15 Resorts in Kerala for an Alluring Holiday

The God’s own country Kerala has certainly more beauty to it than even what is imagined and conveyed. Strewn with a plethora of natural attractions that mesmerize and enrapture, this state in India is ideal destination for a relaxed and nerve soothing holiday. While you will come across a number of luxurious resorts here, we offer you a list of the ones that will truly entice you with their beauty, comfort and location. Here are some of the best resorts in Kerala that will leave you spell bound with their elegance and backdrops:

1. Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa

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Set amidst the beautiful water side land on the banks of Mala Lake, this is one of the resorts in Kerala where you shall come across the full play of Ayurveda and nature at your door. This is a 4 star hotel located in the backwater and houses a state-of-the-art spa, an outdoor pool, fitness centre, kid's play area and free Wi-Fi in all areas. What makes the rooms here truly enamouring is its views of the lake. Get ready for a mind and body relaxing holiday with intimate rooms and a spa acts like a cherry on the cake.

Address: Nedungolam Pravur, Paravur, 691334

Per person cost: Starts from: 6000/-

Nearby Attractions: Kappil Beach, Kollam Beach, Varkala Beach, Janardanaswamy Temple, Tangasseri Lighthouse.

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2. The Zuri Kumarakom

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The scenic Vembanadu Lake does all the efforts to make the Zuri Kumarakoam as one of the best resorts in Kerala. This five-star property pampers you with spa treatments, a large outdoor lagoon pool with bamboo rafting facility and a fitness centre are available. Villas include a private pool and a 24-hour personal villa host. En suite bathrooms all have a bathtub. The speciality of this resort lies in its wide array of staying options that range from 18 Superior Lagoon View Rooms, 16 Deluxe Lagoon View Cottages, 28 Superior Lagoon View Cottages to 10 lake-view pool villas with contemporary, deluxe accommodation, ideal for the world luxury and leisure travellers.

Address: V-235 A1 to A54, Karottukayal, Kumarakom, 686563

Per person cost: Starts from: 12750/-

Nearby Attractions: Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Nagambadam Stadium.

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3. Coconut Lagoon

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The resort has been named after its beautiful location that rests amidst the coconut plantation on the shores of Vembanad Lake about 30 miles south of Cochin. This resort is an ideal getaway for romantic as well as  family holidays as it will entice you with its serenity, country side charm and lush greenery. Coconut Lagoon is a heritage lakeside backwater resort on water and is located at a strategic position of 10-minutes boat ride from Kavanatinkara boat landing. Facing Vembanad Lake, it features an outdoor pool and an ayurveda centre. Its villas come with private pools.

Address: Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kumarakom, 686563

Per person cost: Starts from: 10945/-

Nearby Attractions: Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Nagambadam Stadium.

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4. Punnamada Resorts

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Tucked away in the turquoise greens of Kerala backwaters, this resort offers you the lifetime experience of ultimate luxury and serenity as you watch the small cruises pass by the waters. This resort also excels for offering a combination of tradition, culture and beauty of Kerala. Located on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake, Punnamada Resort is 4 km from Alleppey Town. Offering villas with traditional Kerala architecture, it features an outdoor pool and Ayurvedic Centre. The best part about this resort is its garden views and terra cotta flooring.

Address: Punnamada, Alappuzha, 688006

Per person cost: Starts from: 5420/-

Nearby Attractions: Alappuzha Beach, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

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5. Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Kerala

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Nestled amongst coconut groves and Backwater River, this resort is also close to some of the prominent attractions of Kerala, thus making it one of the most coveted places to stay. This is called the perfect combination of beauty and luxury. Located along Vembanad Lake, Lemon Tree is 15 km from Marari Beach. Featuring an infinity pool with lake views and a traditional Indian spa centre, this Kerala resort is the best option for family and honeymoon getaways. Its exquisite rooms feature wooden décor that look rather more beautiful in the evenings. This resort in Kerala also boasts of an International cuisine restaurant known as Citrus Café. Find more information here.

