Fabulous 4.3/5.0

198 Ratings from our customers

Fabulous 4.3/5.0

No. 3 Hotel in Sri Lanka This hotel is the 3 most popular choice for our hotels in Sri Lanka. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Life Ayurveda Resort

Charming, quaint & natural

Experience luxury for the soul...  With Anil and his team, you are in the best hands for your very personal Ayurveda treatment in the circle of the Life family. Small wellness resort directly on the beach of the southwest coast, with pool, professional Ayurveda center and herb garden.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Wifi for free
  • Swimming pool
  • Seaside
  • Ideal for solo travelers
  • Adults Only
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Ayurveda Tri-Dosha Meals
  • Yoga
  • Entertainment Programme

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Classic Ayurveda - Intensive

from 7 nights, double room, full-board



Ideal for stress, fatigue, exhaustion, loss of appetite or listlessness, sleeping disorders, weightloss, strengthening general health conditon and the immune system, for regeneration.


  • Panchakarma treatment (from 2 weeks) -Cleaning, regeneration and detoxification
  • Anti-Stress/Burnout prophylaxis
  • Ayurvedic detox - Slimming & Detoxification

Recommended duration of treatments 2, better 3-4 weeks.

  • Welcome drink & massage
  • Ayurvedic full board (vegetarian) including herbal tea and mineral water
  • 3x per week doctor consultation with individual health and nutrition counseling, determination of the treatment plan
  • All Ayurvedic treatments (about 1.5-2 hours a day or more as per Panchakarma schedule) such as oil massages (partially synchronic), (steam) bath, Shirodhara oil on the forehead, pinda sveda rice bag massage, cleaning treatments and other special ayurvedic therapies
  • Ayurvedic herbal medicine as prescribed by the doctor
  • Daily 15 min. walking on the mineral stone foot therapy path
  • Yoga approx. 3 x per week
  • Meditation approx. 2x per week
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstrations about 2x per week
  • Optional daily morning fitness „vita parcour” in the group
  • Usage of outdoor pool, sun beds and hammocks in the garden, wifi

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Diabetes, Heart / Vessels / Circulation, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Obesity / Overweight, Rheumatism / Joints / Arthritis / Arthrosis, Skin / Allergies, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Stay 13 nights - pay for just 11: 2 nights free
  • Stay 21 nights: 1 night free per week; 3 nights free
  • $56 Special Discount per person, once per stay

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 761P1

Personalise your stay

Roundtrip "Kandy & Sigiriya"

from 2 nights, double room, half-board



Ideal before your ayurveda cure, the tour starts in the morning:

3 days / 2 nights

Day 1: The drive to Kandy, the beautiful city at the heart of Sri Lanka’s green highlands, can be described as a cultural journey between wildlife and history. First, make a stop in the impressive Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, in Kandy: Botanical Garden, Herbal Garden, Tooth Temple(the story tells that here a tooth of Lord Buddha (from the 4th century) is located). Dinner and and Folklore Evening Show.

Day 2: After breakfast you will head towards Sigiriya. Visit of tea factory, Dambulla Cave Temple (with Buddha statues and murals), in the evening arrival and dinner in Sigiriya.

Day 3: Today you will drive to one of the most valuable monuments of Sri Lanka and likewise UNESCO world cultural heritage - the Rock fortress of Sigiriya. Elevated on a rock, the former fortress links nature and culture to an experience that locals even entitle the eighth wonder of the world. Half on the way up, the famous frescoes of the cloud maidens can be gazed on the walls. In the evening arrival at the Life Ayurveda Resort.

  • 2 nights in mid-class hotels
  • Half board
  • Entrance fees according to programme
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Drive in air-conditioned vehicles (from / to Life Ayurveda Resort or airport).

Telephone booking code: 761P3

Personalise your stay

Life Ayurveda Resort in detail

Your Hotel

☀ The Life Ayurveda Resort is located on the seafront on the southwest coast in the original fishing village Talpitiya, between Panadura and Kalutara and near Wadduwa. The airport Colombo can be reached in about 1.5 hours driving time. The small, family feel-good resort looks back on a colorful past, because after its destruction by the tsunami in 2004, the entire building was rebuilt by its current owner with love and passion and designed in the typical Sinhalese style.

