My wife and I are visiting Kerala and Kovalam for the first time this Fall as part of a tour. We plan to stay in the Kovalam area for a week at the end of our tour in early December. Surfing on the Internet we found the Isola Di Coca Beach Resort and really like the look of the place and reviews that people have written about it. But it is 18km south of Kovalam on Poovar Island. Could someone who has stayed their recently give us an updated opinion about the place? Is the resort too far from Kovalam to travel back and forth easily and what would it cost to travel by taxi? Or should we stay closer to Kovalam since it is our first visit to the region and take in the sights of the town? Any opinions that will help us make our decision will be greatly appreciated.