a history buff, you can learn about Kovalam’s beautiful history at Rock Cut Cave Temple. Of course, for a beautiful getaway such as this, you can expect lots of accommodation options here so you can opt for a vacation rental or a seaside resort. And if you’re planning to visit this beautiful location anytime soon, check out our list of the best beach resorts in Kovalam, India, for the best stays.

1. Rockholm at the Light House Beach (from USD 225)

Planning a memorable holiday in Kovalam? Check this out. Situated off Light House Road, Rockholm at the Light House Beach is a popular resort in Kovalam that offers free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, and other modern amenities. Guests will have a private beach access, outdoor pool, and access to Light House Beach, which is only 200 m (656.1 ft) from the resort.

The guest rooms boast magnificent views of the Arabian Sea and are equipped with a balcony with a dining nook where you can enjoy a meal or relax with a good book. To start your day, you will be served a delicious continental or buffet breakfast.

Rockholm at the Light House Beach

Wifi Available

Address: Light House Road Kovalam, Kerala

Parking Restaurant Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa (from USD 134)

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa features a spa and wellness center. This is a 5-star luxury resort sitting on the lovely Kovalam Beach and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Nearby beaches include Samudra Beach and Grove Beach, which are known for their beauty as well as their peaceful environment—and they’re within walking distance. Beach towels, sun loungers, and umbrellas are provided to ensure you have a great beach experience. There are child-friendly amenities including an outdoor pool with a shallow end. The on-site spa offers yoga classes, massages, beauty services, and fitness programs.

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: GV Raja Road,Samudra Beach

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24 -hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

3. Little Elephant Beach Resort (from USD 24)

Sitting just 20 m (65.6 ft) from the gorgeous Lighthouse Beach in Vizhinjam, Little Elephant Beach Resort is a great choice for a beach retreat. It offers free Wi-Fi to ensure you stay connected as well as laundry facilities for your convenience.

Each day, you’ll wake up to a delicious continental breakfast and magical sunrises. Each room comes with a balcony where you can relax and admire stunning beach views. Yoga classes and massage therapies are offered on site.

Little Elephant Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Light House Beach, Vizhinjam PO

24 -hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Currency exchange

4. Hotel Searock Beach Resort (from USD 49)

Hotel Searock Beach Resort is another beach getaway that we highly recommend for a family trip or a couple’s romantic getaway. It’s situated where you can easily get to Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Grove Beach, and other popular attractions. Thiruvananthapuram International is the nearest airport and the resort offers a shuttle service to and from it.

Hotel Searock Resort offers a relaxing accommodation as it features cozy guest rooms with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, ensuite bath, and a private balcony away from any noisy environment. Helpful staff that offer impeccable services are always on standby to help you with your needs. You can also fully detoxify at the spa and wellness center, take a refreshing dip at the outdoor pool, or enjoy tasty food at the in-house restaurant.

Hotel SeaRock Beach Resort Kovalam

Wifi Available

Address: Eve's Beach Road Kovalam

Parking Restaurant Room service 24 -hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

5. Sagara Beach Resort (from USD 53)

Featuring 39 elegant and spacious air-conditioned rooms and suites with private balconies, a restaurant with muti-cuisine food menu, an Ayurvedic spa, two swimming pools, a yoga center, and direct access to the beach, Sagara Beach Resort is your gateway to total relaxation in Kovalam. Aside from these top-notch amenities and facilities, this ideal Ayurvedic resort also features world-class services from airport shuttle service and valet parking to 24-hour room service.

Sagara Beach Resort also boasts a convenient and beautiful location where you can easily get to most of the town’s major attractions and key amenities. Some of the nearby places of interest include the Lighthouse Beach and a whole lot of interesting dining and shopping options.

Sagara Beach Resort

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Light House Road, Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam, India, 695521

6. Niraamaya Retreats, Surya Samudra, Kovalam (from USD 191)

Niraamaya Retreats is situated on a cliff edge along the sea and flanked by coconut trees. From the beautiful scenery alone, you’d know that this resort is all about total relaxation. To complement the stunning natural surroundings, the resort features world-class facilities and services that will surely make your stay as cozy as possible.

