Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam is one of the best seaside resorts people can think of before visiting Kovalam.
Not only it is a retreat into the lap of nature, but one of the most spectacular backwater resorts featured with all advanced and modern amenities.
Some may favour it as a hill resort too. The cottages are newly constructed with an innovative concept.
Sumptuous meals at the restaurant and other engagements like the bar and spa keep the guests busy and entertained.
Chefs are always eager to prepare the desired dishes. Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam covers 10 acres of land area by the sea. Indulgence in fun activities is always welcomed.
It is at a distance of 12kms from Trivandrum International Airport and 14kms from the railway station.
A drive from Cochin Airport might require 5hrs but through the journey guests are well acquainted with the rustic life of Kerala.
Architecture reflects a combination of Balinese and Kerala flavours. Exquisite decorations ornate the lobby.
Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam offers advanced and upscale amenities for it's guests. Some of them are
Concierge Services include
Fitness Centre is well equipped with all modern machines like Life Fitness circuit training and cardio machines. Free weights help to sweat and get energized.
It remains open throughout the day. Personal training by experienced trainers is available. Yoga lessons are also imparted.
Dining at Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam is a relishing and exciting experience. The restaurants here keep up to the changing desires of multifarious guests. Backwaters and sea forms the backdrop and adds refinement and dignity to the venues.
Apart from the restaurants guests can also prefer outdoor dining. The flavour, aroma and sound of live cooking makes one glued to this thrilling and exquisite place.
Jasmine Bay remains open throughout the day. Facing the pool, it serves Continental, Middle Eastern and Indian delicacies. Interactive kitchens help guests to familiarize with a particular dish.
Dining can be preferred both inside and outside the pool with the serene ambiance created by the pool. Either buffet or tailored menu by the chefs can be opted.
Chicken jerk supreme, mezze platter and freshwater jumbo prawns are the signature dishes served here.
For a romantic dinner, private gazebos by the pool are beautifully designed. It is made further attractive by candle light decorations. Attentive service is always available. It accommodates 65 guests.
Curries serve traditional curry dishes of India, specially of Kerala. Malabari cuisine with Arabic influence, Central Kerala cuisines with flavour of Syrian Christian and novelty in Travancore preparations are the experimental genres.
Other legendary dishes belonging to various states of the country are also served. Wine is available if guests desire to savour with the sumptuous meal. It has a capacity of 45 people.
Signature dishes include Konchu Masala, Meen Pollichatu, Kuttanadan Njandu peralan and Duck roast. Bait is seafood specialty restaurant. It merges with the surrounding which has Arabian Sea at the west and backwaters in the east.
Freshest pick is served here as “catch of the day”, both in the morning and afternoon. Lip smacking preparations are made in the open kitchen which is located at the first floor.
Alfresco dining or bean bags at lounger can be preferred for relishing. Sun deck beds or wooden furniture are laid out by the interactive bar. It can accommodate 120 guests at a time.
Signature dishes include
Neera Bar stocks quality cocktails, wines and other spirits. Complimentary snacks are also available. Stylishly decorated interiors along with energized bar make the nightlife provocative.
Fine music remains as a constant companion which can be enjoyed along with the enamouring view of the sea. Vivanta by Taj cocktails, Sushi, Sake and Tapas is the specialties of Neera Bar.
Guests can even enjoy playing billiards at this venue situated at the lobby level. Signature dishes include Mojitos, Pick me up and Cosmopolitan.
Private Dining can be opted at Bait. Waves would be the only things to intrude the privacy. Mashals, lanterns and cozy sitting arrangements add to the picturesque venue. Personal butlers look into requirements.
Celebration Table for 6guests can be arranged at Bait.
Jiva Spa Rock Garden is another romantic venue for couples. Cascading water at the backdrop enhances the ambiance of the place.
Meetings can be organized at Coconut Bay Hall which covers an area of 2000sqft. Vivid and spacious, corporate meets to informal parties can be organized here.
Company getaways or incentive retreats are aided with proper staff, service and space.
After the completion of serious meets, entertainment options are also provided. Skilled staff has a keen attention towards every minute details.
The hall is a reflection of elegance, energy and style. Surrounding greenery adds liveliness to the meetings.
It is well equipped with audio visual facility, high power music system, microphones, mood lighting and remote controlled, pull-down screens and floor-concealed. Soundproof partitions aids to multi function capability.
The View is the board room which supports the latest technology like video conferencing, live screening and presentations.
Lush green, panoramic views make the surrounding more lively.
Catering is done in themed concepts.
Kerala Theme: Kerala's fishing village as the theme, it displays buffet with live seafood counters and delicious dishes from North Malabar, Central Kerala and South Travancore cuisines.
All the counters, including the bar is in Kerala style. Kathakaali and Kalaripayattu are performed to keep the guests entertained.
Fisherman's Village: Fishing is one of the most important vocation of the localities. Fishing boats, fishing nets, toddy shop (the local village bar), toddy tapper, canoes, waves and traditional village lamps create the ambiance of the place.
Live music and dance enhance the theatricality of the village.
Arabian Theme: Arabian dishes with entertainments from Middle East are found here. Camels and caravans are used as props to add reality to this theme.
Bollywood Night: Sets of various Hindi movies along with props like dancing girls, popular actors, actresses, characters and chosen villains create a magical charm of Bollywood.
DJ keeps playing the hit music of Bollywood. Hindi orchestra, choreographed dance performances and a mini-fireworks display can also be arranged on request.
Jiva Spa offers treatments and therapies based on ancient wisdom and trendy products. Aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps and other natural products add to the rejuvenation.
Calm and relaxing environment create a perfect setting for therapeutic treatments.