With a beautiful pool and 14 acres of exotic tropical gardens, Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam is a unique blend of seaside resort, hill retreat, backwater hideaway and indulgent spa.

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Key information

Set above the golden sands of Samudra, with shops and restaurants close by and Kovalam village a short taxi ride away, 30 minutes from Trivandrum airport.

Airport transfer time: 30 minutes
Rooms: 59

Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2012 Trip Advisor reviewers have voted Vivanta by Taj: Top 25 Hotels in India - 25th Relax around the stunning freeform infinity pool or at the Jiva Spa which is set amid lush greenery and waterfalls. There is an all-day coffee shop, bar, main restaurant and a stylish oceanfront restaurant specialising in coastal cuisine.

Accommodation information

59 rooms each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, bath with shower and large French windows opening onto a balcony or terrace. Superior Gardenview Rooms are set in hillside elephant grass thatched cottages with garden views. Superior Seaview Rooms enjoy the same setting and offer panoramic views of the sea and backwaters. Deluxe Suites are larger and feature a sitting room.

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 22-27 Dec, 5 nights 01-05 Jan, 27-31 Dec. During late Jan/early Feb a ten day festival is held in the temple adjacent to the hotel. Loudspeakers will be in use and there may be some noise disturbance.

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