Santani is situated on the former Aratenna Tea Estate which comprises 48 lush green acres within the small village settlement of Werapitiya. Santani is located a comfortable 2,800 feet above sea level which means any time of year is suitable for a short or long retreat in their care.
Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “in harmony with,” Santani realises the sincere belief that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature.
Within one of the world’s lushest environments, the holistic architecture treads as lightly as possible upon the land to let nature’s rhythms lull you back to life. The wellness programmes in Ayurveda, detox, yoga and spa combine on site pampering and rejuvenation with enlightened learning for healthy living long after you leave these naturally rejuvenating surroundings.
Santani is the first and only purpose-built wellness resort in Sri Lanka, designed according to the highest sustainability and eco-standards. This 48-acre former tea plantation within a pristine forest offers a restorative destination spa, which is completely accessible yet blissfully secluded. The venue consists of 16 rooms, 2 double bedroom suites, an elevated restaurant, an outdoor bonfire area, media room, computer facility, 24m infinity lap pool, and a yoga pavilion.
Santani has been thoughtfully conceived to offer naturally healing landscapes, holistic architecture, delectable food and deep knowledge of health and wellness from the traditional to the scientific plus a stimulating array of life enhancing pursuits. These include yoga, detox and cleansing therapies, Ayurveda, meditation, cardio and holistic fitness, mountain hiking, jungle gyms and swimming in natural pools just to name a few.
The vision is for you to come to Santani and allow the healing to happen at your natural pace. You will find no pre-set ‘one size fits all’ wellness packages at Santani. Arrive, if you wish, with goals in mind then work together with your dedicated wellness concierge to customize a unique programme of activities strategically designed towards reaching your goals. Wake up early and meditate, if our cooler, misty mornings inspire you. Or perhaps your inner night owl likes to wind down the day on the yoga mat. Santani is all about offering you the space, freedom and support to find your way.
Santani is accessible through the Kandy - Mahiyangana Road. It is about 32 kilometres and about an hour’s drive from the historic and sacred city of Kandy or 4-hour drive if you’re coming directly from the airport. For modes of transportation, you can either take a bus through the multiple terminal in Kandy or a taxi.