Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Save up to 17% by booking Flight + Hotel.

Search 321,000 hotels and 400 airlines worldwide.

Get the price Guarantee available for your trip.


Kovalam Vacation Packages

Overlooking the glistening Arabian Sea is a lively coastal resort famous for its picturesque palm-lined beaches, watersports and Keralan cuisine. 

Pristine golden-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets abound in the picturesque town of Kovalam. Kovalam started as a quiet fishing community set on the shores of the glorious Arabian Sea. It became a favored hangout of bohemian travelers in the 1970s and today is one of Kerala’s most popular coastal resorts. The town revolves around three crescent-shaped beaches, which stretch along miles of palm-fringed coastline.

Along the beaches you’ll find ample space to relax or try watersports amid Kovalam’s natural beauty and safe, shallow water. Go surfing, windsurfing, parasailing or Jet Skiing. Lighthouse Beach, at the southern end of town, is the main beach. Walk out along the headland and climb to the top of Vizhinjam Lighthouse for sweeping coastal views. Browse the beachfront stalls for brightly colored textiles, trinkets and handcrafted souvenirs. 

Visit quieter Hawa Beach (aka Eve’s Beach) and watch as locals bring in the day’s catch. Enjoy a ride on a catamaran, a centuries-old wooden fishing boat powered by a bamboo paddle. Snap postcard-perfect shots from the Edakallu promontory, one of Kovalam’s best sunset viewpoints. Escape the crowds and see more traditional fishing activity at Samudra Beach. Alternatively, spot ancient Indian paintings at the Kovalam Art Gallery.

Be sure to sample delicious Keralan cuisine at the waterfront restaurants, food stands or the Kovalam Fish Market. Typical dishes include fish curries and karimeen pollichathu, a grilled freshwater fish served on a banana leaf. 

Catch a rickshaw to nearby Vizhinjam Beach, a humble fishing hamlet that presents a curious contrast to Kovalam’s commercial development. Visit religious monuments such as the pink Kodiyil Kalluppalli mosque and Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave

Kovalam is about a 30-minute drive from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. Get around via low-cost taxis and rickshaws or explore the laid-back coastal roads on a rented motorcycle. Kovalam is a good starting point for trips into Kerala’s fascinating backwaters. Get a glimpse of this natural treasure on a cruise along the mangrove-fringed Karamana River.


Top Hotel Deals

See all 99 Hotels in Kovalam
£100
Turtle On The Beach

Turtle On The Beach

VPI/439, ITDC Road, Thiruvananthapuram
4.0
of 5, from 75 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Kovalam resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£107
The Leela Kovalam Beach

The Leela Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach Road, Thiruvananthapuram
4.3
of 5, from 98 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Kovalam resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£135
Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, Kovalam

Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, Kovalam

G V Raja Vattapara Road, Thiruvananthapuram
4.6
of 5, from 65 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Thiruvananthapuram resort is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Vellayani Lake, Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

Jasmine Palace

Jasmine Palace

Temple Road, Kovalam Eve Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
3.4
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kovalam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£187
Niraamaya Surya Samudra

Niraamaya Surya Samudra

Pulinkudi Mullur, Thiruvananthapuram
4.6
of 5, from 48 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Kovalam resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lighthouse Beach, Vizhinjam Beach, and Hawah Beach. Vellayani Lake and Karamana River are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£35
Hawah Beach Resort

Hawah Beach Resort

Light House, Thiruvananthapuram
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Kovalam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£17
Beach Florra Inn

Beach Florra Inn

Light House Beach, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram
3.3
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kovalam, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center and within a 10-minute walk of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away.

£19
The Ocean Park Beach Resort

The Ocean Park Beach Resort

Light House Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
2.5
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Kovalam resort is within a 10-minute walk of Hawah Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Top Deals on Flights

These prices were available within the past 7 days. Prices quoted are per person, return, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.