Discover some of Kerala's stunning beach hideaways
The beautiful beaches of Kerala are caressed by tranquil estuaries and waterways as well as the magnificent, sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Utopian sands and verdant vegetation are interspersed with some of India’s finest retreats making Kerala a truly indulgent and relaxed destination and a perfect holiday escape.
The beautiful beaches of Kerala are caressed by tranquil estuaries and waterways as well as the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Utopian sands and verdant vegetation are interspersed with some of India’s finest retreats such as Kovalam, which poetically translates to ‘grove of coconut trees’. Almost at India’s most southern tip, the sweeping beaches of this popular resort offer natural beauty and turquoise waters. Kovalam also offers an alternative to the beaches of Goa for those looking to relax and unwind after a tour of India’s iconic sights.
Marari, shortened from Mararikulam, is a sleepy little fishing village near Alleppey and offers an escape from India’s bustling cities. Boasting idyllic golden sand beaches and simple living locals, this coastal resort is dotted with charming home stays. The pace of life is slow here so take the time to realign your body and soul as you unwind in total tranquillity, indulging in rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and the ancient practises of yoga and meditation. It really is an ideal spot to spend some time after exploring the backwaters of Kerala.
Ayurveda promotes longevity, relaxation and rejuvenation through diet and a huge variety of treatments including massage, yoga and meditation. This ancient Indian practice follows the principle that everything is made up of the five elements which must be kept in harmony and that everyone has a dominant dosha or body type that must be brought into balance. However Ayurveda can be enjoyed on many different levels, from one treatment to spending a whole week in retreat investing in your spiritual and physical wellbeing.