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The Best Holiday Resorts in Kerala

2018-02-05T13:05:00+00:00

A home away from home, Kerala is undoubtedly one of the best places to unwind, relax and rejuvenate your body and soul! Enchanted by awe-inspiring Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, ornamented by aromatic spice gardens and lush coconut groves, and bejewelled by the enchanting backwaters, this gorgeous state serves as a heart-warming host to visitors from across the globe.

Though ‘God’s Own Country’ is blessed with all these natural marvels and qualifies for a wonderful holiday destination, it is the range of lively resorts in Kerala that serves as the main attractions. Dotting the entire of India’s ‘Spice Capital’, these resorts not only boasts of being the ultimate escapades, but also ensure the best of luxury and comfort to their patrons. Let’s have a look at some of these amazing holiday homes and plan an exciting vacation!

1Vythiri Village Resort, Wayanad:

  • The Resort:

Famed as the ‘Nature’s Best Kept Secret’ in Wayanad, Vythiri Village Resort is a holiday home of its own kind! One of the few 5-star rated resorts in Kerala, it is the retreat where the morning mist usher liveliness, the soothing breezes inspire lives, the nature’s green shades ignites emotions and makes your holidays a pleasant and unforgettable experience for you! Whether planning for honeymoon, family vacations, or any other tours, Vythiri Village Resort can be an ideal host for you.

  • Rooms:

Deluxe Room: Twin & King Size Beds, Complimentary Breakfast, Cubical Bathroom, Mineral Water (2L/Daily), Special Room for Handicapped

Suite: Complimentary Breakfast, Coffee Maker, Cubical Bathroom, Special Room for Handicapped, Sofa, Sitting Area

Duplex Suite: LCD TV, Complimentary Breakfast, Mineral Water (2L/Day), Sitting Area, Sofa, Electric Kettle

Cottage: Attached Bathroom, Hot &Cold Water (Running), Entertainment & Relaxing Area, Cubical Bathroom, Complimentary Breakfast, LCD TV, Safe Locker

Jacuzzi Villa: Private Sitting Area, Heated Jacuzzi Tub, Minibar, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Minibar, Electric Kettle

Interconnected Jacuzzi Villa: Private Sitting Area, Jacuzzi Tubs, Flat Screen TV, Tea/Coffee Makers, Slippers, Safety Deposit Box, Minibar, Electric Kettle

Cottage with Infinity Pool: Tea Garden View Rooms, Minibar, Seating Area, Flat Screen TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box, Electric Kettle

Pool Villa: Private Pool, Separate Living Area, Complimentary Breakfast, Safe Locker, LCD TV, Fruit Basket, Bathroom Slippers, Minibar, Electric Kettle

3600 View Cottage with Heated Pool and Jacuzzi: Private Pool & Jacuzzi, Indoor Pool (Private), Seating Area, Satellite TV, Tea/Coffee Machine, Fruit Basket, Safety Basket Box, Slippers, Minibar, Electric Kettle

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Room Services, Air Conditioning, Safety Deposit Box, Minibar, Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer, Ironing Facilities, Wi-Fi, Health Club, Dental Kit, Shoe Horn, Shaving Kit, Kids’ Play Area, Hanging Bridge, Artificial Waterfalls, Doctor on Call, Souvenir Shop, Travel Desk, Work Area, Ayurveda & Yoga Centre

2Greenwoods Resort, Thekkady:

  • The Resort:

A resort where nature lies in its most alluring form, Greenwoods Resort in the sublime locales of Thekkady is a must for you. Decked with all the marvels of Mother Nature, enchanted by an array of exciting facilities, amenities, and guest activities, this holiday stay is in the quaint town of Kumily. Though the resort has been an acclaimed holiday destination for almost all the classes of travellers, it is considered as a devout option by the newly-wed couples!

  • Rooms:

Aranya (Standard Category): Attached Bathroom, Sit-Out Area, Balcony

Kanana (Deluxe Category): Private Sit-Out Area

Rithika (Honeymoon Villa with Plunge Pool): Individual Cottages, Personal Garden, Jacuzzi, Pulunge Pool (Warm Pool)

Indeevaram (Premium Pool Suite without Warm Pool): Private Pool, Jacuzzi

Indraprashtham (President Villa with Warm Pool): Private Balcony, Warm Pool, Jacuzzi, Kids’ Space

Vanya Tree House: Food &Beverages, Laundry Services, Resident Butler, Intercom

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Curio Shop, Children’s Play Area, Conference Hall, Mini Gym, Doctor on Call, Travel Desk, Tree Top Coffee Shop, Trampoline, Swimming Pool, Kid’s Pool, Recreation Centre, Direct Calling, Cultural Performances, Property Visits, Table Tennis, Carrom Board, Chess, Foosball, Thekkady Show

3Leela Kovalam, Kovalam:

  • The Resort:

An ideal retreat that evokes the essence of Kerala’s authentic cultures and traditions, this beach getaway is all about pleasant moments being blended utmost luxury and comfort. Located adjacent to the scenic Kovalam Beach, it offers unique experiences and a plethora of activities to its guests. Adding more, visitors to the Leela Kovalam can also indulge themselves in cookery shows, cocktail workshops, village tours, backwater and houseboat cruises, and lot more.

