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There are lots of small shacks to visit on this beach - German Bakery & Beatles cafe. Must visit to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
good view

must visit very near to country club walking distance situated at hawa beach. The beach is neat and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“nice beach” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“big waves” (15 reviews)
Kovalam, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are lots of small shacks to visit on this beach - German Bakery & Beatles cafe. Must visit to get a feel of the city.

Thank a0802
Reviewed 2 days ago

must visit very near to country club walking distance situated at hawa beach. The beach is neat and clean

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was crowded when we went but the view was worth it.. there is some climbing on the top so people with knee problems do take note.

Thank jpatel_03
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is situated quite near the resort that we had checked in and came on our way to the kovalam beach ... so we thought of checking it out.. but i must say it was worth it.. neat and clean... very well maintined by the...More

Thank Uneet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Probably don't have any words to explain the beauty of this place It's windy please a beautiful view of the city rice and was clear the place was extremely clean worth coming here the number of boards in the ocean very easily and I would...More

Thank Umesh S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kovalam has a group of 3 beach light house beach, samundra beach and eve's beach. Long stretch of black sand along the beach. Lots of restaurant and resort located on the beach. Beach is relatively safe for swimming but it is also crowdy. There is...More

Thank sanjayvora45
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach area just below Light House was called Light House Beach ,which was the most beautiful of Kovalm beaches having clean water, white sand, scenic views suitable for swimming and other activities.

2  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we had travelled in the off season the beach was very quiet but, unfortunately the sea was very rough during our visit

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is beautiful and clean.There are red flags, beyond which is it not advisable to go, as the sea is rough and waves can pull one in when there is a low tide. But one can have a nice time just sitting on beach(There...More

Thank anuradha_kulkarni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

superb location n good for family with kids n children. Clean beach for playing relax in sun with slight rainfall during monsoon.

Thank Kalpesh G
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Karen A
How much for two people next April?
7 May 2017|
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Response from NagaRaj N | Reviewed this property |
Now a days Rent a bike in Trivandrum is simple like ordering a chai! yes..RoyalBrothers Bike Rentals log in_choose the bike_collect the key. ph: 8089 3672 seven five
I'm planning to travel kovalam in july could you please answer me how is water sports and how much would it cost for all the games is there any package or we should pay individually
16 June 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Sadly to answer your question there are no water sports at Kovalam Beach,you will be approached by locals to have boat rides that is the only choice available a note of caution just be careful if you or your family go... More
What is the approximate cost of airport to light house Beach travel by taxi or auto? Has anybody used any taxi aggregator or radiocab like ola? Please help me out here.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Dhiman_Kumar | Reviewed this property |
Autos would ask for Rs 350, you can bargain. I got one for Rs 250. Taxis would charge you around Rs. 400. Taxis are private. Ola, Meru not available.