Samudra Theeram Beach Resort , Kovalam
On a hill overlooking the Arabian Sea, this casual hotel is a 5-minute walk from Samudra Beach Park and 5 km from 1970s Vizhinjam lighthouse.
Relaxed, warm cottages with thatched roofs offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minibars and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded cottages add sea views. Suites include balconies, dining tables and separate living areas, while villas feature private pools.
Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour eatery. There's also an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and a spa, as well as gardens, yoga and cooking classes.