The elaborate menu of body and beauty treatments integrate
traditional Indian teachings of the 5,000 year-old Ayruveda
tradition and Yoga combined with Greek seawater Thalassotherapy
and is delivered in twenty-five treatment rooms with
dedicated areas for each discipline laid out around
landscaped water gardens. Watsu (water shiatsu) finger-based
massage treatments are offered in a salt-water pool.
Consultants will prepare bespoke programmes themed as
wellness and nurturing packages. Moreover, there are
nutritionists and personal trainers available to give
holistic guidance on diet and lifestyle. The following
facilities are offered: a couples spa therapy suite,
scrub and hydrotherapy rooms, Yoga pavilions, Oriental
spa treatments, beauty salon specialising in facials,
manicure and pedicure, anti-aging, meditation rooms,
spa aromatherapy, body wraps, Swedish and therapeutic
massage, hot stone, Thai, Hawaiian, Japanese, Javanese,
Balinese, Chinese rituals, Tai-Chi-Chuan and reflexology.
Yogi ‘havan’ ceremony is noteworthy: an
ancient Indian fire ritual performed on the beach while
visiting disciplinary masters hold special classes.
Otherwise, facilities include an infinity rim-flow pool
overlooking the ocean, tennis courts, heated lap pool
and glass gymnasium while activities extend to golf
on an 18 hole, par 72 championship course, water sports
such as sub scooters and parasailing to zip line wire
trailing and trekking.
terms of cuisine, menus are customised to personal tastes
as served in the Pebbles and Da Maurizio Restaurants
and Red Ginger lounge bar. Guests may want to avail
themselves of specific shopping trips and cooking classes.
A Children’s Club set in its own grounds with
a toddlers’ pool offers numerous activities such
as arts and crafts with toys and games.
resort has considerable romantic appeal to honeymooners.
There is an emphasis on catering with gourmet candlelit
and private beach dining in addition to spa therapies
tailored for couples. From the Sanskrit, shanti means
‘supreme peace’ while ananda translates
as ‘infinite bliss.’