Exploring south India has never been easier - you can now book a Kerala beach holiday with us, as a twin-centre with Goa, or a stand-alone escape...
Hugging India's south west coast, the enchanting state of Kerala is sure to capture the heart of many holidaymakers with its laid-back vibe and stunning natural scenery, and we're absolutely delighted to now offer our customers the chance to enjoy beach holidays here. If you can think of nothing better than exploring deserted sands and cliff-facing coves, we're confident that Kerala should be on your list of places to discover.
Above: Varkala Beach. Image credit: Pius Lee | Shutterstock
One fantastic way to experience Kerala and its beautiful beaches is as a twin-centre holiday with Goa, so not only do you get the chance to enjoy a soft introduction to India and some wonderful heritage through your time in Goa, but you'll also uncover some of the destination's most beautiful and laid-back landscapes and local traditions.
We've welcomed eight new hotels to our collection, each hand-picked personally by our in-house experts, so to help you imagine what your twin-centre holiday to Goa and Kerala might look like, we've highlighted some of our favourite combinations for a beach-inspired break below...
1. Alila Diwa, Goa | Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kerala
These two luxury hotels are sure to satisfy the most discerning of travellers. Alila Diwa in South Goa showcases a Balinese style, surrounded by plush rice paddies and coconut groves, all just a short walk from the sandy beach. Niraamaya Retreats is found in Trivandrum in the south of Kerala, boasting a glorious clifftop and beachfront location, exuding the ultimate in romance and elegance. There's also a wonderful spa offering traditional ayurvedic treatments, so for couples looking to relax, these two hotels offer absolute, incomparable paradise.
Above: Alila Diwa
Above: Niraamaya Retreats
2. The Gateway Hotel, Kerala | Caravela Beach Resort, Goa
Introduced to our Kerala collection as a wonderful mid-range option, The Gateway Hotel is surrounded by swaying palms, set just back from the clifftops of Varkala in southern Kerala. With a sprawling golden beach home to colourful shacks at the bottom of the cliff, it's a lovely choice for a beach holiday in Kerala. Heading to another beach paradise, Caravela Beach Resort in Varca, South Goa, is in a prime position alongside the white sands. There's plenty of activities on offer as well as a swim-up bar to take advantage of, so you're sure to feel relaxed in no time.
Above: The Gateway Hotel
Above: Caravela Beach Resort
3. Taj Fort Aguada, Goa | Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa, Kerala
If you love the service and quality associated with the Taj Hotel Group, you'll love this twin-centre option as much as we do. Starting in Sinquerim, North Goa, the Taj Fort Aguada is a beautiful resort, built within the walls of an old Portuguese hill fort. Overlooking the golden sands of Sinquerim Beach, you can choose a spot for your beach towel, or make the most of the large pool, yoga sessions or perhaps the Jiva Spa? Moving to Kerala and to the southern resort of Kovalam, the Taj Green Cove awaits. Nestled amongst plush vegetation and palm trees, the resort overlooks a lagoon and onto the coast, where Kovalam Beach is waiting, less than a mile away. This is a fantastic option for those in search of a memorable, luxury escape.
Above: Taj Fort Aguada
Above: Taj Green Cove
To find out more about holidays to Kerala, explore our holiday ideas, or learn more about Kerala's regions in our handy online guide.
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