The Dune Eco Village Resort, Puducherry
Located just 30 minutes away from the French colonial town of Puducherry, The Dune Eco Village Resort is a uniquely designed beach front property sprawled across 35 acres of rich green gardens. Focused on organic living, the hotel is surrounded by nature and offers a well equipped spa to give guests the chance to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Coromandel coast.
The Eco Village is home to over 60 bungalows and rooms, all of which fuse together traditional and contemporary interiors and architecture. Each accommodation is different with no two the same, ensuring that every guest is catered for depending on their preferences and budget. To keep with the eco ethos, the rooms are fully equipped with solar heated hot water systems, led lighting and organic linen and bathroom amenities
The spa offering is some of the best in the region due to it’s extensive Ayurveda treatment programmes, along with other treatments from around the world. The spa, also known as the ‘Healing Center’ has 10 treatment rooms, a large and small Yoga Shala, an Ayurvedic pharmacy as well as a solar heating salt chlorinated swimming pool. Guests can book short or long treatment programmes depending on their needs and they can indulge in therapies such as sound healing, deep tissue massage and reflexology – all of which are done under the supervision of the in-house doctor. More unique treatments on offer include ‘Water Shiatsu’ and aqua yoga.
The Eco Village offers a range of other activities such as tennis, cricket, volleyball and badminton. Families are also welcome, with many child friendly experiences on offer such as kite flying, cow milking and pottery classes. There are two restaurants within the property, both of which offer fresh organic dishes from seafood to aromatic curries. There is also a health-conscious menu to choose from created by a French doctor along with vegan, gluten free and Ayurvedic options.
The Dune Eco Village Resort is a unique place to relax in after a busy sightseeing tour of Southern India or perfect for those looking looking to dip their toe into Ayurveda and wellness.