Dune – Eco Village Beach Resort
The Dune Beach Resort is a large beach hotel, geared to receive guests year-round, with exclusively designed bungalows, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700 meters of beachfront. As an eco-friendly resort with an extravagant ambiance, it meets the growing need for “something different”, a place suitable for a longer stay with its individual commitment and comfort. The facility is located on the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu, 150 km south of Chennai (Madras) and just 15 km north of Puducherry (Pondicherry).
The unique artistic design of the numerous beach bungalows aesthetically ingrates elements that reduce environmental impact. Some bungalows were built by reusing building materials from old colonial buildings, traditional Kerala homes and South Indian Chettinad villas. The architecture, interior, size and general furnishings are based on the creative implementation of thematic inspirations.
The bungalows are equipped with solar powered water heaters and privileged with a private garden. For environmental reasons, and because of the refreshing sea breeze on the Coromandel coast, not all rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Two restaurants offer healthy gourmet cuisine made from organic farm produce along with a few culinary delights that have found their way from the gardens of France to India.
Within its own framework, the Dune Beach Resort would like to realize the aspiration of ancient India to live in harmony with nature. This carries on an ancient local tradition, since the swamis, the holy men of India, have for many centuries regarded the beach on the Coromandel coast as a particularly suitable place to connect with the cosmic energies.
Dune is a basis of AIR, the “Artists in Residence” program that gives artists from around the world the opportunity to practice their art outside of their immediate culture. The resort also accommodates two activities in support of the charitable foundation “Children Of The World India” with its model farm for biological cultivation and a catering school.
Ayurveda & Paradise Spa
The Ayurveda and Spa area, situated in a landscaped medicinal plant garden, includes several treatment rooms, a yoga hall, an Ayurvedic pharmacy, a beauty salon, a research center, a chlorine-free Watsu pool, an aroma therapy facility, a gym and a spa shop.
The Ayurveda section offers 50 different treatments under the guidance of an experienced Ayurvedic doctor, ranging from soothing relaxation treatments and 1-3 day “sampling experiences” to professional, multi-week treatments of serious health problems. Special therapies include treatments for detoxification, rejuvenation, stress relief and weight reduction. The Paradise Spa also offers the use of a well-equipped gym and various alternative healing methods, such as watsu, aroma therapy, pranic healing and monochord sound healing.