Carnoustie

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is a luxury spa resort near Alleppey, Kerala, on the shores of Marari Beach. The resort is committed to being as eco-friendly as possible – this is reflected in the construction of its luxury beach villas, with jute, rattan and bamboo used extensively throughout. Not only do these materials contribute to the beautiful, organic aesthetic, but they’re also sustainable, as is the produce from the resort’s garden used in the kitchens and spa.
Perfect forRelaxing in style in the Keralan backwaters.
In the know
  • Collection of luxurious beach villas
  • Cruise the backwaters in the resort’s own luxury houseboat
  • World-class spa based on the ancient tradition of Ayurveda

Recommended for...

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Beach
  • Eco-tourism
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

On the shores of the Arabian Sea and a few kilometres from the famous backwaters of Alleppey, Carnoustie enjoys a serene setting, with the golden sands, coconut groves and lotus ponds of Marari Beach right on your doorstep.

Rooms at Carnoustie

Accommodation at Carnoustie takes the form of luxurious villas which blend traditional Keralan and modern architecture. Villas have thatched roofs and are shaded with palm trees, and have private pools and deck areas as well as, in the case of the Punag villas, outdoor Jacuzzis. Akund Deluxe Villas feature an outdoor deck with a lily pool and are set amid beautiful landscaped gardens. For the complete Keralan experience, stay in the luxurious Carnoustie house boat, which has an open lounge, a sundeck and a separate dining area, as well as a full crew including a chef.

Food and drink

Carnoustie serves food from its two top-class restaurants in its beautiful bamboo dining room, a large, round space with tables set around a central bar. Ida serves a range of Indian and international multi-cuisine dishes, on both a buffet and à la carte basis. Chimaera, meanwhile, is the resort’s speciality seafood restaurant, serving up deliciously fresh fish, shellfish and more. Carnoustie has an organic garden, which grows fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices which are used by the restaurants’ kitchens as much as possible.

Facilities

As its name suggests, the hotel has a strong emphasis on the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda, and at Aryavaidyasala, this millennia-old tradition continues. The spa uses herbs and spices from the resort’s own garden to offer a range of holistic wellness treatments such as deep tissue massages, herbal body scrubs and marine pedicures. The spa has its own menus offering healthy foods based on the principles of Ayurveda. Guided yoga and mantra sessions are also on offer at the spa, suitable for those of all ability and experience levels.

Activities at Carnoustie

Kerala is famous for its backwaters, and cruises are available on the resort’s own luxurious houseboat through the web of rivers, lagoons and palm groves which populate this picturesque, watery landscape. The backwaters have a rich and unique ecosystem, home to numerous species of crabs, frogs, kingfishers, cormorants, and many more. Fishing in a traditional Keralan boat is also an option. Back on dry land, bikes can be rented to cycle around local villages at your leisure, and the fascinating colonial melting pot of Cochin is not far away. Traditional Keralan music and dance performances are held regularly at the resort.

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Hotel location

Carnoustie is around 90 minutes’ drive from Cochin International Airport.

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