Vivanta By Taj Opens New Spa Resort In Kerala

Vivanta by Taj, the stylish upper-upscale brand from The Indian Hotels Company, has opened its newest spa resort in the scenic state of Kerala. Inspired by the design of Kettuvallam houseboats, the 26-acre Vivanta by Taj – Bekal is nestled in the midst of the Kasargod district’s rustic environment and located on the meandering backwaters by the side of the Kappil River.


71 charming guestrooms and villas feature large terraces from which guests can enjoy the views of the landscaped gardens and scenery. Chitra Pothi artwork tell a story on the walls as guests relax on the luxurious bed or daybed, while the spacious bathroom beckons with walk-in rainforest shower and Forest Essentials bath amenities. Entertainment is provided by the 37-inch LCD television with home theatre system and high-speed internet access, with dual-line telephones and an ergonomic workdesk on-hand for guests to stay connected with their work. For convenience, a selection of health drinks, snacks, treats and beverages are available from the Treat Yourself cabinet (the brand’s take on the traditional minibar), as well as coffee-/tea-maker and bottled water.


Vivanta by Taj – Bekal is home to some of the most celebrated food offerings in Kerala. Overlooking the infinity pool and backwaters, the multi-cuisine restaurant, Latitude, is where Executive Chef Valentine Athaide and his team conjures favorites from all corners of the world, including the traditional banana leaf lunch served with local flavour. Seafood is barbecued fresh by the poolside, accompanied by signature cocktails such as “Nature’s Gift” and “South Indian Sangria” expertly concocted by the gifted mixologist Vishnu at the Ivory Bar.


With its idyllic surrounds, the resort is perfectly suited for hosting wedding celebrations or social gatherings. The Soiree Hall integrates style, energy and elegance, with an impressive array of technological equipment to ensure every event is executed smoothly and beyond expectations, while the smaller Agenda boardroom is ideal for intimate functions and meetings. Leisure and wellness needs are met at the Jiva Grande Spa, where a range of signature Indian spa experiences can be enjoyed, while the infinity pool and fitness centre offer workout options.


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