Aveda Resorts and Spa: Amalgamation of Nature & Culture for Rejuvenated Body & Mind

Jyotish Surendran,General Manager

Jyotish Surendran

General Manager

Glorified through feted poems, songs, and movies, the Vembanad Lake is an ethereal world of exhilarating tranquil beauty, the land of backwaters, and the longest lake in India. Emitting out the magical glares of emerald and sapphire around its coasts, the lake boasts of enthralling activities that it houses like boating, fishing, and sight-seeing. Kumarakom is a destination around Vembanad Lake to truly capture the colossal potential of tourism of the brackish lagoon home to other scenic attractions like Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikuzhi Waterfall, Pathiramanal and so forth. Positioned amidst this enchanting land is Aveda Resorts & Spa, a picturesque, unique, boutique resort in Kumarakom in Kottayam district rendering a visual treat with its scenic beauty, finest accommodation, rejuvenation, and finger-licking cuisines.

Rejoicing the Backwaters
Embarking a new height in Hospitality arena, the resort invites all to experience the scintillating nature and culture of ‘God’s Own Country’ and also proud itself in possessing the largest swimming pool in the state (150 meters long). The ever smiling & courteous staff at the
resort showcases great hospitality traditions and is sworn to see the joy in the face of every guest staying at Aveda. The resort proffers the best North Indian & Kerala cuisines prepared by renowned Chefs in its multi-cuisine, open-air restaurant La-Breeze, along the poolside overlooking the backwaters. This beautiful view of the day is transformed into a romantic scene towards the evening with the pool lights creating a magnificent blue hue in the background.

With an architectural pattern resembling Kerala heritage homes, Aveda endows Lakefront Villas, Lakeview Villas, Cottages, Terrace Rooms, and Suite Rooms for accommodations

With an architectural pattern resembling Kerala heritage homes, Aveda endows Lakefront Villas, Lakeview Villas, Cottages, Terrace Rooms, and Suite Rooms for accommodations. Lakefront Villas are the prime lodgings on the lakefront closest to the water providing the most charming view of Vembanad Lake with spacious indoor and a plunge private pool. Identical to it is the Lakeview Villas along the poolside. The most popular category of accommodation is the chalet style cottages offering great value for money. Terrace Rooms overlook the entire length of the pool and Suite Rooms offers an elevated view of the lake with beguiling sunsets on the horizon perfect for
a family of four or five.

Aveda has unparalleled facilities and activities, an arresting attraction being its first class spa, 'Spaveda' by Softtouch providing authentic Ayurvedic therapies to its guests incorporating rejuvenation, detox, and pain relief therapies under the supervision of two certified Ayurvedic doctors. The spa also offers several beauty treatments including facials using natural herbs & face packs of honey and milk, while for the fitness freaks, gym is the perfect partner. Its large pool for fun-loving guests with hammocks & sun beds along the lakeside and a badminton court & carom room for children are additional engagement trappers.

Capturing Moments, Creating Memories
Aveda owns a 120 seater banquet/conference hall specially designed to host corporate events and has catered to many MNCs such as Google, PWC, Vodafone, and the like. Further, its travel & activities desk arranges various activities for guests like lunch cruise on houseboats, village canal cruise, village tours, visits to famous temples, and some guests even go looking spice & silk, all of which are chargeable services offered through channel partners including pickup/drop from Cochin airport and Kottayam Railway Station. Escalating its occupancy and revenue by 30 percent in the last two years, Aveda is planning to expand its services to popular destinations. “We have built a great family resort with fun, food, fabulous services and rejuvenation in our nascent years itself through our motto, ‘Service with a smile’,” concludes Jyotish Surendran, General Manager, Aveda.