We arrived at Joseph's Little Paradise during the middle of a cyclone causing lots of rain, which isn't ideal for a beach destination like Kovalam. Nevertheless, Joseph made sure that we had all possible comfort and all possible means to relax. He also arranged a great tour for us through Trivandum with a great and responsible driver.
If the weather is good (which is the case way more often than not) than this place is also ideal for some relaxing beach holiday as it's only 500m away from the beach, entertainment and some nice restaurants.
Joseph is an interesting personality that knows a lot of people in the neighborhood and loves to help out with planning activities and follow-up steps for you travel.
We stayed at Joseph’s house for 3 nights, Joseph is a helpful host who is willing to assist with advice, taxi bookings & everything else you may need support with during your stay in Kovalam. Little Paradise is a 30 min drive away from the airport @ around 700 rupees in a pre booked taxi, organised by Joseph. His house is clean & tidy, everything you need is to hand & the location is perfect, 50 rupees to the lighthouse beach in a “tuc tuc “ or a short 10 mins walk away. I felt safe & relaxed at Joseph’s Little Paradise & I will recommend his home as a good value homestay to others.
This is a classic Indian Homestay.
Your apartment has a small kitchenette with fridge, small dining area with sofa, bathroom and bedroom.
The bathroom has a western toilet and shower.
The bedroom has AC.
Joseph who also lives in the property of I think 4 small apartments in incredibly helpful. He will find you drivers and tell you where to go to eat and what to pay etc. He is almost lovely man.
You are unlikely to get a better homestay for the money you pay.
Memorable and more than homely stay at Little Paradise. Thanks Mr Antony for ensuring a memorable and comfirtable stay for short duration of only one day.
Would definitely come back in near future
Nearest airport to Kovalam is Thiruvanthapuram
I arrived in the morning on 17th of January 2017 and left on the morning of 23rd of January 2017.
Owner of Little Paradise is Joseph Antony, retired Principal of reputed Loyola college. He supports and works with numerous charities.
Host/owner Joseph is very welcoming, helpful and a warm person. He advised me about the best places to visit, safe beaches and hygienic restaurants by the beaches and in the town.
Whenever I needed to go out, Joseph arranged all my sightseeing trips with a very good, polite and safe driver. Like Kanyakumari India’s lands’ end called Triveni, where three seas, Bay of Bengal, Indian ocean and Arabian sea meet. Back waters boat trip (A must visit)
Little Paradise is very spacious, clean, 24 hrs hot and cold water, air-conditioned accommodation along with fans. Comfortable beds. Spacious cooking area with all facilities. Spacious dining area. All within your accommodation.
Every day different South Indian breakfast was served with seasonal organic fruit.
This place called, Little Paradise is a Paradise because of Joseph and his sincere hospitality.
I met joseph as a guest, over the 7 day’s we became good friends, but I left him as a very sweet brother. He is very genuine in all respects and will do all he can to make your stay very comfortable and memorable. I travel quite a lot, but I have yet to come across someone like Joseph. Joseph was one of the main attraction of Kovalam. Whenever I go to Kovalam, the place of my stay will definitely be Little Paradise.
I may visit this year in September/October 2017 again, to visit the LITTLE PARADISE and specially my brother Joseph.
I am so sorry Joseph for this late review, as I have been travelling following my return to U.K.
Thanks for everything and please convey my regards to your family and Mr. Varghese the Headmaster (Blind himself from the age of two and half) of the School for the blind Varkala Light in Kovalam.
Peaceful atmosphere , great ambience. very neat, clean and fresh. well maintained property. very close to Kovallam
We are from Indore(Madhya Pradesh), we visited Kovalam for the first time and what made this trip more beautiful was our comfortable stay at Little Paradise. This place is clean, well ventilated, spacious, beautifully decorated, and having air-conditioned rooms. It truly conforms to every details mentioned in the website. It is situated on the main road so we never had problem in finding taxi, it is just 10-12 km from airport and at walking distance from the beaches. I loved this place. The appartment we stayed in was well equipped and super comfortable.
And the best part was, the landlord and his family were always available for help (which is a great plus for tourists like us).
The owner Dr.Joseph was so generous and helpful to us throughout the trip. He accompanied and showed us around the place , we really felt at home. Mrs. Linda, his loving wife is a wonderful cook. She served us some exquisite dishes of Kerala. We had a great stay at Little Paradise (It felt like a home away from home). I am definitely going to recommend this place to my friends and relatives.