From its private beach and sea-facing infinity pool to its multi-cuisine restaurant and spa services, the resort takes ayurvedic treatments to a whole new level. Niraamaya Retreats also features a wide selection of accommodation options that combine traditional charm with modern comfort and convenience—all fully furnished and provide amazing garden or sea views.

Niraamaya Wellness Retreats, Surya Samudra, Kovalam

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Poovar - Vizhinjam Rd, Vizhinjam, Pulinkudi Mullur PO

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24 -hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

7. Soma Palmshore (from USD 45)

Soma Palmshore Beach Resort is your gateway to a relaxing vacation in Kovalam. This beachfront ayurvedic 3-star resort features top-notch accommodations and facilities that blend well with the lush greenery that surrounds it. It has 35 well-appointed rooms and cottages, a sea-facing swimming pool, an al fresco restaurant, a 24-hour coffee shop, private ayurvedic massage rooms, yoga and meditation halls, a beauty clinic, and lots more.

The resort is also great for explorers as it’s located close to many of Kovalam’s major attractions. Aside from the Lighthouse Beach, which is just in front of the resort, other famed beaches nearby include Hawa, Kovalam, Grove, and Samudra beaches. Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium and Lighthouse, Sree Parasurama Temple, Bethsaida Hermitage are within minutes from this amazing resort. You can also avail the airport transfer services for your convenience.

Soma Palmshore

Wifi Available

Address: Light House Road, Kovalam Beach,

Parking Restaurant Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

8. Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa Kovalam (from USD 187)

If you want to take a break and enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa, Kovalam is your best bet. This 5-star hotel and resort is situated close to the pristine coastline with direct access to the sea and a lagoon. The resort also features a wide selection of world-class accommodations, from premium suites with a sea view and a private plunge pool to Balinese-style villas—all designed and furnished for maximum comfort.

Other amenities to enjoy here include a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, banquet halls, concierge services, beauty salon, three restaurants, and a beautiful sea-facing infinity pool.  

Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa Kovalam

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: G.V. Raja Vattapara Road, Trivandrum

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24 -hour front desk Fitness centre

Other accommodations near the beach

9. Getaway Beach Resort Kovalam (from USD 90)

Oozing with seaside charm, tranquility, and warm hospitality, this is a trendy five-star establishment that welcomes you to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime beach experience. The family-friendly accommodation sits in a gorgeous tropical garden that offers a relaxing and private environment, just 150 m (492.1 ft) from both Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach.

In this amazing seaside getaway, guests are offered free Wi-Fi and access to free valet parking. A delicious breakfast featuring continental menus as well as vegetarian and halal options is served each morning. There is an outdoor swimming pool for adults, plus a spa and wellness center.

Getaway Beach Resort Kovalam

Wifi Available

Address: TC 63/523(1) Beach Road,

Restaurant Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

10. Indeevaram Apartments (from USD 23)

Found 750 m (2,460.6 ft) from the beautiful Kovalam Beach, Indeevaram Apartments is a budget property that’s ideal for a family beach retreat. Adventure-seekers can rent a car to visit places such as Trivandrum City centre and the sacred Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

There is a delicious packed lunch for those who wish to spend time outdoors. You’ll have access to rooms with air conditioning, a fully functional kitchen, a satellite TV, and a balcony with blue water views.

Indeevaram Apartments

Wifi Available


Parking Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

11. Beach Florra Inn (from USD 24)

Looking for a place in Kovalam to spend the weekend with your sweetheart? Check out Beach Florra Inn. This is a stylish hotel sitting on the golden sands of Kovalam Beach. It offers elegant rooms with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, a balcony, cable TV, private bathroom, and other essential amenities.

A mouthwatering continental breakfast will be brought to your room first thing in the morning. Those who wish to relax on the expansive beach can rent beach chairs and umbrellas and just fully take in the stunning Kovalam Beach View.

