The centuries-old Indian teaching of Ayurveda seeks to relieve a person's stress, improve physical performance and adopt a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature. The following Green Pearls partner hotels offer travelers not just the chance to relax but also to bring back their holistic wellness.
The eco-friendly resort of Coconut Lagoon in Kuttanad offers Ayurveda therapies in the country of its origin. Guests can reintegrate with nature in the island as well as get treatments in the Ayurvedic wellness center. The hotel assures guests that its personnel is trained and perform treatments under medical supervision. India's largest Ayurvedic company Dabur also plans to have a call center for those seeking advice on Ayurveda, according to The Economic Times.
If you want to soak the sun and enjoy the pristine white sand, visit the luxurious resort of Gili Lankanfushi in Maldives. Guests can choose among different Ayurveda treatments offered by a team of experts. Try the "Abhyanga" full-body oil massage or the "Shirodhara" for specific ailments. The resort also offers a variety of Ayurvedic tonic that's already included in the breakfast buffet.
Another paradise island with Ayurveda retreats is Sri Lanka. Amaya Beach Resort & Spa has an in-house Ayurveda doctor and therapists that provide treatments, massages and outdoor Ayurvedic baths. It recommends "Vishuddhi" treatment for guests who haven't tried Ayurveda before.
For travelers heading to Germany, Wellnesshotel Seeschlößchen in Brandenburg is a 4-star resort that specializes in Ayurvedic teachings. Located in Lausitzer Seenplatte, the eco-friendly resort offers guests with a healthy diet and treatments based on the original Ayurvedic principles. An Ayurvedic doctor treats guests with medicated oils that are specially selected based on the guest's profile. Therapists at the hotel spend hours and even days just on cooking the base oil with various herbs.
Like the resort in Germany's northeast, Bavaria's HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa also offers a healthy diet for guests. Where the southeastern hotel differs lies in the fact that it combines the traditional medicine with detox therapies, which it calls "Alpyurveda." Guests should try liver wraps and herbal teas.