Ponnumthuruthu, famous as the Golden Island, is situated near Varkala. The main attraction of this island is the 100-year-old Shiva Parvathi temple which is located inside the thick coconut groves stretched over the sandy beaches. Vacationers can enjoy a boat ride marveling at the beauty of the sights around. Ponnumthuruthu is a perfect getaway to forget the busyness of city life. The place is known for its untouched natural beauty and positive vibes.