Taj Bekal Resort & Spa

Kerala, India

Taj Bekal Resort & Spa is an exceptional beach resort tucked away in Northern Kerala in an area that hasn't seen an influx of tourism and remains one of India's best kept secrets, being surrounded by lush manicured gardens close to the beach.

At a Glance

  • Award winning Jiva spa

  • Kappil beach shoreline touches the manicured lawns and beautiful landscaped gardens

  • All the rooms are inspired by Kettuvallam house boats with Balinese influences

  • Relax in the lush green gardens with the backwaters as a backdrop

  • Take a trip to Bekal Fort nearby

Spa & health, Beach, Couples, Family

Insider's View

Try an early morning yoga session on the outdoor terrace - a truly magical setting.

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Insider's View

Treat yourself to the signature Jiva Spa Ayurvedic massage which will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

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Insider's View

Sample the unique 'Banana Leaf Experience' in the restaurant - a traditional South Indian delight and a real treat for the taste buds!

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Description

The hotel is accessed from either Mangalore Airport (2 hours) or Kasaragod Railway Station with connections to Southern Kerala. You can also drive in from the Coorg Region which in turn offers itineraries combining Nagarhole National Park, Wynad and Mysore. The fact it is relatively remote adds to the quality of the destination.

Spread over 26 acres of landscaped gardens and backwaters, Taj Bekal Resort & Spa has just 71 gorgeous villas which have been inspired by the shape of traditional Keralan houseboats and reflect Chitra Pothi art on the walls. Many feature private courtyards, outdoor baths and plunge pools.

The hotel offers a range of facilities to keep guests entertained including an outdoor pool, fitness center and library. There is also an exceptional Jiva Spa. Taj Bekal Resort & Spa also offers a range of options for excursions such as visits to Bekal Fort, Chandragiri Fort, nature treks to Thonikadavu, houseboats on the nearby backwaters and visits to temples, mosques and nearby churches.

There is an all day dining restaurant 'Latitude', the Ivory Bar and a BBQ by the pool.

Accommodation

There are 70 rooms and suites at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa. Each room is tastefully appointed and has plenty of space.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa. Babysitting is available upon request and there is a games room for older children and a kids club for the younger guests. In Summer months, extra activities are arranged on the beach.

Facilities

Facilities at the Taj Bekal Resort & Spa include two restaurants, a bar, a fitness center, a spa, a shop and a library.

Activities

Guests can take a range of excursions as well as cycling, archery, kayaking and indoor games.

Location & Directions

Kerala, India

Spread across 25 acres, this sophisticated new world class resort is located at Bekal in Kasargod district in northern Kerala, 60 km from Mangalore airport in the neighboring state of Karnataka. Set amidst the meandering Kerala backwaters, the resort has access to the vast Arabian Sea.

When to go

Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.

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