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Nikki's Nest

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.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Classic Ayurveda (Panchakarma)

from 7 nights, double room, full-board


  • Panchakarma (cleansing) (from 2 weeks)
  • Rejuvenation

Not suitable for those with acute inflammation, malignant growths, contagious diseases and tuberculosis.

For the Panchakarma programme it is recommended to stay at least 3 weeks, even better 4 weeks.

  • ayurvedic full board (3 vegetarian meals per day)
  • initial consultation with determination of the dosha type, creation of the individual treatment plan, follow up and final consultation
  • ayurvedic treatments (daily approx. 2 hrs) e.g. full body herbal oil massage combined with a head massage, partly synchronic, Panchakarma (ayurvedic cleansing with specially made herbal juices), Shirodhara oil on the forehead
  • ayurvedic medicine and remedies as prescribed by doctor
  • ayurvedic teas and (warm) water
  • yoga and meditation
  • usage of outdoor pool and wifi
  • transfers to/from Trivandrum Airport

Recommended for the following conditions

Nerves, Stress / Exhaustion, Respiratory system / Asthma, Skin / Allergies, High blood pressure, Kidney / Urinary tract, Eyes / Ears / Teeth, Eczema / Psoriasis, Locomotor system, Obesity / Overweight, Diabetes, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Heart / Vessels / Circulation

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

Stay 14 nights - pay for just 12: 2 nights free

Stay 14 nights - pay for just 13: 1 night free

$34 Special Discount per room, once per stay

1x ayurved. Face and foot treatment/week

Telephone booking code: 722P1


Nikki's Nest in detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

Nikki's Nest is located in south west India, roughly 30 minutes from Trivandrum Airport and located near the well-known Kovalam Beach (ca 9 km). Built on top of a hill directly by the Indian Ocean, Nikki's Nest offers gorgeous views over the picturesque coastline and is wonderfully embedded within the surrounding landscape. A magnificent orchid garden surrounds the grounds and creates a truly private atmosphere. Below the resort is a small integrated Hindu temple.

How You Reside

47 accommodation units are built in traditional Keralese style with a shower/WC, telephone and terrace, some also have a sea view and/or air conditioning, and include 14 Cottages for both couples and single travellers, 22 partly freestanding chalets, 8 spacious "Comfort" rooms located in two buildings (near the restaurant and the Ayurveda Center) as well as 2 traditional wooden buildings ("Kerala House") located near the ocean and former manor house "The Nest" with 2 pools located near the main pool. The cottages are located predominantly in a terraced form above the bathing bay. Rooms for disabled guests are available on request.

Food and Enjoyment

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.

Leisure Time

Swimming pool, direct access to the beach, yoga hall, internet corner. During the high season, cultural and dance shows are offered upon request. Beauty salon with hair dresser.

Ayurveda & Beauty

Ayurveda Centre and Herbal Beauty Clinic equipped with 19 treatment rooms. A fully qualiflied team of doctors and therapists provide truly authentic Ayurveda treatments. Since 2003, the resort has been awarded with the "Green Leaf Award" from the Government of Kerala. Especially important for the resort is the emphasis on keeping traditional surroundings as a compliment to the treatments themselves.

The children can be taken care of with an advance notification whilst the parents receive their treatments.

Access to the Ayurveda Centre in the upper section of the hotel either by taking the stairs or slight slopes depending on location of the accomodation. A few cottages and accomodation units are positioned near of the centre itself. Yoga and meditation as part of the treatments are offered daily. Possibitlity for additional hours for a supplement course.

Excursions are offered by the hotel.

Getting There

Transfer TRV (back & forth) with Ayurveda treatment included, with accompanying person on request at SpaDreams.

Nearby Airports
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) : (approx. 19 km / 37 minutes)

Good to Know

English knowledge recommended.

"Best Ayurveda Resort"

Winner of the Fit Health & Wellness Award

In addition to equipment and service quality, the health offers, many years of experience, professional competence and innovative ideas were also evaluated.

Temple Festival 2019

Please note that during the annual temple festival from 30.1. to 9.2.2019 is to be expected with noise. In the course of this a 25% discount will be granted. The data can be changed at short notice.

Additional Information

"Best Ayurveda Resort"
Winner of the FIT Health & Wellness Award 2014

Besides equipment and service quality, health offers, experience, expertise and innovative ideas were also rated.

Jungle Experience:

Extend your stay after your Ayurvedic package in the dreamy atmosphere of the rainforest in Duke's Forrest Lodge (ca 62 km from the resort). A continuation of the Ayurvedic treatments is also possible. Price depending on accommodation such as: full board in double room from €50 per person. All transfers are included.

