Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach
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GeeGee
44 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Stayed at Neelakanta hotel.Directly on the beach.
Plenty of restaurants at the beach side. Not all of them have a licence to sell alcohol and expect you to drink from mugs and the beer is warm.😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝
Sunbeds and umbrellas for hire at rs100 each for the day
Lots of shops selling the usual holiday souvenirs and tat, so banter to reduce the price.
The lighthouse is worth a visit at rs50 per person. An elevator is available. Beautiful 360° views
Various trips available including the backwater boat trip. Rememer your mosquito spray and bottle of water. Lasts around 2hours from pick up.
Beach is very picturesque but spoilt by litter lying around and little to no bins in the area
Written February 15, 2020
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India3,160 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This beach is a must visit in Kovalam. The beach and water are very clean. Its delightful getting into the water. There are umbrellas and loungers available on the beach for a reasonable fee.
Some good eateries and shops as well.
Written January 9, 2020
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Nilesh_Kh
India207 contributions
Aug 2022
Crowded and dirty
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It was closed and will be closed for another 1 month but still crowded and dirty.
just hyped . Avoid at any cost. Stay in Poovar and enjoy the beach there'
Written August 17, 2022
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SandeepBinPune
Pune, India66 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited Kovalam Beach in early November and stayed at the Neelkanta (60 year old hotel with no lift and with pathetic infrastructure) which is located right on the beach. We could hear and see the Arabian sea from our room and watched many glorious sunsets from there. The boats return in the evening with lights on and make for a serene dusk sight.
Written February 12, 2020
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Es A
42 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Kovalam beach was a real nice walk. Beach is beautiful and clean. Water of course is clean but a bit rough . Lots of beach front shops, hotels, and restaurants. Hats off to the vendors ....they offer you whatever they are selling .....but are always polite and never hassle you.
Written February 4, 2020
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martinhelmantel
Singapore, Singapore215 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We stayed in Kovalam for 3 days. Easy walk from Turtle resort to the beach. It’s a nice local beach, except for Christmas Day it’s not that crowded. Rental of beds and surf boards on the beach
Written April 24, 2020
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RafaTourist
Cebu City, Philippines145 contributions
Jan 2020
I love the beach. It has pine sand and the rock formations are stunning. I also love the colors of the hotels are home stay around. it added a life in the beach and its really eye friendly.
Written January 3, 2020
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Khurana
2 contributions
Nov 2021
The beach is beautiful and not much traffic due to the heavey rainfall at part due to cyclone . I was lucky enough to have good weather on my days to this place. I stayed at Aanandakosha Ayurveda and visited twice the beach , even though I was in my Ayurveda treatments. A worth place to visit.
Written November 19, 2021
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MsLiz
Melbourne, Australia649 contributions
Jan 2020
I'll confess straight up: I'm an Aussie Beach Snob! I generally find overseas beaches overrated & underwhelming compared to our pristines paradises at home. So, I have to admit I was more than mildly surprised (and delighted) to discover Kovalam Beach was far from what I anticipated.
We took an afternoon stroll upon arrival at the hotel and found the beach to be relatively clean, without any signs of rubbish. An early morning walk found us wandering amongst fishermen hauling in their boats & nets, children doing soccer training drills and people practising yoga.
In the afternoon, we spent a couple of hours swimming in the Arabian Sea (it has such a magical sound to it, doesn't it?) We hired lounges, umbrella & towels and spent our time splashing around in the waves. Again I was mildly suprised by how clean the water was. Although it was a tad too warm for my liking, it was still refreshing. All in all, we enjoyed our 2 day stay at Kovalam seaside.
Written January 31, 2020
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T&J
Los Angeles, CA270 contributions
Nov 2019
Very crowded but pretty beach, just north of Lighthouse Beach. There are shops with inexpensive clothing and trinkets...lots of haggling. A bit rundown. I wouldn't feel safe roaming around here at night, alone.
Written October 30, 2020
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