Highlights: Nestled amidst five acres of lush greenery and swaying coconut palms, and embraced by the mystical river Mandovi, Devaaya is located on the west coast of India in idyllic Goa. Different types of Ayurvedic and naturopathic treatments are offered to healthy people for “wellness,” as well as for patients with serious ailments. Yoga and meditation sessions are also a part of the therapy.
Living: Devaaya has 60 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, with balconies overlooking the fields, gardens and the river. Special emphasis is on a “nature” diet with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and juices.
Pricing: Week-long packages range from $990 to $1500.
Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Highlights: The Beach and Lake Resort is an Ayurvedic resort near the international airport, and nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Karamana river. Offering therapeutic and rejuvenating Ayurvedic programs, the resort is on an island. On one side are the backwaters, bordered by a forest of coconut palms and on the other side, a secluded expanse of beach stretches for two miles to the lively beach of Kovalam.
Living: Well-furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms have individual verandas offering sea and lake views. Delicious regional, Ayurvedic and international cuisines are offered.
Pricing: Prices vary according to packages, treatments, and season of travel. They range from $50 to $180 per night.
Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort
Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh, India
Highlights: Set amidst the scenic wonder of the majestic Himalayas, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort is the latest property of Centara Hotels & Resorts. This unique vacation experience starts with the arrival – a 10-minute cable car journey over 20,000 square meters of exquisite vistas. The Spa Cenvaree at the hotel embraces the philosophy of “release” and “rebirth” to reach an experience of perfect peace.
Living: Composed of 15 colonial buildings, there are 62 Moksha suites to choose from. Private terraces with stunning views, individual lounge areas and spacious bathrooms are the highlights of these accommodations. The restaurants and bars on site offer a range of cuisine.
Pricing: Prices vary according to season and suite-type. Suites begin at $300 per night.