Santani Wellness Resort & Spa

Werapitiya, Sri Lanka

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An exceptional Sri Lankan health retreat with minimalist design, offering all-inclusive nutritional dining, twice-daily yoga, spa relaxation and a 60-minute massage

Located in the green heartland of Sri Lanka on a vast former tea estate, the setting of this hilltop sanctuary is alone enough to refocus frazzled minds. But Santani takes the concept of wellness to new heights - 2,800 metres above sea level, to be precise - with an architecturally striking retreat overlooking rice paddies and distant mountains.

It’s been described as the country’s first fully-fledged destination spa - and what a debut. With minimalist interiors and a staunch eco conscience, Santani Wellness Resort & Spa guides guests towards inner calm with holistic programmes that are completely bespoke. At a basic level, you’ll find all the core features of a serious health retreat here: juice bar, raw foods, detoxing (digital and otherwise) and yoga. To that, Santani adds the services of an in-house Ayurvedic doctor, a custom meal plan devised for your individual goals and, if you like, the odd glass of biodynamic wine - it’s about balance and not extremes, after all.

When it comes to relaxing, descend level-by-level into the spa for hydrotherapy or take a dip in the infinity lap pool with the wilderness for a view. In fact, the indoor-outdoor design means there’s an impressive vista to gaze upon from just about every corner - not least, the private balcony of your elevated ‘Ambalama’, or ‘place of rest’. An understatement, we’d say.

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We like

  • The one-to-one guidance of internationally trained wellness experts
  • Knock-out views of the forest, mountains and rice fields from every angle
  • The design concept of minimalist luxury, allowing the idyllic scenery to do the talking

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