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Niraamaya Surya Samudra, Kovalam [India]


The Niraamaya Surya Samudra is an exclusive retreat atop a hill overlooking the Arabian coast in Kovalam. Surrounded by lush greenery, by the Arabian Sea, Surya Samudra's 31 heritage cottages are traditional Keralite heritage homes. Effortlessly blending weathered wood with contemporary luxury, the resorts offers a perfect balance between old world charm and modern day comfort.

Niraamaya Retreats is a 20-minute drive from Vizhiniam Beach and 40-minute drive from Trivandrum International Airport.


Niraamaya retreat has 31 cottages built in traditional Keralite architecture. Each cottage / room is designed for optimum views of the sea or the lush tree cover as per its location while the air-conditioned interiors are equipped with every modern amenity.

Rock Garden Room: The Rock Garden Room offers a mix of traditional accommodation with modern amenities. The rooms are set amongst coconut groves and feature outdoor sit-outs area and open-to-sky showers.

Heritage Classic Room: The Heritage Classic Rooms are Kerala-style elegant accommodations that open onto lush green gardens. The rooms have traditional Kerala architecture which reflects a history of about 100 years. They feature earthy interiors, serene natural surroundings along with open-to-sky rain showers.

Heritage Premium Room: These traditional yet luxurious, spacious, Kerala-style accommodations are designed with ornate doors, terracotta roofs, and carved pillars. They feature private sit outs, open-to-sky rain showers and offer unobtrusive sea views.

The Octagon Room: The Octagon is a spacious traditional stone house set in Kerala style architecture. It features a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea with private sun deck and open-to-sky baths with rain showers. The rooms have been assembled in the way master craftsmen have created homes for centuries.

The Banyan Tree Bungalow: The standlone bungalow is the perfect setting for honeymooners and romantic escapes. The bungalow features a private sit out, a private garden and an open-to-sky rain shower.


Niraamaya Surya Samudra has good options of dining with world class restaurants featuring Global cuisine. The restaurants at Niraamaya Surya Samudra are:

Café Samsara: Set in a tile-roofed verandah, Café Samsara offers breathtaking ocean views and serves global cuisines.

Essence: This is a specialty which is perched on a cliff and offers spectacular views. The chef introuduces guest to the subtle herbs and fiery spices of the Far East.

Madira: Madira is the bar at the resort with panoramic view of the ocean. One can forget all the cares of the world and enjoy cocktails at Madira.


At the resort:

  • Cultural Performances: Niraamaya Surya Samudra has some wonderful experiences for its guests. Watch a cultural performance on the sea-facing platform, organized once or twice a week.
  • Relax: Watch the mesmerizing sun set by the sea, relax in the swimming pool at the resort, or unwind with a book on the beach.
  • SPA: The resort also boasts of a globally acclaimed spa, infused with timeless therapeutic traditions from across the world including Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system, perfected for over 5000 years. The therapists are trained in Yoga, meditation, authentic Thai and Western relaxation techniques and traditional Asian therapies like reflexology.
  • Cooking classes: The resort provides an opportunity to guests to learn authentic traditional recipes from the region. Hands on classes by the resort Chef teach the nuances of aromatic spices, herbs and fresh ingredients.
  • Yoga: The resort offers Yoga classes which are suitable for beginners as well as experienced people and the classes can be tailor made for guests wellbeing and requirements.

Excursions: Below stated excursion is possible from the resort:

  • Boat trip followed by Temple visit: The guests can also take a boat trip to Kerala backwaters; go fishing with the local fishermen or wander along the quiet beach to Kovalam or visit the nearby Keralan capital Trivandrum, including its huge Hindu Temple, 200-year-old palace and various museums.


Address : Pulinkudi, Mullur PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521, INDIA

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