Location & Surroundings

Sri Lanka - the "Radiant Beautiful" Island in the Indian Ocean. Lush vegetation and landscapes of unique beauty, tropical dream beaches, an open-minded and friendly population as well as impressive monuments of the Sinhala kingdoms, some 2,000 years old, distinguish it.

How You Reside

18 single and double rooms in the main house and 9 in the garden house, mostly renovated, with shower/WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan, single and double rooms in the main house and 9 in the garden house. On request individually adjustable air conditioning € 15 per room and day, available in 4 double rooms in the main house. Double room can also be booked for single use. Partial lateral sea view in the main house, idyllic garden view in the garden house. Garden house with shared balcony or terrace with seating. Since 2017 two "pool house" rooms directly at the pool with air conditioning and terrace. Internet terminal, money exchange, Wi-Fi in the lobby and in the restaurant. 

Double Room

Rooms with shower / WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan and individually adjustable air conditioning on request (only in the main building). Some with balcony and partial sea view/garden view, and some with garden and seating. The furnishing is simple but gives a feel-good atmosphere. Internet terminal for a fee.


Coffee/Tea set

Room code for telephone bookings: 761D6

Single Room

Rooms with shower / WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan and individually adjustable air conditioning on request (only in the main building). Some with balcony and partial sea view / garden view, and some with garden and seating. The furnishing is simple but gives a feel-good atmosphere. Internet terminal for a fee.


Coffee/Tea set

Room code for telephone bookings: 761E6


Rooms with shower / WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan and individually adjustable air conditioning on request (only in the main building). Some with balcony and partial sea view / garden view, and some with garden and seating. The furnishing is simple, but gives a feel-good atmosphere. Internet terminal for a fee. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.


Coffee/Tea set

Room code for telephone bookings: 761E7

DBL Poolhouse

2 new rooms directly at the pool with veranda and garden view as well as shower/ WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan and individually controlled air conditioning (inclusive). Internet terminal for a fee.

Air conditioner


Coffee/Tea set

Room code for telephone bookings: 761D8

SGL=DBL Poolhouse

2 new rooms directly at the pool with veranda and garden view as well as shower / WC, safe, mosquito net, ceiling fan and individually controlled air conditioning (inclusive). Internet terminal for a fee. SGL=DBL for single use.

Room code for telephone bookings: 761E8

2 Pers.: DBL Roundtrip


Room code for telephone bookings: 761D3

1 Pers.: SGL Roundtrip


Room code for telephone bookings: 761E3

Dining & Leisure

Dinner is served together in the small, open, renovated restaurant with access to the tropical garden or in good weather in the fresh air (communication table on request). The ayurvedic vegetarian dishes are prepared according to the tri-dosha principle (suitable for all doshas). They are coordinated with the Ayurveda doctor and adapted to the needs of the spa guests.

Ayurveda Centre

In 10 treatment rooms, a team of experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists takes care of the well-being of the guests. The treatments are carried out professionally and with great care, ensuring each guest is cared for personally and feels in good hands. The Ayurveda herbal baths are located in artificial stone rocks outdoors. There is a herb garden for kitchen use and treatments. Yoga, meditation, barefoot path (approx. 5 m) and Ayurvedic cooking demonstrations are part of the Ayurveda treatments. The meditation is guided by a Buddhist monk. Additionally bookable are acupuncture (approx. €60/7 sessions), manicure, pedicure and ayurvedic facial care. The additionally used Ayurvedic medicine, which can also be found in the in-house Ayurveda pharmacy, consists of herbal products.

The Life Ayurveda Resort also hosts the Lotus Ayurveda Academie for the training and further education of Ayurveda therapists, where 3-month courses are offered (information and prices on request).