Beach Florra Inn

Wifi Available

Address: Light House Beach, Kovalam, Vizhinjam PO

Restaurant Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Dry cleaning

12. Luxurious beachfront rental with breakfast

Featuring three spacious bedrooms and three well-stocked bathrooms, this is a luxurious lighthouse that’s perfect for families looking to spend their Kovalam vacation on a pristine beach. It’s located on Lighthouse Beach and can accommodate up to seven people.

Guests get to enjoy a delicious breakfast before they leave the house in the morning. The guest rooms are spacious and furnished with large beds, flat-screen LED TVs, and coffee-making facilities. There’s also Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a dedicated workspace.

Kovalam, Kerala, India
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Lighthouse 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but jibran was courteous enough to arrange 3 rooms for us in short time in same locality
rooms and toilets were sparkling clean
gopalkrishnan the caretaker is a nice gentleman who is happy to help always
2 minutes walking distance from vizhinjam lighthouse (kovalam) this place was a serene experience to us
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13. Stylish beach villa featuring Italian architecture

This is a delightful two-bedroom villa that features stunning Italian architecture with a perfect blend of a bit of Bohemian vibe and charming tropical vibe outside. The holiday home comes with Wi-Fi and free parking. You will have access to a balcony where you can relax and take in romantic sunsets and magnificent views of the sandy beach. There’s also a beautiful backyard where you can take an afternoon walk.

Guests who love self-catering will be pleased with the fully functional kitchen at their disposal. TV and a dedicated workspace are also available.

Kovalam, Kerala, India
28 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have a beautiful ayurvedic treatment room set up as well and can recommend a panchakarma practitioner
we were traveling with our 2 year old stay was very comfortable
the kitchen is well equipped for basic meals but would have loved to see a microwave in there
very clean rooms and comfortable beds
the house is well maintained and clean with 2 bedrooms and attached bathrooms
amazing experience house is spacious and clean
the house was sparkling clean excellent location steps to the beach
outstanding hosts with quick responses
my parents loved their kind hospitality
host family is very welcoming and helpful
this shouldn’t be called a super host it should be super super host
the hosts ensure that you feel absolutely at home
great location - a few mins from the beach and the lighthouse
the light house beach is at a walking distance and autos were easily available
a great place to spend a few days at kovalam
loved the pleasant weather in the morning and walk to the beach
this place is perfect for exploring beach
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14. Rock View House (from USD 25)

Rock View House is a popular beach hotel located a few steps from Lighthouse Beach and just an arm’s stretch from Hawa Beach. Guests get to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the rooms.

There is a spa on the property that offers yoga sessions, massages, foot baths, and other Ayurvedic treatments. The spa also offers sun umbrellas for an additional cost. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and a bar. You can wind up your day watching a fascinating movie with the hotel’s movie nights.

Rock View House

Address: Hawah beach Kovalam Beach

Restaurant Room service Bar 24 -hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

15. KTDC Samudra (from USD 38)

Found within a short walk of Padmanabhapuram Palace, KTDC Samudra is a fantastic beachfront hotel with essential amenities that’s popular with traveling couples. The hotel sits 40 m (131.2 ft) from Samudra Beach and just a short stroll from Grove Beach.

Guests can have access to an outdoor swimming pool and free parking on the property. Shuttles that will take you and from the nearest airport are offered for an additional charge. In addition to the hearty breakfast served each morning, you’ll also have coffee-making facilities in your room; not to mention a wide array of exceptional service from 24-hour room service to laundry service.

KTDC Samudra

Wifi Available

Address: GV Raja Road

Parking Restaurant Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

Enjoy a relaxing beach retreat in Kovalam

Kovalam is a lovely tourist destination that is blessed with plenty of natural attractions and iconic landmarks. Adventure lovers and fun-seekers from all over the world come here to explore the scenic beaches, magnificent temples and indulge in a variety of exhilarating water sports. Book one of the above accommodation options and beach resorts and enjoy a relaxing getaway in Kovalam.

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