15 Stunning Hotels & Resorts in Kerala for a Honeymoon or Romantic Getaway!
Enjoy a honeymoon immersed in luxury and beauty at these stunning hotels and resorts in Kerala.
Lined by pristine beaches that echo the serene sound of foamy waves meeting the shore, canopied by a clear blue sky, and brimming with languid backwaters that stretch on for miles, Kerala with its pure beauty paves the way ahead for a fairytale romance. Perfect for newlyweds who’re keen on exploring the bounties of nature while relaxing in the lap of luxury, this destination inspires awe at every turn.
And, if you’re a couple who wishes to celebrate and strengthen their love while enjoying the cultural, gastronomic, and natural riches of Kerala, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of romantic getaways that’ll incite awestruck wonder!
Windermere Estate, Munnar
Best For: Slowing down the pace of life and gazing upon spectacular elevated views.
Built chalet-style into the side of the mountain and offering sweeping views of the fragrant cardamom gardens, this rustic property gives you plenty of space to learn more about each other. Watch romance bloom as you take a sunset hike through the plantations or enjoy the complete privacy of The Vantage Point as you gaze upon the beauty of the western ghats.
Book the Planter’s Room for a private balcony that gives you a scenic view of the mountains, a cozy study corner, and a spacious bathroom that’s right next to nature.
Banasura Hill Resort, Wayanad
Best For: A rustic hill-side holiday.
Surrounded by serene misty hills and made up of rustic-looking mud-walled cottages that stay cool despite the sweltering heat, this haven flourishes with exotic flora and fauna. Indulge in a refreshing private trek that takes you to hidden waterfalls and enjoy a romantic ‘chukku kaapi’ date encircled by nature.
Specifically designed for honeymooners, the isolated LogHut with its private balcony and dark interiors gives you two a nook of your own where you can usher in romance.
Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Bekal
Best For: A true coastal backwater experience.
With backwaters running through the property itself, it’s no wonder that the villas and rooms in the Taj Bekal Resort and Spa are inspired by the native Kettuvallam houseboats. Dotted with spacious courtyards, airy gazebos, plunge pools where you can enjoy total privacy and giving easy access to the beach, this resort inspires bliss and romance.
If you’ve got wooing on the cards, then it doesn’t get better than a ‘Romantic Dinner by the River’. Exchange flirtatious glances over a delicious spread and enjoy the tranquil river water reflect the glimmering rays of the sunset.
Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kumarakom
Best For: Experiencing understated luxury with a slice of adventure.
Retaining its colonial flavor, the Taj Kumarakom Resort and Spa is relatively small in size, which in turn, ensures that your privacy is undisturbed. Go moonlight rafting under the star-studded sky, zipline over water, or book a houseboat overnight for a calm yet romantic ride on the tranquil backwaters.
Don’t miss cruising on the lagoon atop the elephant bamboo rafts or partnering up for an adrenaline-fuelled kayaking session where you both motivate each other to row faster!
Best For: A minimalist experience steeped in history.
A fabled 400-year-old house that has been restored to its glory by a Swiss-German architect, Vismaya is surrounded by Lake Vembanad on all three sides, which in turn allows you to witness the everyday majesty of the rising and setting sun. With airy patios that incite long conversations, traditional swings and a private pool, this minimalistic villa redefines seclusion and gives you two a chance to build your own world within its walls.
Pick the ‘Private for Two’ option to enjoy utmost privacy where you and your partner can freely ramble around the gardens and enjoy private meals in the restaurant.
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
Best For: An exceptionally luxurious and restorative Ayurvedic Spa experience.
Comprising of Kerala-style tharwad villas and an infinity pool that gives you a majestic view of the sea, this retreat is bound to shake off your post-wedding exhaustion. And if you’d like to take it up a notch, check out their Ayurveda couples’ treatments and massages that’ll relax you instantly.
Enjoy the beauty of traditional architecture and the Arabian Sea by checking- in at the Octagon, a cottage with a private deck and open-to-sky showers, that gives you an all-encompassing view of the waves.
The Malabar House, Kochi
Best For: Filled with traditional artworks, this resort relaxes you no matter what the season.
Made up of two 18th Century colonial-style villas, this resort takes you back in time. From relaxing ayurvedic spa treatment to cycling around the streets of Kochi together, this hotel urges you to revel in every sunny moment.
Keep a lookout for the spacious Roof Garden suites on the first floor which come with their own swing. If you’re scouting for gastronomic delight, The Malabar Junction, a restaurant in the hotel’s courtyard, serves up a lip-smacking fusion of Meditteranean and South Indian cuisine.
