Last Updated: February 3, 2020 Jatin
“Love is the food of life, travel is dessert! And when these two combine together, it makes an inimitable romantic vacation.”
So you’ve spent a crazy number of restless days preparing for your wedding – searching for a venue, arranging logistics, managing guests and relatives, shopping, photographers and everything else on that list of things to do? After all this rush, the last thing you want to worry about is planning a honeymoon. Well, I can feel your pain, but what if I tell you that there is a honeymoon destination in India that can make you forget about all your worries and swiftly calm you down and pamper you with its warm hospitality and picturesque beaches? Oh, I heard you waft in relief. No brownie points for guessing the destination but let me assure you that the beaches of Kerala can match your expectations of a perfect honeymoon getaway. After all, this part of your new venture should be special, right? Therefore, we’ve handpicked these top 10 beaches in Kerala for your absolute honeymoon respite.
Just for a teaser picture this: Laying in a hammock facing the sea and taking in the views of never-ending crystal-clear water. Or even better, promenading on the sandy beaches as calm waves roll over your feet. Well, this is just a part of your Kerala beach honeymoon tour. Scroll down to the end to know more!
Kovalam Beach – The Epitome of a Romantic Beach
There is no better romantic place other than Kovalam Beach in Kerala. The azure water and the scenic surrounding are absolutely awesome. Located some 19 km south of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram in the town of Kovalam, this beach is surely an ideal place to add as a honeymoon destination list. The surreal views of the long stretch of water and the region from a 30 m high lighthouse will surely take your breath away. Maundering on the shore, boating in the ultramarine-coloured water of the Arabian Sea, scuba diving, and surfing are the best things to do at Kovalam Beach.
Varkala Beach – A Luxurious Place to Enjoy a Stroll and a Cuddle
Serenading your partner here definitely sounds like a scene from a romantic movie. Reclining at the bottom of a cliff, Varkala Beach is one of the less-congested beaches located in the town of Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Moreover, the utopian environ of this place is something all lovebirds would relish. On the sides of the cliffs, there are spas and water jets for people who wish to take a sunbath. Lingering a couple of hours more on the beach for the sunset view is something you must-do. There is a paved path right along the cliff which is packed with palm trees, shops, shacks, guest houses, and hotels. Just to fill you with some information, Varkala has a bunch of beaches. The most popular amongst all is Papanasam Beach which is divided into two parts – the North cliff and the South Cliff. The South one is much quiet and serene whereas the North cliff is the part where you’ll see a lot of tourists chilling and relaxing. While the other beaches are Black Beach, Odayam Beach, and Edava Beach. Moreover, the accommodation part is also quite incredible at Varkala Beach. There are hotels and resorts of varied price range. Some of the resorts proffer ocean view and also have the various compelling services like swimming pool and spa centre that are perfect for any honeymoon couple. The subtle aroma of spices and in the environ and benign sea breeze across your face add another great dimension for those looking for a reason to be here.
Marari Beach – Honeymoon and Health at One Place
So what if you can’t do something that Carl Fredricksen did in the movie Up (he literally turned his house into an airship for his wife using thousands of helium balloons), you can still charm your partner in your own style. And going for your honeymoon to the beautiful hammock beach of Marari would surely give you a perfect romantic setup for that special thing.
An ultimate honeymoon destination for those honeymooners looking to explore the azure water of Arabian Sea, Marari Beach in Alappuzha district proffers an unwinding and relaxing environ to tourists to relish in. What you can enjoy here with your partner is a stay at any wellness property or at a beach honeymoon resort which also offers ayurvedic treatments and yoga classes for rejuvenation. Since the place is still untouched and lesser-known the facilities are just handful. Despite this fact, what is guaranteed while you are at Marari Beach is the calm ambiance that is ideal for honeymoon couples searching for some privacy. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction near the beach where one can make a day trip. For accommodation, the place is mainly filled with deluxe and luxurious resorts and villas that are bit high in rates. However, if you opt to stay here, you’ll not get disappointed by the services and arrangements.
Kannur Beach – A Special Destination for Special Moments
The most special destination for honeymoon couples amongst all in every aspect whether in terms of serenity, hospitality and the landscape is Kannur Beach in Kerala. You can’t tell what so unique at this place unless you’ve been there. Kannur Beach is not just a single beach, but an impressive lineup of five beaches – Payyambalam Beach, Baby Beach, Thayyil Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, and Adikadalayi Beach on the western side of the city of Kannur that will surely blow your mind. Far away from the hubbub of city life, the relaxing Kannur is the perfect beach honeymooning destination in Kerala to enjoy that sun, sea, and sedating ambiance, required to make your vacation bit more special. Nurturing the serene and romantic ambiance of the place there located some delightful, inexpensive, and laid-back beach houses to fill your honeymoon vacation with some enduring memories and long-lasting moments.
