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Set amid the five acres of lush green surroundings, swaying coconut palms and the sparkling Mandovi River, Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre is a place to relax and rejuvenate with the purity of Ayurveda and goodness of nature. A recreated Goan village, Devaaya is set on the Divar Island, located 20 minutes from Panjim, Goa. The center has been set by Victor M. Albuquerque, founder of the Alcon Victor Group in Goa.
The Ayurvedic paradise of India, Devaaya is well-known to offer a variety of holistic programs that work to purify the mind, body and soul. The treatments offered here are a great alternate to modern health care systems. The resort provides treatment to various problems that arise due to modern lifestyles. Ayurveda and Naturopathy is used to offer a healthier life to the patients. The location of the resort perfectly complements to the programs and treatments offered here.
This beautiful retreat has 60 luxurious rooms that feature typical Goa style. These rooms offer a comfortable and pleasant stay to all the guests. The tranquil ambiance of the place adds to the stay experience of the guests.
For the comfort of the guests, the Ayurveda center offers tons of facilities like Jacuzzis / Steam rooms and Sauna, Yoga and meditation, swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, gym and more.
At Devaaya, the day begins early morning as the sun rays wake you up to a tranquil and green ambiance. You start with cleansing your body through Kriyas and follow it with Yoga. Later, you get to munch some healthy breakfast and after an hour, Ayurveda therapies await to rejuvenate your mind and body. Post the therapy, some fresh fruits are served. Lunch is followed by therapy session. Early evening, a special meditation session is organized. Dinner is served at 6.30 and later, guests can later enjoy entertainment programs/ talks.
Ayurveda/Naturopathy Therapy Package Rates (INR)
1st November 2015 to 31st October 2016 (for 7 nights)
|Room Type||Single Occupancy Room With Diet + Therapies for one (for 7 nights)||Double Occupancy Room With Diet + Therapies for two (for 7 Nights)|
Rs 9,240.00 (per night)
Rs 14,520.00 (per night)
|Room Type||Single Occupancy (min 3 nights and max 6 nights) Room With Diet||Double Occupancy (min 3 nights and max 6 nights) Room With Diet|
|Superior Room||Rs 5,555.00 (per night)||Rs 7,150.00 (per night)|
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science that offers a holistic experience. It is a natural way that helps in attaining good health and also strengthens the immune system. The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to maintain balance between the biochemistry of the body. Ayurveda offers a holistic solution for curing chronic ailments. The key benefit of this science is that it has no harmful side effects on the body.
The holistic treatment of Ayurveda is offered along with Yoga, meditation and other therapies as health is not only about body, but also about the mind and soul.
A number of Ayurveda treatments and therapies are offered to the guests. The center of Ayurveda is headed by an efficient team of Ayurvedic Doctors who analyze the body of the individuals and then prescribe treatments as per their body type.
Ayurveda Treatment Packages
At Devaaya Ayurvedic Center, the team of doctors understands that the need of different body types. All the treatment packages for a minimum of 7 nights to offer maximum benefit from Ayurveda. This can be extended as per the advice of the doctors.
The treatment cleanses and detoxifies the body. It requires a minimum of 15 days depending on the ailment.
Shirodhara is used for treating problems like loss of memory, insomnia, headaches, skin diseases and mental tension.
This treatment works for different types of back pain and spinal disorders.
Pizhichil is a treatment used for rheumatic disorders like paralysis, arthritis, sexual weakness, nervous weakness, nervous disorders, paralysis-agitanus and hemiplegia.
Nature cure at Devaaya works on the Naturopathy, which is an alternate form of medicine using natural treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture and herbalism. As per naturopathy, it is believed that we fall ill when we go against the rules of nature and that we all have healing powers inside our body.
Naturopathy removes all the toxins and unwanted matter from the body that further leads to diseases. The center offers a variety of Naturopathy / Ayurveda treatments along with yoga, meditation, physiotherapy and other drugless therapies.
Naturopathy is recommended for patients who suffer from the following health issues:
Partial Massage, Ice Massage to head & spine and Under Water Massage are some other popular massages of the center.
Mud or Earth is one of the five elements of nature. It plays a key role in treating the sickness of your body. Mud Therapy is the most common treatments of Naturopathy.
Mud is believed to have heat extracting properties which helps in reducing inflammation and improves circulation of blood.Mud acts as a great purifier and removes all the toxins from your system by stimulating the circulatory system.
Water is one of the five key elements of nature. Water has a number of therapeutic effects. In the ancient times, kings and queens used to bathe in essential oils and spring water to cure their illnesses. Today also, water is used for treating various problems. Hydrotherapy or the water therapy is used for treating different diseases and improving the health of the body. Methods used in hydrotherapy are deluxe hydro massage, hip bath, enema, spinal spray, steam and sauna, hot foot and arm bath, contrast hydro massage etc.
