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Top 12 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala

“A lovely life partner and travel! And when these two combine 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 destination.

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 romantic honeymoon getaway. After all, this part of your new venture should be special, right?

Therefore, we’ve handpicked these top 12 beach honeymoon romantic getaways in Kerala for your absolute honeymoon respite.

  • Kovalam Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Marari Beach
  • Kannur Beach
  • Bekal Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Alappuzha Beach
  • Somatheeram Beach
  • Payyoli Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Padinjarekkara Beach
  • Nattika Beach

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Let’s Visualize a Romantic Honeymoon Beach Destination

Kerala Beach Honeymoon Couple

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.

You are holding your partner’s hand, cherishing some blissful romantic moments and clicking romantic pictures! Well, this is just a part of your Kerala beach honeymoon tour. Scroll down to the end to know more!

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Kovalam Beach – The Epitome of a Romantic Beach

Kovalam Beach Kerala

There is no better romantic place other than Kovalam Beach in Kerala. The azure water and the scenic surroundings 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 beautiful beach 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.

Top Things to Do

Maundering on the shore, boating in the ultramarine-colored water of the Arabian Sea, scuba diving, swimming, Herbal Massage and surfing are the best things to do at Kovalam Beach.

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Varkala Beach – A Luxurious Place to Enjoy a Stroll and a Cuddle

Varkala Beach Kerala

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 environment of this place is something all lovebirds would relish. It is one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in Kerala.

There is a paved path right along the cliff which is packed with palm trees, shops, shacks, guest houses, and hotels of varied price ranges with ocean view and also have the various compelling services like swimming pool and spa that are perfect for any honeymoon couple to enjoy a perfect honeymoon tour.  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.

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  • On the sides of the cliffs, there are spas and water jets for people who wish to sunbathe.
  • Lingering a couple of hours more on the beach for the sunset view is something you must-do.

Highlights

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 quieter and serene whereas the North cliff is the part where you’ll see a lot of tourists chilling and relaxing. The other beaches are Black Beach, Odayam Beach, and Edava Beach.

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Marari Beach, Honeymoon and Health at One Place

Marari Beach Kerala

So, what if you can’t do something that Carl Frederickson 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 one of the best honeymoon beach destinations in Kerala, the beautiful hammock beach of Marari which 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 offers an unwinding and relaxing environment to tourists to relish in.

It houses some of the best beach honeymoon resorts of Kerala. 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 a 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.

Highlights

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 a bit high in rates. However, if you opt to stay here, you’ll not get disappointed by the services and arrangements.

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Kannur Beach – A Special Destination for Special Moments

Kannur Beach Kerala

The most special Beach destination for honeymoon couples in Kerala amongst all in every aspect whether in terms of serenity, hospitality and the landscape is Kannur Beach. You can’t tell what is 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 honeymoon destination in Kerala to enjoy that sun, sea, and sedating ambiance, required to make your vacation a 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 in Kerala with some enduring memories and long-lasting moments.

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Birdwatching, sunset viewing, village camping, star gazing, surfing, boating and swimming are some of the best things to do in Kannur. You will definitely enjoy the best honeymoon trip if you visit its blissful shores.

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Bekal Beach – One of the Best Place for a Romantic Stroll

Bekal Beach Kerala

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 honeymoon beach in Kerala to do so. Situated some 21 km south of Kasaragod district, Bekal Beach is one of the most prominent beaches for awesome romantic experiences 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.

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Apart from a relaxing beach tour you can also enjoy the historical charm of Bekal fort, tranquil Nityanand Ashram Caves and enchanting waves of the Bekal backwaters to cherish the moments of togetherness.

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Cherai Beach – A Land with Transcendent Beauty

Cherai Beach Kerala

Often considered an ideal place for a day trip from Kochi, Cherai Beach is a perfect beach destination for honeymoon couples in Kerala. 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 ranges whether budget, deluxe or luxury.

Top Things to Do

Cherai Beach Children’s Park on the beach to spend quality time with family and loved ones and speed boats and water scooter rides will make your honeymoon experience soothing and soul pleasing.

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Alappuzha Beach – A Surreal Beach, Ideal for a Romantic Outing

Alappuzha Beach Kerala

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 attractions of the beach is a 137-year old pier which goes right into the sea. Soft sand, unsurpassed sunsets, and quaintness all make Alappuzha a must not miss Beach destination on your honeymoon. After spending some time at Alappuzha Beach, you can also explore and indulge in nearby attractions and activities.

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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 a couple holiday here romantically exotic is the stay at a houseboat in the backwaters of Alappuzha.

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Somatheeram Beach – A Perfect Retreat for Honeymooners

Somatheeram Beach Kerala

What would be your reaction if I tell you that Somatheeram is more than an ideal honeymoon destination in Kerala? 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 resorts supports your romantic vacation to fill your heart with some enduring memories and indelible moments.

