An Ayurveda trip to Sri Lanka promises not only professional treatment by local experts, but also exotic destinations for suitable combination offers. Due to Sri Lanka's close connection to the Indian subcontinent and the Ayurvedic teachings, you can also gain an excellent insight into the Buddhist culture of the island nation during your Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka.
Ayurveda in Sri Lanka
Ayurveda in Sri Lanka – Tropical health paradise
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Authentic Ayurveda Health Hotels in Sri Lanka
The tropical ambience of the island as well as the traditional design of many spa hotels and resorts additionally ensure that your cure takes place in an authentic atmosphere. SpaDreams is your expert for authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka. We make sure that your Ayurveda vacation takes place in only the best local Ayurveda centers. Choose your dream destination, be it a maritime beach resort, a tropical Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka's jungles or a quiet Ayurveda hotel in the island's mountains - we are sure to find the right accommodation for you. Useful information and tips for your Ayurveda trip to Sri Lanka can be found below.
What to expect from your Ayurveda health retreat
What your Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka will entail depends strongly on the length of your stay. Treatment plans usually include Ayurveda classics like massages as well as Ayurvedic facial masks and aromatherapy. Many resorts offer small Ayurveda workshops, for example on Ayurvedic nutrition.
More extensive Ayurveda therapies require at least a 1 week stay. In addition to Ayurveda treatments such as massages or aromatherapy, additional Ayurveda offers and courses are also available. Treatments plans, which are then usually tailored towards an Ayurveda detox, can then include yoga courses or even an Ayurveda cooking course. Ayurveda retreats can also be geared towards tackling food intolerances or weight management and will then lend more importance to diet.
Yoga retreats are a wonderful addition to any Ayurveda therapy in Sri Lanka against stress. Ayurveda hotels often offer local excursions to traditional meditation sites and Buddhist temples. This is an ideal opportunity to discover the country's culture during an Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka.
Ayurveda programs in Sri Lanka
Freely translated from Sanskrit, Panchakarma means "fivefold treatment". The classic Ayurvedic cleanse is used to eliminate metabolic waste products, but also for stress therapy and "mental purification". Characteristic of the Panchakarma therapy is the internal and external use of oil treatments. These include the ingestion of clarified butter (ghee) for the elimination of fat-soluble metabolic waste products, the Ayurvedic oil massage Abhyanga or the forehead oil pouring Shirodhara to cleanse the third eye located on the forehead.
During your Ayurveda treatment in Sri Lanka, the Rasayana retreat also offers targeted stress therapy. The term is composed of the words rasa for "juice" or "taste" and ayana for "proper movement". The aim is to direct the flow of bodily fluids and energies into orderly channels through certain behavioral measures (Achara-Rasayana) and the use of medicinal herbs (Oshadhi-Rasayanas). According to Ayurvedic understanding, this should awaken the body's self-healing powers, strengthen it and rejuvenate it through regeneration as well as revitalization.
In contrast to medically questionable zero diets, Ayurveda weight loss or detox never completely renounces food. Rather, the goal of these diets is to promote weight loss through reduced food intake, with low-calorie soups, leafy vegetables, rice and mung bean dishes. This is usually supplemented by an Ayurvedic detox using cleansing Ayurvedic herbs.
Ayurveda retreats in Sri Lanka
A classic Ayurveda center in Sri Lanka is characterized by tradition and tropical flair. Ayurveda therapists on site have usually grown up with the Asian art of healing and are therefore particularly well-versed. In addition, we ensure that European standards apply at your chosen Ayurveda retreat and offer you only the best accommodations that are of a 3 to 5 star level.
You can choose between an Ayurveda resort by the sea or an Ayurveda hotel in the heart of the country. The sea-side accommodations are usually located on the south, southwest or west coasts of Sri Lanka and promise pure luxury thanks to many spacious wellness and spa areas with pool and additional pampering options. In the mountains of Sri Lanka you will find ideal yoga and Ayurveda hotels as well as some Ayurveda clinics, where an Ayurvedic doctor is always available to take care of your health concerns.