This one of the best packages offered at Devaaya as it detoxifies, cleanses and rejuvenates the body. The basic treatments of this package include Svedan, Abhyanga, Antar Snehan, Basti, Virechan, Shirodhara, Pizichill, Sarvangdhara, Navrakizhi, Nasya & Health Consultation. Post the basic treatments, additional therapies are provided as per the specific health issue and package of the patient. For those who are suffering from a particular health problem can consult with the doctors at the center to achieve the best results.
Panchakarma Package options: 15 days, 22 days and 30 days
This package has been specially designed to offer a relaxed and rejuvenating experience to the patients. The package aims to relieve the mind of all the stress and revitalize the energy of the body, so that patients can enjoy their life to the most. Those who are blessed with good health can take up this package which provides the much required rejuvenation for the body. It helps in keeping the body healthy and maintained at all levels. Also, it adds to the glow of the body.
The treatments in the package may include Nasya, Abhyanga, Svedan, Shirodhara, Karnapuran, Synchronised Abhyangam, Padabhyanga and Health Consultation.
The number of therapies depends on the package and health of the individual. The packages include occasional rest days as and when required between the therapies.
At Devaaya, training courses in Ayurveda are offered for a period of 15 days. The course starts with a minimum of 10 students inclusive of yoga and meditation.
Devaaya offers beautifully designed Goan-Portuguese style accommodation facilities to the guests. The luxurious and comfortable rooms of the resort offer panoramic river view and beautiful garden view. The resort has 60 well appointed guest rooms and suites. All the rooms are equipped with modern facilities like baths (tubs or showers), TV, luxurious furniture, 24 hours hot/cold water, Air-conditioning and individual balconies overlooking the river, the fields or the gardens.
At Devaaya, diet is given utmost importance as it plays a key role in the treatment of an individual. It is thus important to have a nutritious diet which provides the body much required nutrients. The experienced Ayurveda Doctors at Devaaya emphasize on the importance of a proper diet for curing the ailments. They believe that it is important to maintain a proper diet in order to lead a healthy life so as to remain away from all the diseases.
1. Fresh fruits, vegetables, soups and wholesome cereals. All these form a key ingredient in daily meal as they contain a lot of fiber which helps in the prevention of problems like gastritis, indigestion, cancer, diabetes etc.
2. Fresh juices are served every day as it is considered one of the best methods of consuming natural foods in the form of juices.
Ayurvedic doctors prescribe the meals as per the patient and their illness. All the meals offered at the centre are specially prepared as per guidelines of the doctor. The meals are decided in such a manner that there is a balance between the vata, pitta and kapha Doshas of the body. Guests are offered with fresh menus every day.
Non-vegetarian food is not recommended during Ayurveda treatments as animal tissue is believed to increase the toxicity level of the body. Also, it is high in calories which further leads to health issues like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
At Devaaya Ayurveda retreat, Yoga and Meditation are considered an integral part of the entire healing process. This is why every package of Devaaya has Yoga and meditation included in it. These two practices play a key role in redefining Ayurveda. All the practices at the resort are offered with an aim to achieve peace and harmony amid the body, mind and soul. Yoga includes a routine of stretching, pranayam, kriyas and relaxation.
The meals are on special focus as they are exactly planned as per the advice of the doctors at the center. All the meals are vegetarian meals and include a balanced menu of green vegetables, pulses, soups, salads, rice etc.
There are a number of therapies offered at Devaaya like Padabhyanga, abhyanga, svedan, synchronised abhyangam, antarsnehan, virechan, pizichill, basti, sarvangdhara, shirodhara, navrakizhi, karnapuran and nasya. All these therapies are very effective for healing problems like diabetes, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, asthma, spondylitis, nerve disorders, partial paralysis, etc. Also, these therapies help in rejuvenating the well-being of an individual.
How to Reach Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre?
Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Center is set at a distance of 10 km from Panaji, the capital city of Goa. The retreat is located on an island by the beautiful Mandovi River and is accessible by river ferry and road.
Located around 35 km (1 hour drive) from the Goa’s International airport, Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Center is connected via scheduled flights and chartered flights. Goa is well-connected to Mumbai through a 45 minute flight. It is also connected to other important cities of the country like Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Trivandrum and Hyderabad.
International flights from Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Russia, Italy and Middle-East are connected to Goa.
A vast network of rail line connects Goa to major cities of the country like Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.
Goa is well-connected to major cities of India via national highways NH 4A, NH 17 A AND NH 17.
The local transport of Goa is great as it is connected via taxis, buses, rickshaws and motorcycles.
Distance fro, Panjim (drive/ferry): 10 km (20 minutes)
Guests are offered with a number of recreational amenities at the resort like fitness center, outdoor pool, and complimentary bicycles. Guests can enjoy cycling on site, go for hiking or biking at trails on site or Kayaking. Yoga classes, headed by special instructors are also organized for the guests.