YOGA IN KERALA WINTER 2015
28th February - 7th March
From £750.00 per person *
(please contact me if you are interested in being kept informed of any cancellations)
(all prices excludes flights, transfer and insurance cover)
Keen to escape the final throws of the British winter, I have found a stunning beachside setting for our next Indian yoga holiday this time in northern Kerala. On this bespoke yoga holiday we can immerse ourselves in a whole range of relaxing activities, including Ayurvedic treatments, therapies and massages, fabulous walks along Kerala's swathes of spotless white sand beaches. We can arrange boat rides in its famous backwaters, enjoy wonderful freshly prepared local cuisine and swim in the warm waters of the Arabian sea or the resort's beachside pool. Your time with us here can be a stand alone holiday in its own right or form part of a more extensive winter trip to this fabulous region of Southern India.
For local colour and atmosphere there are historical towns to visit and unearth a treasure trove of Indian fashions, fabrics, spices and jewellery, there is the possibility to arrange early morning boating to watch the dolphins and afternoon tea spent lounging on the palm fringed beaches. There are temples and ancient monuments, history and culture.
This attractive beachside Ayurvedic resort is located in northern Kerala well away from more touristy southern resorts and is in between Nileshwar and Bekal beaches. It provides beautiful garden bungalows in typical Keralan inspired style, with air-conditioning, comfortable furnishings and a restaurant serving delicious locally inspired food with a French twist. Here we can enjoy yoga at sunrise and sunset on the tranquil shores of the Arabian sea or in the resort's newly built yoga shala. Every bungalow offers a view of the sea through the palm trees and the pool.
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 will comprise the spectrum between dynamic and deeply restorative yoga gently, you can do as much or as little as you please. You may wish to indulge yourself in the raft of treatments, massages and therapies on site to help you to relax completely or simply hang out on the terrace of your pretty little Keralan bungalow under the palms.
Trips can be arranged, such as 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 or visit a plantation. There is WiFi, an inexpensive 24 hour taxi service and jeep hire available locally for guests to take themselves off to wherever they please. Airport transfers from Mangalore and can also be arranged with the hotel. Please let me know if you would like to arrange this.
Additional meals can also be arranged as can packed lunches for days out. Guests wishing to stay extra nights are welcome to do so at extra cost subject to availability of cottages.
The current cost per person for 7 nights sharing is £750.00 and £990.00 single occupancy.*
To book a non-returnable or transferrable deposit of 50% of the holiday is required.
£375.00 per person sharing or £495.00 for single occupancy in a beautifully appointed bungalow.
To book please email me at email@example.com 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 2014. I will continue to take bookings after this time but the reservation must be made with payment made in full.