Lush greenery, fresh air and spring water come together to create the ultimate de-stressing experience in this enchanting Kerala locale – an ideal environment for complete rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul.
The environs around this Unhotel have more than 200 species of rare medicinal herbs creating a tranquil, refreshing and healing atmosphere. Spa by the River draws on traditional Indian sciences of yoga and Ayurveda, creating a skilful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology.
The only thing left to do is to pack your bags and get moving!
This Unhotel boasts of graceful, elegant, yet understated luxury.All suites are large (600 sq ft) and boast an adjoining private room for the spa and ayurvedic massage sessions. Each room faces the pool and overlooks the river – a tranquil and relaxing view for the guests. The sleek and contemporary designed suites are fitted with luxurious king sized beds and offer a calm and relaxing space for guests to continue to rejuvenate following treatments.
Fresh fruit, bottled mineral water and a selection of herbal teas are always available ensuite.
The spacious en-suite bathrooms have a walk-in rain shower; luxurious toiletries and bath linen complete the feel.
At Spa by the River, we believe that healthy eating is definitely positive and transforming. Guests are free to focus on what matters most – getting healthy and feeling fit. While all sorts of cuisines are available here, the speciality is South Indian – idiyappam with vegetable curry, oats rotis, rice appam and stew and payasam. All low-fat, healthy and confirming to Ayurvedic standards to make the guests feel all good inside.
Guests are invited to partake meals at a communal table where meeting and greeting other travellers from across the world is encouraged. You can also learn the art of ayurvedic cooking from our chefs.
Please note that only vegetarian food is served here.
This Unhotel has a relaxing pool overlooking the river and the forests just off the resort.
WiFi is available in the rooms, although we advise you detox digitally as well!
Guests can opt for doctor-consultations for certain spa/ayurvedic treatments. Please note that alcohol is not permitted on the premises and smoking should be restricted to the specified areas.
Although there are a ton of spa and ayurvedic treatments (over 30 to be precise) to keep you inside your room, there are a lot of scenic sites to visit nearby.
Walk along the sandy shores of the beautiful Varkala beach or climb up to one of its cliffs to witness a mesmerising sunset. Go for a scenic day trip to the nearby Ponnumthuruthu Island near the beach.
If you are a history enthusiast, you’d love to visit the Anjengo Fort, the location of the first trade settlement of the East India Company in Kerala. According to legend, the Queen of Attingal gave this site to the British for trade purposes.
You can also visit the ancient Janardhana Swamy Temple, a major pilgrim spot in Varkala. The temple is located on a steep hill and has a history of over 2000 years.
Located in the peaceful setting of a woodland just outside the city, Spa by the River invites you to recharge your body, mind and soul surrounded by nature. A unique spa getaway with the focus on health and wellness that also provides amazing and sustainable experiences.
For those who are in dire need of relaxation and rejuvenation, for senior citizens suffering from chronic ailments, for couples looking for a luxurious romantic and relaxing getaway. It is the ideal place for rejuvenation and reflection.
For those not looking for a spa-cation, who would prefer spending time in Thiruvananthapuram instead. Not for the price conscious. Not for families with infants or those whose idea of a vacation revolves around non vegetarian food and liquor.
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