The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort, Kerala
Overlooking the sea and a 9-minute walk from Hawa Beach, this upscale hotel is 16 km from Trivandrum International Airport.
Stylish rooms with sea or garden views feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and private patios or sundecks; some have minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites have sitting areas and DVD players and offer breakfast, evening tea and use of both the gym and a sea-view infinity pool.
Dining options include an open-air restaurant and a rooftop bar. An elegant spa and salon offer massage and beauty treatments. Other amenities consist of private beach access, a fitness centre and a game room. Parking is free.