Sri Lanka's most beautiful destinations
Due to its short distance to the South Indian mainland, the north of Sri Lanka is characterized by the Indian architectural style. The best example is the local Gopuram temple towers. A combination of Indian and Sri Lankan temple buildings are also the Dagoba stupas on the north coast. In addition, the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna is home to the Nagulesvaram Temple and the Kandaswamy Temple, two of the most important Hindu temples in the country. This makes the north coast of Sri Lanka an ideal destination for yoga and cultural vacationers. A constantly warm tropical climate with little precipitation provides complementary for wonderfully sunny Ayurveda vacations in Sri Lanka.
The east coast of Sri Lanka is known for its picturesque sandy beaches. In a local Ayurveda resort you can therefore perfectly combine beach vacations and Ayurveda vacations in Sri Lanka. A special tip are the beaches Passikudah- and Kalkudah-Bay, where you can explore the coral reefs of the Sri Lankan east coast during organized dives. The Kanniya Hot Springs in Trincomalee also promise extraordinary wellness experiences. The ancient pools of the spa are fed by seven springs with different temperatures.
On the south coast of Sri Lanka are the Madunagala Hot Wells in the town of Hambantota. The region is also characterized by extensive river landscapes and bathing bays such as those of Unawatuna. They are ideal for yoga training in the open air. With the fortress and old town of the port city of Galle, the south coast of Sri Lanka also has a genuine UNESCO World Heritage Site. The south coast is therefore ideal for combined cultural and Ayurveda vacations in Sri Lanka.
Popular yoga beaches on Sri Lanka's west coast such as those of Hikkaduwa, Bentota and Beruwala are among the most beautiful in the country and also have numerous hotels and resorts specializing in traditional Ayurveda treatment in Sri Lanka. The temple complexes of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo also promise cultural highlights. A visit to the city's own market district Pettah is also recommended, where you will find everything from Ayurvedic medicinal herbs to healthy Ayurvedic food for culinary adventures during your Ayurveda vacations in Sri Lanka.
FAQ - Ayurveda retreats in Sri Lanka
These are our best rated Ayurveda hotels:
- Brisama Ayurveda Boutique Hotel - Rating: 5.0
- Amal Villa - Rating: 5.0
- Lanka Princess Ayurveda Hotel - Rating: 4.9
- Hiru Beach Ayurveda Resort - Rating: 4.9
- Hiru Villa's Ayurveda Resort - Rating: 4.9
- Aathma Ayurveda Health Resort - Rating: 4.9
- Surya Lanka Ayurveda Beach Resort - Rating: 4.8
- Roman Ayurveda Lake Resort - Rating: 4.8
- UTMT - Underneath The Mango Tree - Rating: 4.8
- River View Villas - Rating: 4.8
An Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka for 3 nights you can book with SpaDreams already from 282 Euro. An intensive Ayurveda cure with a duration of 3 weeks you get with us from 1020 euros.
For especially low prices, we recommend bargains such as last minute or all-inclusive offers as well as our popular early bird specials! If you’re not set on traveling during a particular time of year, prices are especially tempting during off-peak seasons.
If you are vacationing in the north, northeast or east, the best time to travel is between March and November. Vacations in the south or west of Sri Lanka are better booked from April to November.
At SpaDreams, we carefully select our partner hotels to offer authentic Ayurveda. The treatments are supervised by trained and certified Ayurveda doctors, therapists and specialists. Just like us, the Ayurveda hotels and spa clinics place great emphasis on ensuring that you, as a spa guest, get the most out of your retreat.
Feel free to look at the customer reviews on the respective hotel pages. There our customers who have booked Ayurveda in Sri Lanka share their experiences with you.
Our experts will be happy to give you a personal recommendation for your Ayurveda retreat. Which is the best Ayurveda clinic in Sri Lanka for you depends strongly on your personal wishes and health goals.
A Sri Lanka round trip can be perfectly combined with an Ayurveda retreat. It is best to do the round trip first, so that you can then get involved with the retreat in the Ayurveda Center in Sri Lanka.