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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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  • Lovely experience with the black sand beach. They say all the year sand remains golden but in monsoons it becomes black. Sunset is beautiful to watch here and so do the sound of waves. You can play at...  more »
  • It's not a very large beach so tends to get crowded. However the restaurants flanking the beach are very good.Leela hotel next door has a semi private beach which is really nice.  more »
  • It is very scenetic beach near lighthouse. It is almost private like beach of near by resorts. Very clean and calm beach perfect for chill out... :)  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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