8 Day Detox & Yoga Retreat In Heart Of Sri Lanka


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. This detox program combines pampering and rejuvenating treatments with enlightened learning for healthy living.

This is a truly restorative spa, built with a little footprint in this naturally healing landscape, in the mountainous center of Sri Lanka. The venue is in balance and harmony with nature, as you do the same on this 8 day detox.

For those interested primarily in weight loss, this program is designed to eliminate excess weight, leaving you feeling energized and rejuvenated. 

This program includes customized raw food and a juice diet with a focus on the digestive system, personalized Ayurveda treatments that induce fat burning and increasing of metabolic rate, personalized high intensity fitness coaching, daily yoga and specific massage treatments.

And enjoy access to all the scheduled group wellness activities - daily morning and evening yoga, meditation, lifestyle workshops, nutrition workshops, trekking, mountain biking, Sri Lankan cooking classes and use of spa facilities such as sauna, steam and salt bath.

You are free to roam around these 48 acres of tropical jungle and fertile rice fields, to practice yoga or to meditate along the Hulu River. Dive in and go for a swim if you wish. In the evening enjoy a glass of bubbly by a campfire, relax in the lounge or meet friends at the bar. The choice is yours!

The retreat includes -

your beautiful accommodation

3 personalised healthy gourmet meals daily (options available for raw food diets, vegetarian diets and non-vegetarian diets)

non-alcoholic beverages

consultation on the arrival and departure

60 minutes of spa treatment

plus scheduled group wellness activities

Your positive experience is designed to encourage you to continue with these new healthy habits and routines after you leave.


This tri-level spa tucked into the hillside’s natural contours has been thoughtfully designed with holistic wellness in mind. You enter on the ground level to the reception and consultation rooms, then descend as if becoming one with the earth as you enter the hydrotherapy level. To warm up your body before treatments, this level houses a steam room, the cedar wood sauna with its a glass wall looking onto emerald paddy fields to the Knuckles mountain range, and the open-air thermal salt soak pool. ​

Deeper into nature, the lowest level divides into four treatment rooms all of which are open onto the surrounding paddy fields. One of these rooms is designed for couples.


Central Province, Sri Lanka
Available all year round


  • General
  • Hatha
  • Restorative
  • Vinyasa
  • Dynamic
  • Power


  • Raw Food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


  • Details
    Available all year round
    Best Price Guarantee
    Free Cancellation*


Whether you like juicing, vegetarian, vegan and raw foods or you prefer the heartier traditional fare, you are free to choose among the nutritious and delicious food served. You can also decide to dine either in the elevated restaurant or the open-air main pavilion lounge with its biodynamic wine & fresh juice bar.

Your all-inclusive resort experience includes a personalised approach to gourmet wellness cuisine. In place of a printed menu for everyone, experienced chefs prepare your healthy natural dishes according to a custom meal plan created in coordination with the Head of Wellness and the in-house Ayurvedic doctor based upon your health goals and physical condition. Personalised meal plans draw upon the most recent scientific research in three main areas: ketogenic, Ayurvedic vegetarian, and detox.


  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Fitness Centre
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Ayurveda
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Excursion
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Raw Food
  • Spa Treatment
  • Steam Room
  • Yoga
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Private Room at Santani

Private Room

These contemporary dwellings are stylish and utterly comfortable, with interiors that are deliberately minimal. By blurring the distinction between inside and out, these private retreats invite you to rest, relax or meditate while inhaling the pure fresh air and taking in the pristine, truly inspiring scenery around you.

Sixteen stand-alone, single-bedrooms each extending to a balcony and approximately 500 square feet. These can accommodate two people only. Each stylish, elevated room faces into the surrounding jungle valley and the stunning mountains beyond.

Each room features up-cycled rubber wood lounge chairs, recycled teakwood safari chairs on the balcony, extra large pillows, 100% cotton, high thread count sheets, complimentary minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, personal safe and two closets.



Central Province, Sri Lanka

The area of Kandy embodies Sri Lanka’s legendary beauty in its lush greenery, gently undulating landscapes and rivers. As in the past, Kandy is the spiritual centre of Sri Lanka, home to one of the most sacred relic in Buddhist culture as well as the Kandy Perahera, one of the world’s most extravagant pageants with over 100 adorned elephants and thousands of artists parading through the streets of Kandy every August.

To reach Kandy, your best option would be to take the bus. Take the free shuttle bus or walk to the bus terminal, where you can ask the locals to point you to the bus to Kandy. You can also simply take a taxi as soon as you exit the airport. Other options include the train, hired mini-vans, and air taxi.

Venue   Santani
Santani, Venue for 8 Day Detox & Yoga Retreat in Heart of Sri Lanka

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.