Leela Kovalam Beach Resort- Kerala
This one is meant for the lovers of luxuries.
Around 15 km from Thiruvanantpuram and right on the one of the most famous beaches of Kerala is the 5 Star Hotel belonging to the prestigious Leela Group of Hotels. The hotel sits comfortably atop a cliff facing the Arabian Sea and spreads over an area of 44 acres. The hotel pampers you to the extent of spoiling and the magnificent surroundings contribute in their own way to make you feel extremely special. Swaying palm trees hide and unhide a lot that is happening on the beach. And the beach itself (the part that belongs to the hotel exclusively) is around 2.5 km long. Enough to give you a vivacious time during your stay.
The hotel has the honour of being the first Five Star Beach Resort of Kerala and it also happens to be the largest one amongst all. Staying at the Leela Kovalam Beach Resort is inspiring as you realize the significance of relaxation and fun that you have been missing out for a long time now. And then, the little place of Kovalam along with the surrounding area itself is very beautiful and worth exploring.
At Leela Kovalam Beach Resort, you have the option of
choosing from a whole range of rooms. There are Sea view rooms,
Beach view rooms, Royal Suites, and Seaside Cottages with private
Villas. The Sea view rooms with their interiors designed in
traditional Keralese style gives a close look at the sea all the time
without you actually going out of the room. Just stand in the balcony
and enjoy the view as the sun signs off for the day.
The four suites of royal Halycon Castle are a treat for your luxury yearning soul. The granite built Castle has had the distinction of being the summer retreat of the former Maharajas of Travancore and stands apart from the rest of the rooms. Outside the palm groves and inside the Italian floor tiles, antique finish furniture and a king size bed contribute to enhance the feeling of regality. Every step you take here infuses in you a renewed sense of being at an extremely special place.
Distinct from the Castle that oozes every bit of royal charm are the Cottages that together make up an atmosphere resembling a village. Lined up on the shore, these cottages remind you of the traditional 18 th century Kerala wooden houses the moment you step inside. Like those houses, the cottages of Kovalam Beach Resort follow the concept of open bathroom. Additionally, these bathrooms also have bathtubs and Sundeck chairs. Staying in these Cottages is a pleasure as you get a feel of being free. Come out of the cottage and move ahead to reach the beach. Alternatively, you can also move to the backside and reach the swimming pool. It is like every step forward and backwards greets you with a different attractions.
The Restaurants and Bars
With comfortable accommodation facilities provided, you
will now look for some delicious meal to satisfy your taste buds. And,
Leela Kovalam doesn't disappoint you even a bit. There is the Cafe,
a buffet styled restaurant offering a variety of delectable cuisine to
water your mouth. Fresh Pizzas straight out of wood fired oven is high
on demand here. The Beach Restaurant is just perfect if you
need to shake your body while having your meal. The rhythmic beats of
music forces you to tap your feet even while your are glued to your
chair and are a bit reluctant to join the dancing group.
There is also the Pool Lounge that caters to your light snacks and beverages preferences. And then, the Bar is there to quench your thirst for some international liquor brands and heady cocktails.
Leisure & Fun Activities
Leisure at Leela Kovalam means a lot. It means staying
back in your room and reading a book specially picked up from the
hotel library. It also means enjoying a view of the rising and falling
waves from your room and feel the drops of tranquility slowly filling
And when the Resort location is on a famous beach, can beach leisure be far behind? So, your leisure at Kovalam Beach Resort also means laying back on your chair under the thatched umbrella and sipping a glass of cold coffee. You can walk up barefooted on the smooth golden sands of the beach and the let the rushing waves kiss your feet. Beach volleyball is an excellent idea if you have, by now, got into the mood of some fun. For a bit more adventurous side of you, there are options of water sports like catamaran/boat rides, sun bathing, swimming and snorkelling.
The Ayurveda and Spa
The Ayurveda and Spa Centre of hotel calms your tired body and soul and give you a peace of mind, a renewed vigour, an unprecedented feel of happiness - or in brief fresh lease of life. After obtaining treatment from here, you feel the urge to take on the challenges of life in a new way. The Ayurveda Centre is well equipped and managed by qualified doctors who not only understand your problems but also make you realize the importance of a healthy living. Daily yoga sessions will further improve your overall energy level.
The Resort is located at a distance of 15 km from Trivandrum International Airport, 15 km from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and 13 km from East Fort Bus Stand.