  • Rooms:

Beach View: Private Sundecks, Minibar, Posturepedic Beds, Walk-in Wardrobes, Responsive Climate Control, Wi-Fi, HD TV, Electronic Safe, Concierge Services

Garden View: Private Sundecks, Private Pool, Minibar, Walk-in Closet, Posturepedic Beds

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Meeting Rooms, Wedding Space, All-Day Dining, Infinity Pool, Spa Treatments, Holistic Treatments, Wellness Centre

4Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Kochi:

  • The Resort:

Vivanta by Taj – Malabar is one of the finest example of how Mother Nature embraces modern day luxury and comfort! Located on the scenic Willingdon Island alongside the Cochin Harbour, this retreat takes the fun and excitement of holidays to the zenith with all the captivating elements required for a fun-filled and memorable holiday. Be it about relaxed moments or lazy holidays, rejuvenation of mind or soul, this resort in Kerala will never disappoint you!

  • Rooms:

Superior Charm, Superior Charm Sea View, Premium Indulgence Sunset Room, Superior Charm Heritage, Superior Charm Heritage Sea View

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Infinity Pool, Sunset Cruise, Business Centre, Travel Desk, Speed Boats, Stream and Jacuzzi, Fitness Centre, Yoga, Jiva Spa, In-house Gift Shop, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sunset Cruise, Airport Transfers, Pet-Friendly, Currency Exchange, Babysitting, Breakfast Cruise, Yacht Barbeque,

5Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom:
  • The Resort:

Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom is more a heritage home than just being a stunning resort in God’s Own Country! Nestled amidst lush thickets of coconut and other scenic plantations, this holiday retreat comprises of mansions that are more than 150 years old. Crafted aesthetically according to the taste and essence of Kerala, it resonates a unique charm of an era bygone while being adorned with modern luxuries, comfort quotients, and the turquoise backwaters.

  • Rooms:

Pool Villas (with Personal Space), Private Nook (with Plunge Pool), Heritage Mansion

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Heritage Cottages, Organic Farms, Fish Cultivation, Yoga & Meditation, Kalarippayattu Practice, Bird Watching, Table Tennis, Carrom, Library, Sunset Cruise, Cultural Programme

6Bansura Hill Resort, Wayanad:

  • The Resort:

Hidden away amidst verdant thickets in the pictorial locales of Wayanad, this hill resort is an escapade where the clouds fly low, the nature sings the many different hymns, and the ambience inspires life in various ways! Tucked away around 3,500ft above the sea level, Banasura Hill Resort is often called a ‘Heaven made of Earth’ by its visitors.

  • Rooms:

Log Huts & Twin Villa: Private Sit-out Area, Minibar, LCD TV, Fruit Basket, King-sized Bed, Tea/Coffee Maker, Welcome Drink

Suite Rooms: Separate Living Room, Private Sit-out Area, LCD TV, Fruit Basket, King-sized Bed, Tea/Coffee Maker

Earth Room: LCD TV, King-sized Bed, Tea/Coffee Maker

Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Wi-Fi, Swimming, Parking Area, Wildlife & Nature Trail, Adventure Trekking, History & Tribal Tour

7The Zuri Kumarakom, Kumarakom:

  • The Resort:

Holidays in The Zuri Kumarakom is all about the raw beauty, swaying charm and appeal, and the openness of Mother Nature. A resort designed to offer you all the comforts of home, all the luxuries of a super-speciality hotel, the heart-warming hospitality of Kerala, this wonderful holiday escapade overlooks the emerald backwaters and has been acclaimed as India’s leading resort in the year 2010 and 2011 by reputed sources.

