My wife and I are debating whether to visit Goa or Kerala in Feb/Mar next year. We have been to both previously, Goa earlier this year and Marari Beach a couple of years ago. Both were fabulous but at Marari, we did find the local custom of using the beach as a toilet was somewhat off-putting. Is this customary throughout Kerala? We are considering trying Poovar Island (hope this doesn't live up to it's name!!), the Isola di Cocco, Estuary island or Poovar Island Resort. We are both approaching 60 yrs old and prefer peace and quiet to organised activities around the pool area. Can anyone advise? Also, is it safe to swim in the sea around this region in Feb/Mar? We'd be grateful for your thoughts.