I really enjoy staying in Devaya center. A wonderfull site, very comfortable, spacy bedroom with a great view, welcoming employees, inspiring meditation and yoga sessions, delicious vegetarian meals, professional & skilled doctors and therapists. I've sepnt already 4 stays there, and will come back for sure. very positive energy lasting for months.
I had the most relaxing and wonderful weeks at Devaaya and thank all the Team from the bottom of my heart for so much kindness, care and support.
Devaya is certainy not only in an amazing location, but a place with a unique spirit and amazing people who make it happen.
Thank you so much to all of you, I look forward to coming back next year!
I visited DEVAAYA Ayurveda Resort at Divar Island in GOA on 29/06/2017 up to 13/07/2017 for an Ayurveda Treatment for Detox / Fat loss / Sciatica Nerve pain and excellent experience it had been.
While I knew a very little about Ayurveda, I was eager to explore it further in Devaaya - GOA seemed like a great place to do that.
I opted for a 14-days program which more than exceeded my expectations. I left feeling amazing and would love to go back again in future. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the Ayurveda Treatment program was excellent with very friendly & experienced Doctor (Dr.Aruna Bhide)
My programme of treatments at DEVAAYA included of oily massages/ Milk & Rice. I found it incredible how Ayurvedic massages with special oils can help you release all the tension and stress.
The Yoga classes at DEVAAYA deserve a special mention. The teachers are excellent. Meditation and Yoga sessions held by experienced instructor Dr.Mahesh and Dr.Shweta, who offered their expertise in a seamless way every day, added to the whole transformative experience. I had not been practicing Yoga or Exercise from quite some time due to personal reason resulting to Lethargic attitude and I mentioned to Doctors during my first yoga session that one of my l goals is to be able to motivate again for Physical exercise in GYM / Yoga / walk etc., To my surprise and Dr.Arunas patience and support, I could do yoga practice and transform my body flexible again like never before, I have developed interest in yoga and have promised Doctor for continued practicing after coming home (Hyderabad Telangana State India).
And the Ayurvedic cuisine at DEVAAYA It is a fine dining type of experience three times a day with fresh fruits that is mind-blowing healthy and delicious. The best part, I lost 4 kilos (feels good to get a bit lighter) and now I can walk pretty fast. It was a wonderful experience to Long walk in village everyday on Island with co- guests (My new Lovely friends from France, Italy, Thailand and US) and experienced Sound of Silence in village deep Jungle like
area around resort. I never walked so much in past due to my Sciatica Nerve Pain and lethargic attitude particularly since 2015 November.
One of the resorts other memorable aspects is its location, a picturesque establishment and peaceful ambience just by the Back water (River Mondovi) lush Green. It really helps you to reconnect with nature with birds sound and lush green trees, Back water etc.
I suggest a stay in DEVAAYA as a must once in year or atleast once in a lifetime. For me it is already noted as a must on an annual basis. This experience made me more conscious as a person and more selective as a traveller.
A huge thank you to everyone Ms. Mabel, Dr.Aruna,Dr.Mahesh,Dr.Avinash and Dr.Shweta & All Security Guards, House Keeping Staff, Front Office Ms.AVINA / Ms.Suchita / Mr. Vinod, Restaurant Captain Mr.Antonio and Resort Manager Mr.Lucas, last but not the least Mr.Kundan Therapist) at DEVAAYA who made my experience such a positive one. I would highly recommend this Ayurveda retreat for anyone who is looking to make positive changes to their health, energy and overall well-being. Its a perfect combination of Ayurveda cleanse/Detox, Yoga and an extremely accommodating & friendly staff.
See you soon
Thanks and Warm Regards,
(TELANGANA STATE) INDIA
I am really satisfied with results of my detox program. - 5 kg for 10 days. Great doctors, especially Dr. Shweta and very good theraphists , f.e. Franjay. Anyway, you have to be carefull if you have any stones or some lever problems. Don't take hard massages...! Pay attention you need to ask always by your doc what kind of risks you can face while taking hard full body masseges. I was not careful and I got problems with my stones after returni g home. So I did some lithotriphsy treatment at home after my stones started migration. So be careful if any. In general it is good Ayurveda center but they need to improve some elementary services like high speed internet wifi available in every room. This is disaster I was out of everything during my stay there. Very bad quality internet or no internet to be more precise. Staff is very nice and helpful. Hope they will improve facilities. I dont understand why they don't use one way tissues or paper towels instead of real towels during massages, because all towels are still so much oily even after washing.. Not good... Generally very reccommended!
This resort is the perfect place to enter India (or escape from the busyness of) allowing yourself time to decompress after a long travel journey and relax to the wonders it has to offer. You will find yourself quickly bathing in the serenity and peace, away from the typical India of a world of traffic, activity and little regard for personal space. Upon arrival, you are promptly registered and checked into your room with a meet and greet with the resort host, Lucas providing you with an outline of the amenities, a typical day at the centre and the rules of the resort. Such efficiency ensures there are no delays in you enjoying your time there.
The grounds are lush with vegetation and though out you will find them marked with the specific type of plant, which are utilized in the treatments that are offered and the gastronomic wonders that are served daily. Be sure to grab a Devaaya Cookbook before you leave to bring with you the recipes of such deliciousness. An early morning daily stroll is recommended to breathe in the wellness offered here.
Be sure to participate in one of the programs offered where you will meet with one of the doctors (Thank you - Dr. Avenesh) who will proceed to review your health and discuss your goals, if any, during your stay. Very professional and compassionate to your wants and needs.
If nothing else, sign up for some of the outstanding Ayurvedic treatments offered, which will awaken your senses and help to alleviate any stiffness or discomfort you may have or simply to experience the wonders of natural ayurveda. A special thank you to Arya, massage therapist who provided exceptional services including, Abhyanga (full-body massage with oil infused with herbs which decreases the effects of aging, lubricates the joints and calms nerves) followed by Swedana (a herbal steam bath where you are enclosed in a box with only your head exposed and dislodge deep routed toxins), Shirodhara (coming from the Sanskrit words shiras (forehead) and dhara (flow) helping to improve cognitive function to provide a peaceful, clear and calm mind) and Garsana (a dry lymphatic skin brushing helping to break down fat deposits (sweet)). Add yoga and meditation and your mind, body and spirit awaken in ways that you only imagined.
Note: wifi in restaurant / common area worked well, not so much in the rooms (maybe intentional? either way, a good opportunity to unplug);
I highly recommend Devaaya and will certainly do my best to find time to return to this glorious place. Thank you all for your wonderful service and kindness.