Hotel Niraamaya Retreat , Kovalam
The resort complex falls under Trivandrum district and is 18 kilometres away from it, 22 kilometres from the airport. It is 20 kilometres away from the historic Vizhinjam (pronounced as Virinyam) harbour and 6 kilometres from Vizhinjam town. Niraamaya Retreat began as a single octagonal stone house thirty miles from the tip of India and just a few minutes from the historic Vizhinjam harbour (pronounced as Virinyam) Today, it has grown into an eco-friendly beach resort with 23 houses spread over nearly one-third of an acre of private space and each house comes with a luxuriant foliage of coconut, palm, bamboo, banana, wild shrubs, flowers and the chirping of birds. Individual cottages or houses make up the resort, call bells at the door have been avoided since the sound is jarring and each house has a granite-topped table and stools cut from granite pillars where one can sit and watch the waves lash against the cliff throwing little water beads against the azure sky.
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» Outdoor Pool
Indoor / Outdoor Recreational Facilities :
A natural Swimming Pool built of granite, gives a rare, once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim in surroundings like royalty of the past. Perfectly in tune with nature, the swimming pool is a natural rock pool without any tiles on the floor. Trips around Niraamaya Retreat can be undertaken to view the beautiful backwaters, temples and local areas. The resort can make arrangements for them. Experience the traditional Indian healing sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga, kept alive here, as a tradition. Various art forms of Kerala are displayed here, ranging from Classical Dances like Bharata Natyam and Kathakali to the martial art Kalaripayattu.
The Octopus, the resorts restaurant, specialises in and offers various sea-food ranging from lobsters and tiger prawns to octopus and shark; from barracuda puttu and sea urchins to baked crab and Japanese tuna. Local dishes (vegetables and fish) too are prepared and can be savoured on plantain leaves. With the exception of jam, cream and pickles no preserved food is used in the resort. Fresh fish from the sea, vegetables and fruits grown in the resort garden are used to avoid pollution in food materials Bread, cakes and ice creams are prepared here on a daily basis. Such is the taste of the preparations that a regular customer once made a long distance call just to ensure that she got banana cake and mango ice-cream when she would visit them shortly!
Recreation & Health :
Niraamaya Retreat has an ayurvedic massage centre and a yoga centre whose treatments customers swear by. Niraamaya Retreat keeps Kerala's ayurvedic medicine alive in an uninterrupted tradition on a luxurious scale. After a consultation, one can choose from a variety of soothing treatments. An expert massage using traditional medicinal oils prepared from natural ingredients by the masseur can be enjoyed. Excellent results with all types of pains in the joints and the muscles, and with prophylactics and relief from rheumatism and arthrosis have been seen.
Yoga and Meditation :
Mental and physical exercises meant to isolate the ego from the body and mind - designed to hone your concentration, improve health and help attain peace of mind. Located on the beach.
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