  • Rooms:

Zuri Rooms (with Private Veranda), Zuri Deluxe Rooms (with Balcony), Zuri Cottages, Zuri Presidential Pool Villas (with Private Pool)

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

LCD TV, Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Tea & Coffee Maker, Mini Bar, 24-Hours Room Service, Hair Dryer, In-Room Safe, Complimentary Breakfast, Wedding Halls, Meeting Rooms, Ayurvedic Therapies, Western & Oriental Therapies

8Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alleppey:

  • The Resort:

One of the many marvels in Alleppey, the Backwater Capital of Kerala, Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort caters to almost all the classes of visitors to God’s Own Country. Located within the proximity to the Vembanad Lake, it has rooms that faces the tranquil backwaters and promises pleasant stays to the guests. Whether you yearn to unwind and relax into the hands of Kerala’s serene beauty, keep yourself engulfed with exciting activities, or delight in delicious traditional cuisine, you can check-in into this resort throughout the year.

  • Rooms:

Cruising Villa (Houseboat): Fully Air-Conditioned Houseboat, King Bedroom (2), Separate Sitting Room, Jacuzzi

Superior: King Bed, Wi-Fi, Electronic Safe, Tea/Coffee Maker

Superior Lake Front: King Bed, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wi-Fi, Electronic Safe

Superior Pool Deck Lake Front: King Bed, Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee Maker, Electronic Safe

Junior Lake Front Suite: Private Sit-Out Area, Wi-Fi

Superior Lake Front Suite: Jacuzzi, Steam Bath, King Bed, Wi-Fi

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Ayurvedic Spa, Fitness Centre, 24×7 Business Centre, Pick-up & Drop, Swimming Pool, Multicuisine Restaurant

9Le Meridien, Kochi:

  • The Resort:

A name that redefines luxury and comfort, brings in the essence of tranquillity and serenity, and caresses you with the pleasant vibes of the Arabian Sea, Meridien, Kochi, is yet another prismatic holiday retreat in Kerala! Located gracefully at the heart of Cochin, this wonderful resort can easily deceive its patrons to extend their Kerala holidays and laze around its bucolic vicinity!

  • Rooms:

Deluxe Rooms: Sitting Area, Wi-Fi, High-Security Room

Club Rooms: Executive Lounge, Ergonomic Workshop, Wi-Fi, Continental Breakfast, Cocktail Hours (Extended)

Presidential Suite: Marble Bathroom, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Airport Transfer, Club Lounge (Access)

Honeymoon Suites: Private Jacuzzi, Glass-Painted Bathrooms, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Club Lounge (Access)

Junior Suites: Separate Living Area, LCD TV (2), Leather Upholstery, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Club Lounge (Access)

Le Meridien Towers: Boat Transfer, Walk-in Shower, LCD TV, Gourmet Coffee, Work Desk

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Ayurveda Spa, Fitness Centre, Temperature Controlled Pool, Children’s Pool, Bar Menu, Unisex Salon, Wedding Halls, Restaurant, Bar, Coffee Parlour, Business Centre

10LaLit Resort & Spa, Bekal:

  • The Resort:

The LaLit Resort & Spa in Bekal can be your favourite destination to enjoy the mesmeric Charm of the Arabian Sea while unravelling the pristine beauty of God’s Own Country! Offering unmatchable luxury, comfort, hospitality, and services to the visitors, this beach resort in Kerala also boasts of being famed as one of the most sought-after holiday spots in the entire country. Be it about relaxing your body and soul, treating you with range of delicious cuisines, or unravelling a range of fun-frolic activities, this resort will keep you enchanted throughout your stay.

  • Rooms:

Deluxe Suite Lagoon View, Premier Backwater View, Luxury Suite Lagoon View, Premier Luxury Backwater View, Spa Suite Lagoon View, Spa Premier Backwater View

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

AC Bed Rooms, Connecting Rooms, Bathrobe, Bathroom Slippers, Jacuzzi, Cubical Showers, Sofa Bed, In-Room Safe, Plasma TV, DVD Player, In-Room Dining, Laundry Services, Mineral Water (2L/Daily), Housekeeping, Concierge Services, Hair Dryer, Extra Bed (on Request), Ayurveda Spa, Cultural Performances

11Club Mahindra, Munnar:

  • The Resort:

Club Mahindra Munnar Resort in an ideal place to spend quality time with friends and family members. Tucked away amidst the scenic locales of Munnar, this property is tastefully crafted according to Indo-British architecture and gets further complemented by the enchanting beauty of Munnar. In addition to its spacious rooms decked with all modern amenities and facilities, it also offers a range of exciting activities, gastronomic delights, and amazing services to the guests.

