Kovalam is world famous beach known for its beauty, calmness, peace and tranquility. The major attraction of this beach is the three curved beaches which suit all occasions and desires. The light house beach is the largest and the most frequented by tourists and it got its name due to the Vizhinjim lighthouse situated on top of the Kurumkal hillock. This beach has an array of sea view hotels, health spas and lighthouse inns surrounded by coco palm trees along the full length of shores were tourists can walk right to the sea from the doorsteps of these lighthouse hotels. Hawah beach is known for its calm blue sea with a breathtaking view during full moon nights. This beach is a beehive of activities with beach quarters resorts located at the end of the shores from where you walk straight to the golden sands and into the calmest sea for a swim. Samudra beach mostly attracts the domestic tourists which is an ideal spot for picnics. Local fishermen go about their business from this part of the beach. Kovalam is an ideal location for 5 star holidays with major international hotels having their luxury presence. It is an ideal honeymooning destination for couples who want to get away from the maddening crowds. Most of the kovalam beach hotels offer Kerala ayurveda body massages by experts and most of these boutique hotels offer spa facilities also. Local households in and around the east coast beaches offer economical home stay for tourist who prefers fresh homemade foods. The light house beach and Hawah beach has eateries catering to the needs of all types of tourists. Kovalam offers a variety of shopping outlets where they can buy all kinds of handicrafts.