Vivanta by Taj - Bekal. Kerala
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Vivanta by Taj - Bekal Kappil beach, Kasaragod, 13 671319 India
SERVICES & CLASSES
The alluring Jiva Grande Spa captivates with an overarching design concept updating nature’s elements with minimalist yet glamorous touches. Vibrant accents of greenery offset calming water features, and exotic components include lithe, curved aesthetics and origins of vatsu, the traditional Indian canon of space planning.
The spa menu, comprising massage, wraps, scrubs and facials, along with award-winning therapies for which the Jiva Spas are renowned, is devoted to holistic wellness; signature staples like Alepa, taken from revered Indian bathing rituals, or the Ritualistic Fire Ceremonies, can be complemented with a visit to the Indian Mud Bath Pavilion or the Homa Kund (sacred fire pit). The 165,000-square-foot spa sanctuary also entices with wellness cuisine, treatment rooms with private courtyards and quiet, meditation areas.
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE
FACILITIES & AMENITIES
DINING & FACILITIES
Facilities & Amenities
Resort guests have access to a 25-square-meter fitness center and six yoga classes per week. There is also an outdoor swimming pool to splash in, a library to lounge and a beach to explore. Adventure seekers can enjoy sports like kayaking, archery and cycling on their own, or perfect their skills and techniques under the watchful eye of Vivanta experts. Younger guests can be entertained in the crèche and activity rooms or in kids’ yoga classes.
Travelers new to the region can schedule sightseeing tours to neighboring towns and villages, picnics at local spice plantations, or nature treks to Thonikadavu organic farm; history buffs will discover landmarks like Bekal Fort, Chandragiri Fort and Kasaragod sea fort, as well as Palakunnu Bhagavathi Temple. Other pastimes – banana leaf lunches aboard a Kettuvallam cruise, a visit to the nearby Kappil fishing village to select fresh fish specially cooked by the resort chef and more – ensure a truly unique, authentic experience.
Hair and Beauty
Rooms & Dining
Guest cottages and villas, modeled after Kettuvallam houseboats, dot the manicured Balinese-style gardens, which extend and nestle up against the calm backwaters and Kappil shore. Attractively designed rooms are decorated in Chitra Pothi artwork and accessorized with LCD TVs, pillow menus and minibars. Light, airy spaces include bathrooms with rain showers and soak tubs, private balconies or courtyards and, in some cases, plunge pools.
There are two on-site restaurants, as well as a trendy bar for spirits and signature cocktails. Latitude serves a fusion menu, emphasizing regional Kerala cuisine, while BBQ by the Pool features fresh seafood and grilled dishes; both dining venues offer a spa menu as well. In addition, Ivory Bar, with its contemporary black and-white design and elephant motif, is a sleek spot for after-dinner drinks.
Romantics and honeymooners can reserve private dinners on the beach, along the backwaters or aboard a floating pontoon amidst the river.