A Gist - Poovar Island Resort.

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Poovar the place:

It is a rare find. Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. Located about 20 km south of main town of Trivandrum, Poovar is where Backwater meets the beach is end of Kovalam stretch of Beach and is It’s a stunning beach which is fiercely beautiful, with golden sand and gentle breeze.

Just the beginning!

Photo of Poovar, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

Poovar nestled between the gorgeous River Neyyar and Arabian Sea. The swaying coconut palms add to the beauty of this picture perfect beach. You can easily spend a couple of nights in complete isolation rejuvenating and enjoying nature centric experience.

Floating Restaurants along the way.

Photo of A Gist - Poovar Island Resort. by Spoorthi Kedambadi

The Floating restaurants along the way is a great pit stop the ones who opt for day trip cursing in these backwaters.

Photo of Poovar Island View., Poovar, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

The mangroves are excellent to go in boat. The route is covered like an arch and in some placed the sun finds it difficult to peep in. The drive is definitely memorable. In 20 minutes, we were nearing the Poovar Island resort, one side backwaters, in which we travel by boat and other side the fierce Arabian Sea.

Poovar Island Resort:

On the way to Poovar from Kanyakumari we got down in a small town and walked about 5mins to reach the resorts port. Upon which we had to wait around 15mins for our boat to arrive which would take us to the resort.

The Entrance-these boards are everywhere for you to find!

Photo of A Gist - Poovar Island Resort. by Spoorthi Kedambadi

Poovar Island Resort's Boat Jetty!

Photo of A Gist - Poovar Island Resort. by Spoorthi Kedambadi

After a long journey from Kanyakumari this boat ride was the best thing to happen that morning. This 20 minute takes you through different environs, mangrove forest, beach, and array of coconut trees.

This was one of THE PERFECT STAYS I've had during my travels. The property is Located in a Beautiful location, overlooking the sea, and a piece of land that separates backwater and sea. All in all a perfect spot.

Photo of A Gist - Poovar Island Resort. by Spoorthi Kedambadi

Service, staff – perfect! The most exciting part of the whole thing for me was the when we were upgraded to Floating Cottages. These cottages was on my travel list. But couldn’t book it because of the high demand during my time of travel. Floating cottage and the experience was simply out of the world. The gently rocking abode was as comfortable as it could get. They were bang on the river after the beach. So we had astonishing view of beach then our cottage was floating on river.

The food was plentiful and of a high standard, the lunch we opted for al carte, the dinner buffet severed good range of food and the floating bar is a good addition to the resort.

These floating cottages-a dash of luxury with a homely feeling!

Photo of Poovar Island Resort, Kulathoor, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

View of the beach from the cottages

Photo of Poovar Island Resort, Kulathoor, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi
Photo of Poovar Island Resort, Kulathoor, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

The property has two swimming pools which is maintained well. In addition grounds were very well cared for with a surprising amount of wildlife wandering about.

Photo of A Gist - Poovar Island Resort. by Spoorthi Kedambadi

Plus, the complimentary boat ride to the beach is awesome. The beach however is pretty rough, though gorgeous, and hence not swimmable.

The most fierce waves i have ever seen!

Photo of Poovar Beach, Poovar Island Beach Road, Poovar, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

just this piece of land separating the sea and the river.

Photo of Poovar Beach, Poovar Island Beach Road, Poovar, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi

Have to be mentioned, the property also has a lot of activities, none of which we utilized. We just relaxed the enjoyed the view the whole time.

Overall, highly recommended and truly Out of the world experience!

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Hi Spoorthi, your post reminded me of the Poovar backwater ride we did on our Kerala trip. Although we did not include the resort stay but I figured during the cruise that would also be quite amazing as you've mentioned here!
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