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Located in the meandering backwaters, Vivanta Bekal houses the Jiva Grande Spa across 165,000 sq. ft. and features signature experiences, rooted in the indigenous traditions of India. Borrowing from the calm of its secluded surroundings, the spa is designed to help you arrive at a state of absolute balance and self-awareness, by soothing and invigorating you. With its lush green ambience, minimalist décor and re-energising spaces, Jiva Grande Spa is where God’s own country gives way to your own spot of paradise.
Situated at Bekal, in a sleepy nook of Northern Kerala, lies a place that awakens your senses.
The Vivanta by Taj – Bekal, a sprawling 26 acre resort lies amidst the meandering backwaters in a stimulating, natural environment with beach access and caressed by river Kappil. Secluded and romantic, with an architectural style inspired by Kettuvallam house boats, the villas offer a private courtyard, an outdoor dining area, rain shower and a soak tub.
With a choice of eclectic cuisines, unique motif experiences like plantation treks, kayaking and houseboat cruises, a 165000 square feet Jiva Grande Spa and private dining nooks the resort promises to be a sanctuary for the urban soul. Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, Jiva Grande offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Signature experiences, Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honoured Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga and Meditation. The spa experiences are offered by trained experts using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting. Signature Jiva experiences bring guests the essence of traditional wellness and therapeutic experiences.
With stylish villas and rooms with Kettuvallam house boat motifs woven in Balinese design and laterite lined exteriors spread over landscaped gardens which embrace the backwaters and kiss the Kappil beach shore. Your living spaces open into private delight zones with rain showers, soak tubs and large plunge pools in villas overlooking the lush landscape, the backwaters, the beach and the sea beyond. Be pleasantly surprised to find some of Bekal’s most celebrated food offerings just around the corner. Latitude – the multi cuisine restaurant, with an accent on regional Kerala cuisine. By the Bay – An ode to Kerala Cuisine. Flavours stem from the belief that nature is the only true artist, so each dish is prepared using fresh produce and pure ingredients. BBQ by the pool – where grills add to the outdoor thrill. And Ivory Bar, where Bekal’s most imaginative cocktails come alive.
«It is a beautiful, calm, serene scenery and you can feel all your tension being washed away.»
- 66 rooms & villas
- 4 restaurants & bar
- Jiva Grande Spa
- 3405 sq. ft. of banquet hall, 9 seater boardroom, poolside lawns
SPA & THERAPIES
- Four single massage suites
- Three double massage suites
- Beauty treatment suites
- Yoga pavilion
- Wet area-steam,sauna & vitality pool
- Vaidya’s (ayurveda physician’s) house
- Satvik dining lounge
- Homam (ritualistic fire ceremonies) area
- Signature experiences
- Indian therapies
- Ayurveda journeys and Panchakarma
- Yoga and meditation retreats
- Complimentary yoga classes
- Spiritual discourses
- Trip to Bekal Fort
- Trek to Thonikadavu
- Quintessential Kerala
- Pleasure hunters
- Kettuvallam cruise
- Fish trail with Master Chef
- Bird watching
- Paint ball
- Rod fishing, etc.