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Nikki's Nest

No. 1 Hotel
in India
Family-friendly Ayurveda Resort - SpaDreams Prestige Property
Sustainability & Recycling as a Creed
Close to Kovalam Beach
To the offers

Your Charming Favourite Spot for Ayurveda Therapy

A popular, family-run, and sustainable Ayurveda resort close to the beach, surrounded by palm trees. At Nikki's Nest, warmth and very personal service are paramount, and the quality of the Ayurveda as well as the loyal customer base speak for themselves. Nikki's Nest is proud to hold the prestigious Ayur Diamond classification and to be accredited as an Ayurveda Hospital to NABH standards. The location also attracts visitors from all over the world, as it is near Kerala's largest Shiva statue.

Most popular facilities

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

Your Ayurveda Resort

Nikki's Nest, passionately managed and nestled in the southwest of India, is about a 30-minute drive from Trivandrum Airport, perched on a hill with a breathtaking view of the picturesque coast near the famous Kovalam Beach (approximately 9 km away). This idyllic resort, lovingly integrated into the existing vegetation, exclusively accommodates Ayurveda guests and their travel companions. A tropical garden with magnificent orchids surrounds the property, creating a private and soothing atmosphere. Below and framed by Nikki's Nest is a Hindu temple. Smoking is not permitted on the premises.

Nikki's Commitment to the Environment

Sustainability and recycling are top priorities at Nikki's Nest. In addition to water treatment and the use of rainwater for the garden and laundry, the resort also features a biogas facility and recycles used Ayurveda oil for local companies as lubricants. Moreover, the resort supports regular waste collection on roads and beaches and is committed to animal protection.

Food & Drinks

At Nikki's Nest, the two restaurants Hibiscus and Orchid delight with vegetarian and Indian cuisine. Ayurveda guests enjoy dishes from the buffet tailored to their Dosha type. Lactose-free, gluten-free, and vegan options are also available on request via SpaDreams. The communal table for solo travellers is ideal for exchanging ideas with like-minded individuals. From time to time, the chef offers Ayurvedic cooking classes - well worth attending!

Ayurveda Center

The Ayurveda Center is located in the upper part of the resort and can be reached via steps or gentle slopes depending on the location of the accommodation. In 17 treatment rooms, authentic Ayurveda therapies are conducted. The experienced team consists of the esteemed Ayurveda doctors Dr. Praveen and Dr. Geetha, five junior Ayurveda doctors, about 50 therapists, several pharmacists, and nurses. The Ayurveda Center was honored by the Kerala government as Green Leaf Ayurveda in 2003; today it is recognized as Ayur Diamond Ayurveda (highest classification level). Since 2021, Nikki's Nest is also accredited as an Ayurveda Hospital NABH.

Hosts Maria and Nikki place special emphasis on ensuring that not only the Ayurveda treatments but also the environment are traditional and sustainable. The oils and powders used for the treatments are produced under the alternating supervision of junior Ayurveda doctors at the sister resort Duke's Forest Lodge (about 50 km, approx. 1.5 hours) in licensed in-house production. Tours of the plantation are impressive and can be organized for you (transfer included).


The pavilion with sea view is perfect for group yoga and meditation (Mon-Sat mornings). Additional yoga sessions can be booked on-site (cost approx. €15-25 (£13-£22 / $16-$27) per hour).


At the pool or the directly accessible beach, you can enjoy the gentle waves of the sea. Before diving into the cool waters, we recommend asking the lifeguard about possible currents – safety first!

During the peak season (approximately November to March), not only can you witness breathtaking sunsets, but also fascinating cultural and dance events that immerse you in the local way of life. Take time to browse through the hotel's library or send greetings to your loved ones via the Internet PC. Explore the souvenir and spice shop to take a piece of India home with you. And should you have any laundry needs, our reliable laundry service is at your disposal.

For the adventurous, we offer a variety of excursions – explore the picturesque backwaters, delve into village life, or marvel at the magnificent temples and palaces of the region. And if you're in the mood for a little shopping, you'll find charming local shops nearby that invite you to stroll and shop. Welcome to Nikki's Nest – where time seems to stand still, and relaxation and adventure go hand in hand.

Nikki's Nest stands out as a kind of pilgrimage site, as it is located right next to Kerala's largest Shiva statue. Traditional chants and prayers take place there, but the volume is monitored by both the resort itself and the Kerala government.

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Hotel rooms at a glance

48 accommodations designed in traditional Kerala style with shower/WC, telephone, terrace, some with sea view and/or air conditioning are spread across 14 cottages, 22 partially detached chalets, 8 spacious standard rooms in 2 buildings (near the restaurant and Ayurveda Center), 2 traditional wooden houses (Kerala House) near the sea, and the former manor house The Nest (with 2 bathrooms) near the pool. The small Mini AC Single Room, located below the consultation block near the Ayurveda Center, welcomes solo travellers who appreciate peace and gentle seclusion. The cottages are mostly terraced above the bathing bay. Rooms accessible to disabled guests are available on request and subject to availability (please mention this request when booked via SpaDreams). Wi-Fi in public areas.

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Customer ratings for Nikki's Nest

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

4.6 Outstanding  

98% recommend the hotel to others

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Wellness area
  • 'warm service'
  • 'delicious food'
  • 'friendly staff'
  • 'beautiful view'
  • 'relaxing pool'
  • 'professional treatments'
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  • 'Ayurvedic cure'
  • 'dreamlike location'
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The absolute madness

Kerstin E.

June 2024

as a couple | 50 to 59 years | 12 - 16 days

This was our 2nd time at Nikkis Nest and we were not disappointed this time either. The ultra delicious food from this chef ♥️, the lovely courteous staff .... There is nothing to complain about and the next stay is already being planned 🛺🇮🇳🙏

A vacation in paradise

Christine S.

April 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 17 - 23 days

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


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

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