Neeleshwar Hermitage, Nileshwar
Best For: Finding inner peace as you relax or meditate by the Arabian Sea.
Following the ancient principles of vastu shastra, this hotel not only looks good but also sets your soul at ease. Gaze out towards the sea while you swim in the infinity pool or partner up in a free yoga class to rejuvenate after the rigors of the wedding.
Check-in to The Prema, a cottage tailor-made for love with its earthy hardwood floors, private pool, garden courtyard bathroom with twin basins, and a hammock where you both can gently sway while looking at the cotton candy clouds.
Brunton Boatyard, Kochi
Best For: The sophisticated traveler who relishes colonial charm.
Comprising 26 rooms, all of which give you a stunning view of the sea, at Brunton Boatyard, you just can’t go wrong! Cuddle up on the private sunset cruise, walk hand in hand as you deduce artworks, or gear up for domestic life with evening cooking classes where you learn the secrets of traditional style Kerala cooking!
Ask the front desk to give you a room on the second floor where you can fully enjoy looking at the gentle waves while enjoying a cuppa on the terrace.
Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi
Best For: A urban getaway immersed in luxury
Located on the Bolgatty Island in Kochi, this waterfront resort pulls all the stops when it comes to luxury with two swimming pools, a tennis court, and rooms that overlook the backwater of Lake Vembanad, the garden, city, or the pool. Learn the ancient martial art of kalaripayattu at ENS Kalari or gaze in wonder at the brilliance of contemporary artists at Durbar Hall Art Gallery that’s located a few kilometers away.
Book the Grand Terrace Suite which comes with a king sized bed, a walk-in wardrobe, and a private terrace where you can enjoy the sunset and the glorious views of Lake Vembanad while sipping on cool cocktails.
Vini’s Farm, Munroe Island
Best For: Total privacy on an island that’s solely for you.
Given exclusively to a couple or a family at a time, Vini’s Farm is the definition of utter privacy where you and your partner can ramble amongst the lush greenery, enjoy a delicious barbeque under the open sky or feast on organic vegetables sourced from the island itself. Additionally, a private butler service takes care of your every need so that nothing distracts you from each other.
Enjoy the sunset perched on a never-ending boat ride over the lake. And, if you’re in the mood to learn something new, try and learn to clamber up a coconut palm tree, under supervision, of course.
Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam
Best For: A sustainable sea-side living experience
Inspired by the homes of the neighboring fishing community, this resort features villas with thatched coconut leaf roofs. On the inside, these villas are responsibly luxurious with solar-powered water heating and toiletries that come in reusable earthenware. Take a shower under the clear sky or soak up the sun in a private pool as you enjoy the first days of marital bliss.
Hop onto a day cruise on the calm waters of Lake Vembanad or explore the many narrow canals of the region together.
Stop by at the butterfly garden to marvel at the beauty of colorful butterflies as they flit around you in all their multi-hued glory.
Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort, Mararikulam
Best For: A calming and comprehensive wellness experience.
Replete with lush palms that sway to the sea breeze, Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort sets you at ease from the moment you step into it. From ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes to the airy thatched-roof villas, romance and wellness go hand in hand here at every turn.
Relax in utter luxury on a lunch or evening cruise on the Carnoustie Houseboat where your eyes drink in the beauty of the palm-fringed backwaters while your tastebuds savor the traditional delicacies of the region.
The Oberoi Vrinda, Kochi
Best For: A luxurious escape from civilization.
Sail through the backwaters of Alleppey and take in the unfiltered beauty of the backwaters while lounging in luxury. Furnished with eight elegantly appointed cabins that give you two all the solitude you need, a restaurant and round-the-clock private butlers, you and your better half have all the time in the world to know each other better.
Take a traditional rice boat equipped with comfy cane chairs and snacks to explore the narrow channels of the backwaters.
Malabar Escapes Purity Resort, Alappuzha
Best For: Picture-perfect views of the famous Lake Vembanad.
A lakefront villa hotel from where you can witness the widest part of Lake Vembanad, this property takes your breath away from the very first glimpse. All rooms come with their own private balcony or terrace and are furnished with wooden framed french doors that let the soothing lake breeze in while you cuddle up and enjoy the lush scenery.
Sign up for the romantic Vembanad suite that overlooks the lake and comes with its very own massage room where you two can enjoy a therapeutic ayurvedic spa experience in total privacy.
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