Vivanta by Taj – Green Cove, Kovalam
What We Love
- A short stroll to Vizhinjam Beach and the adjacent lagoon
- Three restaurants for Indian cuisine, international dishes and seafood
- Sweeping sea views from the alfresco Jacuzzi at Jiva Spa
What To Know
- Premium Temptation Suites come with a private lap pool
- The fitness center is open 24 hours a day
- Babysitting services available on request
- Free WiFi for up to two (or otherwise) devices?
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a verdant hillside, the Vivanta by Taj Kovalam Kerala is an immaculate lagoonside property with spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. Swaying palms, tropical flowers and tinkling fountains set the scene for the 59 Balinese-style cottages, which feature thatch roofs, colonial-style furniture and private balconies. The bathrooms are suitably swish, with mosaic tile walls, oversize tubs and Forest Essentials toiletries. When it comes to dining, there are tons of excellent options. Try Indian specialties at Curries, seafood dishes -including wood-fired red snapper and mango shrimp curry – at the property’s beachside restaurant, Bait, or international options at Jasmine Bay. Relax with a poolside sundowner and enjoy the sea views at the Neera bar. And don’t leave without visiting the Jiva Spa; the Plantain Leaf Body Wrap is a house speciality.
In the Area
Float down the estuary on a backwater adventure; you’ll pass giant palms, spice plantations and coconut groves. Then stop at the tranquil village of Poovar to join a Keralan cooking class or kick back at Poovar Beach, an idyllic stretch of golden sand rarely visited by tourists. For the best local handicrafts, head to the nearby Kovalam market to shop for quality sarongs, teak statues, carpets and jewelry.
How to Get There
The space created near spa is a very soothing area.. The spa is very neat clean. Food quality is very good n also food is very tasty. The view from every angle is mesmerizing. The beach area is very creatively used
Staying for 3 nights, from 11th to 14th September at Taj Garden Cove Resort, has been one of our best family vacations with our son Arjun. We were fortunate to arrive during the time of Onam festivities in Kerela and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality of each and every individual staff, from the front desk managers to the guards and chauffeurs.We managed to try out all their in dining restaurants and lucky enough to start with most delicious and elaborate Ona Sadhya at Curries on the night of our arrival which Naresh and his team graciously arranged for us, ( since we were the only one having Sadhya that night , most of them still recovering from lunch ) , we did feel as if we were having this meal at a relative's home. The breakfast at Jasmine Bay Pool side restaurant is a perfect start for your day with a spectacular view of sea and fulfilling breakfast arrangements having continental and south-indian varieties. We happened to mention our cravings towards the traditional Kerela Puttu and Kadala Curry to Sudheer during after post breakfast chat and he worked his magic to arrange one for us within matter of minutes and moved us by the level of commitment and his kind gesture towards his guests. But, the "Bay spice prepared Red Snapper on Mango wood" at Bait restaurant deserves a special mention for, the location of the beach-side restaurant at which it is served, and its ability to tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting for more, which is exactly what we did after my son Arjun asked for the same dish the next night again and we were not at all disappointed. The property itself is spread vastly and is adjacent to a lagoon where you can enjoy an evening of boat ride , beautifully maintained lawns and paths for walk , home for some beautiful species of birds , a clean and well maintained pool and jacuzzi for unwinding and obviously for the lazy ones there are buggy services to shuttle to and fro from room to various location within this vast property. My wife tried their spa services 'Jiva' and she seemed very pleased and relaxed after the 1 and half hour spa treatment she received there and could not stop talking about for hours. My son was more than happy getting all the attention from the staff and certainly made lot of friends. He especially looked forward to beach side evening high tea for the cookies ,flying kites and building sand castles. I must extend a special mention to all these individuals of the staff who went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful and enjoyable stay , Freddy,Mr. Vinpugal, Mr Mahesh , Esha who gave us warm welcome and continued to see all our needs were taken care of throughout our stay, Mr Sudheer , Naresh and their team at Jasmine Bay and Curries restaurant who made sure our meals were always delectable and gave us a sweet send-off with a special chocolate cake , Robert - our server at Bait restaurant for his special attention during our visits. This is a place we will definitely want to visit again in near future.
Taj gren cove is one of the best properties in Kovalam area. Hotel has huge property and lush green landscape. There is a lake within the hotel premise. The Bait is a sea side restaurant and good for seafood lovers.