Yet another Day out!!! This time we choose Surya Samudra as the venue to party.Surya Samudra, situated in Kovalam is one of Kerala’s finest beach resorts. It is located on a cliff overlooking the beach and boasts as being the best romantic getaway in Trivandrum with traditional style Kerala cottages, landscaped gardens and pathways interconnecting them. The view from here is enchanting.
Kovalam, Vizhinjam, Azhimala and Poovar are some of the main attractions around. You can go about seeing the Lighthouse, Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon castle, Vizhinjam harbour and Vellayani lake. This place is also home for many private resorts and hotels.
Getting there and around
Surya Samudra is situated around 18km from Trivandrum and sandwiched between Kovalam and Poovar. We took the Trivandrum bypass road and as we approached Kovalam deviated to Vizhinjam Poovar Road . It is just 6kms from Kovalam.
Surya Samudra Distance Chart
Trivandrum-17.4km | Kanyakumari-81km | Varkala-67km | Kazhakootam-30km | Kollam-83km | Cochin-219km
Things to do
The main activities you can indulge in are swimming, fishing,sunbathing, yoga, spa and romantic strolls through the private beach and the landscaped property.
Things to carry
- Swimming trunk/suit
- Dress to change
- Beach wear
- Wallet/Credit cards
The plan was to start off from my place by around 2pm and reach Surya Samudra in an hours time. As per the plan we reached Surya Samudra by 3pm. Finding the way to the resort was not that hard. We were greeted by the staff who offered us welcome drinks. We were shown the way to the rooms that were allotted as part of our booking. The rooms were truly beautiful and well maintained. The most interesting thing I found in the rooms were the gorgeous outdoor bathrooms. After settling down, the staff took us around showing the property. The once rocky terrain was beautifully landscaped into one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen.
As this was a day out we were in no mood to be in the room but wanted to indulge in some activities. We headed for the pool to play a game of water polo. The pool was situated on the cliff overlooking the sea and stretching out into the sea (it looked so ) . The place was awesomely beautiful and serene. We had a good game out there, except for the frequent whistles from the guards, asking us to keep our noise levels down.From there we headed right to the private beach. While some of us went straight to the sea, many choose for a game of beach volleyball. Towards 6pm and after the sun set, the sea was getting rough and we went back to our rooms to get ready for the dance floor .
They had arranged a DJ for the evening and the dance floor was by the bar named “Madira”. We tuned it to the beat of the music and in a short time the whole crowd was there exulting themselves. It was a great experience dancing and partying by the cliff, with the sound of waves and the music from the speakers.
By 8pm the dinner was served. Buffet serving Arabian delights at their “Ootupura restaurant”. I really din’t like the main course as it was not spicy and was more towards being sour, but the desserts saved the day.
After dinner we gathered for some photo-shoot and by 9pm were all set to head back to our homes
It you have time and money in your hands, Surya Samurda is a perfect place for a vacation by the seaside, honeymoon trip or even a day out.