The Raviz Resort & Spa | Kollam, Kerala | India

A cheery welcome capped by a fun banquet highlighted Kerala Blog Express' stay at this hotel

I've had many great memories of Kerala Blog Express 2 surrounding the great camaraderie formed among 30 travel bloggers from around the world, the organizers and of course—our jovial new friends from the hospitable industry. The Raviz Resort& Spa in Kollam was one of the many hotels that made us feel at home. Mirroring the glitzy setting of this palatial lakeside resort—the service, hospitality, architecture, food and over-all vibe made our brief stop here truly memorable.

Backwater Cruise

Upon our arrival, our hosts immediately showed us to one of their houseboats where we will have our afternoon backwater cruise and snacks—and most of all—to further bond among each other. 

The time of the day was perfect for our lake excursion as the glistening skies bouncing of the glass-like waters dishes a dramatic sight. Feasting on southern Indian snacks, fruit juices and tea, we all stood at the upper deck and just enjoyed the lovely view.  

Just before the sunset, some of us transferred to a small boat for a kayaking tour of the lake.

Lake View Room

Following our smooth check-in, I was led to my spacious room that opens to a veranda overlooking the scenic Ashtamudi Lake. From my terrace, I can see the charming rustic life unfolding from the lakeside villages.

A king size bed, an ensuite bathroom, a couch, a wide screen TV, a work desk and tall closet complete the amenities inside my room.

Other Amenities

As a posh wellness resort, it comes as no surprise to being led to an expansive Ayurveda and Rejuvenation section of The Raviz Resort & Spa. The surrounding grounds of the resort is also used for yoga session, while the pool sits on a lot overlooking the lake. The resort's restaurants serves a medley of Oriental, Western and traditional Kerala cuisines.

Dinner Banquet

The management of Raviz Resort and Spa then treated us to a dinner banquet complete with cultural performances and a cooking demonstration of some of the finest Kerala dishes. They each gave us traditional clothing to wear for the night: Mundum Neriyathum for the women (mundu is the lower garment while the upper one is the neriyathu) while for us men, we wore the Dhoti matching with a long-sleeved shirt.

As we wind up the fun night, I retired to my room with a tired body and a heart full of joy as our Kerala Blog Express is off to a great start. Extending my gratitude to the management of Raviz Resort and Spa, I not only get to experience staying in another cozy hotel, I also get to further bond with newfound friends.

Book your stay now at The Raviz Resort & Spa Kollam

Sky Gavin