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Turtle on the Beach

India, Indian Subcontinent

Any trip to India feels special. Our fascination with the continent goes back a long way and there's certainly plenty of space to lose oneself utterly and be at one with the beauty of nature on a holiday to Kerala. The Turtle on the Beach hotel is a majestic 5 star facility. It's not just a wonderfully luxurious hotel; it's a thoroughly uplifting place to stay. Described as a 'one-of-a-kind' boutique hotel, it has all the charm that suggests, along with all the facilities and amenities you'd expect of a five star hotel in one of India's pre-eminent holiday destinations.

A beautifully designed, five star boutique hotel in glorious surroundings:

There is a sense of art and architecture coming together at the Turtle on the Beach Hotel. But that beautiful design aesthetic isn't an affectation. It absolutely informs the feel of the hotel. Wall hangings, carvings, sculpture, and of course the turtles. You'll feel that close relationship with nature very strongly. It informs the art and design, making this hotel very much in accord with its surroundings.

And what fine surroundings they are! The Turtle on the Beach is situated in the Kovalam resort – just five minutes' walk from Eves Beach, and close to the Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. Don't let that word 'resort' fool you. Like the Turtle on the Beach Hotel, this whole area has been built in accord with nature. So there are coconut trees everywhere. Their long feathery leaves give lots of dappled shade and give this area its wonderfully verdant look.

Facilities at the Turtle on the Beach are uniformly excellent. Rooms are modern and, as you'd expect, beautifully furnished. They are all air conditioned and come with a private balcony, offering lovely views over the gardens. (Arabian Seaview rooms are also available at a supplement.) Rooms also include a flat screen TV and DVD player (on request), tea/coffee maker, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.

The hotel swimming pool is partly surrounded by more of those wonderful coconut trees, and there's plenty of space to recline and soak up the sun, pre or post swim.

There is also a spa and Ayurveda centre on site offering reviving and relaxing treatments.

The Turtle on the Beach is a truly unique hotel. With its boutique charms, artistic inspiration and respect for nature, it feels like the perfect place to stay when exploring Kerala.

The full board option at the Turtle on the Beach offers excellent value. Getting your holiday off to the best possible start, you'll be welcomed with a traditional style reception and complimentary drink. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included – and so are two bottles of beer and two bottles of soft drinks per day, per room.

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  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and Ayurveda Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Multi cusine Restaurant
  • Library Lounge
  • Coffee Shop
  • Bar
  • Health club
  • Gift shop
  • FREE Wi-Fi
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Turtle Garden View
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The Local Area

This luxury 5 star boutique hotel is located in the fabulous beach resort of Kovalam. Eves Beach is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The Kovalam area is stunning and almost completely covered in coconut palms.

The hotel is also within easy reach of the popular Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. There is an Ayurveda centre and spa where you can be pampered and the attractive outdoor pool area offers pure relaxation.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Refreshing family time

Review by Sreehari00

I visited this place last sunday for a family get away with our 9 month old baby.Its a beautiful property facing arabian sea.Mr Dinu helped us to get a room with a sea view ,which was excellent and comfortable.It was so nice of them to do this bcz it was really helpful for us specially with the baby.Staffs were all very pleasant and proffessional. Buffet lunch was just fine but it was presented well..there was a conference going on so our dining was not so peacefull as we expected.The pool was nice warm and clean,but we couldnt enjoy much due to unexpected rain. i strongly recommend this place to families and we are already planning for a stay at this place soon.

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Great Experience

Review by Coolsharp18

We stayed here for a couple of days as a short getaway on our wedding anniversary and had a memorable experience.

The honeymoon suite offered a breathtaking view of the Arabian sea and a lighthouse view from the balcony. It had various essential amenities and was kept neat and tidy...

The hospitality and service was excellent. A special mention to Restaurant manager Jyotish who arranged for us a memorable candle light dinner experience and was kind enough to promptly address our requests, Mr. Jibin and Mr.Jiju for their excellent hospitality and service , and Chef Akhil who kindly prepared for us dishes from outside the menu on request and offered us multiple choice of cuisines.

Recommend this place to anyone planning to visit Kovalam.

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An excellent resort to relax and restore

Review by 366santosha

We enjoyed our recent stay in Turtle on the beach..Booked a duplex suite which is apt for families travelling with children . Our kids enjoyed the upper room experience and they could even attend their online classes without being disturbed . The breakfast and food was excellent...

Chef Akhil and his team was very helpful. They even went out of the way to prepare food for us out of the standard menu . The GM Soby was extremely professional and helpful , meeting almost all our needs without any limitations. The sea view from our room and balcony was superb and was cooling to the senses without much disturbance of the sound of waves. I would surely recommend this resort for anyone who is looking for a enjoyable stay in Kovalam .

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Stayacation with the little one

Review by shriekz Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

At first, a heartfelt thanks to Turtle on the Beach and the staff who provided us with utmost comfort and amazing experience at the resort during our stay. We had a mini stayaction with our 2 year old baby at the resort. We stayed at the sea view room with balcony...

The room was perfect. It was neat and tidy with all amenities. The staff were always ready to answer all our quiets and solve our problems. They were strictly following the covid protocols. We had our Breakfast Buffet at the famous Catamaran Restaurant. The live dosa and egg varieties is a must try.

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Turtle On The Beach_ Good Place to stay

Review by Likhaknair

Excellent accommodation for a family vacation. The hotel is well-kept and sanitised, and the staffs are very kind and friendly. Cuisine that really is delicious. We recommend arabian sea view room for the stay...

Thanks to Aneesh, Mary, and the rest of the hotel personnel for a great vacation.

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