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Payyoli Beach – The Concealed Solitaire of Kerala for Honeymooners

Payyoli Beach Kerala

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 to Payyoli Beach for Kerala honeymoon tour.

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.

Top Things to Do

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 resorts 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.

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Kozhikode Beach – A Land of Marvelous Nature

Kozhikode Beach Kerala

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 the 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. Plenty of restaurants, spas, and hotels also embrace the charm of this place. All the accommodation options available here, both homestays and hotels, offer a relaxing and soothing stay to the guests.

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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 end here only, there are two more attractions – Lion Park and Marine Water Aquarium.

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Padinjarekkara Beach, Malappuram- Come for Refreshing vibes

Padinjarekkara Beach Kerala

17km from Tirur Town and 45 km from Malappuram headquarters, you will witness a place where you will see the mesmerizing confluence of Bharathapuzha, the TirurPuzha, and the Arabian Sea, this scene will be so fascinating that it will compel you to say -If love is the food of life, then travel is Dessert.

Pleasant vibes and scenic views of the sea and golden sands will elevate your honeymoon travel experience to another level. This would be a memory of a lifetime. Plethora of boating options like speed boats, water scooters and bird watching makes the place a wonderful romantic retreat filled with sweet adventures.

Highlights

If you want to enjoy Paramotoring ride at Padinjarekkara Beach then visit here on Saturdays and Sundays. The presence of an amenity center, eco-shops and an amphitheater add to the charm of this fantastic beach.

Paramotoring Charges

3000 INR for 10 minutes.  It is operated by the District Tourism Promotion Council.

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Nattika Beach, Thrissur – Magical Romantic Retreat for Loners

Nattika Beach Kerala

The shores of beautiful Nattika Beach and soothing vistas all around will be the best romantic beach destination in Kerala if you are planning for your honeymoon trip. This beach makes everything better- Your mood, your romance, your day and your honeymoon experience. The ocean breeze will soothe your mind, body and soul, the colors of the sea while enjoying sunset will blow your heart away.

The peaceful ambiance filled with thrilling water adventure sports will make your day the best day ever. The waves of the sea and sand in your shoes is a feeling difficult to express in words.

This is the best place to cherish some lovely moments with your beloved. Moreover, the Nattika Beach Resort’s Ayurveda wellness retreat will take all your stress and rejuvenate your spirit. You can also enjoy country boat rides, backwater cruises, swimming, sunbathing, Elephant rides, shopping and long nature walks to make your trip awesome and romantic.

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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 for an amazing romantic vacation in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is Kerala a good beach honeymoon destination in India?

Kerala is an amazing Beach destination in India. There are numerous beautiful beaches to cherish romantic moments amidst dreamlike fantasy type settings. You must have heard that Goa is the god of Beaches and it has many amazing beaches to behold but Kerala will change your mind. The backwaters of Kerala, the countryside, lush greenery all around and scenic beaches filled with lots of adventures will compel you to say - “if there is magic on this planet, it is contained in Kerala’s water.” Come here once to cherish some romantic moments and feel the bliss of romance forever.

Q.Are there good beach hotels & resorts for honeymoon couples in Kerala?

Yes, there are numerous beautiful Resorts and Hotels for honeymoon in Kerala. Some of the best ones are –

  • Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Bekal
  • Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kumarakom
  • Vismaya, Kumarakom
  • The Malabar House, Kochi
  • Brunton Boatyard, Kochi
  • Vini’s Farm, Munroe Island
  • Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam
  • The Oberoi Vrinda, Kochi
  • Windermere Estate, Munnar
  • Banasura Hill Resort, Wayanad

Q.What are the top luxury beach resorts in Kerala?

  • Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa Kovalam
  • Vivanta By Taj
  • Turtle on The Beach
  • Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
  • Bethsaida Hermitage
  • Poovar Island Resort
  • Mascot Beach Resort
  • Kadaloram Beach Resort
  • Kannur Beach House
  • B’Canti Boutique Beach Resort Varkala
  • Baywatch Beach Resort

Q.What are the best 5-star beach honeymoon resorts in Kerala?

  • Leela Resort
  • Bluewater Beach Resort
  • Akhil Beach Resort
  • The Lalit Resort and Spa Bekal
  • Chera Rock Beach House
  • Paddy Farm Beach Resort
  • Mascot Beach Resort
  • Marari Beach Resort

Published: 20 Nov, 2021

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Jatin

Comes from the ‘heart of India’, Delhi, Jatin is big-time dreamer. He is a travel blogger who loves to express about his ventures through his writing. Besides being a blogger, he is a foodie, who follows the aroma to reach some of the most amazing places to eat. Another thing that is equally important to him is sports; he eats, sleeps and breathes cricket!