Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed even though we are only a couple of weeks into the New Year? Are you planning a holiday that will help you relax and regain your usual energy?
Well, we have got the ideal spot for you! It is important that when the purpose of your holiday is to revive yourself, your travel itinerary does not overwhelm you or tire you any further. Your priority should be rejuvenation and relaxation. And what better way to experience this than a stay at a luxury spa that will tend to your wellness and pamper you completely? There is an abundance of luxury spa resorts in Sri Lanka that will fulfil all your needs and desires! Here are our top 10 picks for 2022.
Santani Wellness Resort and Spa
Distance from Colombo: 169KM
Starting rate per night*: 479 USD
Nestled in the hilly regions near the city of Kandy, Santani Wellness Resort and Spa has been internationally recognized and awarded a number of times for the quality of its services. This resort prioritizes the total rejuvenation of each and every guest, thus personalizing each component of an individual’s stay. Therefore the wellness programs that are offered will also be customized after a one-on-one consultation with Santani’s resident doctor. The wellness program at Santani offers many different treatment packages that you could choose from to help you regain your total well-being. There are packages that are designed to address stress, addiction, sleep, detox, immune-boosting and much more, ensuring that your ideal package to gain that inner peace you were longing for is offered at this serene resort.
Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa
Distance from Colombo: 152 KM
Starting rate per night: 564 USD
Located in the mountainous region of the island, Aarunya Resort overlooks the beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range which is a UNESCO World Heritage. This beautiful location includes private villas spread over 7 acres of tea and spice plantations. Additionally, Aarunya Resort is known for the luxury and professional spa treatments it offers. Offering both local Ayurveda and international spa techniques, the wellness packages with massages, yoga and meditation aims to revitalize the mind and spirit! The spa offers floral and herbal baths, saunas, body steam chairs and a relaxation area. There are many packages that are tailored to suit corporate groups, couples and individual wellness.
Distance from Colombo: 183 KM
Starting rate per night: 403 USD
This resort sits peacefully on a rocky outcrop on the southern coast of the beautiful island. The prime location allows guests to explore the island’s rainforests, pilgrimage sites, the old fort, fishing ports and embark on surfing and hiking adventures. Similar to the unique experience of Tangalle, Anantara Spa too provides a unique experience and a way to unwind and relax. The spa offers holistic approaches to healing combining exercise, nutrition and Ayurvedic treatments to improve sleep quality, detox and recharge. The Marma Abhyanga massage and Chakra Crustal balancing are two special treatments that focus on vital areas of the body.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Distance from Colombo: 182 KM
Starting rate per night: 110 USD
Prioritizing comfort, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a part of a prestigious group of hotels, which guarantee a high standard in their services. Although, unlike the above-mentioned resorts, Cinnamon Lodge is not flagged as a spa resort, the spa facilities it offers should not be overlooked. This rustic lodge, closely knit with nature, feeds into the peaceful aura of the sanctuary of the Azmaara Spa. The two-storied spa building offers a calming atmosphere that will help you relieve every tired muscle. The Balinese experts combined with the plethora of body scrubs, treatments and facilities will result in therapeutic wonders.
Distance from Colombo: 285 KM
Starting rate per night: 196 USD
Branded as the icon of agro-tourism, Jetwing Kaduruketha embodies the legacy of Sri Lankan agricultural communities within a luxury accommodation. The rustic comforts based on a traditional village home and fresh produce cultivated through traditional practice will help you have a holistic experience. This resort prioritizes wellness and aims to refresh your mind, body and soul. Yoga programs, spa therapies and a 230-square meter swimming pool combine to form the ideal location for a refreshing holiday. Indulging in a healthy lifestyle is made easier at Jetwing Kaduruketha!
Water Garden Sigiriya
Distance from Colombo: 178 KM
Starting rate per night: 399 USD
Surrounded by lakes and water streams, Water Garden could not have had a more appropriate name. This resort pays homage to the 2,000-year-old irrigation design on Sigiriya rock by reflecting the water harvesting technology through a modern approach at the hotel. The spa at this hotel boasts of a carefully curated atmosphere as the interior is spacious, filled with warm hues and subdued earthly tones. The spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies blending natural Sri Lankan products with Asian Spa techniques.
Anasa Wellness Resort
Distance from Colombo: 323 KM
Starting rate per night: 347 USD
Anasa Wellness Resort is situated in the beautiful hills of Bandarawela and provides an unmatched immersive wellness experience. This resort offers yoga, fitness activities, wellness programs, and recreational activities that work together to create an ideal healthy environment. Sukkoon by Anasa offers unique holistic treatments and an advanced spa and functions as the ultimate center for promoting peace and harmony. These intricately planned wellness programs aim to optimize your health by crafting a diverse range of programs such as diabetes retreats, detox, de-stress, and weight loss.
Distance from Colombo: 147 KM
Starting rate per night: 665 USD
Cape Weligama is one of the most celebrated resorts on the coast of this beautiful island. Inhabiting 12 manicured acres of land, you can be assured that the panoramic view is nothing short of stunning. The resort’s dedicated Spa Villa uses organic homegrown Sri Lankan spice scrubs made from clove, nutmeg, sweet orange and sandalwood to relieve stress and naturally attend to travel-weary muscles. Ceylon tea is incorporated into essential oil massage blends for its antioxidant, anti-ageing and calming properties. These spa therapies will nourish your body and mind.
Distance from Colombo: 204 KM
Starting rate per night: 376 USD
Concealed by lush foliage, this luxurious spa is considered to be one of the best hotels in the historic city of Anuradhapura. Hidden from the world, the spa resembles an underground cavern and provides indulgent pampering. The therapists at the spa are recognized as some of the best in Sri Lanka with international expertise and training ensuring that your wellness is in the safest hands while you are at the spa. The treatments offered range from sports massages to aromatherapy.
Weligama Bay Marriot Resort and Spa
Distance from Colombo: 165 KM
Starting rate per night: 175 USD
Set near the Mirissa beach, this 5-star hotel has spectacular views allowing for an idyllic place to relax and recharge. The Spa at this much sought-after resort is named Quan Spa and it offers a range of amenities such as body wraps, facials, manicures/pedicures, couple’s massages and a steam room. The Quan Spa offers you a near-perfect space to be pampered in the luxurious comfort of this hotel.
*The prices listed here are as of 02.10.2022. The prices are subject to change.