YOGA IN KERALA WINTER 2016
(proposed date 20th - 27th February)
Exact Prices yet to be confirmed however please let us know if you are interested in joining us.
From £790 per person *
Always keen to escape the British winter, we found this stunning beachside setting for our Indian yoga holiday in little discovered northern Kerala. On this bespoke yoga holiday we immersed ourselves in a whole range of relaxing activities, including Ayurvedic treatments, therapies and massages, fabulous walks along Northern Kerala's swathes of completely deserted, spotless white sand beaches. We enjoyed boat rides in its famous backwaters, wonderful freshly prepared Keralan and Southern Indian cuisine and swim in the warm waters of the Arabian sea and the resort's gorgeous pool. Some used their time with us here as a stand alone holiday in its own right while others let it form part of a more extensive winter trip to this fabulous region of Southern India.
For local colour and atmosphere there are local towns to visit and unearth the treasure trove that is India, its fabrics, spices and jewellery. Here in Northern Kerala tourism has yet to have left its indelible mark so you still get to experience the real India. The welcome we received was overwhelming. We enjoyed sharing in the local festivals, being invited to share wonderful meals, visit locals in their homes and sampling a coconut tipple in the rustic toddy shops.
Other highlights include early morning and sunset swimming with the dolphins that passed by our resort each day and afternoon tea spent lounging under the palms, sampling local delights such as coconut stuffed plantains and sweet fried bananas.
Here in the north there are deserted backwaters, no less beautiful than the heavily commercialised backwaters of Aleppey, there are vibrant temples and ancient monuments, history and culture. All without
This attractive French owned beachside resort is located in Northern Kerala well away from more touristy southern resorts. It provides beautiful garden bungalows in typical Keralan inspired style, with air-conditioning, stylish yet comfortable furnishings and a restaurant serving locally inspired food with a French twist. We practice yoga twice a day in the morning and at sunset on in the resort's newly built yoga shala or even on the tranquil shores of the Arabian sea.
Every bungalow offers a view of the sea through the palm trees and the pool and has its own sitting room, wrap around terrace with sun-loungers, kitchen for making drinks, as well as an extremely comfortable and airy bedroom with quiet air-conditioning and a view out towards the beach.
If you are looking for a boutique, barefoot and relaxed yoga holiday with everything you need catered for then this is definitely the answer you've been looking for.
When you're not enjoying practicing yoga, which as always on our yoga yoga holidays are designed to suit all-comers and will comprise the spectrum between dynamic and deeply restorative yoga gently, you can do as much or as little as you please.
Trips can be arranged, such as a Theyyan Festival at a local temple, fishing, dolphin watching, adventure sports, bird-watching, it can even be arranged for elephants to come and visit us at our resort. We can take a back water trip on a traditional rice boat, canoeing and dinghy sailing is also available for 2016. There is WiFi, an inexpensive 24 hour taxi service or tuk tuk service and jeep hire available locally for guests to take themselves off to wherever they please. Airport transfers from the nearest airport at Mangalore or Kannur can also be arranged with the hotel. Please let me know if you would like to arrange this.
Additional meals can also be arranged at lunchtime when the kitchen will be happy to prepare freshly cooked food al la carte. Guests wishing to stay extra nights are welcome to do so at extra cost subject to availability of cottages.
The provisional cost per person for 7 nights sharing is £790.00 and £1100.00 single occupancy * in a beautifully appointed garden bungalow with sea view.
To book a non-returnable or transferrable deposit of 50% of the holiday is required of
£390 per person sharing or £550.00 for single occupancy
To book please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and by return I will send you my bank details. Alternatively you can mail me a cheque payable to Elisa Williams 38 Ingersoll Road London W12 7BD.
IMPORTANT When you pay be direct transfer please make sure you put your name as a reference and email to inform me that you have paid.
Upon receipt of your email confirming payment of deposit, I will send you an email of by way of a receipt and confirmation that you have accepted the terms of the booking. This will be followed by an email reminder for the final amount and will be due to be paid in full 90 days before departure. It is possible to pay the full amount in instalments if you prefer.
Holiday Cancellation Policy, Surcharges & Insurance
Once the deposit has been paid to the venue it will be non-refundable or transferable to another holiday I'm afraid.
The cost of each yoga holiday is based on a minimum number of participants. If this minimum is not met a surcharge may be requested by the hotel which I would have to pass on to guests. I always do my best to keep the price as advertised and this would be a last resort.
All participants on this yoga holiday are responsible for taking out their own insurance in the event of cancellation by the hotel, teacher (due to sickness or injury) or airline, personal accident, loss.
Cancellation between 90 days and 30 days before the holiday - loss of 75% of the full amount.
Cancellation between 30 days and the start of the holiday - loss of 100% of the full amount.
If you decide to cancel the holiday and you are able to find another guest to take your place then a discretionary refund of the balance will be possible.
I reserve the right in any circumstance to cancel your holiday. However, in no case will I cancel your holiday less than 8 weeks before the scheduled departure except for reasons of 'force majeure, which include war, political unrest, strikes, acts of God, epidemics, natural and technical disaster, closure of ports and aircraft or unless the clients default in the payment of the balance of the holiday price. In circumstances where I am unable to provide the holiday you have booked I will return to you all money paid, or offer you an alternative holiday of similar standard at another time.
It is unlikely that I will have to make any changes to your holiday, but occasionally unavoidable changes may be made, which I reserve the right to do at any time. Most of these changes are minor and I will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
The balance of the outstanding payment for this holiday will be required no later than the end of November 2015. I will continue to take bookings after this time but the reservation must be made with payment made in full.