  • Rooms:

2-Bedroom, 1-Bedroom, Studio Apartment

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Play Area, Gym, Laundry Services, Wi-Fi, Parking Area, Room Heater, Business Centre, Safari Facilities, Spa, Fun Zone, Souvenir Shop, Bar, Indoor Games, Overnight Camping, Trekking, Plantation Walks, Bird Watching

12Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam:

  • The Resort:

Hoildays always bring in a sense of pleasant moments, unlimited fun-frolic, comfortable stays, winsome hospitality, and relaxation of mind. Visit the Niraamaya Retreats in Kovalam today; you will find all of these along with an opportunity to delight in the magical beauty of God’s Own Country! Dotted with around 31 heritage cottages, this amazing resort serves as a connecting bridge between modern lifestyle and the old-world charm.

  • Rooms:

Rock Garden Room: Outdoor Sitting, Internet, Flat Screen TV, Minibar, Bathroom Amenities, Air Condition, Make-up Mirror, Complimentary Breakfast

Heritage Classic Room: Outdoor Sitting, Flat Screen TV, Complimentary Breakfast, Minibar, Air Conditioning, Coffee/Tea Maker, Premium Toilets, Make-up Mirror, Bathroom Amenities

Heritage Superior Room & Heritage Premium Room: Outdoor Sit-out Area, Terracotta Roofs, Partial Sea View, Flat Screen TV, Air Conditioning, Complimentary Breakfast, Minibar, Tea/Coffee Maker, Make-up Mirror, Bathroom Amenities, Internet

The Octagon Room: Private Sun Deck, Internet, Complimentary Breakfast, Minibar, Coffee/Tea Maker, Telephone, Premium Toilets, Make-up Mirror, Flat Screen TV

The Banyan Tree Bungalow: Private Sit-out Area, Open-to-Sky Rain Shower, Internet, Complimentary Breakfast, Air Conditioning, Minibar, Telephone, Premium Toiletries, Make-up Mirror

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Yoga Facility, Spa, Wedding Space, Pool, Sea-side Dining, Beach Side Sitting Areas, Multicuisine Restaurants

13Punnamada Resort, Alleppey:

  • The Resort:

Spread across a vast stretch of greeneries besides the alluring Punnamada Lake, this resort is truly a paradise in Kerala. Enchanted by the silent backwaters, it ushers the visitors to unveil all their worries, stress, and relinquish themselves into the hands of Mother Nature! Holidays in Punnamada Resort always brings the patrons closer to the unique and bucolic heritage of Kerala while keeping them soaked with all the modern amenities and luxuries of life.

  • Rooms:

Lake View, Garden View, Heritage, Duplex Villa, Disabled Friendly Room

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Swimming Pool, Rowing Boat, Houseboat Cruise, Mini Golf, Basket Ball, Cycling, Volley Ball, Tennikoit, Frisbee, Chess, Snooker, Carrom

14SpiceTree Resort, Munnar:

  • The Resort:

Taking the charm and aura of holidays to the epitome of fun and delight, the Spicetree Resort serves as a great host for almost all the types and classes of travellers. Divided into several categories, the rooms in this resort are designed and decorated according to the needs and requirements of its patrons. Whether you wish to sit back and laze around, keep yourself immersed in fun-frolic, or even participate in some exciting activities, the resort will never disappoint you!

  • Rooms:

Honeymoon Spa Suite: Romance Chair

Classic Room with Jacuzzi: Sofa cum Bed

Pool Villa: Living Room, Dining Room

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Library, Swimming Pool, Book Bar, Yoga, Meditation & Fitness Centre, Painting Classes, Coffee Table, LED TV, Writing Table & Reading Lamp, Hair Dryer, House Slippers, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi, Mobile Charger (On Request), Hand-Made Chocolate, Tea/Coffee Maker, Mini Bar, Purified Drinking Water, Balcony Chairs, Cooking Classes, Tea Tasting, Trekking

15VasundharaSarovar Resort, Alappuzha:

  • The Resort:

One of the most prismatic holiday resorts in Alappuzha (or Alleppey), VasundharaSarovar Resort is an ideal destination to romance the silent backwaters and serene beauty of God’s Own Country! A resort that offers something or the other to its guests, it helps its patrons to reconnected with traditions, untouched nature, and the colourful cultures of Kerala. Located close to the Vembanad Lake, it also serves as a great host to backwater holidays and houseboat stays along with a myriad range of exciting guests’ activities.

