Last Updated: October 22, 2018 Nidhi Singh
Kerala, the home of Ayurveda, allures many globetrotters who seek to experience the magic of this age old Indian science. Today, the state is dotted with a sizable number of Ayurvedic Resorts and centres that render excellent ayurvedic therapies and treatments. These resorts not only promise rejuvenation of body but also help in attaining peace of mind. Many resorts also include yoga centers to give their guests a holistic experience of the treasured Indian science. One can find hotels in Kerala that offer ayurvedic treatments in every budget; however, there are still some high end resorts that prove to be better than the rest. Here is a list of some of the best luxury ayurvedic spa resorts in Kerala.
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort, Kottayam
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort promises the ‘Beginning of Healthy Living’. Set up by experienced Ayurvedic doctors, Athreya Ayurvedic Resort has been given the thumbs up by Tourism department as one of the best Ayurveda resorts in Kerala. Apart from Ayurvedic treatments and spa services, the resort offers Yoga classes and dental care as well. The resort has been crafted in a way so as to render an experience that is quite unlike others by bringing all possible aspects of comfort and need under one roof. One has the opportunity to enjoy cultural programs; visit tea, cardamom and rubber estate; outdoor games like badminton and handball and indoor games like carom and chess. The guests also get to savour the healthy food prepared here.
The Leela, Kovalam Beach
The Leela requires no introduction. Best in its field, this chain of luxury hotels offers a perfect staying experience in Kerala. The Leela is an ideal place for those seeking a memorable beach holiday in Kerala; the resort offers well appointed rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, spa and salon services and with its 5 restaurant and bars a fantastic dining experience.
Niraayama, Kovalam Beach
Located by the blue wide sea, Niraayama is amongst the most preferred luxury ayurveda spa resorts in Kerala. Apart from offering a good accommodation option with all the modern amenities, the resort offers special treatments for stress management, weight loss, skin ailments and detox. At Niraayama, the guests have the opportunity to indulge in some delectable feasts. They can savour the taste of authentic Kerala’cuisine and learn the secret of eating healthy.
Uday Samudra, Kovalam Beach
Now, rarely you get an accommodation like Uday Samudra, which offers so many facilities under one roof that one might get awe struck! At Uday Samudra, the guests can avail services and facilities like health club, wellness centre, conference rooms, salon, sporting, cultural programmes, Indian astrology, cookery shows, fine dining, social events hosting and dental clinic along with ayurvedic spa and treatments. The resort has well-appointed rooms that are equipped with all modern amenities making the stay ever-more comfortable.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Reckoned to be the finest heritage resort in Kerala, Kumarakom Lake Resort is set on a scenic location on the bank of Lake Vembanad. The award winner resort has once played host to Prince Charles as well. Sprawling over an area of 25 acres, this lake resort is a perfect place to unwind and spend your Ayurveda holidays in Kerala. Right from its well-laden rooms to the Ayurvedic spa centre, Ayurmana, and from its large swimming pools to multi-cuisine restaurants, Kumarakom Lake Resort tries to keep you happy in all possible aspects.
Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village Health Resort, Palakkad
Kairali is a leading Ayurveda resort in Kerala. Apart from luxury accommodation, at Kairali you get to have a healthy stay. Owned by a generation of Ayurvedic doctors; this Kerala ayurveda resort for luxury travellers renders services in healing and treating ailments with the help of Ayurveda. The location of the resort also adds to the charm of spending a vacation here and you get back home feeling completely rejuvenated. Do not forget to take home ayurvedic beauty and skin care products or medicines that can help you further your healthy life.
Shin Shiva Ayurvedic Resort, Kovalam
Situated in Chowara, which is within close proximity to the famed Kovalam beach, Shin Shiva is run by a family that has conserved Ayurveda tradition for 400 years. Overlooking a serene beach, Shin Shiva Ayurvedic Resort is the perfect place to unwind and get benefits of age old science of natural medicines. In the resort apart from receiving special Kerala ayurvedic spa and treatments, the guests can enjoy sessions of Yoga and meditation.
CGH Coconut lagoon at Kumarakom
CGH Coconut Lagoon is a reflection of old feudal villages of Malabar. This ayurveda health health resort in Kumarakom can be reached only by a boat as it is surrounded by water from all sides. Offering a scenic and serene setting, this resort helps its guests retain both their physical health and mental wellness. At the resort, the guests can avail ayurvedic spa and treatments that have the capability to completely rejuvenate one. Enjoy a peaceful time along the pool or at the side of the lake. At Coconut Lagoon eating is a pure delight too; relish the taste of oil-free fish and meen moilee, experience having a candle light dinner and enjoy sumptuous buffet here.
Welcome Raviz at Ashtamudi, Kollam
Located at the backwater of Ashtamudi Lake, Welcome Raviz is a 5-star property in Kollam. The hotel has an ideal blend of traditional art and modern architecture. Offering great accommodation facilities, delightful dining, well-appointed wellness centre; this resort makes for a great place to enjoy the vacation in Kerala. The guests can avail rejuvenating and curative ayurveda treatments and massages. The resort also offers services like sailing on Ashtamudi Lake in a private traditionally-made houseboat. One can also host social events including a wedding on this boat and can actually attain a unique and memorable experience.
Naatika Beach Ayurvedic Resort, Thrissur
Sprawling over16 acres of land, Naatika Beach Ayurvedic resort in Thrissur is an ideal place for a holistic experience. The property is dotted with aligned coconut trees; the patches of fresh green grass make the place look quite lively and the view of the beach compels the guest to extend their stay here. At Naatika, the guests can enjoy personalized ayurvedic treatments and programs. The resort also has an in-house yoga centre called Moksha that lets the guests go through soulful yoga and meditation sessions. Apart from this, one also has the opportunity to enjoy Jacuzzi in the swimming pool, shop at the in-house souvenir shop and watch the cultural programs.
CGH Marari Beach Resort
CGH Marari Beach Resort claims to provide you with a place in Kerala where you can completely unwind. The resort breaks the cliché and offers its guests the opportunity to find peace of mind and experience rejuvenation of body effortlessly. At Marari Resort, the nature’s way is the best way. One can enjoy refreshing ayurvedic spa sessions; sitting on the beach watching the sunset; walking on a flower-strewn walkway and eating authentic cuisine of Kerala and Malabar here.
Tree House, Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
A one of its kind resort in Kerala, Tree House Vythiri Resort is situated amidst the lush tropical rain forest and has been built by utilizing as many natural resources as possible. The place indeed lets you connect with nature and culture in several ways. Despite its remote location, the resort offers all state-of-the-art amenities like swimming pool, conference hall, multi-cuisine restaurant, coffee house, tv salon, health club and kids’ park along with ayurveda centre. The guests can enjoy ayurvedic massages scrubs, wraps, facials, various baths, foot and hand care, toning and firming while spending quality time witnessing the beauty of nature.
Windflower Spa, Wayanad
Set amidst tranquil tea and coffee estate, Windflower Spa is the perfect place for those who want to spend time with the nature or enjoy rejuvenating sessions of ayurvedic massages. The resort serves delectable food at its multi-cuisine restaurant. South Indian delicacies, authentic tandoors and international grills can all be tried here. On request, healthy diabetic, vegan, Jain and special meals for kids can also be provided here. The guests coming here for rejuvenation can enjoy Ayurvedic and Balinese European therapeutic massages. Abhyanga massage that kneads the toxins out of you and Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda, a luxurious massage done with the help of small muslin bags of red rice are the highlights of this resort.
Published: 15 Apr, 2015
From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.