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SURYA SAMUDRA- KOVALAM
 
"This place, Surya Samudra is like a setting in a James Bond film," said a friend. Quite so: exotic wooden cottages, coconut trees, a fine beach…This is a place for dreaming, in the silence and the sun and the roar of the waves. Kerala has no beach resort like it.’ - Inside Outside, August 1993 "Situated on a rocky promontory between two deserted beaches, Surya Samudra is the kind of place you could easily imagine Hemingway or Somerset Maugham retreating to for weeks at a time to bash away at a typewriter in splendid isolation. It’s that kind of place." - Herbert Ypma, HIP Hotels Escape Book, Thames & Hudson
THE RESORT :   "Resort living is not the usual image that springs to mind when thinking of India. But in Trivandrum…the Surya Samudra Beach Resort rates up there with the worlds most charming escapes" - Jill Mullens, The Western Australian, 25-4-1998.
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ROOMS : 83 Superior and well appointed rooms range from the Deluxe Suites, Exclusive Executive Floors to the option of the regular Deluxe Rooms to suit your budget.
Surya Samudra began as a single octagonal stone house thirty miles from the tip of India and just a few minutes from the historic Vizhinjam Harbour (pronounced as Virinyam) Today, it has grown into an eco-friendly beach resort with 23 houses spread over nearly one-third of an acre of private space and each house comes with a luxuriant foliage of coconut, palm, bamboo, banana, wild shrubs, flowers and the chirping of birds. 
"Surya Samudra projects a new trend in eco-friendly beach resorts" - Tourism India, April 1999. Individual cottages or houses make up the resort, call bells at the door have been avoided since the sound is jarring and each house has a granite-topped table and stools cut from granite pillars where one can sit and watch the waves lash against the cliff throwing little water beads against the azure sky
HERITAGE COTTAGES
"Waves lash against the shores, the wind murmurs as it rustles the bamboo clusters and caresses the rustic wooden walls of the houses which are a hundred or more years old. Surya Samudra, the first heritage hotel in Kerala, stretches out across two beaches facing the Arabian Sea with a cliff anchored in between." - Tourism India, April 1999.
An impressive line-up of 21 antique granite sculptures of lions welcomes every visitor into the reception area of Surya Samudra. They are positioned against the backdrop of an unpolished granite wall. A pathway laid with rectangular granite slabs, reminiscent of the outer courtyard of traditional Kerala temples, ends in front of a pair of carved granite pillars. From there, steps lead towards houses so positioned, that each house offers an unrestricted view of the sea and the beaches. Further, sand paths couched in rich foliage, link the houses. The land is terraced to prevent erosion and the cottages are placed at different levels hidden from each other by vegetation.
Guests are accommodated, not in mere rooms or suites but a choice of modern or traditional houses, the former built of stone with soaring roofs…the others are traditional Kerala wooden residences, transplanted from their original sites." - The Western Australian, 25-04-1998.

Whole Tharavadu (traditional Kerala houses) have been purchased and reassembled here as cottages. They have been converted into elevated structures, keeping in mind the need for free flow of space to facilitate unhindered movement and natural ventilation. Windows serve as doors while writing desks face the sea. Bathroom-cum-toilets or ’bath gardens’ are open air, protected by the slopes on all sides and each house has an open-air cafeteria.

"More than 100 years old, with intricate carvings and heavy shutters…these cottages have outdoor garden showers, wide verandas and, like all the accommodation, are surrounded by terraced tropical gardens. Bliss. Recommended: the Ibis or Myna rooms furnished with squatter chairs, bamboo beds and mind-blowing views of the ocean." - Jill Mullens, The Western Australian, 25-04-1998.

AYURVEDA
"Ayurveda here is on a luxurious scale. My rejuvenation massage was an hour and a half of nirvanic bliss. I felt as if I’d been on holiday a month, instead of just arriving" - Hallie Campbell.
Surya Samudra has an Ayurvedic massage centre and a yoga centre whose treatments customers swear by. The word Ayurveda is composed of two terms. ’Ayus’ means ’life’ and ’Veda’ means the knowledge or ’Science’. Thus, Ayurveda means the science of life. Ayurveda lays a great deal of emphasis upon the maintenance of positive health of an individual. Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. Ayurveda has been practiced ever since. Today, it is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of the body’s systems, to achieve the right balance. Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but also of the individual as a whole. It is a natural way to refresh oneself, to eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus to regain resistance and good health. Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June - November) are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative packages. Traditional texts reveal that the monsoon is the best season for rejuvenation programmes. The atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.
"Exclusive features at the beach resort include an Ayurvedic centre and a cultural centre" - Radha Radhakrishnan, The Business Line, 04-3-1996
Surya Samudra keeps Kerala’s Ayurvedic medicine alive in an uninterrupted tradition on a luxurious scale. After a consultation, one can choose from a variety of soothing treatments. An expert massage using traditional medicinal oils prepared from natural ingredients by the masseur can be enjoyed. Excellent results with all types of pains in the joints and the muscles, and with prophylactics and relief from rheumatism and arthrosis have been seen
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THE SWIMMING POOL
"We spent days lolling by the pool created from an old quarry where sculptors from Mamallapuram have carved underwater artworks in the original rock." - Jill Mullens, The Western Australian, 25-4-1998. "The swimming pool here has a line-up of Balikkallu, small granite usually seen in the inner courtyard of temples which add to the rustic ambience of the resort." - Tourism India, April 1999.<BR> Perfectly in tune with nature, the swimming pool is a natural rock pool without any tiles on the floor.
Category
House Names Total
Nos.
Peak *

X’mas & New Year

High
2004
Summer
  * 22-December
- to-
06-January-2004
31-December
April, 
August, 
September, 
October
May, June,
July
Garden
Bungalows

-Cinnamon
 Garden
-Bamboo
 Garden
-Banyan Tree
 Garden

3
USD 240.00
USD 360.00
USD 480.00
USD 180.00
USD 120.00
Sea Front
Rooms

-Octagon

1
USD 220.00
USD 330.00
USD 440.00
USD 175.00
USD 120.00

-Polygon
-Mosque View
-Cape View
-Ibis
-Myna
-Pandanus

6
USD 200.00
USD 300.00
USD 400.00
USD 160.00
USD 110.00
AC Garden
Rooms

-Rock Garden
 No. I to IV

4
USD 200.00
USD 300.00
USD 400.00
USD 160.00
USD 110.00
Garden View
Cottages

-Banyan
-Papaya
-Palm
-Prince

4
USD 180.00
USD 270.00
USD 360.00
USD 140.00
USD 100.00
Small Beach
Cottages

-Beach Cottage
 North
-South & East

3
USD 120.00
USD 180.00
USD 240.00
USD 100.00
USD 80.00 

ADDRESS :
Surya Samudra Beach Garden

Pulinkudi, Mullur P.O.,
Kovalam Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala, India. Pin: 695 521

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