Warm hearted welcoming people, white sandy beaches, timeless ruins, beautiful elephants, budget surfing spots, trains with wide open windows that ply on the beach and inside forests, lush green tea estates and colourful food make Sri Lanka a must visit on every travellers list.
This country, like its bigger next door neighbour is also famous for the practice of Ayurveda and Yoga and many Europeans come to the beach towns of Sri Lanka to get an authentic Ayurvedic Treatment be it rejuvenation, panchakarma or weight loss. If you want to enjoy the best quality service and the best possible locations then this list of 7 most luxurious Ayurveda Retreats in Sri Lanka is where you should start, the list has been sorted in decreasing order of price.
Per Day USD 551
Located an hour away from the historic city of Kandy is a minimalistic, multiple award winning Luxury Ayurveda Resort called Santani. Sitting at 2,800 feet above sea level Santani Ayurveda enjoys panoramic views of the scenic lush green hills. The weather is great all year round and ranges between 22-28 degrees.
The whole ayurvedic retreat is built in harmony with its surroundings, the common areas like the spa and the restaurant are designed to be Wi-Fi free and this downtime is highly appreciated by the retreat seekers of today. 6 Days Personal Dosha Management Ayurveda Retreat is the most popular retreat package at Santani Ayurveda Resort and it includes the following
COST: US 2,755
Per day USD 275.2
Spread over a lush 20 acres site at Kumbukkandanwala in Sigiriya near the serene Lake Kandalama is Amuna Luxury Ayurveda Retreat. Amuna retreat has a spa, 8 dwellings, 1 villa and 3 tree houses, each elegantly designed with traditional touches.
All Ayurveda therapies in Amuna are conducted by experienced therapists under the strict supervision of professional Ayurvedic Doctors and Physicians. Amuna offers traditional ayurveda treatments along with yoga and meditation and a strict in-house diet coupled with rest and relaxation.
The 14 Days Rejuvenation Retreat offered by Amuna Luxury Ayurveda Retreat is the most popular ayurveda retreat and it includes the following
In this Luxury Ayurveda Retreat, dozens of remarkable therapies practiced in bygone eras are integrated into a personalised plan to soothe the senses and strengthen the body from within.
COST: USD 3,578
Per day USD 259.3
Set in a rural village 15 km from Kalutara City amongst 30 acres of rainforest atmosphere surrounded by trees is Plantation Villa luxury Ayurveda retreat. The villa is a colonial home, approximately 150 yrs old consisting of only 8 rooms decorated in contemporary colonial style to meet all comforts and modern needs.
Plantation Villa has won many international awards including Best Spa Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards and Best Wellness Retreat in Sri Lanka by World Spa Awards. Plantation Villa is a community centre run by the village community of Nehinna. This Ayurveda retreat also funds and maintains the Metta Trust charity which handles community development, wildlife conservation and forest preservation activities.
Plantation villa offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy an authentic rural Sri Lankan experience and the Ayurvedic treatments range from weight loss, preventative care, detox and rejuvenation through to intensive treatments for more serious illnesses such as skin diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, digestive issues and cancer to name a few.
The most famous 14 Day Ayurveda Healing Retreat offered by Plantation Villa includes the following
This luxury Ayurveda retreat is for those who want to reconnect with themselves by focusing on their inner happiness.
COST: USD 3,372
Per day USD 167.2