Naturally you take holiday photographs of beautiful landscapes. You take wildlife and nature shots. You take pics of the view from your balcony. You take photographs of your friends and family enjoying themselves. But The Leela in Kovalam is one of those rare places where you find yourself actually taking photographs of the hotel itself.

The breathtaking, floodlit infinity pool, for example, that stretches your vision across the cobalt sea and off to the horizon. The serene meditation hall that’s open to the sea on three sides. The seascapes viewed from your double bed. The opulent lobby leading to the pool, the candlelit beach restaurant…

The Leela, at a glance

  • Exemplary, five star hotel in a cliff top setting, overlooking a beautiful bay
  • Easy access to Trivandrum International Airport
  • Choice of 183 guest rooms, ranging from Garden or Beach view rooms, to Club rooms or suites and Duplex and Presidential suites
  • Terrace restaurant serving international cuisine, plus Tides beach restaurant with live music and dancing
  • Bar, lounge and Sky Bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Generous swimming pool
  • Divya-Ayurveda and wellness spa
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Tennis, volleyball and badminton
  • Club for privileged guests
  • Backwater cruising by local boat
  • Picnics and excursions to temples, museums (including the Napier) galleries and tourist villages
  • Elephant rehabilitation centre
  • Neil understood our brief completely and put together an ideal and comprehensive programme. He was a joy to deal with.

    AS, Thailand, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7