Welcome To Poovar
Enveloped in serene Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the majestic towering Ghats to the West, opening out to the ocean and a dream golden beach, Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise. Swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the ultramarine of the ocean, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation create a magical ambience around you. Our distinctive Kerala resort is the ideal remote getaway location for a quiet holiday in spectacular natural surroundings. You can choose between floating cottages and land cottages for accommodation at our charming Kerala ayurveda resort and enjoy a boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of bewitching backwaters.
Located on the South-Western tip of India, famed for its awe-inspiring and unique natural beauty ‘Kerala’ or fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, tranquil beaches, stretches of soothing backwaters; lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this beautiful land.
Poovar Island Resort with its breathtaking and unsurpassed beauty is conveniently situated just minutes from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala, yet far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, hidden amidst swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands and lush vegetation our Trivandrum resort is the ideal holiday destination.
Poovar Island Resort will offer you a truly enchanting experience, allowing you to enjoy the vibrant colours and landscapes of Mother Nature, whilst relaxing or enjoying some therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments at the resort. Thiruvananthapuram’s natural surroundings combined with the luxuries offered at the resort will make you forget the routine work, stress, tension, deadlines, rush hour traffic and all that daily chores that makes life hectic. You will only feel peace and tranquility, allowing you to reinvent the finest moments of life, giving a truly out of this world experience.
Poovar Island Resort has 78 cottages offering a range of accommodation options. 56 rooms can be used as triples. The bathrooms of our well appointed beach hotel in Kerala come equipped with Jacuzzis, bathtubs or rain showers. 48 rooms come with a hammock in the terrace.(78 rooms – 39 Land Cottages, 10 Ayurveda Land Cottages, 05 Superior Land Cottages, 08 Premier Deluxe Rooms, 12 Floating Cottages & 04 Ayurveda Floating Cottages, making for exceptional choices of Kerala accommodation.
The culinary treats conjured up by our master chefs evoke a passionate response. Every meal is a feast fit for the Gods. As for ingredients, nothing less than the very best will do; fresh catch from the sea, exotic spices, orchard-fresh fruits and vegetables. Our main restaurant can seat 62 persons. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers a delectable choice of Continental, Asian, Indian and Kerala cuisine to choose from. After all variety is the spice of life, isn’t it? At Tiffins we take pride in the state of the art kitchen we have installed. It is an ideal venue to satiate every gastronomic need.
Breakfast 07.30 – 10.30 Lunch 13.00 – 15.00 Dinner19.30 – 22.30
Our specialty Ayurveda Restaurant complements the treatments of the Ayurveda Centre. It serves vegetarian food.
Breakfast 07.30 – 10.30 Lunch 13.00 – 15.00 Dinner 19.30 – 22.30
Poovar Island Resort has a special sunken Pool Bar at the Swimming pool. Enjoy your favourite drink, beverage or fruit juices while soaking in the water. The Pool Bar is open from 07.00 to 19.00 hours.
Ayurveda at Poovar
Ayurveda or the ‘science of life’ is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian sSubcontinent. It can be referred to as the ultimate antidote to the ravages of today’s hectic lifestyle. Developed in India over thousands of years ago, it is the art and science of better living through the perfect harmony of mind, body and soul. At Poovar Island Resort we have created the perfect ambiance to enjoy, understand and absorb the ancient remedies of Ayurveda. We have an exclusive Ayurvedic treatment and rejuvenation centre; ‘Ayurveda Village’ – with all the facilities and a medicinal ‘Herbarium’ – providing effective and long-term benefits of Ayurveda.
The ‘Ayurveda Village’ is one of the few places where this 6,000-year-old ancient health-care system is still practiced in its purest form. We have a team of experienced doctors and masseurs, who apply the traditional know-how with care, at the right places to maximize the healing potential. We offer a thoughtfully crafted package of therapies designed to relax, refresh and rejuvenate you. Guaranteed to make you not only feel younger but also look younger!
Our focus is to establish prime health in our visitors, be it physical, mental or spiritual. This is achieved by establishing energy equilibrium in the functions of the body temperature and simultaneously through an alteration in lifestyle in conformity with the simple laws of nature.
Rasayana Chikilsa means ‘Rejuvenation’, this Ayurvedic treatment aims at achieving vitality and a healthy life. The underlying theory behind this treatment is to reverse the degenerative processes taking place in the body. This is achieved by bringing about a balance of the body, mind and soul through rejuvenating the functional systems of the body. The treatment claims to retard the process of aging hence it’s the ideal package for those who want to look and feel young and healthy.
The toxins that get accumulated in your body over a period of time for different reasons tend to add pressure on the body’s metabolism system and prevents the body from performing at its optimal efficiency. This Ayurvedic body treatment purifies your body and helps to reinforce your immune system leaving you feeling fresh and energized.
Kayakalpa Chikilsa is the prime body care programme for lowing down the degeneration of cells and tissues thus improving immunity. It is highly recommended to reduce the effects of chronic ailments or illnesses.
Ayurveda fundamentally believes that a healthy mind is the source for a healthy body. This therapy helps you to manage and reduce the effects of stress, depression and melancholy. It also has specialized programs to treat various psychosomatic disorders.
This is a popular program at our center. Ayurveda considers excessive weight as a disease and has a methodical approach to weight management and reduction. The program consists or a restructuring of diet and a combination of massages and oral medications.
Ayurveda is probably the only science that has an answer to the problem of degenerative joints. At Poovar Island Resort we have a special program to help reduce and retard the effects of this disease, especially in the spine and neck region. We also have a specialised program for Rheumatism & Arthritis.
Keeping in mind the strict stipulations of the ancient science, we have developed a range of food varieties to suit every person who undergoes our Ayurvedic treatments. The diet is considered critical to the effectiveness of the Ayurvedic treatments or programs. We have taken special care in training our Chefs to understand and appreciate this special need. The food is delectable but Ayurvedic at the same time. The delicious vegetarian food derives its ingredients from vegetables and leafs of medicinal properties.
No ayurvedic program is complete unless it is supported by a well structured Yoga and meditation program. We have a highly skilled Yoga Guru who conducts daily classes. Special needs and private classes can also be arranged by prior appointments.
Therapies and treatments on offer include those for rejuvenation, purification, immunisation, stress management and weight loss. Feel the pressures and tensions seep out of your mind and soul. And let the tranquility of Poovar Island Resort wash over you.
Four specially designed eco-friendly Ayurveda floating cottages provide you unique accommodation.
- Built of environment-friendly materials like coconut wood and ‘Ramaccham’, famed for its medicinal properties
- Roof made of thatched coconut leaf
- Furnished in Kerala style with warm wood finishes, ethnic colour tones, yet modern and soothing
- Solar power
- Wind powered air conditioning
- Curtains made from medicinal plants
- Writing table and chairs
- Dressing and sitting areas
- Bathroom with rain shower, bidet, hot and cold water
- 21 inch colour television with satellite and local channels
- Telephone with International Direct Dialing
- Fully supplied mini liquor fridge
- Glass walled bedrooms
- Private deck
- 6,000 square foot centre with 10 treatment rooms
- Six rooms equipped to handle traditional Kerala Ayurveda treatment
- Three rooms with steaming facilities
- Two full time doctors
- 12 female and eight male therapists
- 8 Superior Ayurveda Land Cottages
- 2 Ayurveda Suites
- Specialised restaurant serving Ayurveda cuisine