Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam, Kerala, India
The strikingly-designed Turtle on the Beach, facing Eve’s beach, captures this blend perfectly; starting with the traditional vermillion welcome as you enter. The ethos of this boutique hotel is unmistakable. The stylish, Zen-like lounge, which looks on the sea from a height, sets the stage for your stay. All the rooms here are sea-facing. Wipe the tropical humidity from your face with the cool towels provided, sit with the arty Buddhas on the wooden benches and join them in listening to the sounds of the sea.
Turtle on the beach offers seven distinct types of rooms and three different dining experience to choose from. For those who are tired of the daily hustle and bustle, there is an Ayurvedic Vaidyashala to get the help you relax. For those close-by ones can organise large get-togethers, engagements, birthday parties and so on at the various halls in the resort.
Catamaran is the main restaurant at Turtle on the Beach. It is, in fact, a link between the street and the Arabian Sea. As you come down the stairs from the street, art in different forms welcomes you to the restaurant. The sculpture in sandstone on the wall, the carved stone basins with flower petals floating in water, the sculpted glass at the entrance and the art inside the restaurant will take you towards an exotic dining experience. Catamaran serves multi-cuisine with a fine spread of culinary delights. The sumptuous themed international buffet will give your taste buds a new high. The restaurant for breakfast and dinner will flow into the poolside with candlelight at night.