Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa

Marari, Kerala, India

Carnoustie Resort & Spa is located on Marari Beach and offers 40 superb thatched villas, many with private pools. It is ideal for those wanting a beach retreat that truly reflects international standards of comfort and service.

At a Glance

  • Oversized villas giving plenty of indoor and outdoor space

  • Perfect for some down time at the end of a trip before heading home

  • Fantastic spa offering not only Ayurveda spa treatments but also Thai/ Balinese and much more

  • Carnoustie Beach Resort is located very close to the backwaters

  • IDA and Chimaera are the two restaurants at Carnousite offering multi cuisines and sea food to suit everyone's tastes

Spa & health, Beach, Couples, Family

Insider's View

The spa at Carnoustie is huge and more mainstream than others in Kerala. It offers other treatments alongside the typical Ayurveda.

Emma Mark

Insider's View

Take a bicycle and head out of the resort in order to explore the local villages

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Insider's View

It’s worth noting that Carnoustie currently doesn’t have an alcohol licence.

Charlotte Winter

Insider's View

There are plenty of sun loungers on the beach at Carnoustie for you to relax on, as well as a lifeguard during the day in case you fancy a dip in the sea.

Charlotte Winter

Insider's View

Enjoy the dance performance by local villages every evening.

Julie Geyton

Insider's View

Book an appointment with the ayurvedic doctor and try an ayurvedic treatment.

Julie Geyton

Insider's View

Use the complimentary bikes to explore local villages.

Julie Geyton

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Carnoustie Resort & Spa is set within spacious gardens which are beautifully landscaped and open out on to the beach beyond. Just over 1-hour 30-minutes from Cochin, you are on the doorstep of the backwaters, so day trips can be arranged.

The large villas blend old and new, with traditional thatched roofs and exteriors, but with striking modern interiors complete with sunken bathtubs, rainforest showers and ample space. The villas provide a superb standard that is relatively unmatched by other like for like resorts on the coast of India. For those wanting the best of both worlds, Carnoustie is an ideal luxury retreat for a climax to a Keralan itinerary, or a longer beach stay in its own right.

The resort has two restaurants; Chimera is a specialty seafood restaurant whilst Ida offers international fare, set within a stunning bamboo structure. There are two bars, 9 Degrees North and the Poolside Bar.

The Aryavaidyasala Spa provides a wide range of Ayurvedic and modern treatments, all of which are to a fantastic award winning standards. The hotel also offers early morning yoga sessions.

Carnoustie is a great beach retreat for those looking for some R&R on India's palm fringed beaches.


Carnoustie Beach Resort offers exquisitely furnished villas complete with private pools and timber laden decks. All the villas are a perfect fusion of traditional and modern Keralan architecture. Well appointed and spacious rooms, lavish bathrooms and artistically designed walk in wardrobes ensure you have plenty of space for your vacation.


Children are welcome, but there are no interconnecting villas, or facilities. Generally the hotel aims to cater for adults, and possibly older families if they are happy to be in separate villas.


There are two restaurants, Ida and Chimaera, at Carnoustie, offering multi cuisine and specialty seafood. There are also two bars, perfect for sundowners.


The hotel offers a range of activities from Yoga, Backwater Cruises, Fishing in a traditional Keralan boat, Bike rides, Sailing, Archery and Painting Courses. If there is anything specific you would like to organize before your trip to Kerala please do mention this to your Travel Consultant and we would be more than happy to arrange activities to do whilst you stay at Carnoustie.

Location & Directions

Marari, Kerala, India

Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa is located on Marari Beach about 1-hour south of Cochin, and 1-hour 30-minutes south of the airport.

When to go

Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.

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