The Dune Eco Village & Spa, Pondicherry is an eco-friendly beach hotel located on 35 acres of untouched nature by the beach, offering fifty five uniquely designed bungalows fusing traditional and modernity architecture to give you a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.
The Dune is not just a hotel, but a way of life. With their emphasis on organic living, nature and purity of mind, body and soul, Dune is an oasis of peace, a lost paradise, in a fast-paced world.
Artistic expression reigns free at The Dune and accommodation is individually designed and decorated from the kaleidoscope of colours created by the traditional glass bangles adorning the Bangle House to the exquisitely carved ceilings of the 150-year-old Kerala House or the magnificent view of the Tower House perched at a height of 50 feet, each abode provides varied insights to Indian culture.
All rooms offer sumptuous bedding and alluring garden or sea views, with rooftop gardens and private pools found in selected bungalows.
Each unit houses a piece of the past with reclaimed building material from former South Indian palaces and colonial bungalows used as part of its construction solar hot water systems, energy saving bulbs and wastewater treatment plants have also been installed to keep environmental impact low.
A green, healthy lifestyle begins from within and The Dune promotes this with restaurants serving health-conscious fusion cuisine prepared from organic produce. F.U.N (Food U Need) restaurant promotes a hypo-toxic diet, with an emphasis on organic vegetables and fruits produced from the retreat’s two certified farms. The Seafood Bar is also a must-visit, with its extensive array of seafood to be savoured straight from the tandoor or barbecue.
Dune’s Spa offers ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation as well as many alternative therapies including Watsu.
Taking the eco-hotel’s approach to holistic wellbeing a step further is the Veda Spa. Swamis have traditionally regarded the beachside locale as a place of pilgrimage and meditation, and its picturesque setting is ideal for a rejuvenating spa session. With a comprehensive menu of over 50 therapies, the spa also offers an ayurvedic pharmacy, acupuncture, acupressure, NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques), steam room, yoga hall, multi-gym and a beauty center.
The Dune is the base for AIR (Artists In Residence) a program providing work studios for Artists from all around the world. In our endeavour to promote art, culture and education, the resort offers an Artist in Residence Program as well as supporting the activities of “Artyzan by Children of the World India”, a charitable trust offering free tuition to underprivileged young adults.
Located in the heart of spirituality, on the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu, South India, 150 km south of Chennai (Madras), Dune is just a short drive away from Puducherry and Auroville, it is perfectly situated to experience the cultural best of South India.