Address: Jana Sakthi Road, Kayippuram, Muhamma, 688525

Per person cost: Starts from: 5776/-

Nearby Attractions: Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Eco trials Kerala.

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6. Le Meridien Kochi

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Nothing can beat the comfort of a luxury branded resort. Overlooking the picturesque backwaters, Le Méridien Kochi’s offers a spacious outdoor swimming pool with a drink in hand. Unwind at the spa and sauna or enjoy a good workout at the fitness centre, while a 24-hour front desk can assist with 24-hour room service and travel arrangements. Guests will be spoilt for choices with Le Méridien’s 2 restaurants which will serve a range of seafood, Indian and continental dishes. The hotel also houses a bar and a library lounge.

Address: Maradu, Cochin, 682304

Per person cost: Starts from: 6800/-

Nearby Attractions: Hill Palace, Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kerala Forklore Museum, Spice Market, Mattancherry Synagogue.

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7. Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

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The serene backwaters of Vayalar near Kumarakom, make this resort a coveted place to stay in Kerala. Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere features modern rooms with lake views. An outdoor pool, fitness centre and restaurant are some of the facilities available. Choose from Indian, European, Oriental and Mediterranean dishes at its Mystic Spice restaurant or enjoy a drink from Zephyr poolside cafe and bar while wondering at the beauty of Kerala.

Address: VP 11 / 123 F, Cherthala, Vayalar, 688 536

Per person cost: Starts from: 7200/-

Nearby Attractions: Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Matt India Ayurveda Centre, Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Mararikulam Beach.

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8. Paradisa Plantation Retreat

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The rooms of this resort  have been embellished with priceless antique columns and artifacts, all personally handpicked and placed, creating an ambience of quiet cultural richness. In order to substitute the absence of power at times, antique lanterns and night lamps are provided in each room, making a romantic flourish. The name itself gives you the feeling of a paradise. Located just 1 km from the famous tourist attraction of Panchalimedu, this resort houses an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Paradisa’s restaurant serves North Indian and South Indian dishes.

Address: Murinjapuzha, Kuttikkanam, 685532

Per person cost: Starts from: 6500/-

Nearby Attractions: Sabarimala temple, Periyar Boat Landing, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Carmel Church.

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9. The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort

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Overlooking the tranquil beach, the Leela Kovalam beach resort is placed on the top of a cliff. Faultless hospitality, unmatched luxury, huge well-adorned accommodations, contemporary comforts and world-class fine dining experiences make the resort extremely popular all around the globe. Segregated into two categories- The Club (Presidential Suite, Duplex Suite, Club Suite, Club Room) and Guest Rooms (Beach View, Garden View), each of the rooms and suite boasts of elegant décor and luxury facilities. The food is sumptuous, the drinks worth-relishing and the facilities of international standards. The Leela sits on a cliff, offering panoramic views of the Kovalam shoreline and the Arabian Sea. It is steps away from a private beach, and features a spa.

Address: Kovalam Beach, 695527 Kovalam, India

Per person cost: Starts from: 11000/-

Nearby Attractions: Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Bodhi Dharma Wellness Center.

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10. WelcomHotel Raviz Ashtamudi Resort

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Located along Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam, Welcomhotel Raviz Ashtamudi Resort and Ayurveda Spa, Kollam is a lovely, peaceful property surrounded by nature. It features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a health club. Wi-Fi access is available at an extra charge. Fitted with wooden flooring, the air-conditioned rooms feature traditional Kerala-style with murals.

Address: Thevally, Mathilil PO, Mathilil, 691601

Per person cost: Starts from: 5750/-

Nearby Attractions: Paaramparya Museum, Thangassery Light House, Pranavam Theatre, Kollam Beach, Munroe Island.

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11. Hotel All Season

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Hotel Allseason is a beautiful property located 5 km from Quilon (Kollam) Beach and looks beautiful and comfortable with the amenities that it houses. The famous local lighthouse is 6 km away. It boasts of Olive- the restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and local dishes.

