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Kovalam, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Comparing with Goa, the beach is too clean and the water is real blue with very inviting waves. The restaurants and eateries also do not encroach on the beach. I am surprised why there were not too many visitors. The food served is good and...More

Thank SincereSoldier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beaches I have seen in a long time in South India. Slightly at a height with the lighthouse. It is a famous tourist spot at Kovalam, so during Diwali time this place was full of people.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather around this time fantastic. I must visit place. It is one of the best light house in South India

Thank aneshbhaskaran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's another beach named Lighthouse beach, which was just 100 mt away from Hawa beach. Lighthouse beach was like a private beach without much rush. We finished the check-in formalities and rushed to the beach. We were tired after six hours of the journey. A...More

1  Thank Shreeeeyas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average, basically you just go up, have a look around and come down. Not really very exciting in my opinion

Thank Ssambtani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice if somewhat rundown area with sandy beach, swimming, sunbathing, cafes hotels. Small town, still keeping original atmosphere. Great fresh fish.

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very unsafe. So many people were allowed in that there was a near stampede. I had to keep on shouting

Thank RameshA319
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

25 years ago this was a great beach. Now it's a disaster. There is in fact almost no beach. The beach has eroded completely and replaced by a promenade, restaurants and hotels. You are constantly hassled by people trying to sell you stuff. Don't even...More

2  Thank Cristofre
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It was a beautiful view from the light house. Breeze sweeping your face as you look across the beautiful Kovalam Beach. You can see a beautiful structure of a Mosque. You get a view of Hotel Leela and KTDC Samudra. It is a small structure...More

Thank shradhapatkar10
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Lighthouse beach is a good place to go! But while going to lighthouse after the escalators you have to take a steep stairs to go up and see the view! Fabulous view! For the beach it’s just like any other beach but not so great!...More

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April 26, 2018|
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Response from Michael1052 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are, at both Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. The one at Hawa beach is more obvious - it's in the carpark. I did not see the one at Lighthouse beach, but I was told it exists - at the far end, the lighthouse end of the... More
February 21, 2018|
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Response from spinny500 | Reviewed this property |
They are all different beaches, each worth a visit. Samudra beach is rocky and not much there. The lighthouse has great views. There is a lift to the top floor but then a steep ladder to the viewing platform.
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Vivek D | Reviewed this property |
Brother I am purely Vegetarian so I am not able to help you in this part. However for Vegetarian Food you may visit Punjabi Dhaba Restaurant which very nearby and serves Good Food at Budgetory Cost.