Points South Travel offers a unique selection of yoga and wellness retreats. Allowing you to restore and re-balance within a natural environment.
Resorts in Kerala, particularly CGH Earth offer the perfect combination of yoga, meditation, nourishing food and holistic Ayurveda treatments.
A minimum stay of seven days is recommended.
|Kalari Kovilakom Ayurvedic Retreat Palakkad district - First Class. CGH Earth has restored this 19th Century palace once the home of Vengunad Kings of old Malabar into an exclusive ayurvedic resort and ashram. Set in the foothills of the Annamalia hills with beautiful grounds. 18 heritage suites, Ayurvedic vegetarian dining, yoga, meditation, chanting hall, well stocked library, cultural performances. There is a minimum stay of 7 nights for an Ayurvedic rejuvenation package. About 2 ½ hours from Cochin airport.|
|Kalari Rasayana - Part of the renowned CGH Earth group. Set in eight acres of coconut grove beside the backwaters in Kerala. This recently opened ayurvedic resort comprises of 22 suite rooms. A place where mind body and soul are treated together by expert physicians. Supplement your treatment with lakeside walks and evening satangs - discussions with dance and music. A pure vegetarian diet is taken. Located near to Trivandrum airport.|
|Somatheerum Ayurvedic Resort Chowera – Standard. Somatheerum is an award winning Ayurvedic Heritage resort set high above the superb beach at Chowera. The traditional cottages are set amongst the shade of coconut palms with sea views. The resort offers various Ayurvedic packages and is renowned for the quality of the treatments. The restaurant serves vegetarian food, there is no swimming pool, but a lovely beach below. 21 kilometres from Trivandrum airport Hotels that have excellent Ayurvedic spas.|
|Hotels with good ayurvedic spas.|
|Neeleshwar Hermitage Kasargod. Situated on an un-spoilt beach with a large infinity pool gazing over the lagoon towards the ocean, Neeleshwar (opened 2008) has 16 traditional style cottages, beautifully appointed with superb open bathrooms. Organic food is served in a palm roofed hall or in The beach shack, amenities include the Priya Ayurvedic spa, Meditation, Yoga, cultural programmes, lectures, cookery lessons and trips on their own house boat on the nearby backwaters. The Hermitage is right in the middle of Theyyam country and guests can be accompanied to authentic performances.|
|Niramaaya -First Class Accommodation. Located in an outstanding private position on top of the cliffs with access to an unspoilt beach, 25 individual cottages are well spaced in lovely grounds. Each cottage has been furnished in an individual style using local materials and antique architectural pieces. The restaurant serves excellent local food; the pool has been built into an old rock quarry with a poolside bar. There is a superb Ayurvedic spa to aid the process of relaxation.|
|Coconut Lagoon Kottayam, First Class Accommodation A short boat ride transports you to this oasis of tranquillity, set on an island overlooking Lake Vembanad. The main buildings are crafted from the remains of Keralan Palaces with cottages dotted amongst the gardens where tethered Vechur cows graze. Pool, Ayurvedic spa, Yoga, bird watching with resident naturalist, cookery lessons, an ideal location explore the backwaters by canoe. Part of the CGH group with strong environmental policies. 74Ks Cochin airport.|
|Orange County Resort Kabini - First class. A lovely resort built in the traditional style of the Kadu Karuba tribe, overlooking the Kabini River. Orange County has a restaurant and swimming pool. This is an ideal place for Jeep safaris to the Nagarhole National park. Boat safaris can also be taken from the resort to the Kabini dam, an excellent place to view elephants. There have been good sightings of leopard in Nagarhole recently. 3 hours drive Mysore.|
|Orange County Resort Coorg - Standard. Coorg means dense forest and the area only accessible by road is located 900 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats, the resort is surrounded by a 300-acre plantation and bordered by the Cauvery River. The villas and cottages are situated beside the river and amidst the gardens. The resort is an ideal place for families. 2 restaurants, pool, coffee shop, library, ayurvedic spa, mountain bikes for exploring.|
|The Dune Pondicherry - Standard Accommodation. This award winning eco resort is set in 35 acres of gardens, beside the Coramandel coast. The 30 villas are all slightly different reflecting traditional and modern vernacular architecture. There is an excellent spa, pool, and restaurant serving food supplied by their own organic farm. A charitable trust runs a school and craft centre adjacent to the hotel. The Dune group belongs to the international Eco tourism club. This is an excellent hotel for taking an Ayurvedic course of treatment. 12 ks from Pondicherry 2 hours drive from Chennai.|