Address: Ashtamudi Lake, near Thevally Bridge, Mathilil, 691601

Per person cost: Starts from: 4200/-

Nearby Attractions: Paaramparya Museum, Thangassery Light House, Pranavam Theatre, Kollam Beach, Munroe Island.

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12. The Elephant Court Thekkady

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Elephants are an integral part of Kerala’s landscape and this resort puts its best efforts to offer a unique exotic experience to those who visit it. What is most exciting about Patio Rooms here is that they help you to stay in communion with the nature. The beautiful outdoors are quite large enough to make your heart flush with joy. The Garden Suite offers a large living space with a private garden that is open to the sky for you to stargaze. Peaceful and scenic, The Elephant Court in Idukki is spared over 4 acres of landscaped hills. Just 250 m from Ambadi Junction, it has an outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and a gym. Guests can enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments at Ayur Hasthi Spa, spend quiet moments at the Yoga/ Meditation Area, or enjoy views of the Wild Life Sanctuary from the rooftop. 

Address: Thekkady P. O., Idukki District, 685536 Thekkadi, India

Per person cost: Starts from: 7425/-

Nearby Attractions: Mayura Ayurvedic Center, Gavi Forest, Tropical Chocolate Factory, The Persian Paradise.

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13. Samsara Harmony Beach Resort

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This relaxing nature’s resort is located minutes away from Kappil beach and the renowned 2000 year-old Janardhanaswamy temple, situated at Papanasam beach. Harmoniously integrated in its surrounding, Samsara Harmony Beach Resort boasts beautiful private oceanfront cottages where you can have the best of your time with either family or romantic partner. Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Samsara Harmony Beach Resort is located just 500 m from the beautiful and serene Varkala Beach. At Samsara Harmony Beach Resort you will find a garden and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include tour desk, laundry and luggage storage. The ancient Anchuthengu Fort and the Golden Island, a lush green island situated in the middle of placid backwaters are 7 km from this resort.

Address: Near Manthara Temple, Odayam Beach,Varkala, 695311 Varkala, India 

Per person cost: Starts from: 4000/-

Nearby Attractions: Paaramparya Museum, Thangassery Light House, Pranavam Theatre, Kollam Beach, Munroe Island.

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14. The Lalit Resort & Spa, Bekal

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Boasting its very own helipad and helicopter service, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal provides Ayurvedic treatments, yoga facilities and luxurious rooms with hot tubs. Spread over 26 acres of gardens, it also provides an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Decorated in rich wood furnishings, the well-designed rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, iPod dock and DVD player. All include a yoga mat, minibar and free tea/coffee making facilities. Views of the lagoon and gardens are presented from the private balcony. Surrounded by the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal is less than 2 km from downtown Bekal and 24 km from Neelashwar. Guests can also sample Indian cuisine at Baluchi, as well as Pan-Asian and Japanese food. At night, dance to modern and Bollywood club hits at Sutra night club.

Address: Bevoori Udma, Kasaragod District, Kerala, 671319 Bekal

Per person cost: Starts from: 11400/-

Nearby Attractions: Bekal Fort, Bekal Beach, Chandragiri Fort, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasarkod Beach, Malla Temple.

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15. The Quilon Beach Hotel And Convention Center

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Located at Kollam, the Quilon Beach hotel overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The luxurious hotel offers spa facilities and a swimming pool. The cosy rooms of Quilon Beach enjoy spectacular sea views and are fitted with satellite flat-screen TV. The hotel’s restaurant serves local and international cuisine. Other dining options include a pastry shop and a bar.

Address: Beach Kollam, Kollam, 691006

Per person cost: Starts from: 4706/-

Nearby Attractions: Kollam Beach, Kappil Beach, Varkala Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Tangasseri Lighthouse.

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Disclaimer: The rate of the hotels are flexible depending upon the dates of your stay in Kerala.

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