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Poovar Island

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best way is to take a boat ride through the back waters in the mangrove that open up to sea and golden beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank subratnath
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice boat rides. Great beach with white sand and backwaters. you can see migratory birds and mangrove forest here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank umamaheshs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I am from the capital city of God's own Country, this was my first visit to Poovar. The island per se was beautiful with rare species of birds. But the cleanliness was not up to the mark. The beach was dirty with plastic strewn...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunitha K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poovar is where the Neyyar river meets the sea and hence, boating is the main attraction here. There are around 33 boating centres and it is quite easy to bargain the prices during offseasons. The standard prices go up to Rs. 2500 for two for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sir_vp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here from the resort we were staying in. It was just a five minute boat ride. But then the beach is so dirty with people not having cleaned up after they have had a drink or meal. The currents are also very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sumith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of Poovar island isn't great...nor is the beach so clean. The boating around the island near mangrove trees is a bit hyped. It's best for couples who are looking for some peaceful time with nature alone. I think it's almost 40 minutes sail....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 415tanum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend a day. The island is green clean and gives a good back to nature feel However do bargain at the boat ride place. They demand a lot from tourists, ask your driver or companion to deal with the boat vendors.A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharayu t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience in my 8 days trip in kerala. Boat ride is expensive (INR 2500/- per hour) , the beaches are full of garbage and horse poop, the backwater is very small. Total waste of money and time. Do not come to poovar. Stay in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank akskshri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an Estuary where Arabian Sea, lake and river meets. Visited in evening and excellent location. The sea is very rough and not advisable to go near or swim at all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sachin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the island has maintained its pristine charm and beauty..its clean and sure spot to visit..estuary experience is mesmerising..

Date of experience: December 2018
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NiraliD27
1 August 2018|
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Response from suntanKualaLumpur | Reviewed this property |
Do stay at poovar island .you can make a day trip to Kanyakumari or even stay at hotels there.I did not stay at Poovar but it looked like a nice resort so it should accommodate children
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chitravijaybhate
23 July 2018|
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Response from Elzu23 | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cost no idea .. The boat ride is inclusive for a 30 minutes visit to golden sand beach and costed 1500 Rs for us.
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qmexexport
12 July 2018|
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Response from Elzu23 | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a restriction , please check with them regarding the age.
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