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Customer reviews

Fabulous 4.4 /5.0
99 % Most recommended
Wellness area
172 Rating from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • S. B.
    from France

    "Olfactory, sensory, tasty experience... A pleasure!" Original review

    Very nice stay Staff attentive, caring, qualified Quality care Delicious food Very nice stay Staff attentive, caring, qualified Quality care Delicious food show more

    • Hotel in general
      Medium size structure of quality Beautiful complex, pleasant, green Near the airport Beware, a typical temple is in the immediate vicinity which can result in noise nuisances to which not everyone get used to.
    • Service and hospitality
    • Cuisine
      Inventive and creative, balanced, very varied
    • Treatments and programmes

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    • August 2018
    • 4 - 8 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years
  • A. S.
    from France

    "A magnificent stay" Original review

    everything was fine. The treatment did us a lot of good. We enjoyed the smile and the availability ... everything was fine. The treatment did us a lot of good. We enjoyed the smile and the availability of all the staff. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Very nice, well maintained, clean and quiet place. Too bad the view of the sea overlooks the back of the temple which is not always very clean
    • Service and hospitality
      Professional staff, smiling, responsive and attentive.
    • Cuisine
      Excellent tasty food, creative variety ... We did not get tired of it!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Beautiful spa area. Pool too small and with the sound of a nearby engine which makes the experience not very pleasant
    • Treatments and programmes
      Extraordinary care! My therapist was excellent, kind, dedicated and professional ...

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    • July 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 50 to 59 years
  • M. B.
    from Germany

    "perfect first Ayverda treatment" Original review

    The treatment was perfect from start to finish. Picking up from the airport in the middle of the ... The treatment was perfect from start to finish. Picking up from the airport in the middle of the night with the immediate availability of my cottage to all the Ayurvedic applications (Anand is the best masseur for me) and the absolutely delicious food ... everything was super perfect! show more

    • Hotel in general
      Super friendly lobby area with Wi-Fi. I had a cottage (without air conditioning) which was simple but perfectly adequate. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and almost every cottage has a hammock. The nearby temple did not bother me personally.
    • Service and hospitality
      Super friendly staff. The entire Ayuverda area, the doctors and the masseurs were absolutely professional and friendly. Problems were immediately addressed (for example, the beds are a little hard and you got a topper on demand). Also the waiters in the restaurant were always very friendly and professional.
    • Cuisine
      What can I say, I was 21 days in the hotel and lost 4 pounds. Still, the food was fantastic. It was extremely varied and I have hardly missed any meat in all 3 weeks. Especially the soups were for me (I love soups) an absolute highlight (mostly reordered)
    • Treatments and programmes
      The entire team (doctors and masseurs) was absolutely professional and endeavored for the well-being of the guest. It was my first Ayuverda experience but definitely not my last one. All my "problems" have been fixed and after the 3 weeks I am completely relaxed and "committed". I can even sleep through the night again. All applications have been successful with me and have helped me to a very beautiful and balanced life.

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    • May 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • 50 to 59 years
  • H. B.
    from Germany

    "Relaxing and an almost spiritual place for me." Original review

    An Ayurveda hotel that is simple in the bungalows, top food and treatments with a family ... An Ayurveda hotel that is simple in the bungalows, top food and treatments with a family atmosphere. Price-performance is also great. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The hotel is located in the tropics, right on the ocean, well maintained with minor architectural flaws that you can overlook when in India. The food is fantastic, the 2 hour massages too.
    • Service and hospitality
      A hotel with a family culture, 90% German guests, many solo travelers, one quickly gets into conversation and can also withdraw, if you need peace.
    • Cuisine
      Breakfast consisting of tropical, ripe fruits that taste wonderful. You can also have Indian breakfast, wheat pancakes and cereal if you want. For lunch and dinner about 8 different vegan vegetable dishes (wonderful aroma), salads and desserts. Everything 5 stars in the sense of health.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pool is a bit small, but enough to swim and relax for half an hour. The treatment area has several rooms, each with a couch for the different oil applications.
    • Treatments and programmes
      I have been to the Nikkis many times and find the 2 hour treatments to be very beneficial to the body, mind and soul as well as to the skin and muscles. In the ayurvedic sense, the massages do not have to do with well-being as with us but with the discharge of toxins through the skin. The approach is different.

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    • May 2018
    • 9 - 11 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • G. B.
    from Germany

    "Since 2013, for the 5th time in Nikki's Nest - that's nothing to add" Original review

    • April 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 60 to 69 years


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