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Nirmaya Retreat Kovalam

Set on a cliff top, amid lush greenery and sandy beaches, Surya Samudra, now known as Niraamaya Retreats, is one of the best Ayurveda Resorts in India. Offering sheer rejuvenation, this beach resort offers exceptional Ayurvedic treatments.

The resort offers the best to the guests with round-the-clock doctor and therapists trained in Yoga, meditation, authentic Thai and Western relaxation techniques and traditional Asian therapies like reflexology at their service. At the spa, you get to enjoy a relaxing experience while spending some time close to nature. Spa Niraamaya is well-known for offering excellent personalized services.


Languages: Malayalam, English

Best Season: September - March

Weather: Summer: 30°C and 37°Cand Winter: 18°C to 34°C

How to reach Niraamaya Retreat Kovalam

By Air

Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) International Airport (13.7 km)

By Rail

Nearest railway station: Trivandrum Central Railway Station (12.8 km)

By Road

Kovalam is well-connected to different parts of the country via road. A good road network connects Niraamaya Retreat to different destinations of Kerala and India. Regular state-buses and inter-state buses operate between Kovalam and other regions of the country. There is also an option of taxis, auto-rickshaws and luxury buses to travel around the place. 


Niraamaya Retreat  Kovalam houses world-renowned spa that infuses timeless therapeutic traditions including Ayurveda, 5000-yr old ancient Indian healing system. The in-house therapists are professionals in all kinds of therapies, treatments and massages.  Enjoy rejuvenation by opting for any service from the extensive menu available:

Signature Massages

  • Spice Magic
  • Niraamaya Sync
  • Aromaya
  • Thaimaya
  • Mayomaya
  • Dhadhumaya
  • Reflexmaya
  • Jetlag Reviver

Ayurveda Massages

  • Abhyanga Snana
  • Abhyanga Snana Classic
  • Pada-Abhyangam
  • Jeevaniya Sushumna
  • Shiro Mardhanam
  • Pada Mardhanam

Classical Ayurveda Therapies

  • Shirodhara
  • Thakradhara
  • Pathra Pinda Swedanam /Choorna Pinda Swedanam
  • Njavara Kizhi
  • Pizhichil
  • Udwarthanam
  • Katee Vasthi
  • Ksheera Sekam
  • Upanaha Swedanam
  • Nasyam

Ayurveda Affairs at Niraamaya Spa

  • Nirvana
  • Pehlwan Relaxation
  • Santhwanam
  • Shareera Kanthi
  • Kesha Kanthi

Skin Care Rituals

  • Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose Scruband Polish
  • After Sun Soother
  • After Sun Recovery
  • Garshanam – Classical Ayurveda Scrub And Polish
  • Wrap With Chempaka

Niraamaya Hydro Baths

  • Classical Indian Rose Bath
  • Chandana Snana
  • Vichy Shower Massage
  • Nalpamara Snana

Niraamaya Spa Celebration Packages

  • Niraamaya Indulgence
  • Aroma Mix
  • Ying Yang Romance (Couple)
  • Nakshathrayanam

Niraamaya Wellness Day-Out

  • Session 1-4 (Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Wellness)
  • Niraamaya Mukhalepam
  • Niraamaya Essentials

Niraamaya Spa Bliss- (3-day)

Ayurveda Destination Wellness Retreats

  • Short Stay: 2 - 4 Days
  • Long Stay: 5 - 28 Days
  • Relax and Rejuve Program: “Rasayana”
  • “Slim Body” By Ayurveda
  • Body Purification and Detoxification Program
  • Kayakalpa Program
  • Ayurveda Stress and Strain Buster
  • Niraamaya Spa Essence of Wellness
  • Bone and Joint Care Program

Yoga Experiences

  • Sunrise yoga
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Yoga for kids
  • Yoga session for beginners
  • Bale Meditation
  • Pranayama
Room Types

Niraamaya Retreat Kovalam began its journey with a single octagonal stone house. Today, the property offers a wide variety in the name of accommodation. There are 31 heritage cottages where the guests can enjoy a comfortable stay. These traditional Keralite heritage homes offer complete comfort and luxury to every guest. Following is the classification of the houses:

  • The Octagon: This sea facing cottage features Kerala style of architecture. From the cottage, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The room comes with private sun deck and open-to-sky baths with rain showers.
  • Banyan Tree Bungalow: Known to offer the perfect setting for honeymooners, the Banyan Tree Bungalow is lavishly furnished. The interiors feature beautifully carved furniture which adds to the beauty of the bungalow.
  • Heritage Premium: These are traditional yet luxurious and spacious accommodations which are designed with ornate doors, terracotta roofs, and carved pillars. They feature private sit outs and open-to-sky rain showers.
  • Heritage Classic: The Heritage Classic Rooms are Kerala-style elegant accommodations which open onto lush green gardens. The rooms showcase traditional Kerala architecture which takes you back to the history of about 100 years. They feature earthy interiors, serene natural surroundings along with open-to-sky rain showers.
  • Rock Garden Classic: The Rock Garden Classic is newly erected block and it has 6 rooms. The room offers a blend of traditional accommodation and modern amenities. The rooms are set amongst coconut groves and feature open-to-sky showers.

Niraamaya Retreat has much to offer when it comes to dining. Dining options include: 

  • Café Samsara: This all-day dining restaurant promises to treat your eyes along with your taste buds because of its beautiful setting. Here, you get to enjoy dishes from global cuisines while enjoying breathtaking ocean views. 
  • Essence: This specialty restaurant is set on a cliff. The chefs make you relish the subtle herbs and fiery spices of the Far East. Along with enjoying the bold flavors of the dishes, you get to enjoy a spectacular view. 
  • Madira: The bar Madira offers a panoramic view of the ocean. You get to enjoy cocktails which promise to make you forget the rest of the world. 

  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenirs/gift shop
  • Car hire
  • Tour desk
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ticket service
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Newspapers
  • Private beach area
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking