An Escape to Poovar Island

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Poovar Island is a renowned fishing village that features charming beaches, swaying coconut trees and ageless structures that have stood the test of time. Its postcard beauty combined with the serenity of nature creates a warm embrace that can thoroughly satiate solo travellers as well as families.

The island is located on the southernmost tip of Kerala and was once renowned as a major shipping port in India, exporting timber, ivory, spices and more. In the erstwhile times, warships that accompanied the trading ships used to drop anchor at Vizhinjam, a natural deep-sea harbour, while the trading ships went to the nearby ports to pick up the merchandise from local traders. The warships would then accompany the trading ships on the journey as they had to pass through Vizhinjam on their way back.


A Poovar Island trip comprises of a wide array of things to do and nearby places to visit that are sure to unplug you from the mundane events of everyday life. The cool temperatures combined with the natural beauty of the place make for an elegant blend that will fill the travellers with an insurmountable amount of joy.

Early risers can take a stroll along the beach and wait for the magnificent sunrise. The beaches get minimal footfall, making it a more soulful and enjoyable experience. As you wander across the beach, you will spot many boats and fishing trawlers that are used by the locals. The locals are friendly and often allow tourists to accompany them on their trips on the cerulean waters.

Places to See in Poovar Island

Poovar Beach

Poovar Beach is a stunning beach that is nestled between the gorgeous Neyyar River and the Arabian Sea. The picture-perfect beauty is dotted with swaying coconut trees, quaint huts and ancient structures that add to the overall beauty of the place. This beach is only accessible via a water taxi, and the tranquil surroundings of the beach make it an ideal place to relax and unwind.

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Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach is famous for its many watersports and massage centres. The beach is located in the coastal town of Kovalam. This town features a 30-metre tall lighthouse that overlooks the Arabian Sea and is one of the many places to see in Poovar Island. The town maintained its status as a fishing village till the late 1970s. Thereafter, it became more popular as a hippie tourist destination and even to this day, it gets a huge inflow of tourists from Israel and Europe. You can indulge in the many watersports activities in the area. You can also visit the many ayurvedic massage parlours that offer to knead away your stress and worries through a variety of massages and healing techniques.


Vizhinjam is a popular fishing village that is located at a short distance from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. A number of fishing boats are lined up across the beach and make for a unique sight. Vizhinjam’s geographical location makes it the ideal natural harbour and as of late, it has served as a deepwater natural port that is being developed by the Kerala government. In addition to the port, this village also houses rock-cut caves that feature temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. These temples that date back to the 18th-century, hold immense religious significance among locals and tourists alike. You can also visit the marine aquarium which houses several species of colourful fish and other marine life.


Guests who are planning to visit Poovar Island and are looking for a splendid place to stay, can head over to Estuary Sarovar Premiere. This beach resort in Poovar Island is set amidst mesmeric landscapes and overlooks the majestic Neyyar Lake that opens into the Arabian sea. Let us create a hospitality experience for you that is worth reminiscing on your stay in Poovar Island.