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Taj Malabar Spa & Resorts

Kerala, India


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Luxury Holidays At Taj Malabar Spa & Resorts

Sitting on the nib of Willingdon Island, in the middle of Cochin’s atmospheric harbour, Taj Malabar Spa & Resorts enjoys beautiful backwater views and remote, peaceful and relaxed surroundings. Ninety-six guest rooms and suites are divided between the Heritage Wing, featuring 1930s Victorian interiors, and the Tower Wing, which boasts recently renovated accommodation. Many guest rooms provide beautiful water views and all boast deluxe amenities, such as a surround-sound home theatre and LCD television. Additionally, there are four restaurants to choose from and a spa and fitness centre. A traditional ambience, neat interiors, modern technology and an impeccable, personalised service is found throughout, while outdoors there is a large swimming pool and a poolside bar from where you can watch the ships sail by or embark on a luxurious sunset cruise.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Old Colonial hotel enjoying pleasant harbour views
  • Feature: The Rice Boat serves the best seafood in town
  • Rooms: 96 rooms across 2 wings
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
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Location and transfer

1 hour from Cochin International Airport by car transfer. NB: Visas are required for India. 

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Luxury Family Holidays

The whole family can look forward to an unforgettable Keralan adventure with a stay here,  the property housing an exciting and fully-equipped kids' activity area. Whether you simply relax around the enchanting swimming pool, explore Cochin's fascinating museums, row across the harbour in a traditional canoe, or enjoy a delicious barbecue on a luxurious yacht - cherish quality time together in complete luxury, making life-long memories. If you fancy a well-deserved night without the little ones, a babysitting service is available upon request.


Oozing serenity and overlooking the charming Cochin harbour, this hotel is an ideal choice for an intimate and romantic couple's retreat. Start your morning in utter luxury, with a delicious breakfast aboard a private yacht, before indulging in a luxurious side-by-side therapy in the spa's tranquil couple's treatment room, or harmonising with a private yoga session. Soak up the last rays of the sun, while watching fishing boats return with the day's catch, as you sip a herbal juice at Sunset at the Jetty, before a truly romantic, candlelit meal for two on a secluded island beneath a ceiling of stars.

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Spa Breaks

Jiva Spa primarily offers Indian-based healing treatments, including the world’s oldest known healing system incorporating ancient Ayurvedic practices. There’s even a specialised Ayurveda doctor (the Vaidya) to create tailor-made remedies using all-natural ingredients. Facilities include shower rooms, a Jacuzzi and steam room, with alternative wellness activities such as yoga and meditation.

City Highlights

Situated on Willingdon Island, with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Taj Malabar Spa & Resorts provides a luxurious base from which to discover this intriguing, charming and eclectic city. Discover the intricate designs of Pardesi Synagogue, built in 1568, or marvel at the Chinese fishing nets - the unofficial emblems of Kerala's backwaters and a legacy of traders from the 1400AD court of Kublai Khan. Vivanta's friendly and knowledgeable concierge can arrange sight-seeing tours and bespoke itineraries, allowing you to discover Cochin your way.


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