Luxury has become an inevitable part of human life which is evidenced by sumptuous living. To endure a memorable tour, a proper accommodation facility is considered as important as deciding a vacation destination. South Indian states are the favorite choice of travelers looking for tranquility and relaxation. Thus, to ensure a lavish tour, there are numerous luxury hotels in South India. These hotels are not only praised for plush rooms, but also the facilities and services provided to allow guests live life king size. Here is a list of selected luxury hotels in Kovalam, Kerala and Goa:
Vivanta by Taj Kovalam
Sprawled over 10 acres of landscaped gardens, beach areas and backwaters, Vivanta by Taj Kovalam is a certain name in the list of top luxury hotels in south India. Herein, the guests can witness the essence of Kerala complemented with Balinese influences in the décor and architecture. Apart from offering a lavish stay to leisure travelers, Vivanta by Taj Kovalam is also an ideal accommodation for business travelers. The Coconut Bay hall, spread across 2000 sq ft of contemporary space, is available for corporate retreats.
Further, to instill the element of unspoilt luxury and rejuvenation, the seaside resort also features Jiva Spa where the guests can experience the Ayurveda and other ancient Indian wellness and beauty wisdom. Culinary delights in on-site restaurants, namely Curries, Bait, Jasmine Bay, etc., also tantalize the tastebuds of the guests.
The Leela Kovalam
The ideal location is undoubtedly one of the major reasons that make The Leela Kovalam an outstanding luxury hotel amidst the crowd of luxury hotels in Kovalam. Along with the aesthetic décor, the tender hospitality is also restored in the hotel. The hotel is praised for showcasing a perfect mix of classic presentation and modern outlook. Along with comfortable accommodation option, the Leela Kovalam is also praised for its Divya Spa. This spa building covers an area of 8000 square feet and is located on the cliff top. There are 20 therapists and 3 doctors to offer authentic Ayurveda treatments.
The Leela Kovalam is not just an accommodation option in Kovalam. This 5 star hotel also serves as a wedding venue. The convention center is an ideal traditional wedding venue and can accommodate about 900 guests. Apart from this, Leela Kovalam also helps in the organizing a beach ceremony and a cliff top reception in the opulent Leela style. Pandal is also an excellent wedding venue to add the rustic charm of Kerala.
Fragrant Nature Retreat and Resort Kerala
As the name suggests Fragrant Nature Retreat and Resort, this four star luxury resort is a nature retreat for the guests. Here, your senses come alive. You can see the rays of streaming sunlight falling on the morning dew drops and colorful butterflies flitting on flowers. Soft murmuring of swaying palm leaves and natural sound of early morning warbler could clearly be heard in the calm atmosphere of the resort.
A solitary location is perfect to ensure revitalization and rejuvenation. The hotel features Prana Spa where highly experienced professionals offer a huge array of rejuvenating and relaxing therapies. Apart from this, there also are various activities, day trips and local events organized for the entertainment of the guests. Traditional Cruise Boat, Kala Kendra (amphitheatre), Library, Fishing Spots and Nidhi (souvenir shop) are some of the distinguished attributed of Fragrant Nature Retreat and Resort in Kerala.
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa Kerala
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa in Kerala is one of the finest luxury hotels in Kerala. For the comfortable accommodation of the guests, there are 40 luxury villas, 2 Backwater Suites, a Sailing Club, 1 Bedroom Suite House Boat along with a traditional Ayurveda Spa. The luxury villas are also categorized as Akund Deluxe Villa, Mallika Pool Villa, Zukra Pool Villa, Semanta Pool Villa and Punag Pool Villa, to meet the personal preferences of the guests. The hotel also features in-house restaurants, namely Chimaera – specialized in seafood and IDA – a multi-cuisine restaurant. These restaurants offer a wonderful culinary experience blended with rich flavor.
Arya Vaidyasala is also an attracting attribute of the luxury resort. Here, the guests can detox, relax and reconnect with themselves through Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga and Spa. Additionally, activities such as ancient Kerala art/dance performed by locals, backwater cruises, bicycle rides, sightseeing, painting classes, golf, night fishing, archery, etc., might also catch your interest.
The Lalit Resort & Spa Kerala
The Lalit Resort & Spa in Kerala has bagged the World Luxury Spa Resorts Winner Award for 2013. The resort is praised for its beautiful combination of backwaters, lagoons, and the sea. Apart from the well-appointed luxurious rooms, the hotel is praised for fine dining multi-cuisine restaurant – Nombili The Restaurant. To meet the personal preferences of the guests, the hotel also offers an unmatched range of dining options such as a romantic dinner on the beach, dinner under the traditional tent and dinner on the deck of a houseboat complemented with a fine selection of wines and spirits.
‘Rejuve – The Spa’ is praised for offering Ayurvedic treatments, yoga, lifestyle & health consultations, beauty treatments and western & eastern therapies. There are 5 International Treatment Rooms, 4 Specialty Rooms and 4 Ayurveda Rooms. To help the guests revitalize and relax, the spa features an open-air yoga pavilion, an exclusive relaxation lounge with a library, a modern salon with 5 beauty stations, a fully equipped world class gym with modern fitness equipments, Medical spa room and Couple’s therapy room.
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