Another amazing experience at Nikki's Nest
by petiprinz on
The experience this year was very different and 'better'. The ayurveda treatments have been further developed to provide a harmonious experience for all and the consultations with the doctors went deeper into the benefits of ayurveda and how to further care for oneself. This was truly an eye opener for me as I said once to one of the doctors, "I shall finally listen to your advice"!! On the hospitality side there were many charming new staff who were very helpful and attentive. Food remains an integral part of ayurveda and Chef Raj really knows how to cook up a feast out of very day to day vegetables and fruits. The peaceful environment is a huge plus for rest and relaxation. The garden is beautiful and very occasionally visited by peacocks and family, beautiful birds, a flurry of butterflies etc. Truly amazing and again am determined to return next year. Many thanks to the owners Mrs Maria and her family for working hard to provide such a wonderful service to people, the environment and even battered animals that are saved, treated and put up for adoption. Keep it up!
I fell in love with Nikki's Nest
by Sapetta on
Relaxing and invigorating holiday at the same time. I was afraid that three weeks would be too long and that I would be bored, but the days passed in a moment. The environment is really welcoming, the mood is familiar, the organization perfect.
I returned home with a state of mind of serenity and good humor, and with more energy.
The resort is well maintained and the garden is very beautiful, full of flowers and birds and with a wonderful view of the sea. The chalet is well equipped and guarantees perfect privacy. Excellent cleanliness. The dining room with sea view is very cozy. Also the yoga room has sea views and is very atmospheric.
The employees are without exception very friendly and always ready to help.
The cook is really extraordinary: every day he prepares a wide range of delicious and always different dishes. Great attention is also paid to the composition of the dishes according to Dosha or nutritional needs. Fresh fruit is also delicious.
The area of the Ayurvedic clinic is very well cared for. There is a pleasant and airy medical consultation room, an infirmary and a dispensary where personalized medicines are prepared for each guest. The treatment rooms are extremely clean and well equipped.
The pool is beautiful and well equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and towels, but I preferred to spend my time on the beach watching and listening to the sea.
The treatments are simply fantastic: one better than the other, relaxing and energizing at the same time. The therapists are very professional and very friendly and show great attention to all the needs of the guest.
It is also excellent that there is a short consultation with the doctor every day before the treatment.
I also loved the yoga classes offered four times a day. During my stay three teachers took turns and they were all very good (Lallu is the one I personally liked the most). Doing yoga every day changes your life!
In the immediate vicinity there are some interesting shops: a couple of tailors (the nicest is the one on the right, but if you want more complicated jobs better the tailor behind the German Bakery in Kovalam Beach), a store specializing in singing bowls (of really excellent quality) and a Tibetan store with lots of choice, honest prices and a very nice owner.
In addition, inside the resort Maria and Nikki have just opened a small shop that sells clothes of excellent workmanship and taste, traditional toys, soap, scarves and other choosen items: a great place to go shopping, especially since the proceeds are used to finance the care of stray dogs.
If you are attracted by the idea of a relaxing, recreative and regenerating holiday and you like the idea of a family-run resort, which while certainly not the most luxurious in the area, is charming, lovingly maintained, perfectly organized and permeated by a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel immediately at home, then Nikki's Nest is for you. And the beach is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the area!
A tip: if you need something, don't be afraid to ask: they will do their best to help you. For example, you can request a mosquito net on the bed, bring a thermos of tea in the room. or report any complaints to your doctor or therapist who will provide immediate treatment.
Finally I would like to thank in particular my dear therapist Bindhu, the providential and ubiquitous Arun and the girls in the dining room, the kind and impeccable Dr. Praveen and Dr. Geeta, and finally Maria and Nikki, whom I had the pleasure to meet and who are really friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic.
I'll be back - I don't know when, but I'll be back!
by BoBaB62 on
Amazing Ayurvedas hotel near the ocean. I was there for 1 month. Friendly staff, tasty food, cleaned rooms. Everybody cared about you. There are a lot of beautiful places what you should visit. One of my best holidays
Amazing excellent Ayurveda Resort - beyond comparison
by Donna F on
Nikki's Nest is a 5-star location without the 5-star price. The resort is pristine and one feels welcome and cared for at every step of the way - from the reservation process with Aswin, who answered all our queries professional and quickly, to the pick up at the airport, to the check in, to the room quality to the AMAZING food - a highlight of the resort. The clinic Drs, Geeta and Praveen over saw the treatments by most wonderful therapists - my sister and I could not have been more happy with the treatment, which brought about positive effects for each of us. The resort beauty and comfort and cleanliness is outstanding. A beautiful and tranquil setting (gardens and seaview) to enjoy and receive the treatments one needs to bring out peace within. The chef, Mr Raj, is amazing, as is the restaurant staff who are always ensuring your comfort. The food is beyond exquisite - it is heavenly! So well prepared, so tasty and good for you. The ambiance of Nikki's Nest moves one into a different space of being, one that also lasts when the mystical amazing experience is over. It is everything that one fantasizes about, brought into reality. What a treasure of India. We will definitely be going back.
Excellent Ayurveda Resort
by Arno K on
The food is amazing, the treatment excellent. Especially in the hands of Anand who does massage for many years and with a certain passion you are absolutely in the best hands. The doctors take best care of you and the stuff is incredible kind in any way. Around the location you'll find best services like Vishnu bringing you with his taxi to all places worth visiting on very reasonable conditions sometimes far under the solo booked fares.
I thank a lot for a wonderful and healthy experience and i'll come again. :-)