The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam is a stunning clifftop resort just outside the South Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with palm-fringed beaches at its doorstep.

The Leela Kovalam is a stunning clifftop beach resort in a captivating seaside setting. Sprawled over many manicured acres, fringed by sandy beach and swaying coconut palms, this is an ideal place for a coastal getaway or honeymoon. It is also close to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the largest city in southern India and one of the country’s most liveable – full of leafy parks and green spaces.

Accommodation at The Leela Kovalam is offered in 183 rooms and suites, some garden-facing and others overlooking the ocean. All are oversized, with traditional understated Keralan decor. Modern amenities have been carefully incorporated into every unit, so guests can expect Wi-Fi connectivity, electronic safes and climate control. Club Rooms and Suites also come with extras such as private butler service, airport transfers and evening high tea in the Living Room.

Recreational facilities at The Leela Kovalam include two glorious infinity pools, a health club and Ayurveda spa. There are also a wide array of onsite dining options, ranging from a poolside eatery where traditional Keralan dishes can be sampled to a seafood restaurant on the beach. Two bars offer atmospheric settings for sunset cocktails or a nightcap.


How to get to The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam is approximately 25 minutes by road (16km) from Trivandrum International Airport.

Activities at The Leela Kovalam

  • Ayurveda spa treatments
  • Watersports

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

The Leela Kovalam Highlights

  • A spectacular clifftop resort
  • Steps from a palm-fringed beach and the Arabian Sea
  • Relaxed accommodation in traditional Keralan style
  • Excellent choice of onsite restaurants and bars
  • Five-star resort facilities from infinity swimming pools to an Ayurveda spa

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The Leela Kovalam

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