Niraamaya Spa wins the prestigious Luxury Ayurveda Spa award at the acclaimed World Luxury Spa Awards

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The spa within Niraamaya Retreats, located in some of the most beautiful parts of India, offers a unique combination of Ayurveda-based healing therapies, massages, farm-and-sea-to-table cuisine and a luxurious setting.


Continuing our winning streak at the World Luxury Spa Awards, Niraamaya Spa has been adjudged the ‘Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa 2019’: Regional Winner – Southwest Asia category. This isn’t the first time we have drawn accolades at the World Luxury Spa Awards. Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam had been adjudged India’s Best Wellness Retreat three times in a row — in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

The World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards are high-profile annual awards that reward leaders in spa and wellness tourism. Acknowledgment in any of the listed categories is considered high achievement by spas across the world. Winners are chosen by a jury of fellow professionals. Some of the globe’s glitziest, glamorous locations and venues play host to the awards.

The 2019 ceremony was hosted at the storied The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia. Over 400 guests, representing more than 450 spas and 270 restaurants participated in the glittering evening. Masters of Ceremony Anastasia Razzorenove and Timofey Zudin skillfully guided proceedings and entertained guests, who enjoyed a taste of quintessential Russian culture by way of music by Chopin and Tchaikovsky, performed by Marinsky Orchestra, while ballet soloists from the Marinsky Theatre performed excerpts from Rimski-Korakov’s Sheherezade, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and more such classics.

The World Luxury Spa Awards was developed in reaction to an overwhelming demand from the spa industry for awards that were fair and transparent. The mission is to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence and help foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.

Luxury meets Ayurveda at Niraamaya Spa

The Niraamaya Spa epitomizes the best of wellness practices, drawing extensively from India’s heritage of healing and Ayurveda, with their roots in the Vedic culture, and Kerala’s traditional Ayurveda massages.

A blend of right diet based on the principles of Ayurveda, with recommendations on food that benefits different body types (based on the tri dosha, or three doshas – Vata, Pita and Kapha) and Ayurveda-based oil massages, perfected over centuries of practice, are offered to guests struggling with a host of lifestyle diseases. At the Niraamaya Spas, across all the Niraamaya Retreats, doctors, chefs, yoga gurus and meditation masters work in unison to help guests deal with the various lifestyle diseases they may be struggling with, such as stress, obesity and digestive ailments.

At Niraamaya Spa, our approach to wellness embodies the brand’s philosophy of body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. We offer an array of short interventional as well as long (14 to 21-days) programmes that encompass an entire range of therapies that are drawn from Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, sound therapy and diet. Our extensive wellness menu is crafted in consonance with experienced Ayurveda doctors who head the spa. Our food is cooked using the freshest of local ingredients, including the produce of the sea and the backwaters, which is bought from local fishermen every morning, fresh off the catch.

Niraamaya spa also works as a wellness retreat for those looking to rejuvenate and relax on their vacation in a highly luxurious ambience. Our retreats are nature-inspired luxury sanctuaries and stand either on the edge of a forest at Thekkady, along a stunning coastline of Kovalam, on the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, within 11,000sq.m of lush gardens surrounded by coconut trees in Goa, or overlook verdant pine forests in Kohima, Nagaland. Each retreat, in its unique way embraces local influences and native culture and incorporating these, transforms the stay experience into a luxurious slice of life.