What makes this resort special?
Many things. First of all the exotic location where this resort is set. Bekal is till a the quintessential laid back beach destination.
Vivanta is a sprawling beachside resort set in a secluded coconut palm fringed estate. Bekal River flows right around the edges of this resort. In fact the resort is spread on either side of the river, where it meets the sea.
You can practically walk on the thin sandy section of the beach sandwiched by sea, river and a laterite cliff, wondering if it's a backwater or beach resort.
There are broadly two types of accommodation in this resort : Rooms and Villas.
The villa type is pretty exotic private cocoons. A typical variant looks like this. The expansive bedroom opens to a rectangular private courtyard at one side and and to a sitout court to the other. Around the corner of the courtyard is a plunge pool. Next to pool is a pavilion with swing like daybed.
To another corner of the courtyard is a pavilion with open air bathtub and shower in the garden.
The whole setup is enclosed in a gated walled compound. Ideal for small family vacations as well as for honeymoon.
Of course all the villas are of not the same configuration as mentioned above. They vary greatly in sizes, location and features (and prices too!). While booking pick the option suitable to you.
The room type accommodation are pretty compact and smart. The highlight is the view from the room. They overlook the garden, palmgrove and the Bekal Backwater. Variants in rooms come with private sitout and terrace.
Irrespective of the room or villa, every accommodation comes with the standard paraphernalia (Wifi, Satellite TV etc)
Nearest airport at Mangaluru (Mangalore) locally called the Bajpe airport. Airport code IXE.
The main rail route in Kerala passes a few kilometers off the resort.The main railway station is at Kasargod (Code:KGQ), 14km north of the resort. Some trains stops at the local ration, Kotikulam (Code:KQK) , just 2km from the resort.
NH66, the north-south bound highway is a few km east of the resort.
Also see How to reach Bekal to see access options to the resort from major places.
If you are traveling from Bangalore, see Bangalore to Bekal for driving route options.
If you are wondering how to craft your own itinerary for Bekal, read further!
Bekal has some of the finest resorts in the country. The Lalit Resort and Vivanta by Taj top the list.
Comparison of various travel options, distances and route plan to travel from Bangalore to Bekal.
Ananthapura Temple near Bekal in Kerala is unlike any other temples you'll find in this region. The whole temple is built like an island in the middle of a rectangular pond. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this is the only lake temple in Kerala.
Bekal in Kerala is located 65km (40 miles) south of Mangalore (nearest airport) and 85km north of Kannur.
Sree Mahalingeshwara Temple, Adoor in Kasaragod, Kerala
If you could visit only one place in Kerala to savour its Natural, heritage cultural and culinary flavour, pick Bekal and its environs. You'll not regret it!
Get to this fort just for the panorama it offers from the top. The view of Arabian Sea from Chandragiri Fort easily rivals that from the much famous Bekal Fort.
Gokulam Nalanda Resort in Nileshwar is a mid size resort on the edges of the Karingode River.
This laterite hillock that protrudes into the sea makes a pleasant beach hiking location in Bekal.