Sri Lanka’s only purpose-built wellness resort

img_20160704_074555Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Sri Lanka in Teldeniya in Kandy in Santani resort, considered the first and only purpose-built wellness resort in Sri Lanka.

Speaking to the Weekend Leader, the Chief Operating Officer of Santani Resorts, Vickum Nawagamuwage, said that he picked Teldeniya as the location for his resort as it has the perfect setting for tourists who want to relax on their holiday.

He said that Sri Lanka is often seen just as a “sun, sand and sea” destination and not for its mountains and other natural attractions.

Vickum noted that Santani Resorts ensures the visitors are able to shed the stress they go through by relaxing in their rooms which open out with a view of the mountains.

The rooms are completely spate from each other giving the guests complete privacy and they have been erected on a slope giving the guests a breathtaking view of the mountains.

“The rooms are covered on three sides and open on one end,” Vickum explained.

This 48-acre space has allowed Santani Resorts to create a setting that is not far from modern amenities but still secluded and private with an air-conditioning free environment which saves over 70% of energy use compared to an air-conditioned hotel.

“We are also a WiFi free resort and do not have TVs in the guest rooms. Digital detox is a key element we offer and we do not believe that another flat-screen TV adds value to our guests, who may already have many such amenities at home,” Santani Resorts notes on its website.

Santani also offers Sri Lanka’s first fully-fledged spa, which includes the first ever hydrotherapy facility in the country. The spa includes a thermal salt soak, steam room, infrared sauna and three treatment rooms, where one is a couple’s room.

Vickum says Santani not only has the most qualified staff at its spa but also has one of the best chef in the region.

img_1623“We offer our guests the best cuisine in Sri Lanka. Our chef was trained in one of the top 25 restaurants in the world,” he said.

The resort has already drawn wide publicity in some of the leading magazines overseas and this has resulted in a fair number of bookings being made.

But Vickum notes the local tourist has not been forgotten and a special promotion has been introduced to attract them.

As part of the promotion for local tourists, an all-inclusive couple package has been introduced which includes food and spa treatment at an unbelievable price. More details can be obtained by contacting the resort on +94776685200

Vickum says Sri Lanka has so much to offer in the tourism industry and he plans to be part of that journey by opening more resorts in other parts of the country.