We sincerely hope not! If you drink bottled water and eat freshly cooked food you should be fine. Kerala seems to be much safer than North India for stomach upsets – and because you will be staying in one place, rather than exhausting yourself with lengthy travels, you are also more likely to stay well. Some guests like to take pro-biotics before they travel and during their holiday.
If you are unlucky enough to get sick, or have diarrhoea, it’s important to avoid dehydration, by taking re-hydration salts (available in chemist shops before you leave home, and in Kerala). Coconut water is also a good preventative for dehydration, and there are several simple but effective local remedies, which we can provide.
But please don’t worry – most people feel better as they relax in the sunshine of Kovalam than they do at home.