Visit to Kovalam – The beach paradise for honeymooners in Kerala
Kickstart an exciting, beautiful life together with the sun, sea, and sand by their side is an incredible experience for newlyweds. But beyond the usual choice of destinations that have been frequented way too often, where can honeymooners go?
One bright and sunny suggestion is Kovalam - a picturesque and idyllic coastal town in the southern state of Kerala. It is famous for its three crescent-shaped beaches that offer stunning views of the Arabian Sea, and for the escapes it provides into the heart of Kerala's culture.
Here is all you will find on your honeymoon if you plan to visit Kovalam - bringing you closer to each other and providing the perfect beginning of a happily ever after!
Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at the beaches
Lighthouse Beach is the most popular and crowded, with various shops, restaurants and hotels lining the shore. You can climb up the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the waters or take a boat ride to see the dolphins. Hawa Beach is quieter and more secluded, ideal for couples who want privacy and relaxation. Samudra Beach is the northernmost beach, where you can watch the fishermen at work or enjoy a peaceful walk along the shoreline.
You can spend your days sunbathing, swimming, surfing, or kayaking at the beaches or even indulge in a soothing massage or two at one of the many Ayurvedic centres nearby. Kovalam and Kerala in general, are renowned for their exquisite and authentic Ayurvedic therapies, such as Panchakarma, Rasayana, Marma, etc.
You can also try the local seafood, refreshing coconut water and crispy banana chips at the beach shacks. A candlelight dinner by the beach at the famous pan-Asian restaurant Tides at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel is a must!
Explore the culture and history of Kerala
Kovalam is not only a beach destination but also one that has a long history associated with it. Experiencing the local culture can be quite the experience on your honeymoon, as you witness some of the traditional art forms of Kerala, such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Kalaripayattu. You can also visit nearby attractions showcasing Kerala's history and heritage, such as Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple.
How about some souvenir shopping while you take in all the beach views? Learn more about the local art and handicrafts at the Kerala Arts and Crafts Village, and take the perfect memorabilia home, be it coir mats, wood carvings, brass lamps, spices and more. The Chalai Market – the oldest in Kerala – is another favourite hotspot for some honeymoon shopping.
Experience the luxury and comfort of 5-star Kovalam beach hotels
Kovalam has a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. You can choose from five-star hotels, resorts, cottages, homestays and more. One of the best hotels in Kovalam is The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, designed by world-famous architect Charles Correa. Nestled on a hilltop with lush greenery, stunning sea views, and access to a secluded portion of Kovalam Beach, this 5-star beach resort in Kovalam knows how to immerse honeymooners in an eclectic range of experiences and luxurious amenities. The best part? You can also enjoy special packages and offers for honeymooners, such as candlelight dinners, cultural tours, adventure escapes, restorative Ayurvedic therapies, and more.
Discover the beauty and diversity of the Kerala backwaters
Another reason why Kovalam is a beach paradise for recently married couples is because it is close to some of the most scenic backwaters in all of Kerala. Backwaters are a network of lakes, lagoons, canals, and rivers that run parallel to the coast. They are home to a rich flora and fauna, as well as many villages and towns.
You can take a day or overnight cruise on a houseboat from Kovalam to explore the backwaters. You can see the lush greenery, coconut palms, paddy fields, fishing nets and houseboats along the way. You can also stop at some places of interest along the backwaters, such as Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam and Kochi.
Overall, Kovalam is the perfect destination for couples who want to spend quality time together amidst a beautiful and tranquil setting. Time to make your beach honeymoon a memory to cherish forever!