Kovalam Beach, Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach represents a crescent-shaped shoreline that has attracted Europeans since the 1930s. A rocky promontory has created a secluded bay, famous for its calm sea and water sports. Swim, sunbathe, or treat your body to an herbal massage. Many facilities like swimming pools, shopping zones, and yoga centers surround the beach. If you want to learn something about the native culture, visit the local museum, art gallery, or temple. Wear sufficient sunscreen, because the sun can be intense here. Use our Kovalam itinerary planner to add Kovalam Beach and other attractions to your Kovalam vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    August , being a monsoon period , is not a very good time for the Kovalam beach . The sea is very rough and there are no water activities . The sea also brings in a lot of black sand and is grey in co...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The Kovalam beach attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world at all times of the year. The sea is slightly rough but there is constant police protection to urge you back to shore if y...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Too overcrowded! I guess it felt like the whole town was at the beach that day. Lot of options to eat but we avoided & went back as we had kids with us.  more »

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Where to stay in Kovalam

A popular tourist spot since the 1960s, Kovalam offers a range of places to stay, from low-budget guesthouses on the beachfront to five-star hotels with private beaches. Kovalam and the area around it feature a large number of beach resorts, as well as an ever-growing number of ayurvedic and health resorts. Several upmarket resorts can be found about 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the town, while beachside hotels and resorts sit toward the southern part of Kovalam. Some mid-range establishments also offer views over the Arabian Sea.
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