The coastal region of Karnataka is peppered with stunning beaches flanked by lush green forests and the ocean. However, what adds beauty to the locale are the best beach resorts in Karnataka. Vacation at these resorts includes a beach-front view, flavor-packed coastal cuisine and activities that will enhance your spiritual and creative development.
So, if you are looking for resorts that have an environment with a serene ambiance or offer a sense of balance in the chaos, check out this list of hand-picked properties.
Upholding the tagline “An Indian Consciousness,” this coastal retreat is located on Om beach. It has been designed with the idea to revitalize the body & spirit. The villas across the sprawling property are constructed, keeping in mind the elements of nature. Swaswara’s design is also influenced by traditional architecture. Guests can also enjoy their private green courtyard garden within the boundaries of the villa. Some of the amenities provided are influenced by local elements & traditions.
A mix of medicinal & healing plants grow all around the property and the courtyard of the Konkan villas to create an aura of healing. The culinary team at the cocum restaurant will serve you dishes made of ingredients sourced from the organic vegetable farm and freshly caught seafood. The concept of well-being is mirrored in the form of the ancient idea of healing- Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation, Art Yoga, Diet, and the traditional spa.
Price: INR 16,950
Location: Om Beach, Donibhail, Gokarna
Amenities: Swimming pool, Meditation deck, Yoga shala, Library, Art studio, Yoga & Meditation hut
Experiences: Interactive cooking classes, Art yoga, Ayurveda, Nature trail, Boat ride
2. Kahani Paradise
Located in the Southern part of Gokarna, the luxury setup faces a coastline flanked by Western ghats’ hills. The locale of this place is a scenic mix of jungles and beaches, making it one of the best beach side resorts in Karnataka. Perched on a 20-acre estate of farm, garden, and forest, Kahani Paradise offers a view of sunsets, beaches, and ocean. Kahani Paradise is a private villa that honors the word privacy and provides a scenic view of the hills & ocean, perfect for large travel groups or families.
It houses a total of six suites fitted with antique doors and authentic Indian furniture. The highest room of Kahani Paradise is the King Suite Oceanview, which provides an open-air bathroom coupled with a private balcony. This luxury property has an in-house chef who prepares food from a specially curated menu. The produce is sourced from their garden and a local organic market.
Price: INR 20,000 onwards (excluding tax)
Location: Kahani Paradise Estate, Gokarn, Belekan
Amenities: Private balcony, In-house chef, Swimming pool, Spa, Dining room
Experiences: Nature walk, Yoga, Open-air massage room
3. Cintacor Island Resort
The resort by Little earth group is located on a private island that boasts of an exclusive beach. Spread over the S, H, and 0 types categories, each room has a private balcony, which gives an unparalleled view of the ocean. The cabins are spacious, have a contemporary outlook, and feature pop art paintings on the wall. Kurumasana spa overlooks the Arabian sea and offers a range of Thai and Swedish massages, therapies, body wraps, etc.
The gourmet culinary setup on this resort is a treat to every travelers’ taste-buds. Located on the highest spot of the Island, Nemo’s deck serves the chef’s interpretations of Indian, Konkani & Continental cuisine. Jolly Roger’s club is a lounge bar with a curated list of drinks and music alongside a library and pool table. On the Rocks is a beach bar on a secluded beach with a rustic setup. It serves snacks, drinks that make up for a perfect romantic environment by the sea.
Price: INR 22,000 onwards (excluding tax)
Location: Kurumgad Island, Karwar
Amenities: Infinity & tidal pool, Private balcony, Multicuisine restaurant, Spa, Exclusive beach
Experiences: Dolphin watching, Lighthouse tour, Fishing, Rock climbing & rappelling, Cruise
4. Red Earth, Gokarna
The idyllic luxury eco-resort is located on a cliff and right next to Honey beach. It is a getaway for all those who want to involve themselves in the world of health and well-being. One of the notable beach resorts near Bangalore, it has 20 cottages across an area filled with many local plants and trees. This area is also home to many exotic insects and birds. Locally sourced laterite stones and a coastal influence define the rooms on this property.
The resort offers the ‘perfect’ locale and time for holistic healing of the body. They offer courses and sessions on the beach, which makes guests’ coastal experience rewarding. People staying at the property have the option of becoming an internationally-certified yoga teacher. Red Earth also allows taking a walk on the sandy beaches and enjoy the catch of the day at their sea-front restaurant.
Price: INR 7,300 onwards
Location: Honey Beach Rd, Belambar Post, Honnebail
Amenities: Seafood restaurant, Wellness program, Cottages, Weekly activity guide, Bar
Experiences: Yoga teacher training course, Culinary class, Fishing
5. Sai Vishram Beach Resort
Located by the Arabian sea’s vast expanse, this beachfront resort is touted as one of the stay options for adventure enthusiasts, families, couples, etc. Nestled away from the busy city life, the resort’s setup celebrates the philosophy of peace & tranquility. The accommodation will offer a panoramic view of the sandy beaches and Arabian sea from tents on the beachfront to luxury cottages perched on a hillock. Each room offers a unique take on traditional coastal architecture.
The beach resort serves flavor-packed South Indian, Chinese & North Indian cuisine. Guests also can enjoy having snacks and piping hot coffee on the beach. You will find that the spa is operated by Ayurveda therapists who are well-versed in traditional Indian wellness therapies
Price: INR 16,520 onwards
Location: Someshwara Beach Road Baindur, Kundapura
Amenities: Ayurvedic spa, Multicuisine restaurant, Beachfront cottages
Experiences: Jetski, Coastal cruise, Dolphin spotting, Trekking, Rappelling
6. Paradise Isle Beach resort
Located on Malpe beach, this property is the first and only silver sand beach resort in coastal Karnataka. It is popular amongst all those who love the beach, adventure and water sports. The rooms within this resort are simple and have a view of the sandy shores.
One of the best beach resorts in Karnataka is popular for its Ocean view restaurant that serves authentic seafood. Seashells serves local delicacies, Chinese, Mughlai cuisine. Sattva is the day spa at this resort. It offers Ayurvedic therapies, a therapy unique to Kerala, and an herbal therapy meant to relax the mind, body & soul with traditional oils.
Price: INR 8,000 onwards
Location: 46, Malpe, Karnataka
Amenities: Seafood & Multi-cuisine restaurant, Ayurvedic spa, Swimming pool, Bar
Experiences: Parasailing, Jetski, Surfing, Speed boat cruise, Surfing, Kayaking
Curated by: Ruchit Rastogi
Featured Image credits: (SwaSwara)