in Sri Lanka
For a healthy lifestyle
A tropical island bursting with spiritual practices, Ayurveda retreats, holistic spas and yoga centres. Add everyday meals of green vegetables, colourful fruits and exotic herbs, and feel your body and soul come alive.
If you are considering a new way of life, a place where you can soothe your soul, and marvel at the stars at night, a place to stroll on tropical beaches and gaze at brilliant sunsets, a place to call your second home, then considering Sri Lanka with all it has to offer maybe the right choice for you. This friendly and exotic, yet welcoming island nation is now the world’s ultimate destination for not only holidays, but also for Spa and Wellness retreats.
In addition to the wide variety of natural, cultural and historical attractions that Sri Lanka has to offer, the country also promises some of the best wellness retreats in all of Asia. Most of the treatments offered at these retreats are based on Ayurvedic medicinal principles – one of the most ancient holistic approach to healing systems that encourages good health through better lifestyle.
Incorporating the beauty of nature, from beautiful beaches to the peace and quiet of mountainsides, wellness retreats in Sri Lanka include body scrubs, wraps, massages, yoga sessions, steam baths,
thermal pools, and other individualized programs carried out over a period of days with an aim to
result in a soothing stay.
Serene retreats are dotted all around the island, some overlooking the sparkling blue seas and some with unparallel views of misty mountains and lush jungles, the choices are endless. Retreats are tailored for the budget conscious as well as 5-star luxury.
Here are some of our favourites
Santani Wellness Resort
Head for the mountains to the Santani Wellness Resort and let its soothing aura calm your soul. Located in the hill capital of the country amidst
an untouched wilderness, Santani Wellness Resort provides visitors a sanctuary where wellness is a way of life. Ayurvedic detox rituals, healing yoga to cleansing and luxurious pampering will lift your spirits as the surroundings blur the distinction of indoors from outdoors letting your lungs benefit from the purest of mountain air to invigorate your body.
Sri Yoga Shala
Sri Yoga Shala is located in beautiful Thalpe on the southern province and is a natural sanctuary designed to nourish our bodies, minds, and hearts back into alignment and wellbeing. This is a space for creation and unity. Just a few minutes drive from Tamba Villas Thale.
Situated overlooking the scenic Koggala lake, Tri is a wellness resort that takes well being seriously. With solar heated water, living walls and green roofs, the Tri Resort is a beautiful example of sustainability and a love for nature, healing. Luxury is to be found at every turn – you just need to unfurl your arm to reach it.
Get lost in the wilderness at this sanctuary of wellness tucked away flanked by mystic mountains amid 100 acres of healing wilderness in Dambulla. Surrounded by nature on all sides, guests experience four breathtaking lakes and acres and acres of jade green paddy within the proximity of this wonderful retreat. The Kalundewa Retreat also offers you the opportunity for some memorable bird watching, immersing yourself in the resort’s natural spring as well as yoga and relaxation to soothe your soul.
Kandy Samadhi Center
The awe-inspiring architecture of the location itself inspires mediation – The Kandy Samadhi Centre nestled among the lush vegetation of the Kandyan hills is your refuge from the city and all the stress it brings. The veranda of each suite gives out to immense paddy fields giving you a feeling of utmost privacy without the restriction of walls. Surrounded by Kandyan murals and ancient antiques, the Kandy Samadhi Centre allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga and take advantage of a wide range of Ayurvedic therapies during your stay.
Ulpotha Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat
Authentic, and beyond cool. Ulpotha is a traditional agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests world class yoga in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as is humanly possible. Enjoy yoga and Ayurvedic therapies with the assistance of an Ayurvedic doctor, or simply absorb simple village life surrounded by nature. There are no hard and fast rules. Rest and relax the way you want in a space that is yours for relaxing. “Ulpotha is talked about in revered tones as one of the most extraordinary yoga destinations in the world” – The Guardian
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
The Sen Wellness Sanctuary believes that Nature is the best healer and keeps to its beliefs. Tucked within the Rekawa’s expansive lagoon, the Sen Wellness Sanctuary is an exuberant healing hideaway that is also within the proximity of a turtle nestling site. With a unique architecture designed to draw energy from the earth, the Sen Wellness Sanctuary also offers yoga sessions, delectable food and Ayurvedic therapy headed by a team of osteopaths, yoga instructors, Ayurvedic doctors and chefs.
Talalla’s team sees wellbeing as a state experienced and created through a holistic and balanced approach. There is no “one size fits all.” Their team have dedicated themselves to creating the most amazing retreats, classes and services to ensure their guests get the most out of their time off amongst our idyllic palm fringed beach retreat. Whether you need ‘solo’ time or a more ‘social’ retreat experience, they have everything you need to get the most out of your break. Connecting your mind, body and soul through movement, meditation, coaching, classes and therapies – they guarantee you will never want to leave! Talalla Retreat bringing together Yogis, Health Coaches, Wellness Experts, Pilates and Fitness Instructors, Massage Therapists, Reiki Masters, Teachers and Therapists.
Siddhalepa Ayurveda Spa
Located in different corners of the isle, Siddhalepa Ayurvedic spas provide holistic treatments designed to heal the mind, body and soul. While you leave our spas feeling totally refreshed & relaxed take away some of our Ayurveda products and relive the spa experience in the privacy of your own home.
A nurturing and lush environment with deliciously healthy food, superb practitioners and stunning natural surroundings is what makes Sri Lanka a place to live or have your second home.