After reading all the great reviews about the Bethsaida in Kovalam, i decided to go at chirtmas 2012 with my family (two young kids). We were all so excited at this once in a lifetime trip. I was eager to book, as christmas is a busy time for them. I tried booking our rooms in January and March only to be told that i was too early for booking and i should book after Easter. on 2 May, i tried to book our rooms but was told that the hotel is now fully booked for christmas!!!! I was devastated. i had my heart set on staying there at christmas, i imagined us swimming in the pool i has seen on their website, sitting in their restaurant i had seen on the website. Oh well, i guess i'll never know now. Good luck to others who try to book this place.