Hill Country, Sri Lanka
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has updated their travel advice for Sri Lanka and are advising that travel can now resume. We've been following the situation closely and with the recent changes in security, we're pleased to say that we can support the people of Sri Lanka and once again offer trips to this beautiful country. To encourage visitors to return, the Sri Lankan government are now offering free visas on arrival to key countries (including the UK) beginning August 2019.
At a Glance
Sri Lanka's first dedicated spa and wellness resort
Located an hour north east of Kandy, you are the heart of the Sri Lankan hill country
Get back to nature in this rejuvenating setting
Santani's modern and environmentally friendly design fits in with its serene setting
Each wellness package can be personalized to suit your needs and pace
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.
To start planning your vacation to Santani
Santani is Sri Lanka's first dedicated spa resort which has brought luxury wellness to Sri Lanka. Set in the tranquil hills just over an hour from Kandy, Santani provides a relaxing and rejuvenating environment, and a variety of spa and wellness packages.
Spanning 48 acres, the Aratenna Estate is home to Sri Lanka's most exciting spa retreat, Santani. With views over the misty emerald mountains of The Hill County and found just one hour's drive from cultural Kandy, Santani provides a perfect place to escape from it all on your journey through Sri Lanka.
The concept of this boutique resort is in finding peace and harmony with your surroundings, your body and most importantly your mind. Using Ayurvedic therapies your stay will leave you feeling truly revived. Choose from one of five wellness packages that focus on different goals from sleep enhancement to post baby bliss or even to learn the correct steps to effective detox and cleansing.
The property is home to just sixteen stand-alone bedroom suites which stand elevated on stilts and have unparalleled views. Two double bedroom suites are also available with private living area, perfect for those wanting more space. Relax on the main pavilion with its open to air design or by the outdoor campfire and enjoy the local wildlife.
Guests can enjoy the more active side of Santani, swimming and practicing yoga, enjoying more outdoors pursuits trekking through the area's tea plantations, following the local hiking trails or even taking a dip in a secluded forest river. Whatever guests' intentions or goals, Santani will leave you feeling refreshed, both in mind and soul.
There are 16 stand-alone rooms which sits on stilts for their environmentally friendly purposes. For those wishing for more space, guests can opt for one of the 2 two bedroom suites.
Santani is home to Sri Lanka's first destination spa and wellness facility. The spa includes thermal salt bath, steam room, sauna and several treatment rooms overlooking beautiful terraced paddy fields. The yoga pavilion and 24m infinity pool are great for keeping fit during your stay.
The main pavilion with it's lounge and bar is great for enjoying a drink, whilst the elevated restaurant is perfect for your evening meal. End the day relaxing by the outdoor campfire. Please be aware that Santani encourages a digital detox for you to switch off from the outside world. However for those who need it, the media room offers a dedicated space with internet.
During your stay at Santani, you may wish to undertake one of the treatment packages on offer. These packages are totally personalized to create a wellness schedule that will ensure you reach your goals at a pace that suits you best. During the rest of your time, relax by the pool, go hiking through the hills or take in some of the cultural highlights visiting a tea estate, heading to Kandy or taking in the wildlife of Sri Lanka at Wasgamuwa wildlife park.
The wellness packages include:
A three-night basic detox program
A comprehensive detox program available for either seven or fourteen nights
|Introduction to Detox||
A three or five-night program which provides an introduction to detox
|Personalised Ayurveda Treatments||
Personalized Ayurveda treatments available for three, five, seven or fourteen nights
A personalized yoga program available with three, five or seven night's stay
|Post Baby Bliss||
The Baby Bliss program can be booked for any stays of three, five, seven or fourteen nights
The Santani Bliss program can be booked for five or seven night's stay
Santani's sleep enchancement program is available for guests staying for five or seven nights.
|Balance & Revitalise||
The balance and revitalise program is available for seven or fourteen night stays.
Find your ideal weight on this seven or fourteen night program
Start your journey to optimal fitness with this seven day program.
|Post Trauma Rejuvenation||
The post trauma rejuvenation program is available for five, seven or fourteen nights.
Santani's yoga retreat run for seven days.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Santani has the most amazing setting with stunning views over the surrounding mountains and countryside. The feeling of serenity and relaxation is instantly felt and the food is fantastically fresh and healthy. I was lucky enough to enjoy both yoga and have a lovely spa treatment which were both fantastic!
Temple of the Tooth
This evening you will visit The Temple of the Tooth. The stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself.
Trek the Knuckles Mountain Range
Explore the Knuckles Mountain Range on this full day trek. A local tracker will guide you through the Knuckles Forest Reserve, hiking the Corbett’s Gap Viewpoint track.
Location & directions
Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Santani is located on the Aratenna Estate, spanning 48-acres that make it a perfect secluded spot. Just 50-minutes north east of Kandy's town center, Santani can be found The Hill Country of Sri Lanka.