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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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Good food. Reasonable prices. The ambience of the place was excellent. Service is friendly and prompt. Enjoyed day stay in the island

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Reasonable prices. The ambience of the place was excellent. Service is friendly and prompt. Enjoyed day stay in the island

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

crystal clean water and peaceful place. but resorts are quite expensive because of prime location. you can do some backwater boating. the seafood verities are very good.

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Braine l'Alleud - Belgique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Poovar Island is a wonderful place to spend a few days. The boat ride to get there is exciting and the island is a very quiet place with beautiful sunsets. The Poovar Island Resort is a good place to stay, attractive rooms, very good meals and the personnel of the hôtel is very kind and helpful!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place beats all other tourist destinations in Kerala. The Floating Restaurants, The cottages of the resorts, the backwater ride, the coconut garden in the backwaters, the mother mary church, the elephant stone are the best features of this island. The Best part is that the river and the sea is divided by sand beach which is hardly 30 meters... More 

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Port-au-prince, Haiti
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

About 3 hours drive from Thiruvananthapuram, Poovar island is an overrated attraction. Private operators like Leela Resorts have tried monopolizing this area after conniving with the taxi operators who force travelers to visit this place.. They ask for Rs 2500-5000 for a boat ride of about 30 minutes, the real value of which should be Rs 500. State Tourism department... More 

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Kayamkulam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the Beautiful places here. I enjoyed time spend here. Totally it is a nice experience. Recommend every one for a visit

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at kovalam and heard about poovar island. Take a boat ride through the backwaters with dense green foliage and palm trees almost falling over each other one observe many species of birds ...the calm waters confluence into a river ... The river meets a beach which leads into the sea... It's a scenic place and we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake and see joins here and this makes the beach here extremely special. Lots of resorts and hotels here. A bit far from city. Still it is worth the drive. Clean and well maintained.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a motor boat. It will have life jacket. It will take you through backwater. Most of the places the water way becomes narrow due to the jungle in both the sides/banks. You may be able to see different birds including Eagle. Then you come to the island. Huge waves. Clean island. Poovar resorts are nearby. Awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were 5 adults and one child ,Motor boats cost Rs 3500 per couple + Rs 500 each . so we ended up paying 5000 for 1:40 min journey . Back water was beautiful with diverse flora and fauna and , Golden beach like other beaches is becoming dirty will lots of plastic , but the view of Arabian sea... More 

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