Why we like it
- Santani is Sri Lanka’s first dedicated wellness resort
- Located on a former tea plantation, the resort occupies over 130 acres of tropical jungle
- Relax at the beautiful tri-level spa built into the natural contours of the landscape
- Meditate next to the Hulu River, practise yoga in the pavilion or enjoy a refreshing dip in the infinity pool
Santani is a health and wellness resort set among Sri Lanka’s rolling, verdant hills. An hour from Kandy, this former tea plantation occupies a beautiful swathe of tropical jungle and fertile paddy fields. The resort provides guests with a rejuvenating escape, and has been developed around the belief that sustainable wellness begins by finding balance between mind, body and nature.
Stylish and comfortable, Santani’s 20 guest rooms are deliberately minimalistic to help encourage rest. Each elevated room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, inviting natural light and the beauty of the surrounding landscape in. The private balconies command views to the distant mountains and make the perfect spot for quiet relaxation close to nature. A digital-detox approach is encouraged here, and while Wi-Fi is available on demand, the guest rooms do not include a television.
Dining plays a key role in the Santani experience, with personalised suggestions replacing printed menus. Experienced chefs will prepare delicious dishes based on your health goals and dietary preferences. The resort also features a beautiful spa, which boasts the first comprehensive hydrotherapy facility in Sri Lanka. You can unwind in the steam room, or admire the views of the surrounding hills from the sauna or the open-air thermal salt pool. There are four private treatment rooms, each opening onto the lush paddy fields.