Surya Samudra Beach Resort
Pulinkudi, Mullur P.O - Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala - 695 521.
22 kms from Airport, 18 kms from
Trivandrum railway station.
on a rocky promontory between two deserted beaches facing the Arabian Sea,
Surya Samudra Beach Resort is the kind of place, where you could easily
imagine the heaven. Surya Samudra, the first heritage hotel in Kerala, was
started as a single octagonal stone house just a few kms away from the
historic Vizhinjam Harbour, today it has grown into a picturesque
eco-friendly beach resort.
Surya Samudra has 23 well-appointed houses, each vibrant with a lush
foliage of coconut, palm, bamboo, wild shrubs, banana, flowers and melodious
chirping of birds. In addition, a striking line-up of 21 antique granite
sculptures of Lions, welcome you into the reception of the resort. A
beautiful pathway laid with rectangular granite slabs, ends in front of a
pair of carved granite pillars. From there, steps lead to houses, each house
is positioned in such a way that you can get a clear view of the sea and the
Surya Samudra Beach Resort offers finest accommodation not only in rooms or
suites, but also in a range of modern or traditional houses. The modern
residences are built of stone with soaring roofs, while the tharawads
(traditional Kerala wooden houses) are transplanted from their original
locations. With delicate carvings and heavy shutters, the traditional
cottages have outdoor garden showers, wide verandas and are surrounded by
gardens. Apart from that it also offers Surya Samudra Beach Garden. The resort's famous rooms, Ibis or Myna rooms are beautifully
furnished with squatter chairs, bamboo beds and provide splendid views of
the sea. Apart from Ibis rooms, other houses have granite topped table and
stools cut from granite pillars where you can sit and watch the magnificent
In Room Facilities
Room service, Air-conditioned, Hot and cold running water, Attached bath,
Bath gardens, Shower, Writing desk, Open-air cafeteria, Colour Television,
Other Facilities And Services
Restaurant, Post, Swimming Pool, Money Exchange, Ayurveda Centre, Luggage
Storage, Guest Laundromat, Front Desk, Free Parking, Heated Pool, Outdoor
Pool, Outdoor Parking etc.
Octopus, the only restaurant of the resort is famous for its delectable
seafood, fresh vegetables, authentic Kerala dishes, home-made cakes and ice
creams. At the restaurant you can savour a variety of sea food like
lobsters, tiger prawns, octopus, shark, baraccuda puttu, sea urchins, baked
crab, Japanese tune etc. "Lobster Creme de la Mer", a creamy sauce
with lobster, is one of the signature dishes of Octopus. You can also enjoy
local dishes (vegetables and fish) which are served on plantain leaves.
Dishes served in the restaurant are homemade with no tastemakers added.
Preserved food is not used in the resort, jam, cream and pickles are
exceptions. Vegetables and fruits grown in the resort, fresh fish from the
sea are used to avoid contamination in food materials. Ice creams, breads
and cakes are also prepared in the resort on a daily basis.
talked about recreation, there is a lot to do and lot to experience at Surya
Samudra Beach Resort. Go for a swim in a natural Swimming Pool, carved out
of stone without any tiles on the floor. Perfectly in tune with nature the
swim provides a rare lifetime experience. You may undertake trips around
Surya Samudra to view the picturesque backwaters, massive temple and lively
local villages. Apart from these, various art form of Kerala are organized
here, ranging from Classical Dances like Bharata Natyam, Kathakali to the
martial art Kalaripayattu.
Surya Samudra Kovalam has kept alive Kerala's ancient Ayurvedic
system, as a tradition on a luxurious scale. The resort has qualified
Ayurveda physicians who suggest the guests for the suitable ayurvedic
treatment. After a consultation with the physician, you can opt from a range
of soothing ayurvedic treatments. Surya Samudra offers a variety of
ayurvedic massages which provide relief from all types of pains in the
joints and muscles, prophylactics and rheumatism and artrosis. You may enjoy
a massage using traditional medicinal oils by an expert masseur.
Yoga And Meditation
The resort has a Yoga and meditation centre, which offer yoga classes for
both beginners as well as experienced persons, including an individual or
for a small group. The Yoga classes are specially designed to hone your
concentration, improve health and help to attain complete peace of mind. Apart from that you may also opt for surya samudra private retreats.