The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel - A romantic getaway beach resort
The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is home to an attractive beachside town named Kovalam, featuring pristine beaches and ebullient rivers. There are several tourists that visit Kovalam all year round to experience the best of its beaches and infamous wellness therapies. It is a go-to when it comes to romantic getaways and sunset dates, long walks on the sand as you admire the horizon and immerse yourself in the tranquil beach-side surroundings. The Lighthouse beach, Samudra Beach and Hawah Beach are the popular beaches in town, promising a relaxing experience by the bay in God’s own country.
When seeking luxury in Kovalam, there are some amazing beach side resorts with private beaches and stunning views. The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel is one of them with sublime views, great service standards and delectable treats. This fabulous Leela property is crowned on a cliff giving panoramic views of the coconut palms, emerald seas, and breath-taking sunsets. Undoubtedly, this hotel is ideal for honeymooners and couples looking to visit for staycations, wedding photoshoots, anniversary celebrations, birthdays or even grand weddings.
The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel is designed by a recognized architect - Charles Correa who has achieved a beautiful blend of contemporary and timeless elements of cultural beauty in the hotel’s architecture, that defines Kerala as a quintessential destination for vacations and exploration. Global travellers can easily access the hotel as the location is just 25 mins from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and 40 mins from the Railway Station.
Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons why tourists should choose to stay at a beach resort like The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel:
Immersing in luxurious accommodations: A sense of tranquillity prevails in the contemporarily designed rooms and suites, loaded with premium amenities for an enriching stay. Whether it is a garden view villa, sea view villa, premium club room/suites or an exquisite presidential suite, the experience of staying in these opulent spaces will give you the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, scenic views and personalized services.
The dine and wine zone: As The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel is located on the shoreline of an expansive beach, the restaurants and cafes feature azure views of the waterfront, refreshing ocean breeze and a perching clifftop. Guests can explore The Terrace for local breakfast, Tides for an open-air beach dining experience, The Café to relax in intimate gazebos perched up on a cliff, and The Sky Bar to enjoy sundowners.
The cultural treasures: Guests who are inquisitive about the history and heritage of Kerala can take a stroll across historic landmarks located closely to the property. One of the richest temples in the world ‘Sri Padhmanabhaswamy Temple’ is a must visit cave-style temple with mesmerising secrets to uncover. The Kerala Arts Crafts Village exhibits traditional, folk, and ethnic crafts and artefacts of Kerala while the cultural essence lies in the age-old artforms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, the traditional Chenda Mellam and Kalarippayattu. Plan your day to explore the local culture and traditional treasures around The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel to take home beautiful memories from this dreamy tourist destination.
Leisure vacay: Kerala is the perfect getaway spot for the purposes of leisure as well as relaxation. The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel offers the perfect set of activities ideal for an enjoyable experience. A quick stroll across the organic farm is an attraction for tourists to capture some fresh local produce, besides which, the resort has a range of fun recreational activities including Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Archery, Yoga sessions and much more. Those interested in sharpening their culinary skills can take a cooking master class with their in-house chefs. Lastly, the far end of Kovalam beach is a highlight featuring a 118 ft. high lighthouse built on a rocky headland. Tourists can get spectacular views from the top by climbing up the winding staircase.
Marine marvels: There are thrilling adventure activities at the beach that guests at the hotel can be a part of. Take a cruise, go rafting, or try high-end under water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Explore the depths of the Arabian Sea or paraglide over the pristine waters. Poovar backwaters offers an exciting speedboat cruise where tourists can explore an abundance of hundreds of species of birds, exotic flowers, swaying palm groves and even spices! If trekking is one of your favourite activities, take a tour up the hills of Ponmudi and enjoy a hot cup of tea at the peak.
Ayurvedic Wellness: After a thrilling day filled with adventure, shopping and travel, visit the world class Ayurveda centre at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and restore the balance of mind, body and soul. The relaxation centre is spread across 8000 sq ft with a yoga pavilion and 12 treatment rooms, specializing in treatments for neck care, spine health, migraines, lower back aches, arthritis and also for other types of pain management.
Stage for social gatherings: The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel acts as the perfect backdrop for social gatherings and lavish destination weddings for over 700 guests. Plan a fairy-tale wedding with 16000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted beachfront space with the surrounding beauty of azure waves and coconut palms. Besides the outdoor setting, the ballroom and garden lawns are also excellent venues for memorable private parties and cocktail dinners. Even corporate events, gala dinners, workshops, and product launches can be made a success with a seating capacity of over 750 guests. Get inspired from nature while you meet for work at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, giving away panoramic views of the Kovalam coastline.
Top 5 places to visit in Kovalam, Kerala
Enhance your stay at the property by exploring the attractions in the vicinity that are worthy of tourist admiration:
Samudra Beach: This is a popular beach in north Kovalam, best known for its serenity and relaxing views of the shore. There are also beautiful home stays by the beach and you can get to see local fishermen here selling their fresh catches of the day.
Hawa Beach: This attraction is a popular tourist spot also known as Eve’s beach. It is a delight to visit Hawa beach and make the most of leisure activities such as swimming, basking in the sun, strolling in the soft sands and riding boats.
Karamana River: This river is admired for its beautiful backwaters. Tourists can go around watching the scenic beauty of the river in house boats and decide to stay in them as well! The boat clubs situated on this river are open for canoe rides, kayaking and moonlit boat rides.
Neyyar Dam: This is a sight that makes you stop and watch as the pearly white water gushes through the dam walls. Tourists are always photo-ready at this spot to capture the dam waters in the background. The attraction is good for groups to enjoy picnics and nature walks in the area surrounding the dam.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple: A 16th century temple forms one of the richest places of worship in the world. This iconic temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; it is beautifully constructed with exquisite carvings and paintings.
So, doesn’t visiting The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel sound like a complete package in itself? Not only abundant in luxury, the hotel also offers sights and experiences that are hard to come by.