Abad Turtle Beach Resort

5 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type



Date of travel

Feb, 2011

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip


Although listed as 3 star, we thought this was a very pleasant place to stay. It is surrounded by the fishing village of Mararikulam and if you are up early you can watch the fishermen sorting out their catch from colourful boats and drying the fish on the beach. Accommodation consists of 29 air-conditioned beach cottages set amongst trees, pools and fountains. The restaurant is nothing special and, like many places in India, the food is freshly cooked so takes a while to serve.Buffet evening meals are a good alternative. The resort is run by Moslems and therefore no drink can be served in the restaurant but they are happy to deliver alcohol to your room and even to provide a bottle opener if you have not come equipped! The swimming pool is a reasonable length and towels are provided there and at the beach if you prefer to swim in the sea. There is quite a strong undertow. There are lifeguards but we didn’t see anyone swimming – only paddling.

The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. Internet access is available at reception and if you just want five minutes to check your emails, there is no charge. The resort is a bit remote if you were hoping to do some shopping.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.