Santani Wellness Resort & Spa
Seeking out the latest innovations in health science from around the world to harmonize with the most effective treatments among the rich heritage of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, thus creating one of the best wellness resorts for guests.
Building upon the global philosophy and extensive therapeutic amenities, Santani takes a lifestyle approach to wellness with two essential components: to pamper your body in an environment designed at every level to revitalize you and to educate your mind so that you leave with healthy habits and practices which allow you to sustain greater mental, spiritual and physical well-being for years to come. That is the Santani lifestyle.
How does this work in practice? The expert team at Santani will help you set aside the stresses of daily life when you come to Santani and allow them to detox your body while you naturally harmonize yourself within this serene atmosphere.
As muscles, including the mind, relax, watch your body bend in new ways and your spirits rise. Your mind soaks up new knowledge and practices, which you take back when you leave. Beyond the plethora of healthy indulgences for the mind, body and spirit at Santani, the success rests upon the mindfulness that is imparted so that you may thrive in every aspect of your life back home.
The contemporary design of the dwellings is based on the concept of the ‘ambalama’, which is the Sri Lankan word meaning ‘place of rest.’ Historically, pilgrims and traders moved around this sun-kissed island on foot. Simple shelters called ambalama’s came into being, offering these travellers somewhere safe to rest up for the next leg of a long journey. This human need to rest has not changed; today’s travellers are also in need of a place to rest up along the journey of life.
Stylish and utterly comfortable, the interiors too are deliberately minimal. As in ancient Buddhist meditation caves in the mountains surrounding Santani, this lack of distraction allows you to focus your mind solely on slowing it down.
To further support your efforts to ‘reset,’ the rooms do not have televisions. While digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, the property does offer in-room WiFi on demand.
By blurring the distinction between inside and out, these private retreats invite you to rest, relax or meditate while inhaling the pure fresh air and taking in the pristine, truly inspiring scenery around you.
There are 16 Mountain View Chalets that overlook the surrounding mountain range.
Leave your structured, stressful life behind. The vision of Santani is for you to allow the healing to happen at your natural pace. You will find no pre-set ‘one size fits all’ wellness packages at Santani. Arrive, if you wish, with goals in mind, then work together with your dedicated wellness concierge to customize a unique programme of activities strategically designed towards reaching your goals. Unless you want a strict, precisely defined schedule, it is generally a flexible approach to wellness, one which encourages spontaneity and curiosity to stimulate the mind as much as these activities create shifts in the body and spirit.
Wake up early and meditate if the cooler, misty mornings inspire you. Or perhaps your inner night owl likes to wind down the day on the yoga mat. Santani is all about offering you space, freedom and support to find your way.
Santani has been thoughtfully conceived to offer naturally healing landscapes, holistic architecture, delectable food and deep knowledge of health and wellness from the traditional to the scientific plus a stimulating array of life-enhancing pursuits. These include yoga, detox and cleansing therapies, Ayurveda, meditation, cardio and holistic fitness, mountain hiking, jungle gyms and swimming in natural pools just to name a few.
The intention is to empower you to choose among these what to do, or not do in the moment, then try another path whenever you so desire. Freedom to seek, to choose and to thrive is what Santani is all about.
Sri Lanka’s wellness heritage dates back more than 5,000 years. Whether or not we take the Ramayana literally, it is true that medicinal plants found here do not grow anywhere else other than in the Himalayas. These therapeutic plants form the basis for Ayurveda, a two-part Sanskrit word, Ayur meaning ‘life’ and Veda meaning ‘knowledge.’ A comprehensive, holistic approach to healthy living Ayurveda remains extremely relevant within the context of modern wellness.
Ayurveda in Sri Lanka is characterized by two distinct forms of treatment: Shamana alleviates symptoms and Shodhana, which translates as ‘to wash away,’ cleanses the body to remove the root causes of dis-ease. Detox and cleansing programmes at Santani are deeply rooted in these ancient therapies proven effective over the centuries.