  • Rooms:

Luxury Houseboat, Floating Cottage, Vasundhara Suites, Deluxe Suites, Heritage Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Egyptian Cotton Bed, In-House Laundry, El-Safe, Pillow Menu, 24-Hours In-Room Dining, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Wi-Fi, Media Hub, Infinity Pool, Fishing Deck, Houseboat Cruise, Water Sport, Sunset Cruise, Indoor & Outdoor Games, Open Air Amphitheatre, Antique Shop

16Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam:

  • The Resort:

Can you imagine staying in traditional cottages, waking up in the morning with the open-blue sky as your host, or spend your vacation without a TV? If ‘no’, you must check-in into the Marari Beach Resort in Kerala; you will surely be amazed with how life sprawls without any interference of the materialistic world! Located close to the scenic Marari Beach, this resort is still untouched by the outer world, and is also one of the best eco-friendly beach holiday destinations for family vacations, honeymoons, solo trips, and others.

  • Rooms:

Pool Villa, Deluxe Pool Villa, Cottages

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Open-Roof Bathrooms, Cane Furniture, Wi-Fi, Ayurveda Centre, Cooking Classes, Yoga Workshops, Lotus Pool, Swimming Pool, Bird Watching, Cultural Performances

17Samsara Harmony Beach Resort, Varkala:

  • The Resort:

A resort that overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea and romances the gorgeous Varkala Beach, Samsara Harmony Beach Resort is a paradise for the vacationers! Crafted tastefully with spacious rooms, range of exciting amenities, heart-warming facilities, and ultra-lavish outlook, this escapade is only 500m away from the beachside. Started in 2012, it has earned enough fame and gained immense appreciation from national as well as international tourists!

  • Rooms:

Super Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Bathroom Essentials, Parking Area, Garden, Pool, Doctor on Call, Care Taker, First Aid, Kathakali Shows, Elephant Rides, Day Tours

18Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club steals, Thekkady:

  • The Resort:

While Thekkady boasts of its exotic ambience and lush outlook, the Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club steals all the attention with its exciting offerings! A perfect balance between luxury, comfort, natural charm, and fun-frolic, this is the place where you can unwind and relax with your family and friends. Whether a nature lover, leisure seeker, or wildlife enthusiast, this homely resort will take care of all your needs and requirements in the most winning ways!

  • Rooms:

Garden-View Cottages, Mountain View Cottages

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Spa & Wellness Centre, Infinity Pool, Cooking Classes, Destination, Dining, Cultural Shows, Jeep Safari, Spice Plantation Walks, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking

19Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, Thrissur:

  • The Resort:

Well-connected with Cochin International Airport and fringed on the edges of the picturesque Nattia Beach, this resort proves to be an ideal escapade to bag in some wonderful moments beside the sea. Sprawling across 16 acres of scenic coconut groves and manicured lawns, Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort boasts of its fusion of modernity with traditional essence. If you are a beach lover at heart, this is the place for you to satiate all your yearnings!

  • Rooms:

Superior Deluxe (AC):Veranda, Open-to-Sky Bathroom

Deluxe Villa (AC): Veranda

Deluxe Twin Villa (AC): Double Beds, Veranda

Twin Villa (AC):Veranda

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Currency Exchange, Sun Deck, Thermostat, Mini Refrigerator, TV, Work Desk, Adjustable Lamp, Beach Umbrella, Doctor-on-Call, Laundry Services, Taxi Services, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Ayurveda &Souvenir Shop, Tennis Court, Beach Chairs, Sea Kayaks, Fishing Rods, 24×7 Beach Security

20Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom:

  • The Resort:

Rated as ‘One of the most Luxurious Holiday Destinations in the World’ by BBC, Kumarakom Lake Resort is a name that can infect you within an eye’s blink! Cossetted by the enchanting charm of the Kumarakom backwaters, this Kerala retreat flaunts its impeccable beauty in such a way that no passer-by can resist its charm and allurement. To add here, it was the proud resort that even hosted the 65th birthday celebration of Prince Charles!

  • Rooms:

Houseboat: An exclusive offering of Kumarakom Lake Resort, houseboats are the perfect companion for backwater cruises around the silent backwaters.

Presidential Suite: Private Pool, Private Courtyard

Heritage Lake View Villas with Private Pool: Private Courtyard, Plunge Pool, Jacuzzi

Heritage Villas with Private Pool: Jacuzzi, Private Pool

Meandering Pool Villas: 250m Long Meandering Pool, Private Sit-Out, Private Bathing Cove, Duplex Villa

Luxury Pavilion Room: En-suite Bathroom, Jacuzzi

  • Amenities/Facilities & Services:

Welcome Drink, Water Sports, Speedboat Rides, Banana Boat Rides, Backwater Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Infinity Swimming Pool, Conference Room, Fitness Centre, Concierge, Wi-Fi, Cultural Programs, Electronic Safe, Pottery Classes, Cycling, Fishing, Village Tours