Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam

At a glance

  • Spectacular natural setting
  • Tranquil Ayurveda spa
  • Just 23 heritage cottages

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam


A breathtaking hideaway perched on a cliff-top overlooking a beautiful quiet beach.

For a real sense of understated luxury, a chance to really get away from it all and a feeling that you are at one with nature, you should look no further than this beautiful Relais & Chateaux property. The pace of life here is incredibly laid back and there’s a focus on wellness; a little relaxation and indulgence will be just what you need following a non-stop tour of India. Wander along winding paths through delightful gardens that are scattered with a variety of tropical tree species and statues as you make you way between your cottage, the spa, the breathtaking infinity pool and a pristine beach, which is accessed by steps in the cliff side.

You can begin your day at the wonderfully-situated yoga pavilion and soak up the ocean views as you join the resident yogi in an early morning session. It’ll then be time for a freshly-prepared breakfast which is served daily at the main restaurant Café Samsara, which is also open for lunch and dinner.

The rest of the day can easily be whiled away by the pool or on the beach. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the temples and bazaars in the local area on an immersive cultural tour, head out to the backwaters for a cruise and beach picnic or join a cooking class. Once you’ve enjoyed a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset you can dine on catch-of-the day dishes at the intimate venue Essence.

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Key information

Set on a clifftop overlooking the Arabian Sea to the south of the resort of Kovalam

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Trivandrum airport
Rooms: 23

Good to know

Compulsory gala dinners 24 and 31 Dec, supplements apply. The hotel only only has a licence to serve wine and beer. If you wish to drink spirits you will have to buy them from a local shop and consume them in your room.

Accommodation information

23 cottages


• Enjoy a romantic ‘Starry Starry Night’ seafood dinner on the beach or yoga platform* • Start your day with a yoga session overlooking the beautiful beach* • Join a day trip to the city of Trivandrum and explore temples and bazaars* • Cruise through the famous Keralan backwaters* or enjoy a sunset cruise* • Partake in a cooking class with the resort’s chef*.


2 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Café Samsara.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board (please call for prices) • Breakfast and dinner at Café Samsara

Full Board (please call for prices) • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Samsara.

*Denotes local charge