Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam, Kerala
Perched on a cliff-top, cradled between wide sweeping beaches, the Leela Kovalam has panoramic views of the famous Kovalam coastline, spread over 80 acres.
The 182 rooms and suites are dotted over many verdant acres of lush gardens and swaying palms. The Club rooms, with private sundecks have spectacular unobstructed sea views and dedicated butler service, separate spa and gym. Club member can also avail the complimentary afternoon teas, refreshments and laundry pressing. All the rooms are replete with private sun-decks and terraces, ensuring you really do have a room with a view.
Along with delicious dining and entertainment options, the resort's Divya Ayurveda Wellness Spa and splendid infinity pools provide a welcome respite at the end of your tour around India. Enjoy the fresh Indian Cuisine at The Tide. Seafood doesn’t get much fresher than this, at the open air thatched roof pan-asian seafood restaurant, remember to always ask about the catch of the day! or dine by the infinity pool for the 24 hour buffet offering an extensive menu from around the globe.
With its own private beach The Leela Kovalam does offer a unique beach experience. The beach can be accessed by a 10 minute walk down the hillside, or by the in house auto rickshaws should you prefer. That said the beaches in Southern Kerala can often experience turbulent seas, as such swimming is not always possible. However the hotel does provide excellent beach side service and life guards.
This luxury resort has something for everyone from water-sports, tennis and archery to yoga and some wonderful Ayurvedic therapies to sooth you back to full health and relaxation. The hotel is also well located to the beach town of Kovalam. Experience this seaside town with its beach restaurants, Mosque, Aquarium and Vizhinjam Cave Temple.
Boasting one of the best hotel views in Kerala, the cliff-top Leela Kovalam made it onto our article of the best beach hotels.