Bekal Beach – One of the Best Place for a Romantic Stroll
A honeymoon at the beach destination is incomplete without a romantic stroll with your partner on the shore. Bekal Beach, also known as Kappil Beach, is the most ideal beach in Kerala to do so. Situated some 21 km south of Kasaragod district, Bekal Beach is one of the most prominent beaches in Kerala. An evening walk with your partner during the sunset time can be something worth appreciating. However, you can also do the same during the sunrise time. At Bekal Beach, the beauty is guaranteed by nature and even though the sea water at Bekal Beach is not suitable for swimming, you can still spend some quality romantic time in many ways, one of which is to sit on the shore to gaze upon the surreal confluence of the sea and sun. Adding a charm to your romantic vacation at Bekal Beach are the luxurious villas and resorts. There are oodles of accommodation options for honeymoon couples available exploring the beach that include the budget as well as luxury resorts and hotels. Some places to stay even have body massage and spa services.
Cherai Beach – A Land with Transcendent Beauty
Often considered an ideal place for a day trip from Kochi, Cherai Beach is a perfect destination to quench your instinct to play with sand or build castles. Located on Vypeen Island, Cherai Beach is an epitome of serenity and comeliness at its best. One of the major drawcards of the beach is the remarkable sight of the golden sky during sunset which indeed can charm the honeymoon couples looking to spend romantic time in such picturesque ambiance. If swimming is your thing then you’ll surely fall in love with this place. There are also numerous shacks that will offer some finger-licking delicacies. You can also collect some seashells from the sea. The region is also crammed with many resorts and hotels of all range whether budget, deluxe or luxury.
Alappuzha Beach – A Surreal Beach, Ideal for a Romantic Outing
Alappuzha has one of the most beautiful beaches in India ideal for a luxurious honeymoon vacation in South India. Flowing in the vast Arabian Sea, Alappuzha Beach makes for a charming backdrop away from the chaotic city centre. One of the oldest attraction of the beach is a 137-year old pier which goes right into the sea. Soft sand, unsurpassed sunsets, and quaintness all make Alappuzha Beach a destination not-to-miss on your honeymoon. After spending some time at Alappuzha Beach, you can also explore and indulge in nearby attractions and activities. Just to let you know that apart from the beaches, Alappuzha is also famous for its backwaters, coir industry, marine products, boat races, and houseboat cruises, and hence, you can choose to explore these attractions for an experience like never before. Besides, what makes couple holiday here romantically exotic is the stay at houseboat in the backwaters of Alappuzha.
Somatheeram Beach – A Perfect Retreat for Honeymooners
What would be your reaction if I’ll tell you that Somatheeram is more than an ideal honeymoon paradise in South India? Yes, no kidding! Apart from being a romantic attraction, it is also a wellness destination located in Kovalam, Kerala. Being a home to numerous Ayurvedic and romantic beach resorts, Somatheeram is a perfect stopover in Kerala to pacify your senses in a sedating beach ambiance while on a romantic vacation. A stay at any of these Ayurvedic resort supports your romantic vacation to fill your heart with some enduring memories and indelible moments.
Payyoli Beach – The Concealed Solitaire of Kerala for Honeymooners
Walk on the soft sand and wade through the azure warm water leisurely while holding the hand of your partner and it will quickly dawn on you why couples from round the world come at Payyoli Beach for a romantic vacation. Quiet and quaint, Payyoli Beach in Kozhikode is also a breeding home for turtles, and thus, you will see them in abundance here. The sunsets are too romantic to miss on the beach and watching them together should be your ultimate goal. Payyoli is one of those beaches in Kerala that give tourists a chance to indulge in water activities. Sunbathing, beach strolling, swimming, fishing, and yoga, are some of the popular things to do at Payyoli Beach. Moreover, the beach is also crammed with some elegant and incredible staying options. From luxury resort to beach houses, one need not worry about the accommodation while spending a vacation at Payyoli Beach. Another famous attraction at Payyoli Beach is the lighthouse. Just a short distance away from the beach, there is also a popular place for bird watching famed as Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. Both domestic and migratory birds can be seen at this sanctuary.
Kozhikode Beach – A Land of Marvelous Nature
A qualified location for a honeymoon trip to Kerala! Kozhikode Beach might not be that isolated and quaint yet is the perfect place to spend a romantic vacation amidst nature. The star attraction of this pulchritudinous place is morning show of the mischievous dolphins. Swimming here is prohibited, yet, one can explore the rest of the attractions here and enjoy to their fullest. Sitting on a rock and relishing the pristine view of vast sea engulfing the orange-red sun while, in the backdrop, the tinkling sound of majestic sea tides hitting the shoreline are things that one should not miss while being here. Don’t forget to visit the shacks that surround the place to savour the taste of palatable seafood, the tang which you can’t get anywhere else. The beach also welcomes you with an astonishing lighthouse along with two piers stretching into the sea. Both the attractions are said to be a century-old. The excitement of being at Kozhikode Beach doesn’t ends here only, there are two more attractions – Lion Park and Marine Water Aquarium. Plenty of restaurants, spas, and hotels also embraces the charm of this place. All the accommodation options available here, both homestays and hotels, offer a relaxing and soothing stay to the guests.
The blog is just a trailer of the amazing experience you are going to get in Kerala’s beach, however, for the whole movie you have to plan a trip to this destination. I hope, this beach honeymoon guide for Kerala helped you find the right honeymoon destination in India. Don’t forget to drop your much-needed feedback in the comment box. Also, allow us at Tour My India in planning your Kerala honeymoon. Send us your query at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +91-8744012050 to get best deals and discounts on Kerala honeymoon tour packages. And till the next time, I am signing off with a sayonara!
Published: 09 Jul, 2018