Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

One of the most stunning cliff-top beach retreats in Kovalam, the Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra flanked by two secluded beaches overlooking the azure waters of the Arabian Sea has intensely private vibes. The Relais & Châteaux property is spread across a 32-acre coconut grove dotted with traditional tharavads (unique Kerala ancestral homes) that are delightfully married to modern comforts. The stunning swimming pool hewn out of a single granite rock, the restaurants, the bar, and the yoga pavilion skirted by rocky outcrops and palm groves enjoy breathtakingly panoramic views of the Arabian sea. The service and staff here are exceptional and make every stay memorable.

At the multi-award-winning Niraamaya Spa, guests are guided on a personalized path to rejuvenation. The spa offers a collection of Ayurvedic treatments, International therapies like Swedish massage, and Thai massage, and other Asian treatments like Reflexology.  Guided Yoga sessions during sunset and sunrise at the exquisite yoga pavilion at the edge of a cliff, along with curated wellness cuisine at the restaurants make for a well-rounded wellness experience.


The resort is located in Pulinkudi (8 km South of Kovalam). The nearest airport is Trivandrum airport (20 km).

Things to know

  • Cliff-edge yoga platform where guests can do yoga conducted by a professional instructor.
  • The rooms are scattered across an undulating landscape; not all rooms are suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • The restaurants offer a choice of nutrient-dense dishes for the wellness-conscious
  • Full-board wellness stays and programs can be customized as per guest requirements.

Rooms & Suites

The Relais & Chateau property is set in a lush 32-acre coconut grove, interspersed with stone pathways that lead to the cottages.  The verdant retreat grounds are dotted with traditional teak cottages that celebrate Kerala’s heritage and culture. The Octagon and Banyan Tree Bungalow are distinctive accommodations in the most unique setting, the former features a panoramic view of the sea, while the latter is modelled around a century-old Banyan tree. The Heritage Premium rooms are set in traditional tharavads with stunning sea views and are cleverly married to modern comforts and amenities. The other categories of heritage cottages offer partial or garden views whereas the more modern Rock-garden rooms are set in a coconut grove with garden views.

Restaurants & Bars

The sea and pool-facing, all-day dining restaurant, Café Samsara offers a combination of world cuisine, Kerala specialty as well as Pan Indian fare. Every meal is cooked freshly and the chef takes the time to speak to the guests after most meals and goes the extra mile to customize your next meal. There is also a specialty restaurant, ‘Essence’ specializing in Southeast-Asian cuisine and seafood grills and enjoys uninterrupted sea views. The pool bar is called Madira and offers one of the best views of the beach and the sea.


Spa & Wellness

For the wellness inclined, the award-winning Niraamaya spa offers a range of therapies and massages to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. Their signature massages, therapies, and skin and hair rituals are designed to integrate the best from around the world. For those looking for serious healing, the long-stay Ayurveda packages are all-inclusive packages that offer the services of an Ayurveda physician, massages, Yoga sessions, herbal medicines as well as meals prescribed by the physician. The programs cover a varied range of aspects of well-being including weight loss, detox, bone and joint care, stress, and anti-aging.


Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra is flanked by two secluded beaches and offers a range of beach-themed experiences. Gourmet meals with special set-ups and high tea can be enjoyed on the beach or in other exquisite locations across the sprawling resort. Guests who may want to venture out can request a picnic at the Poovar estuary with a short backwater cruise or ride a bicycle to the nearby village. Guests also have the option of exploring the local fish market and cooking sessions with the chef.

Sustainability and Responsible Tourism

Niraamaya Wellness Retreats are deeply committed to sustainability by taking responsibility to take care of the environment, natural resources, and communities in all the destinations where they are present. The closely-knit relationship with the neighboring local communities and involvement in the educational projects in the region help the wellness chain connect with the locals at a very deep-rooted level.