A land of glorious beaches, misty mountains and glistening backwaters, ‘ Kerala’- God’s own country offers a treasure of experiences for every traveller seeking something new. And, one of the best ways, probably, to explore its beauty is by dwelling in a stunning getaway ‘Leela Kovalam‘ – A luxury resort with stunning cliff top setting that overlooks the pristine beaches far along the horizon.
Kovalam is a small coastal town in Kerala with palm backed beaches, south of Thiruvananthapuram. Nestled within a convenient distance(15 Kms) from Trivandrum International airport, ‘Leela Kovalam’ is a lavish retreat for the body, mind and soul. It exactly does what it’s meant to do- rejuvenate you from within.
Rooms & Suites
As you enter its premises, you are greeted quite traditionally and later, escorted to your room. The 183 guest rooms and suites, built on rock face spread over 40 acres of land that is cradled between two beaches. All the rooms promise a serene and soothing stay.
Beach view, Garden view (with own secluded pool & lawn), club room, club duplex suite, club suite and Presidential suite ( two-bedroom suite with king-size beds with separate living and dining areas)
These are adorned with traditional Kerala decor which tastefully blends with the modern amenities, wake up to the rhythm of the restless sea on your ideal holiday.
Starting price of each suite is from INR 14,000/-
The décor in the Leela Kovalam suites combine local tropical architecture and contemporary swank. The spaces are fitted with modern amenities like TV and DVD with choice of movies and music, coffee and tea maker, a well-stocked mini bar, in-room electronic safes, laundry and a 24-hour personal butler for comfort.
Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the gym and ocean-rimmed infinity pool. Generous, isn’t it? Moreover, the property is also adorned with splendid infinity pools, a kids zone (with all books, toys, games) and a state-of-the-art spa.
‘The Terrace‘ a 24-hour buffet restaurant serves Continental, European, and of course Indian cuisine- authentic Kerala specialities. ‘Tides’- a fresh sea food restaurant cooks exactly how you like it, with fresh catch from the sea right below. The cafe at the club is an all- day restaurant that serves scrumptious pan-asian, European and India cuisines.
The chefs here takes special interest in creating special dishes from Indian, Continental, an oriental origin that compliment the vaatha , kaffa, pittha elements. The food is true to it’s natural flavors and amazing balance of nutrients.
Serving an exhaustive list of drinks, this open-air ‘Sky Bar’ overlooks the Arabian sea; offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as tapas; You can sip on your favorite drink with your partner as you gaze at the bright and lazy sunset.
It’s Kerala! So, of course, there are traditional Ayurvedic treatments. The ‘Favourite Ayurveda and Spa’ is set on the cliff top covering 8000 square feet of the area. Traditional treatment rituals are performed in luxurious rooms by qualified therapists.
Their specific therapies include a vast array of services that come in tailored packages. ‘Abhyangasnana‘, ‘Chavutti Thirummu’, ‘Shirodhara’, ‘Marma‘, ‘Leech therapy’- treatment one of the pancha karma in Ayurveda and Patrapodhosevanam.
Try the rejuvenating treatments at ‘The Favourite Spa’ with ingrown medicinal plants and attend Yoga sessions on the rooftop early morning. The panoramic views of the Arabian Sea sets the perfect mood for rejuvenation that sheds all your stress away. We suggest try and make the most of it here.
Activities & Events
As you relax in one of the infinity pools under a gorgeous blanket of sunset, learn to make your favourite drinks at the cocktail workshop on Thursdays at 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Also, go on day-tours to experience rustic Kerala while you glide on the backwaters in one of the giant house boats and enjoy delicious traditional meals.
Kovalam was once a erswhile hippie spot, quite famous amonst foreign visitors especially from Europe and Israel. However, the beach is not restrained to just swimming, sightseeing and delicious food.
Kovalam has three beaches. So, you can enjoy plenty of water sports like parasailing, surfboarding, boat rides and wind surfing. Visit India’s richest temple ‘ Padmanabhaswamy temple’ which is 10 Kms away from Kovalam. The Dravidian style architecture will leave you spellbound (open only to Hindus). Also, you can head to the Veli tourist village for thrilling boat rides and picnics with your family.
Why Should You Be Here?
Impressive sea views from the clifftop, private beach with lounge chairs, lip-smacking food with an enormous variety, and great service by professionals, the Leela Kovalam is a must stay for those who has a weakness for panache and wish to experience nature’s serenity and break away from the chaos of the city.