Kerala scores a 10/10 on all aspects related to nature. A mention of Kerala instantly conjures vivid images of the backwaters, and the gurgling streams and waterfalls, tea and coffee estates, and misty hills, lush with greenery and of course, the chill fresh air. But, the Southern state’s abundance of nature does not end there. It is also home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country.
Blue, warm waters, and an expanse of golden sandy beaches with swaying palms as a backdrop create an ideal ambience for a perfect beach vacation. We are not talking about just any beach vacation, no, no, we won’t do that. We’re referring to a holiday in the lap of luxury, with the sun, the surf and the sands, and plush Kerala beach resorts for your stay. It already sounds good – doesn’t it?
Best time for a beach vacation
Kerala is good to visit, all through the year. There is always something to do. However, if the holiday is intended to be a beach vacation, then, it is best to visit between October to March, when it is neither hot nor humid. The tropical sun can be very harsh, so plan your vacation, keeping the weather in mind.
Kovalam Beach – Action-Packed
One of the most popular beaches in Kerala, the Kovalam beach is often compared to those in Goa. It’s actually three beaches, detached by rock-strewn extensions, forming a crescent-shaped shoreline, that spans across 17 km. It is quite a scenic spot, with golden sands, azure waters and a lighthouse to add an exotic touch.
However, it is the action-packed activities that make Kovalam really special. If you are an adrenaline junkie and seek adventure on your beach vacation, then Kovalam is where you should be. It has all the elements that you can hope for on a beach vacation.
Enjoy the thrills of a speed boat safari where you venture into the Arabian Sea or try your hand at game fishing or angling, and see if you can catch your dinner. Scuba diving enthusiasts can explore the underwater world, and those with no prior experience can opt for an electric scooter that dives into the depths of the sea. You can ride the waves and sea-surf, or go kayaking or parasailing for a bird’s eye view of the city. Cycling and camping are other activities that can be enjoyed here.
Abad Harmonia Ayurvedic beach resort in Kovalam
Abad HarmoniaAyurvedic Beach Resort is an ideal property for a relaxing and rejuvenating stay in Chowara, South Kovalam. It is one of the best resorts in the 3-star category with greenery all around. Ideally located very close to the Chowara beach, the resort boasts of well-appointed superior rooms and cottages.
All superior rooms and cottages have air conditioning, pool access, wi-fi, minibar etc. Guests can also utilize our authentic in-house Ayurveda centre, for therapeutic treatments and rejuvenating ayurvedic massages. The resort has an authorised currency exchange facility, souvenir shop, car-hire service and a doctor on call are among other things.
Additionally, the resort arranges for sightseeing excursions, such as a day trip to Kanyakumari (the southern tip of India) or Trivandrum where you can visit the famous Padmanabha swamy temple or the zoo if you are with kids, or a country boat cruise and a visit to a fishing hamlet. They will help you plan your day.
Marari Beach – Serene beach
The Marari Beach in Alappuzha is a quiet, serene beach, just the place for a beach lover. Lay on the sand, and soak in the warm, tropical sun, or wade into the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. Interestingly, the National Geographic ranked the Marari Beach among the top five best Hammock Beaches in the world. That should tell you something about it. Book your stay close to the beach, for a wonderful, relaxing vacation.
Abad Turtle Beach – Mararikulam
There are many beach resorts in Kerala, but there is none like the Abad Turtle Beach Resort in Mararikulam. It is a vast property spanning over 13 acres, commanding a view of the sands of the Marari beach, and the waters beyond. And if that doesn’t get your attention, the sight of a brook, flowing by, surely will.
The property houses villas and beach cottages, for a luxurious stay. Other amenities include an infinity pool, restaurants with Indian and continental menus, an Ayurveda centre, with skilled masseurs and qualified doctors. You can rent a bicycle, for a solo excursion, or have the resort organise sightseeing trips for you. They will also organise backwater cruises and sunset cruises, on request.
The other attractions in the resort are a beautiful butterfly garden and an organic farm from where most of the vegetables for the resort are produced.
The 10 km long beach is one of the most attractive beaches in Kerala. Golden sands, calm blue waters, and a grove of trees standing guard. The Cherai beach is known for its safe waters. It is quite shallow, and there are no dangerous undercurrents. Children too can safely splash in the waters. Be it
Abad hotels in Cochin – Abad Plaza, Atrium, and Metro
The Abad chain of hotels offers well-furnished, deluxe hotels, in the heart of Cochin. They are the best in the business and ensure their guests have a comfortable stay. The hotels arrange sightseeing trips, for a fee. A day trip to Cherai can be part of your itinerary.
There are a lot of interesting things that you can do in Cochin, in a day. Visit Wellington Island, Bolagatty Palace, enjoy a houseboat ride on the backwaters or drive down to Cherai beach.
Fort Kochi Beach
Famous for its Chinese fishing nets, Fort Kochi Beach must be on every visitors’ itinerary. You can catch the fishermen in action, and also get a good bargain on the fresh catch. Local stalls cook the freshly caught crabs and fish. Give the local cuisine a try. It is a touristy place so that you will find a lot of people around. Fort Kochi beach is at a walkable distance from Dutch Bungalow, our heritage hotels and Abad pepper Route, our colonial-style heritage hotel. Explore the area around the Dutch Bungalow. Take a leisurely walk to the Fort Kochi Beach, a beautiful stretch along the Arabian Sea. It is just metres away. Pepper Route in Fort Kochi is the best option for a budget hotel stay. It is a colonial-style hotel that serves an English breakfast. The hotel arranges sightseeing trips and is the perfect place to stay for exploring this part of Kochi.
The hotel is conveniently located close to the Fort Kochi Beach. You can walk across to the beach; it’s a short walk, takes less than 10 minutes.
No article on beach vacations in Kerala would be complete without mention of Varkala. This beach town is stunningly beautiful. Its virgin beaches, lakes, and hills make it unique. The beautiful part is the Cenozoic sedimentary cliffs, jutting into the sea. Varkala also has historical and religious relevance. There are a few forts and lighthouses and ancient Hindu temples, worth visiting.
Muzhappilangad Beach is another favourite destination for beach holidaymakers. The four-kilometre long stretch of sandy beach is one of the few beaches in India where you can drive a car, without fear of getting stuck in the sand. A number of budget resorts dot the area, offering a comfortable stay, in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy Kerala’s traditional hospitality while you are here. Awesome food, Ayurveda and
Check into one of the many beach resorts in Bekal, for a relaxed holiday experience. The beach is secluded, with not many crowds. The shoreline is lined with lush greenery, and provides a wonderful backdrop. There is a vast choice of resorts to choose from, ranging from beachfront properties to luxurious heritage hotels. You’ll love the solitude and the ambience.