Ayurveda is a great alternative to conventionalmedical treatments and has risen in popularity over the past few years at an incredible rate. Our hotels in Sri Lanka offer original, traditional treatments in luxurious settings. Check out our best offers for Ayurveda in Sri Lanka if you are seeking Ayurvedia treatments from genuine specialists.
Forget about everyday life at one of our authentic Ayurveda oryoga retreats in Sri Lanka - indulge your senses in an oriental paradise and discover inner-peace under the guidance of our highly trained experts.
All of ourAyurveda Retreatsin Sri Lanka ensure deep relaxation and intimacy. Sri Lanka, also called the 'Teardrop of India', is known for its pristine beauty, serenity and its long lasting postive effects on your health. All our hotels are peaceful sanctuaries which provide Ayurvedic treatments for your body, mind and spirit.
The hotels offering Ayurveda treatments usually offer complete programmes, including an Ayurvedic diet corresponding to your constitution type, or Dosha. The concept of three Doshas lies at the heart of Ayurveda treatments. Ayurveda distinguishes itself from conventional medicine by treating each person as an individual with a unique constitution and unique needs.
There is no universal diet or treatment which suits everyone. According to Ayurvedic teachings, everybody has three Doshas (energies based on wind, fire, water and earth elements), however usually one or two are dominant. Alternative medicine, includingAyurveda treatments can help you regain inner balance.
Original ayurvedic recipes for dishes, cosmetics and medicines
Ayurveda is best for:
Adult groups of friends
Intensive Ayurveda & Panchakarma
Although India is considered the homeland of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine is also of particular importance in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine has a Department of Ayurveda, demonstrating the extent to which they have faith in Ayurvedic teachings.
The principles of Ayurveda are universal, however Ayurvedic Medicines and Ayurvedic treatments vary from region to region. Families pass on original Ayurvedic recipes from one generation to another, resulting in an incredible range of Ayurvedic recipes across the different regions of Sri Lanka.
Intensive Ayurveda programmes here differ slightly from those in India, however the aim and efficacy is exactly the same - bringing your body and mind into balance.
The most popular, complete Ayurvedic treatment in Sri Lanka isPanchakarma, which focuses on Ayurvedic detox. It takes a minimum of two or three weeks and includes anAyurvedic diet. The treatment is highly individual and it is prescribed by an ayurvedic doctor, who will determine the right cosmetic treatments, medicines and menu. Panchakarma treatment is supported by yoga sessions and is included in most of our Ayurveda resorts' programmes.
Also known as "barefoot luxury", our Sri Lankan Ayurveda retreats offer guests a rare chance to escape their mobile phone and computer, feel the sand from the beach under their bare feet and completely unwind, with all the traditional and most luxurious home-comforts at hand. What better setting to fully soak in the benefits ofAyurvedic treatments.
Even in our most luxurious Ayurvedic resorts, it is advised to bring comfortable, casual clothes with you. Light, smart-casual clothes are recommended in public areas (e.g. in restaurants).
The monsoon season in the south-west of Sri Lanka, where most of the SpaDreams hotels are located, lasts from May to September. In the north-east the monsoon season lasts from December to February.
The monsoon season is often advised as the best time for Ayurveda - the rain cleans the air and moisture supports detoxification as skin pores open more easily. The "rainy season" does not mean it will rain at all times, but it may get cold in the evening. You should be prepared for the sun (hat and suncream) as well as for the rain during your time here.
What To See
Most of the SpaDreamsAyurveda retreats in Sri Lanka are located close to the capital of Sri Lanka - Colombo - and the town of Galle, famous for its Dutch fortifications (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Other flagship attractions are located further from the south-west coast, in the so called "Golden Triangle" of the central highlands, including the historic cities of Kandy, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya where you will find the famous 'Lion Rock'.
Other Useful Information
If you fly from Europe to Sri Lanka it is likely that you will arrive at the hotel in the morning, before the check-in, and so it is advised to consider booking an additional night, to avoid waiting at the hotel lobby. A similar situation may occur if your return flight is in the late evening.
The customer service in Sri Lanka is outstanding and hospitality is embedded in their culture. Many locals earn their living from tips rather than their low salaries so tipping is appreciated.