Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient and holistic healing systems that encourages a better lifestyle, leading to good health. As an upcoming trend, several retreats in Sri Lanka travel itineraries incorporate the beauty of nature. Thereby establishing a warm and peaceful environment on the mountainsides and beaches, which incorporate wellness sessions. Yoga, massage therapies, steam baths, body scrubs, thermal pools and other customized programs. These are designed for a particular duration tailored to each client, with an aim to result in a soothing stay.

1. Ulpotha Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

The Telegraph – UK has featured Ulpotha Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat amidst the ten most scenic yoga retreats on the planet. Located at the foot of a mountain range in Sri Lanka, this retreat is established in a remote, eco-friendly village. It aims to disconnects guests from the digital world and instead, distract them with ayurvedic treatments. Adobe huts are lined along the 22 acres of forest, decorated with jungle flowers. Complete mental and physical relaxation is what you will experience while living in mud huts. There is no access to electricity, eat local organic food, and immerse in Sri Lankan jungle and village life.

Key Takeaways: Don’t be surprised to walk alongside monkeys and birds as you step outside your hut! You have the rare opportunity to live in a safe, yet remote, organic farm where the gentle traditional agricultural community will look after you. June to August and November to March are the best times to make the most of your holiday at Ulpotha.

2. Santani Wellness Resort

Disconnect from the rest of the world, engage in yoga sessions, trek amidst gorgeous nature trails, and indulge in nutritional meals at Santani Wellness Resort. This heavenly wellness resort is located in the isolated hills of Kandy, and focuses on nurturing guests with its top notch atmospheric spa facilities.

Key Takeaways: Designed to each individuals lifestyle, medical ailments and dietary needs, the resort offers tailor-made packages from a range of international spa treatments. The three-tiered property is surrounded by hills and the Ayurvedic therapists and practitioners are warm, welcoming and caring.

3. Sen Wellness Sanctuary

The brilliant architecture at Sen Wellness Sanctuary is comparable to the natural beauty of its surroundings. Coming to the interior, circular shapes that create open and flowing spaces throughout the property, ideal for those in search of a quiet getaway and a break from the hustle bustle of everyday life. Designed by a Brazilian-American, this Ayurvedic retreat is featured in UK’s The Guardian and the 2018 Spa Guide of Conde Nast.

Key Takeaways: To offer detox and weight loss programs that yield positive results, this Sri Lanka travel resort focuses on certain policies. These include the elimination of sugar, incorporating local vegetarian cuisine and a menu curated from traditional Ayurvedic principles. You can stay at Sen Wellness Sanctuary for a period of 3-14 nights, and will be in consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor. During this period your meals and daily treatments will be designed based on instructions given by the doctor.

4. Tri Hotel Koggala

Amidst jungle-like natural beauty surrounded by an island-like atmosphere, Tri is a luxury boutique hotel in Koggala. It also holds the record of being the first modern sustainable luxury hotel in Sri Lanka. Tailor-made yoga treatments and the availability of delicious dining are some of the perks at staying at this exclusive hotel.

Key Takeaways: Lara Baumann’s unique Quantum Yoga approach is incorporated in this hotel’s routine. It is the first of its kind in all of Sri Lanka. A ‘Shala’ that floats above a bamboo grove is where yoga sessions take place. Also, there are two elevated rooms with fantastic views that have been facilitated for spa treatments. In designing a bespoke Ayurvedic therapy for yourself, guests are able to select preferred oils for their body and the level of pressure to be applied during the massage. Staying at Tri Hotel offers an experience of living walls, green roofs, solar arrays and edible gardens. The accommodation is constructed with all local materials to unify the landscape, making it a one-of-a-kind experience!

5. Siddhalepa Ayurvedic Resort

Abundantly spread over seven acres of land rooted with medicinal plants and tropical trees, Siddhalepa Ayurvedic Resort presents an ideal setting for an Ayurvedic journey. Located along a peaceful beachfront on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, ocean view dining experiences are a pleasure to the heart, with a delicious menu innovated every day. Meals comprise a mix of herbs, salads, fruits and vegetables, fish and other white meat.

Key Takeaways: Skilled and knowledgeable resident physicians will take care of you at Siddhalepa Ayurvedic Resort, guiding you with consultations and training therapists. The entire team will work together to achieve a common goal customized for each individual. Some may want to detox, while others want to focus only on yoga. On the other hand, a few are looking to just rejuvenate. Yet, they want to be rest assured that they are in the correct hands. The experts at this Sri Lanka travel resort possess immense experience. They are able to offer personalized treatment options from the Siddhalepa group – which is one of the largest producers of herbal oils, balms, elixirs and herbal cosmetics.