Just spent 3 weeks here for Panchakarma. Never have I met a more loving staff. This is a boutique resort with amazing hospitality. The food is sattvic and the kitchdi is wonderful. I would highly recommend coming here for Ayurveda treatments.
The most heavenly place I have ever stayed at from the location, to the team running it, the delicious Sattvic Ayurvedic meals and deeply healing Ayurvedic treatments. Positioned on a palm-fringed beach, with a calm, warm ocean perfect for swimming, coconuts a-plenty and where you are made to feel like one of the family. The Veda5 team cannot do enough for you and really care about the wellbeing of their guests, or extended family as they like to call visitors. A piece of paradise you’ll never want to leave. I came in January 2023 and returned with a group as part of India Calling (indiacalling.co.uk) for yoga, Ayurveda and meditation, and the group cherished every moment here, falling in love with Veda5 as much as we have. We have already booked our next visit in a few months’ time!
So wonderful! I’ll treasure my memories from my stay here for a long time and we have already planned on coming again next year.Before I get to describing my own wonderful experience; I would like to address a review I can see was left 2 days ago… I believe this person was staying at the same time as we were here. It’s upsetting to make so many false/ exaggerated remarks to be made about a setting which promotes kindness, happiness and healthy wellbeing. One thing mentioned by them I can 100% advocate as being false information is “no pool,” this complex does not advertise itself as offering a pool of any sort, so to expect a swimming pool seems ridiculous. I’m not going to dispute anymore of their claims, but I do want to say that even if they are true, they are highly exaggerated at the least.A review in my own words…1) Amazing therapists! Jilly was mine for the 8 days I was there and immediately we struck up a great rapport. She put me at absolute ease when experiencing a range of Ayurvedic treatments which were totally new territory for me. She is a super experienced masseuse with the kindest heart.My dad was extremely happy with all of his treatments too and greatly misses his daily massages now that we’re back on home ground.2) The Ayurvedic doctors were incredibly knowledgeable and managed to fix a couple of ailments we started the retreat with! We had daily meetings with them and they would accommodate based on how we were feeling or what our needs were on that particular day. I’m so sorry I can’t remember your name but the beautiful petite smiley doctor we used to meet with daily was everything you could want from a doctor - a great listener, proactive and empathetic.3) Mr Dachu deserves a point entirely to himself. Fantastic resort manager, who was unbelievably attentive, efficient and responsive. My dad who has worked in 5* hospitality for 30+ years said “he’s an absolute gem and a true asset to the Veda5 group.”He’s also a master magician and comedian 😉- what more could you want from the top guy.4) Perfectly clean rooms with the comfiest beds and plenty of plush pillows!5) Lovely and very healthy range of dishes served 3 times a day, including a slightly cheekier afternoon tea snack - if you’re having a sugar craving.Following the Ayurvedic diet prescribed at the retreat, we left feeling energised and having lost a couple of pounds 🤭.6) Great range of yoga classes. Only thing I would suggest is for the meditation to be seated rather than lying down. I accidentally fell asleep during a 61 point meditation session, partly because of the heat, but I think the savasana didn’t help either.7) Communication was 10/10, anything you wanted or needed was dealt with straight away. We made a few visits out to temples, shopping and to local towns, these were all organised for us very swiftly and met with a great range of recommendations.Thank you again for a magical stay ✨ until next time Veda5 Kerala ❤️
Ich war lediglich für ein Wochenende hier, doch ich kann alle positiven Bewertungen nur bestätigen. Die Zimmer sind sehr schön, das Bett super komfortabel. Die Anlage selbst ist eine Augenweide und liegt direkt am Strand, an dem es außer Sonnenliegen weit und breit nichts gibt. Das ayurvedische Essen ist fantastisch. Ich lebe in Indien und habe hier das beste Dosa gegessen. Die überaus freundliche Gastgeber Familie rundete einen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt ab. Ich kann das Veda5 uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen und komme gerne wieder.
We just had a recent 4 days stay here in a superior room facing the ocean. Clean, cool, compact room. Food and service was excellent. Pleasant staff and a friendly manager Duchetta? Polite and helpful securities. We had no trt but opted for just the stay and food. When we had to leave ahead of lunch time to catch our flight the reception girl was so sweet to pack a simple but delicious lunch and cut fruits and gave it to us as their complement✔️💞 Too happy to recommend this resort to our friends✔️
Мы с сестрой провели 5 прекрасных дней в веда5. Нам повезло с домиком, домик рыбака очень уютный и ближе всего к морю. Комната просторная, есть все необходимое. Уборка каждый день. Нам очень понравилась еда, полностью веганская, здоровая и вкусная. Мы взяли только завтраки и ужины, и не пожалели, так как в жару обедать совсем не хочется. Занятия йогой и медитацией прямо на берегу моря, но в удобном месте и в тени. Преподаватель йоги приятная девушка с очень красивым голосом. Территория комплекса ухоженная и пляж ежедневно убирается. Пляж безлюдный, только изредка видно местных рыбаков, такое спокойствие и умиротворение особенно приятно для тех кто как и мы не любит места массового туризма. Вечером можно наблюдать местных жителей прогуливающихся по пляжу и потрясающе красивые закаты.Хочется особенно поблагодарить менеджера Дачу и его коллегу Вишну, очень светлые и доброжелательные люди, внимательные к нашим пожеланиям. Дачу старался сделать наш отдых абсолютно незабываемым и ему это удалось. Обязательно вернёмся сюда ещё.
We stayed at Veda5 Kerala for the whole of June 2023.With no previous knowledge of Aurvedic treatments and food one month here could prove to be a great experience or a big mistake.Fear not Veda5, it was a great experience. June is the start of monsoon season but we were blessed for the first week as Cyclone Biparjoy delayed the onset and took most of the monsoon power north.Mrs M threw herself into the scheduled yoga sessions and really enjoyed it and as I type is continuing her yoga in Sri Lanka. A big thank you to yoga girl Era for her patience and assistance.The location of Veda5 is on the beach north of Cochin/Kochi surounded by fishing villages. It is 1½ hour taxi ride from the airport and 30-40mins from the nearest town and shopping. Taxi to Y-mall is ₹1000,£10,$12.I feel it is a little too far for a day trip into Kochi.We only had 2 Spa treatments each, an all-over oil massage, a reflexology session, which for some reason included a facial mask and oil leg massage and a fruit facial. We didn't get involved in the Aurvedic treatments or detox as did some fellow guests.The Ayurvedic food plan was interesting, we only had breakfast and dinner and it did seem quite repetative but we were able to shed the few pounds we were hoping to.We were present when a coconut or palm branch landed on the dinning hall roof, breaking the roof tile which landed near to the kitchen staff. A daily hazard of life in monsoon season I suppose. Also the occupant of room 6 foolishly left the large window open when the high winds started one morning which smashed against the wall.Thank you to Datchua and Geethu, reception management, Era for the yoga, Benetha and Mini for the cooking and Thomas on security who came in really early on the morning we left to say goodbye.Conclusion: Would we return? Yes we would but not for quite so long. We would combine it with a stay in Kochi itself next time.
Lovely rooms and the manager was really nice. Depends what you need- I was looking for somewhere to rest with aircon that was close to a quiet beach. This did the job nicely and the complimentary massage with my package was wonderful ✅