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Best Wellness Retreats in Sri Lanka

Looking for a wellness retreat in Sri Lanka? We have some fabulous options for you. The island’s lush landscapes, serene beaches, and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for wellness retreats. Below are my top three picks for a wellness retreat, for a bespoke quote simply call 020 8968 0501 or email me, kathryn@thehealthyholidaycompany.com.


Nestled in the serene hills of Sri Lanka’s Central Province, Santani is a luxurious wellness retreat that provides a holistic approach to well-being. Set in 27 acres and surrounded by lush forests it’s a true haven of peace and tranquility.

Wellness Offerings at Santani: Santani offers yoga and meditation sessions, personalised to your skill level. Guests can indulge in Ayurvedic treatments tailored to individual needs, using local herbs and techniques. For some true relaxation time the well-equipped spa offers various rejuvenating therapies and massages. For meals, you’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine with a focus on wellness, featuring organic, locally-sourced ingredients, is available. Personalised wellness programmes include ‘weight loss’, ‘detox’. ‘Santani sleep’ and many more to address your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Accommodation: Santani offers both mountain and garden view chalets designed to blend seamlessly with the beautiful surroundings. Digital detox is a key component of a stay Santani so rooms do not have television but WiFi is available upon request (switching off from the ‘modern world’ is something we highly recommend!).

View across hills at Santani Sri Lanka
Stunning view at Santani Sri Lanka
Room at Santani Sri Lanka
Pool with umbrellas at Santani Sri Lanka
Restaurant at Santani Sri Lanka
Exterior at Santani Sri Lanka

SEN Wellness Sanctuary

SEN Wellness is a secluded wellness retreat located in a National Park with its own private beach. This intimate haven combines the principles of Ayurveda with mindfulness practices, creating a holistic approach to well-being.

Wellness Offerings at SEN Wellness: SEN Wellness offers individualised Ayurvedic consultations and treatments. Guests can enjoy yoga classes, group healing sessions and dance and music workshops. A range of programmes from ‘Soul Connection’ to ‘A New Radiant You’ are also on offer. All meals are prepared in a way that balances the three Doshas (mind-body constitutions) – Kapha, Vata, Pitta. Be sure to book an excursion to explore the local culture, beaches, and wildlife… whale watching is highly recommended!

Accommodation: The cabanas have been thoughtfully crafted in harmony with the natural environment. They are elevated on stilts to ensure the unimpeded movement of animal migration, and both their exteriors and interiors showcase the skilled work of local artisans. Bathrooms are thoughtfully designed to provide an open-air experience, allowing guests to shower while gazing at the starlit skies.

Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Beach Sunset
Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Yoga Shala
Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Yoga on the beach
Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Wellness activity
Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Food and smoothies
Sen Wellness Sanctuary Sri Lanka Gong bathing

Talalla Retreat

If you’re seeking a wellness retreat with a coastal twist, Talalla is the perfect destination. Located on a pristine stretch of golden sand along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this resort offers a unique blend of wellness and relaxed take on luxury.

Wellness Offerings at Talalla Resorts: Talalla offers yoga classes led by globally recognised Yoga teachers who cater to all skill levels. The spa offers treatments that incorporate traditional Sri Lankan techniques. Excellent surfing lessons are available for both beginners and experienced surfers. Healthy and delicious dining options feature locally-sourced ingredients. Wellness workshops and retreats focus on various aspects of well-being, and guests have opportunities to explore the vibrant nearby town of Dickwella – beaches here are beautiful and not crowded.

Accommodation: Accommodation ranges from distinctive glamping bamboo huts to exquisite open-air sea villas and timeless deluxe rooms. All immerse you in the beauty of nature without compromising on beauty and comfort.

Meditating at sunrise at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka
Pool at at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka
Lunch at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka
Bedroom in bamboo hut at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka
Beach Boxing at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka
Upstairs deluxe ocean view at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka

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