Food & Accommodation

Shunyata Retreat and Dya Spa - Healthy gourmet saladDo you Love delicious, decadent but healthy world renown  food?

You are either a foodie or will become one at Shunyata. The food is cooked with love and if you are on a detox you will eat healthy nutritious inspirational food to make you stay healthy and if doing a Journey retreat you will eat mostly yummy healthy food with naughty treats (and of course a 3 course romantic dinner for the couples). Paru lived many years in France and calls herself a hedonist - food is important here at Shunyata. Recently, she has gone sugar free and using the doterra oils can bring succulent deliciousness to everything we eat here.

Paru's passion is food and she keeps updating new healthy, but delicious recipes.  Every winter she travels picking up new recipes that are clean, healthy but delicious.  She believes in eating  local and mostly organic and doesn’t use preservatives, but keeps food simple and home grown. She makes her own dips, chutneys, salads and dishes from the garden and the local Lyttelton growers markets and will inspire you to go home and eat healthily with a possibility of securing many recipes.

I now know what works for me from the ayurvedic perspective and will be implementing this eating plan at home as I felt so good with the delicious food you served Paru  this week and thanks for giving me the inspiration.
Caroline Adelaide


Healthy Food Menu

Some Breakfast Choices
  • Green Smoothie (the food of the gods)
  • Organic Muesli, Kefir and Seasonal fruits
  • Eggs Benedict with fresh Akaroa Salmon & Spinach
  • Croissants and Bagels
  • Crepes with best maple syrup & sweet & savoury 
  • Chia pudding with home made granola and viberies
  • Baked eggs with delicious add ons

Some Lunch Choices
  • Vegetable Frittata
  • Spinach and Feta Triangles
  • Pumpkin Pies
  • Vietnamese Rolls
  • Quinoa Couscous
  • Marinated Seaweed Salad
  • Delicious Salads depending on seasonal produce

Some Dinner Choices
  • Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto
  • Vietnamese Fish Cakes
  • Fresh Fish done Asian or French style
  • Akaroa Salmon with Organic Soba Noodles
  • Indian Veg Platter with Chutneys and Raita
  • Delicious Pasta and Stir Fries
  • Gourmet Fish & Chips with fish straight from the ocean
  • Lamb moroccan style
  • Locally grown venison

Some Desert Choices
  • Chocolate Orange Surprise
  • Pavlova and Raspberry Roll
  • White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie
  • Brandy Snaps and Gourmet Ice Cream
  • The best Chocolate Brownie you have ever eaten
  • Gluten free Orange Almond Cake
  • The new raw wild orange fudge (to die for)
  • Pepperming & spearmint sugar free slice


There are two private rooms in the house right next to bathrooms.

The main room is spacious and looks out onto Wreck Bay and has a very comfortable queen bed- This is given to the first booking or used for couples. Next to bathrooms.
Queen Bed

The rose room looks out over to the rose garden and is next to the bathrooms.
King Single Bed

Sometimes in summer a client might want to sleep up in the hut above the house which
is a little more private but has no private facilities but great views over the bay.

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