SwaSwara was a perfect destination to enjoy some me time, to recharge and enjoy being pampered with Ayurvedic treatments and spoilt with fantastic healthy food. I met some wonderful like-minded fellow guests at SwaSwara so I would definitely recommend it for solo travellers as well as for small groups of friends, adult family members or couples. Advanced yogis and beginners alike would benefit…
Take a well-earned break from the stresses and strains of daily life at this luxurious resort nestled amongst rolling hills, looking out onto the calming ocean. Discover a renewed connection with nature with SwaSwara’s spiritual ethos and end your stay with an improved understanding of yourself. Benefit from holistic cuisine to purify your body and learn to lead a healthier and more peaceful lifestyle with culinary demonstrations and expert advice. Enhance your natural balance with a personalised combination of healing Ayurveda treatments, yoga, meditation and advanced holistic therapies or receive clinical remedies to cure specific issues. Your body and soul will feel refreshed, rejuvenated and de-stressed.
Programmes at SwaSwara
Secluded amongst unspoilt countryside and only a short walk from the spiritual Om beach, SwaSwara in Gokarna on the West coast of India will provide the perfect retreat for you to de-stress and embrace the simplicity of the earth. Take a trip to Gokarna and visit the peaceful temples which are nestled between palm and coconut trees, and soak up the culture. Visit the weekly farmer’s market in the town accompanied by a member of staff to discover the region with all your senses. This location will ensure that your wellness will be enhanced and that you’re in a much healthier mind-set when you return home.
Rejuvenating the body and soul begins will healthy and organic nourishment. With its rustic and casual style, the restaurant, Cocum, serves a clever combination of cooked and raw food to ensure that you receive the necessary vitamins to reach maximum health. The restaurant is vegetarian, featuring fresh vegetables from the resort’s very own garden, but uses fish which are caught locally. Chef Joy combines traditional Indian cooking with modern techniques, making the dishes a unique and mouth-watering experience.
If you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, your needs will be met with innovative and delicious meals. If you choose to follow a Prana, Swastha or Shanti programme, your diet will be tailor-made for your own personal needs by a specialist naturopath. Your health and well-being are always the priority at SwaSwara.
Facilities & Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi access (in the library)
SwaSwara is composed of 24 luxury villas, known as Konkan villas, which will act as your own personal sanctuary. Each villa ensures that you feel in touch with nature, with an open bathroom, natural colours and textures, and a private yoga deck on the second level allowing you to relax and balance your mind and body whilst taking in the magnificent countryside and ocean scenery. These villas embrace nature and the world around you, with open and green areas which open up to the stars, allowing you to savour every last detail of the earth’s beauty. Each villa features a king size bed, apart from two villas which have twin beds, and modern amenities are provided to make you feel more at home.
- Meditation and chanting
- Bird watching trips
- Guided nature walks
- Cookery sessions
- Guided visits to Gokarna temples and town
- Cultural programmes
- Karma yoga
The spa focuses on the power of Ayurveda, an ancient healing method which believes that everything in the outside world exists in our own bodies. Experience the benefits of the personalised combination of internal and external treatments, using a tailor made diet plan to purify the body of toxins and advanced holistic therapies. Receive expert lifestyle advice and specific exercises to increase your fitness and provide relief from stress and treat specific issues, such as blood pressure, arthritis and obesity. Your body will be able to heal itself with expert therapies which combine the elements of nature, such as an Abhyanga massage or Shirodhara.
At SwaSwara, wellness and the path to inner peace make up a lifestyle. The simplicity of the earth is celebrated with natural therapies and décor, as well as an advanced and innovative vegetarian diet to help nourish your body from the inside. Ayurveda is used as an important healing tool to relieve your body of stress and pain, and yoga features as a key way to rebalance the mind, body and soul. Personal programmes are designed to ensure that your specific cleansing needs are met, so that you’ll leave your stay feeling refreshed and with renewed knowledge about how to handle the strains of daily life.
Rebecca's Review of SwaSwara, India
NaomiVisited April 2017
What an exceptional hotel! The best service I've ever experienced! The Spa is wonderful, as well as the yoga classes. I felt that my body, mind and soul were well looked after and I came home feeling like a new person. The food was excellent. I went by myself and was made to feel very welcome by both the hotel and other guests. My solitude, when wanted, was respected. I felt utterly refreshed when I got back to the UK and have recommended Swaswara and Health and Fitness Travel to many people already. My tip: To embrace every aspect of the hotel.
JacquelineVisited January 2017
I had the most wonderful holiday at SwaSwara. Health and Fitness Travel was great at answering all my questions before booking, which made things much less stressful and enabled me to relax completely! I look forward to return to this amazing place in India!
thomas_destination, Trip Advisor ReviewVisited June 2015
waSwara is a very peaceful and gorgeous resort on a spectacular stretch of the Karnataka coast, just behind the famous Om Beach.
The villas are spacious and minimal rustic design(they could do with a few more decorative elements), mixing more traditional elements of Konkan architecture with a touch of modern comfort. Villas have nice open-air bathrooms. However, rooms are a bit bare.
Linda S, Trip Advisor ReviewVisited March 2015
After four hectic weeks of touring all of India's most famous sites, for my fourth time, I was ready for something different. I have been practising yogi and meditating for many years so SwaSwara seemed like good fit. It was much more than I expected. The peaceful atmosphere, wonderful staff, amazing yogi program, meditations classes, Ayurveda massages, and last but not least the food were a delight. In between the activities above I spent my time swimming in the Arabian Sea on the famous OM Beach. I had my own room which gave me lots of time for reflection and rest. I was only there seven days but wished it was longer. The private villa type accommodation were beautiful and perfect for me.
SwaSwara does offer many Ayurveda well-being programs most of which require a two to four week stay. This is a quite place and those visiting are looking for a peaceful rejuvenation. I know I should return for a longer stay!