The Leela Kovalam
Perched on a clifftop between two golden beaches, The Leela Kovalam is a five-star hotel with panoramic views over the Kovalam shoreline and the glittering Arabian Sea. Fall into step with the relaxed Keralan pace of life, with cooling dips in the infinity pool, rejuvenating paddles in the sea, and peaceful yoga sessions delivered by a master of the ancient art form. Paired with the exclusivity of a 24-hour butler — available in club rooms and suites — and the luxury of a spa, salon, and wellness center, expect nothing but bliss at The Leela Kovalam.
- Check into one of 182 guestrooms and opt for a either a sea or garden view
- Order the catch of the day from the catamaran pulled ashore outside The Tides
- Enjoy an unforgettable romantic candlelit dinner on the hotel’s private beach
- Hold business events near the beach, in spaces ranging from intimate meeting rooms to a 7,390-sq-ft convention center
- Swim laps in the pool, or work out at the fitness center, both overlooking the sea
The relaxed mood at Leela Kovalam is set with your welcome glass of champagne on arrival. Start your stay off with a visit to the Favourite Kerala Ayurveda and Spa for yoga sessions with the resident yogi and have a hot-stone massage to melt away tension before heading to the private beach for a swim in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea.
Whether you prefer to wake up to the sight and sounds of the sea, favor privacy and a garden view, or are inclined to go for something that adds grandeur to the experience, there is a perfect fit for you among the 182 elegant guestrooms and suites at the hotel. Standard rooms offer a beach or garden view, while club rooms add scale, 24-hour butler service, and perks including exclusive access to club café, as well as a library with a cigar room. For the ultimate in luxury, The Presidential Suite is dramatically perched on a rocky ledge — providing 1506 sq ft of space, including a private sun deck.
Slip into your complimentary slippers, browse the newspaper of your choice — delivered daily and directly to you — and order from the room service menu at a time of your choosing. These are just a few of the benefits you can expect The Leela Kovalam, as well as a turndown service, concierge, and valet parking. Families also get extra attention, with a playroom for kids, buggy services, and plenty of games and activities.
From all-day buffets to romantic beachfront dinners, there are dining options for all occasions at The Leela Kovalam, all paired with impressive Arabian Sea panoramas.
The Terrace – Open 24 hours a day, The Terrace puts on lavish buffets of Asian, European, and local dishes. Have your morning coffee on the terrace next to the infinity pool, and later sit down to a dinner of chicken biriyani or fresh tandoori prawns.
The Café at The Club – If you are staying in one of the club guestrooms, you can dine at this exclusive all-day restaurant, with signature white wicker chairs and large sea-view windows. From watermelon and feta salads to coconut pulao, there is a wide range of global cuisine in which to choose.
The Tides – The pretty beachfront restaurant specializes in the freshest seafood you can imagine — caught from the sea in front of you — and cooked to your specification. Dine on catch of the day, lobster, or squid fried with butter and garlic.
The Sky Bar – Watch the sunset at the open-air The Sky Bar while you enjoy a refreshing mojito, accompanied by pineapple and cherry salsa. Cocktails and tapas are its specialty.
The Bar – Head to this elegant bar with quintessential lounge décor — wooden chairs, wooden tables — for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap after a memorable evening. The ambiance of the cozy candlelit space is enhanced with sound of the surf in the background.
Discover the restorative effects of an aromatherapy massage at the Favourite Kerala Ayurveda and Spa. Spend your days lost in a good book by the sea-view infinity pool, or enjoy a tea or cocktail at the terrace bar. Stroll down to the hotel’s private beach for a relaxing swim, with a towel waiting for you and a buggy to take you back. Balance out the vacation indulgence with a tutored yoga session or work out in the fitness center. To look your best for a special dinner, visit the salon for manicures, hair styling, and facials.
Wander for 20 minutes along the shore to the popular Lighthouse Beach, where there are plenty of activities to experience, including parasailing and surfing. Take a catamaran out to explore the Arabian Sea coastline and later spend the evening taking in the live music with a beer at Jeevan Music Café.
The Leela Kovalam
The Leela Kovalam is on Kovalam Beach overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea, west of the very southern tip of India. The hotel is around a 40-minute drive from the center of Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala (it is also referred to as Thiruvananthapuram).
Trivandrum International Airport is 9 mi / 15 km from the hotel.
Trivandrum Central train station is 9 mi / 15 km away.