Marari Villas invites yoga and other specialist teachers to organise retreats, training or workshops in our serviced villas on one of the most beautiful, undeveloped beaches in India.
We provide all the ingredients for a great retreat holiday: a stunning setting overlooking the Arabian Sea, fresh local food to nourish the body and soul, caring staff, great service, high quality facilities and foreign managers to ensure all the small details of your retreat are catered for.
We can accommodate up to 18 guests in 5 Villas with a total of 9 spacious double/twin bedrooms. Each villa has a private veranda and garden with hammocks, sunbeds and umbrellas and a team of staff that provide full service (3 Villas on the beach and 2 Villas nearby with pools).
- Lotus: 2 bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin) and retreat facilities with 2 open air yoga decks, Ayurveda massage rooms and conference room/dining
- Palm: 3 gorgeous bedrooms (1 double & 2 twin rooms) overlooking the ocean. All group meals will be arranged in the villa ‘sea-breeze lounge’
- Bougainvillea: 2 bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin) in a brand new stylish eco beach house with Ayurveda massage room
- Orchid and Hibiscus Cottages (each with 1 twin room) with private gardens and pools (2km from the other Villas – just 5 minutes in an auto rickshaw)
All villas are tastefully furnished and fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms, Air Conditioned bedrooms, tea/coffee facilities, libraries of books/games, TV/DVD and safe locker and serviced by a team of discrete staff who provide very personal care (chef, villa host, housekeeper and security). WiFi, drinking water, toiletries and tea/coffee are complimentary.
Daily yoga classes will be held in the Yoga Shala at Lotus or in the ‘sea-breeze’ lounge of the Palm Villa. Both spaces can host up to 18 persons for classes, presentations and dining. We provide yoga mats, bolsters and ropes and a CD/MP3/USB player with surround sound for music. A local yoga teacher is available to support the retreat organiser with additional classes.
Food and Dining
Herbal tea & fresh fruits before the morning class followed by a healthy buffet brunch: fresh juices, tropical seasonal fruits, muesli, eggs, toast, homemade jam or a variety of delicious Kerala breakfasts. In the evening, our creative chef will prepare delicious vegetarian Kerala dinners (fresh seafood meals and BBQ are available on request).
Activities (at extra charge)
There will be plenty of time to discover the local area in between yoga classes and sunbathing. We offer cycling, visit to an elephant corral, village crafts tour, church/temple visit, Alleppey town, Fort Cochin, houseboat cruise or a country boat ride on the famous backwaters. In addition you can have an Ayurvedic massage in one of our beach villas or arrange a consultation with a local Ayurvedic doctor. Swimming pools are available at our Orchid/Hibiscus Villas and the sea is wonderful for swimming most of the year.
For flights, we recommend Etihad/Emirates/Qatar Airlines via the Middle East or Jet Airways via Mumbai to Cochin. Our driver will meet you at the airport and Marari Beach is 1½ hours drive. Airport transfers are included in the rate (minimum 1 week stay).
For special group rates, please contact Olga