Backwater Cruise & Beach Picnic at Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra- A Kovalam Beach Resort

Backwaters Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra - A Kovalam Resort

A short 20 minutes drive south of our Kovalam beach resort, The Poovar estuary so named by the erstwhile king Marthanda Varma of Travancore was the epicentre of Trade in sandalwood, spice and ivory. We transfer you to a motorboat that cruises through unspoiled coconut groves on either side of the river with a glimpse of rural life.

The boat leads you up to Golden Sand Beach where you can see where backwater meets the Arabian Sea. Our Recreation team will set up a luxurious sunbed while you enjoy a special picnic hamper that our chef has prepared and relax in this amazing spot over a glass of chilled wine.

After your afternoon of leisure our team will pack up your picnic and on return, the boat will take you through a pristine Mangrove Forest. This stretch is full of aquatic bird’s busy hunting for fish, Back at the Boat Jetty, our driver will transfer you back to retreat.