Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort

Trivandrum, India

Overview

Kerala’s original, award-winning Ayurveda resort sits among coconut groves on the west coast of India. It’s devoted to Ayurveda which uses natural herbal medicines and oils along with dosha-specific meals to restore your body to its optimum state. It is set high above a long, sandy beach and also offers top-notch yoga and meditation too. The team at Somatheeram are true experts so this is the place to choose if you are looking for a wellness holiday to overhaul your health. It has won many awards over the years including 'Best Ayurveda Wellness Centre' an impressive 4 years in a row so it's no wonder our client's return year after year.

When to go

The monsoon in Kerala is from June to August and there is also a second one between mid October to mid November.
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What we love

  • The setting: the rooms are dotted around the lush grounds and the vibe is peaceful and relaxing
  • The on-site Ayurveda expertise – it’s ‘medical’ and personalised so soak it up as the advice is invaluable
  • The yoga classes: 3 daily for different levels and the yoga platform overlooks the beach which is very inspiraing. 

Who should go

  • Ayurveda fans will love how authentic it is here in terms of treatments and food at a very reasonable price 
  • Those who are feeling burnt-out and need a place to recover and re-set their path 
  • Wellness seekers who are happy in their own company and want space to think and reflect.

Programme and Offers

  • Free excursion: Back water tour for a min. stay 7 nights or Trivandrum city tour for a min. 14 night stay 
  • Single traveller discount
  • 15% discount on stays between 01 May -30 September 19  
  • Free room upgrade for twin/doubles (subject to availability at time of arrival) 
  • Early booking discount 5% when booked 90 days prior 
  • For repeaters: 5% discount on your next stay

Ayurveda Detox

Min. 7 nights, full board, ayurveda
£1,974
2 adults
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Ayurveda Rejuvenation

Min. 7 nights, full board, ayurveda
£1,974
2 adults
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Wellness

Somatheeram has been focusing on Ayurveda exclusively for three decades now. The Ayurveda centre has a team of fully trained Ayurvedic doctors. The resort has an Ayurveda academy and herb garden for producing its own medicine. The treatment rooms are cubicles lit by candles. Women have female therapists and men have male ones.

Your programme will begin with an intake consultation. The Ayurveda doctor will determine your dosha type (body type) and establish a treatment plan. For the rest of your stay, you will be treated by the same therapist / masseur as much as possible. 

Facilities include 24 treatment rooms, open air yoga platform, yoga studio, a beauty salon, dental practice and medicine shop. 

There are no whirlpools or saunas here – just authentic, healing Ayurveda. 

Example treatments at Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort
  • Abhyangam (ayurvedic massage with oils)
  • Shirodhara
  • Marma massage
  • Medicated steam bath
  • Panchakarma

Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Beach walks  
  • Evening entertainment  
  • Cookery demonstrations  
  • Backwater excursion 



Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Trip on the famous backwaters of Kerala
  • Guided tours to Kovalam, Trivandrum or Hill Station   
  • Go to nearby towns to experience an Indian life first hand

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga (classes for all levels)
  • Meditation

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 81 rooms dotted throughout the gardens all with views across the gardens or beach. We recommend upgrading to the Garden or Special Cottages as these are stand-alone huts and are very comfortable. TV's and air conditioning is not included but can be requested for an additional fee. 



Standard Room
Standard Room
The Standard Rooms are 18m2 and they are they are attached to each other and have a small terrace in front of the room. 

These rooms are smaller than the independent Cottages and are generally a bit darker inside. 

Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer. 

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fan, safe, mosquito net , tea/coffee making and safe. 

TVs and air conditioning are not included but can be requested for an additional fee.  

Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage
The Garden Cottages are 25m2 and they are stand-alone cottages with beautiful garden views. 
They have either a double or twin beds.
All rooms have fans and mosquito nets.
Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.  
Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fan, safe, mosquito net , tea/coffee making and safe.  
TVs and air conditioning are not included but can be requested for an additional fee.
Special Cottage
Special Cottage
The Special Cottages are 25m2 and they are stand-alone cottages with hammocks outside and sea views. 

They have either a double or twin beds. 
All rooms have fans and mosquito nets.

Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fan, safe, mosquito net , tea/coffee making and safe.

TVs and air conditioning are not included but can be requested for an additional fee.

Kerala House Standard

The Kerala House Standard Rooms are 30m2. These wooded houses are independent villas with a verandah, bedroom and attached bathroom. 

They have sea views and a terrace with chairs and a hammock outside. 

All rooms have fans and mosquito nets.

Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fan, safe, mosquito net , tea/coffee making and safe.

TVs and air conditioning are not included but can be requested for an additional fee.

Deluxe Kerala house (A/C)

The Deluxe Kerala House (A/C) are 30 m2. They are stand-alone cottages and have exclusive sea views and a terrace with chairs and a hammock outside. 

They have either a double or twin beds.

These rooms have air-conditioning. 

Each has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fan, safe, mosquito net , tea/coffee making and safe.

TVs and air conditioning are not included but can be requested for an additional fee.

What’s on the menu

The food is vegetarian and wholly Aurvedic. It's grown locally and you can expect a delicious selection of curries, soups and salads. Each section of the buffet is labelled with the dosha that is it suitable for so that you can easily choose the correct ones for your dosha (a doctor will diagnose this at the start of your stay). There is also an a la carte menu.  

 

Somatheeram
Somatheeram Restaurant
There is one main restaurant overlooking the sea in the distance with an outdoor terrace with tables too. There is entertainment on some evenings during the week such as traditional Keralan dancing.

Location

Somatheeram is located on the west coast of Kerala high above a long, sandy beach.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Trivandrum (Thiruvanathapuram) International Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car. There are no direct flights from the UK. You can fly with Emirates, Quatar, Etihad, and many other flight providers. Most of them have one stop over in the Middle East. Jet Airways flies directly to Mumbai. 
Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort

Families, Children & Infants

Somatheeram is not suitable for children as it’s a place for serious, Ayurveda programmes.

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