Most of the preferred holiday destinations among couples either include picturesque misty hill stations or breathtaking beaches. With Kerala (India), often referred to as “God’s own country”, you get the best of both worlds. The never-ending greenery and heavenly backwaters of Kerala make it a favorite spot for couples.
Kerala is home to some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the world. Beaches provide a romantic space for couples to enjoy their time together, without a care in the world. The combination of soft sand, green palm trees and soothing blue water of the ocean is incredible just on its own and that beauty magnifies with magical sunrises and sunsets.
Kerala has many beaches and each one has something unique to offer. It is home not just to the cleanest beaches but also to the longest drive-in beach of Asia. You can find the busiest, popular beaches, full of life with activity all around you to keep you busy and you can spend some private time in the solitude and calm of the lesser-known beaches.
1. Kovalam Beach
Kovalam is one of the most well-known beaches in Kerala. This beach is always hustling and bustling with activity, which makes it a perfect hangout spot for friends and family. Its low tidal waves and shallow waters make it a favorite sunbathing spot among tourists. This calm beach is especially a romantic paradise under the light of the moon.
The red and white striped lighthouse on the southern side provides a spectacular view from the top. With various accommodation options and a vast variety of food choices available, along with multiple Ayurvedic massage centres, Kovalam provides a warm welcome to everyone.
2. Kappad Beach
One of the cleanest beaches in the world, located near Kozhikode, Kappad is a beach with historical importance. It is famously known to be the place where Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed with his entourage of 170 men in 1498. The government installed a stone monument which serves as a reminder of that historic landing.
The wonderful sunsets of Kappad Beach make for romantic scenery and the beach is perfect for a morning stroll for the early-birds. You can hang out here till late in the evening and you might even spot a dolphin when you are out in the sea at Kappad Beach.
3. Kannur Beach
Kannur, famously known as the City of Looms and Lores, sports the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. With palm trees lined along the shoreline, the beauty of Kannur Beach provides a romantic escape for couples.
The 5 km long Muzhappilangad Beach in Kannur is well-known to be the longest drive-in beach of Asia. The calm waters of Kannur are perfect for a swim and boating. Kannur is the perfect place for couples to kick back, relax and savor the beauty of the sea while sipping on fresh coconut water.
4. Marari Beach
The beautiful white sand and calm water of Marari Beach is the romantic setting you have been searching for. The sunsets at Marari are gorgeous and we know only a few things are as romantic as a glorious sunset. The beach mostly clears up after sunsets so you can peacefully savor the beauty of this beach with your partner.
Marari Beach is peaceful compared to other beaches in Kerala and perfect for long walks and sunbathing, and if you find the right spot, you might feel like you have the whole beach to yourself.
5. Cherai Beach
One of the best and most popular beaches in South India, Cherai Beach is well known for the Chinese fishing nets installed at this beach, as this place is perfect for beach fishing. The lengthy beach is ideal for water activities like swimming, boating and kayaking.
The water is very clean and dolphins are often spotted in the waters of Cherai Beach, making it more appealing to swimmers. The landscape view of the beach is something special and numerous seafood restaurants offer a variety of seafood for you and your partner to treat yourselves with.