Santani Wellness Resort
Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “in harmony with,” Santani realises the sincere belief that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature and by allowing yourself to receive nurture from ourselves as well as from others.
Within one of the world’s lushest environments, the holistic architecture treads as lightly as possible upon the land to let nature’s rhythms lull you back to life. Santani wellness programmes in Ayurveda, detox, yoga and spa combine on site pampering and rejuvenation with enlightened learning for healthy living long after you leave these naturally rejuvenating surroundings placing us among the best luxury ayurveda resorts in Sri Lanka.
Santani is situated 32 kilometres and about an hour’s drive from the historic and sacred city of Kandy on the former Aratenna Tea Estate which comprises 48 lush green acres within the small village settlement of Werapitiya.
The area of Kandy where Santani is located embodies Sri Lanka’s legendary beauty in its lush greenery, gently undulating landscapes and whooshing rivers. As in the past, Kandy is the spiritual centre of Sri Lanka, home to one of the most sacred relic in Buddhist culture.
Santani is located a comfortable 2,800 feet above sea level which means any time of year is suitable for a short or long retreat in our care. January to May we see mostly very pleasant days with temperatures between 22-28°C. We experience two rainy seasons – from September to December and between April and May.
Santani offers a sixteen stand-alone Mountain View Chalets, each extending to a balcony and approximately 500 square feet. These can accommodate two people only. Each stylish, elevated room faces into the surrounding jungle valley and the stunning mountains beyond.
Each room features up-cycled rubber wood lounge chairs, recycled teakwood safari chairs on the balcony, extra large pillows, 100% cotton, high thread count sheets, coffee and tea making facilities, personal safe and two closets.
In addition to this, there are 4 Garden View Chalets that are designed for families with children (above 12) and hence located away from the main area of the resort.
Leave your structured, stressful life behind. Come to Santani and 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.
Wake up early and meditate, if our 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 the 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.
Regarding nutrition, the experience at Santani includes a personalised approach to gourmet wellness cuisine. In place of a printed menu for everyone, Santani’s experienced, internationally trained chefs prepare your healthy natural dishes according to a custom meal plan created in co-ordination with the Head of Wellness and Santani’s in-house Ayurvedic doctor based upon your health goals and physical condition.