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A midst the breathtaking view of the blue-green waters of the largest lake in Asia, Vembanad, sits the Zuri Resort and Spa in God’s own country – Kerala. The word ‘Maya’ has various meanings of which one connotes the mystical ability to transform an illusion into reality. It is this interpretation that the health and wellness spa has used to christen itself. Considered as a one-stop-calming destination for holistic Ayurvedic and Western treatments, Maya Spa houses extravagant interiors and welcomes all with delightful staff and heavenly treatments. Established in 2006 and recognized as the only spa in Kerala to have Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental treatments, the spa at Kumarakom has won several accolades and awards, including the Travelers’ Choice Award. Maya, as a spa brand, is also present at The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino, a small beach hotel and The Zuri Whitefield Bengaluru, a luxury business hotel.


Making of a wellness sanctuary

The model of including a spa within a resort came into being when the Diani Reef Resort & Spa in Kenya was being built by The Zuri Group of Hotels. This property was beautifully situated by the turquoise blue sea, and the hotel was built on curving coral. It had the most entertaining casino and even a cozy movie theater. However, something was amiss. The group realized that for the environment around the beach resort to have a serene look and feel, a spa needed to be added. And that was how Maya Spa was instilled into the group’s model.


The spa was so well appreciated by the guests at Diani, that the group felt a spa was something which they could have in all their luxurious properties across the world. Today, the size of each Maya Spa facility is determined by the destination and the type of the property where the spa is based. The Zuri, Kumarakom, which opened soon after its Kenyan counterpart, used the same model of setting up a spa spread across 10,000 sq. meters that contributes to merely 20% of the enormous 18-acre land built up area of the resort.


Concept of the Spa

‘Complete wellbeing’ is the spa’s chief focus. “In today’s demanding life, we all tend to exhaust ourselves in the rat race. We make every possible effort to prove ourselves apposite in every role we play. In this frantic effort, we somehow ignore the voice of our inner selves. Even machines need rest. Being human, our mind and body need to unwind and relax,” says Priti Chand, Corporate Communications Head at the Zuri Group.


Chand further explains, “Here at the mystical Maya Spa, God’s own spa, we offer to transform our guests into their more vitalized selves. Maya Spa gives you the opportunity to spend some serene and tranquil time with yourself, to introspect, and to shake away the stress. You can start afresh with a new you after a much-needed rejuvenation of the body and soul.”


Indigenous Décor

Mythological designs, inspired by the lore of Lord Buddha, symbolize enlightenment as well as relaxation at the Maya Spa. Buddha paintings are hung on opposite sides on walls in the reception area. Mahesh Iyer is the architect, while the interior was designed by Priscilla Kamani. Together, they have designed the spa’s warm, energizing look and feel. The refreshing colour scheme incorporates hues of creams, reds, browns and greens. A beautifully-carved Lord Shiva idol placed next to the front desk greets its guests, while enormous black and grey low pots placed along the path lead you towards the treatment area.


The wellness sanctuary is a standalone facility that is segregated into several sections for -Ayurvedic therapies and Western treatments, a Yoga/Meditation pavilion, an exclusive beauty salon, a well-equipped gymnasium, wet areas with steam, sauna & Jacuzzis and swimming pools. Apart from these, temperature control, air quality inside the spa, smells/odor, equipment, furnishings, and thematic artifacts together make the spa a relaxing destination.


Every spa treatment room is spacious and accommodates a sauna and shower. The Ayurveda rooms have been named after spices such as Clove, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood and Saffron; while the Western section rooms were christened after herbs and flowers such as Lime, Basil, Rose, Lotus, Jasmine, Lemon Grass and Lavender.


The spa houses a ‘relaxation room’ for its clients, who can avail of it pre and post their treatment. Read the full version of the story on

Writer Ayesha Augustine

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