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Nikki's Nest

India · South-West India / Kerala · Trivandrum
No. 3 Hotel
for Ayurveda
No. 1 Hotel
in India
4.7 / 5.0 Excellent
262 ratings
98% Recommendation
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Family Ayurveda Resort directly on the Indian Ocean

Idyllic, family-run Ayurveda resort not far from the beach and with its own Herbal Beauty Clinic. The ideal place for a traditional Ayurveda treatment with authentic care in a dreamlike environment.

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Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Sustainable hotel
Ideal for solo travelers
Ayurveda doctor
Ayurvedic dosha meals
24h Ayurveda doctor

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Nikki's Nest in Detail

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Nikki's Nest is located in the southwest of India, about 30 minutes drive from the airport, directly on the Indian Ocean, on a hill with a fantastic view of the picturesque coast, near the famous beach Kovalam (about 9 km). The idyllic resort is lovingly embedded in the existing vegetation and accommodates exclusively Ayurveda guests and their accompanying persons. A tropical garden with magnificent orchids surrounds the resort and creates a private and calming atmosphere. Below and framed by Nikki's nest lies a small Hindu temple. Smoking is not allowed on the grounds. In 2021 Nikki's Nest celebrates its 25th anniversary! 

Food & Drinks

2 restaurants, Hibiscus and Orchid, with vegetarian and Indian cuisine. Ayurveda guests receive specially made dishes for their dosha type from the buffet. Lactose and gluten free options available on request. A communal table for single travellers is available on request.

Ayurveda Centre

A qualified team of experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists perform authentic Ayurveda treatments in 17 treatment rooms. The Ayurveda Center was awarded the Green Leaf Award by the Kerala government in 2003. Nikki's places particular importance on ensuring that not only the Ayurveda treatments, but also the environment are kept traditional and sustainable. The oils and powders used for the treatments in the sister resort Duke's Forest Lodge (approx. 50 km, approx. 1.5 hours, see below) are produced in-house under the supervision of the Ayurveda physician (the transfer is included in the combination stay of the resorts, e.g. also to visit the plantation). The Ayurveda Center is located in the upper part of the complex and can be reached via steps or slight ascents, depending on the residential area.  Yoga pavilion with sea view for yoga with meditation (daily in the morning except Sundays). Additional yoga classes on request, for a fee. Herbal Beauty Clinic with hairdresser.


2019 renovated outdoor pool, direct access to the beach (please consult the lifeguard before bathing on the beach), library, internet PC, during high season cultural and dance events on request. Souvenir and spice shop, laundry service. Small shops in the near surroundings. Excursions e.g. to the backwaters, village visits or to temples/palaces are offered at the hotel.

Nikki's for the environment

Sustainability & Recycling are written in capital letters in Nikki's Nest. Besides water treatment and rainwater usage for garden and laundry, a biogas plant and the transfer of used Ayurveda oil to local companies for machine greasing are also part of the concept. The resort also supports regular waste collection on streets and beaches as well as animal welfare.

Getting There

"Best Ayurveda Resort"

Jungle Experience

Hotel rooms at a glance

47 traditional Kerala-style apartments with shower/WC, telephone, terrace, some with sea view and/or air conditioning are spread over 14 cottages, 22 partly detached chalets, 8 spacious standard in 2 buildings (near the restaurant and Ayurveda centre) as well as 2 traditional wooden houses (Kerala House) near the sea and the former manor house The Nest (with 2 bathrooms) near the pool. The cottages are mostly terraced above the bay. Disabled rooms on request. WiFi in the room and in the public areas.
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Customer ratings for Nikki's Nest

262 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.7 Outstanding  

98% recommend the hotel to others

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Wellness area
  • 'Excellent Ayurveda'
  • 'Professional Treatment'
  • 'Tasty Cuisine'
  • 'Friendly Staff'
  • 'Clean Rooms'
  • 'Well Maintained'
  • 'Beautiful Gardens'
  • 'Attentive Medical Team'
  • 'Effective Therapies'
  • 'Paradisiacal Environment'
262 Results
Pure healing!

Erika Maria B.

March 2024

solo | 60 to 69 years | Longer than 23 days

It was my first Ayurveda retreat. I chose this resort on the recommendation of friends. And it was a good decision. Everything was right for me. I experienced healing of body and soul through the reliable daily treatments. Thank you for that. Namasté

It was a sensationally wonderful experience!

Jörg L.

March 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 12 - 16 days

The overall impression, the friendliness of the staff, the location of the property, the food and the treatments were simply unbeatable. The yoga program was sufficient and good for me as a beginner. A special advanced healing therapy would certainly have been nice for the more experienced fellow travelers. As soon as we left the beach section belonging to the resort, the Indian plastic waste reality was in full force. Even the path to the beach had only been changed at the end to avoid having to walk past smelly garbage. The men on the beach were very concerned about the safety of the bathers, which gave a good feeling. I just found it a great experience and enriched my self-awareness at home.

Best rest ever...

Sabine E.

February 2024

solo | 60 to 69 years | 12 - 16 days

A wonderful vacation during which I met many interesting people, a real enrichment.

February 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | Longer than 23 days

a dream vacation

Nadine M.

January 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 9 - 11 days

I felt very comfortable, many expectations were exceeded, a place of longing


Nikki's Nest
India, South-West India / Kerala, Trivandrum
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)
approx. 19 km / 32 min

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