Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Set on the shores of the mesmerising Arabian sea, just 8km from the world-famous backwaters of Alappuzha, the luxurious Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort has been meticulously designed to be a perfect restful and rejuvenating escape.The resort was named the Best Luxury Spa Resort, India, in the 2012 Travel Awards, Business Destination Magazine, UK, and was voted Best Ayurveda Spa & Wellness Resort in the Geo Asia Spa Awards for 2014 and 2015.


Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort offers a range of exquisitely furnished villas complete with private pool/pond and timber laden decks. All the villas are a perfect fusion of traditional and modern Kerala architecture. Well-appointed rooms, lavish bathrooms and artistically designed walk-in dressers ensure the comfort guests are looking for in their holiday getaway.

Guests can also stay on the “Kettuvallam”, a 92-foot long, air-conditioned and fully-furnished houseboat with an open lounge, living room, sundeck, comfortable chairs, dining area, kitchenette and washroom. The crew comprises a chef, captain and lifeguard/driver. The chef offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from international to traditional Kerala food.


Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, Ida and Chimaera, serve a range of local delicacies. Ida serves a variety of international dishes, while Chimaera specialises in regional seafood.

The resort also has an organic garden, growing fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs for the restaurants and the spa.

Spa and wellness facilities

The resort houses a spa, Aryavaidyasala, practicing an ancient Indian mystique art of healing, the scientific art that brings the mind and body in harmony with mother nature; the science of Ayurveda. Derived from Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda implies two connected ideas – ‘the science of life’ and ‘the art of living’. This traditional health science has been in practice in the bed of herbs and spices, Kerala, for more than 5,000 years. And today, people from around the world travel to this Ayurvedic healing hub, seeking freedom from their ailments.

The spa also offers yoga and naturopathy treatments. Specially designed rejuvenation, body purification, slimming, anti-stress and beauty programs can also be enjoyed at the resort to help you relax, detox and improve your well-being. In addition, a wide range of spa treatments like, marine pedicure (ultra-exfoliation with marine mud and salt), re-balancing back treatment, herbal body scrub, aromaceane treatment, post workout massages/deep tissue massages, foot reflexology, manicure and much more are offered at the resort Spa to add to guests’ rejuvenating experience.

Access and suggested itineraries

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort Fact Sheet is located in Alappuzha in the southern Indian state of Kerala between Cochin and Trivandrum airports.

It can be easily included into any southern Indian itineraries.

‘Must do’ activities

Enjoy the Ancient Kerala art/dance performances by locals at the resort

Enjoy bike rides around local villages for local lifestyle experience

Experience the architecture and heritage of the early Jewish and colonial settlement at Fort Kochi

Renew and refresh yourself with early morning yoga sessions

Kumarakom bird sanctuary 12kms away from the resort, is spread across 14 acres and has an interesting variety of birdlife.