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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara

Sri Lanka · West Coast Sri Lanka · Beruwala
No. 2 Hotel
in West Coast Sri Lanka
4.7 / 5.0 Excellent
264 ratings
99% Recommendation
Renowned, elegant Ayurveda resort
Excellent team of Ayurveda doctors
Soothing atmosphere in the Ayurveda Center
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Where Tradition Comes Alive.

A popular and comfortable Ayurveda resort by the Aitken Spence Group, featuring a friendly atmosphere, its own meditation and yoga centre, and the original Ayurveda Panchakarma therapy at the modern Ayurveda Center. The design is by Geoffrey Bawa.

Most popular facilities

Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Adults only
Ideal for solo travelers
Ayurveda doctor
Ayurvedic dosha meals
Vegetarian meals

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7 nights, double room, full-board
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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara in Detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

Located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka in Beruwela, known for its stunning sandy beaches, right on the beach lies the Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara by the Aitken Spence Group. Originally designed by the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, one can still feel the peace and harmony emanating from the design characterised by clear colours and shapes – it's worth a visit! The 'Heritance' concept is particularly aimed at guests who want to experience Sri Lanka's cultural heritage with Ayurveda, engage with it, or seek tips and support for their daily lives. The expansive 4-star resort awaits you with an environmentally friendly, bright atmosphere where Ayurveda is the central theme in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Only Ayurveda guests and their travel companions are accommodated here. With an innovative solar photovoltaic system, a solar hot water system, and a biogas plant using kitchen waste as the primary source, the renowned resort sets a good example for sustainable tourism. The transfer time from the airport is approximately 2-3 hours.

Dining & Leisure

The spacious, open Ayurveda restaurant overlooking the pool and garden offers healthy meals from the buffet or as a menu in harmony with Ayurveda – typically traditional dishes where taste, effect, and presentation are central and are prepared under the supervision of Ayurveda doctors. The dishes are predominantly vegetarian, with chicken or white fish occasionally available. Guests learn to select food suitable for their body type. On cleansing days, meals are served.


The beautiful outdoor pool in the extensive garden area with water features, as well as quiet zones and seating areas, invite you to relax.

Ayurveda Center

The expansive Ayurveda Center, based on the unique Ayubowan concept ('Live Longer'), is a haven of tranquility. 24 therapy rooms with water fountains and a pond create a unique, soothing atmosphere for relaxation. The center also features herbal steam baths, herbal baths, and an Ayurveda pharmacy. A small herb garden is cultivated to acquaint guests with the natural ingredients used in the therapies. Our extensive team of qualified and experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists perform authentic Ayurveda treatments using pure oils and herbs. Additionally, acupuncture treatments are also available.


Find peace and reflection in our dedicated Meditation and Yoga Center, offering yoga approximately 1-2 times daily and meditation about twice a week, weather permitting, by the pool.

Free Time

In the Ayurveda library, you can explore numerous manuscripts. There's also a shop for souvenirs and handicrafts, a fitness room, TV lounge, laundry service, currency exchange, and an Internet PC. Enjoy our weekly 'Mocktail Party' with the Ayurveda doctors and hotel management. Lectures on Ayurveda, cooking demonstrations for preparing Ayurvedic dishes, and cultural evenings with music events and trips to religious ceremonies are offered from time to time.

Getting There

Additional Information

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Hotel rooms at a glance

The U-shaped building opens towards the sea and encloses the pool framed by ancient Frangipani trees. The 64 comfortable rooms – each one minimally elegant – with a balcony or terrace face the Indian Ocean with either side or direct sea view. The blend of Sinhalese charm and modern comfort convinces many regular guests. 16 Classic (approx. 29 sqm, including 10 SGL), 36 Deluxe (approx. 40 sqm) and 5 Deluxe corner rooms (approx. 79 sqm). Both Deluxe categories feature a large terrace or balcony. 7 Suites (approx. 61 sqm) with a visually separated living and sleeping area. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, yoga mats, telephone. Small refrigerator on request. TV in suites and Deluxe corner rooms. All rooms can also be booked for single use. Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

  • Classic Double Room

      ca. 29 qm
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  • Classic Single Room

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  • Single Room=Double Deluxe

      ca. 40 qm
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  • Deluxe Double Room

      ca. 40 qm
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  • Sea View Suite

      ca. 61 qm
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  • Deluxe Corner Room for 2, Ground Floor

      ca. 79 qm
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  • Deluxe Corner Room for 1, Upper Floor

      ca. 79 qm
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  • Deluxe Corner Room for 2, Upper Floor

      ca. 79 qm
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  • Deluxe Corner Room for 1, Ground Floor

      ca. 79 qm
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Customer ratings for Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara

264 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.7 Outstanding  

99% recommend the hotel to others

Board type
Wellness area
  • 'knowledgeable doctors'
  • 'perfect organization'
  • 'relaxing atmosphere'
  • 'weight loss'
  • 'beachfront location'
  • 'friendly staff'
  • 'clean rooms'
  • 'diverse cuisine'
  • 'therapeutic spa'
  • 'extensive treatments'
264 Results
It was ok

Verena D.

April 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 9 - 11 days

It was good so far - but the hotel is a bit outdated, especially the rooms, and it was just too crowded!


Marie B.

April 2024

12 - 16 days

My second stay at the Heritance was just as impressive as my first visit four years ago.

Karin S.

March 2024

with friends | 12 - 16 days

The vacation was extremely relaxing; however, the Ayurveda retreat is not without its challenges. The Ayurveda clinic is very beautiful. The tubs for the herbal baths are outdoors, so it felt as if you had landed in paradise. I recovered very well, especially thanks to the caring doctor, the benevolent massage team and the exclusive presence of Ayurveda guests. The food was excellent. The hotel was full and unfortunately the rooms were not made up until the afternoon, which was a shame when we returned from the therapies. It should be noted that the rooms are made on the last day (after the flower bath). This would greatly enhance the good feeling at the end of the therapy. However, the general ambience was relaxing and pleasant.

Pleasantly cared for, pampered and body, mind and soul brought back into balance

Beatrix H.

March 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 17 - 23 days

Pure relaxation and health

Claudia D.

March 2024

as a family | 50 to 59 years | 12 - 16 days

This was my second time at this Ayurveda resort and I was once again very impressed. Top staff top service top doctors, a unique experience! I feel recharged with new energy and I was at this Ayurveda resort for the second time and was once again very enthusiastic. Top staff top service top doctors, a unique experience! I feel recharged with new energy and extremely refreshed. The resort with its extraordinary architecture and location is an absolute feel-good place.


Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
Sri Lanka, West Coast Sri Lanka, Beruwala
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)
approx. 109 km / 103 min

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