The hotelier says:

"Life's classical Ayurveda programme relaxes, detoxifies and purifies the body, increases the life energy, strengthens the health and promotes internal peace and harmony." (Anil Nanayakkara, Life Ayurveda Resort)

Free Time

Outdoor pool and garden with sunbeds under shady palm trees invite you to relax. Direct access to the beach - ideal for swimming, walking or volleyball. On request morning gymnastics "Vita Parcour" (daily 6 o'clock, approx. 1 hour). Evening events according to offer (for a fee) e.g. beach party, folklore or non-Ayurvedic Sunday brunch at the nearby "Aqua Pearl Lake Resort" (€ 10/person including transfer). Also 2 libraries, jeweller, souvenir shop, boutique and tailor. Excursions with car and driver e.g. "Land & People Tour" through nature and culture (approx. € 25 per person, approx. 3 hours).

Getting There

Airport Transfers: CMB (back & forth) FIT 761T1 €110/car.

Nearby Airports
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) : (approx. 82 km / 107 minutes)

Additional information

Languages: English and some staff speak German.

Adults: from 15 years welcome.

Payable locally:
Air conditioning €15/room per day (only available in 4 of the double rooms in the main building).
Deposit: €100 per person.
Laundry fee: €7 per person per stay.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Entertainment Programme

Customer reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5.0
91% would recommend
Wellness area
198 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Alzbeta R.
    from Slowakia

    ‘Pleasant holiday with added value’ Original review

    My vacation filled my expectations. I needed to reset my body and soul and that was done by Ayurveda. The professional and very friendly approach of doctor and therapist has accelerated my body regeneration. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The hotel is small but cozy. The room was cozy and cleaned every day. It is a shame that the staff is mostly "blind" and does not see dirty curtains, a shower, oiled bed linen ... But they have put it right after the alert. They should pay more attention to the clean environment (dirty curtains in the therapeutic room - after the alert is replaced), to the stinky of toweling in the bathroom (I would understand the oil in the therapeutic rooms). Based on my warning, they cleaned the yard and installed flowers there :-).
    • Service and hospitality
      I have no any remarks. It was perfect.
    • Cuisine
      I'm not a vegetarian, and probably not even. However, I think that vegetarian meals can be cooked and prepared more attractive than in this hotel. After a week I did not have much to choose - still the same dishes, the same taste, the same color. After an alert, they were willing to cook a varied lunch for one day - red beet, carrot, cauliflower, green beans ... I have no objection to drinks, tea and bottled water are always available. Fresh juice was also served with meals.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The therapies that Dr. Doctor prescribed me were famously. I was also lucky with a therapist who was able to solve my sudden reactions to the treatment process. Therapy rooms should occasionally be overlay (the walls) and change dirty oiled hinges. In generaly I felt very very good.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Because I'm an active person, I was worried about what to do for 2 weeks. Finally, I had enough of time for both excursions and relaxation. Trips were well organized, but quite expensive for local conditions. E.g. day trip for two people was 220 €, but for 6 people is 65 € / person. There are no price lists anywhere.

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    • August 2018
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • SpaDreams Client

    ‘Great.’ Original review

    Very well recovered! As relaxed as you have been for a long time - within a short time! show more

    • Hotel in general
      Nice front desk, everything super clean - no question ... great location right on the sea, nice ambience, lovely decoration, nice colors, great garden, well equipped. With fan!
    • Service and hospitality
      Everyone is always friendly! Attentive! You know all the guests! Doctor always on site! Roi even speaks German! Takes care of everyone
    • Cuisine
      Food excellent! Delicious, everyone likes to eat a little more! Nicely prepared, lots of choice, great decoration, varied .. much better fruit!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Pool is always cleaned, everything was clean, everything we constantly cleaned! Daily new sarongs and towels for the applications. Beautiful light rooms ...
    • Treatments and programmes
      There was nothing wrong! All super friendly, hard-working,

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    • August 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • with friends
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Heidi P.
    from Germany

    ‘Real Ayurveda in a great atmosphere’ Original review

    This trip was our first experience with Ayurveda and we would do it again and again, thanks to the consistently positive experiences, I 100% recommend this to friends and family. A lovingly maintained and quiet area, great buffet, competent doctors and therapists - just great. show more

    • Hotel in general
      We were pleasantly surprised. We had a room in the garden house and were very satisfied. In particular, the loving towel folding has surprised us every day again. Food and drinks were great and still delicious after 10 days.
    • Service and hospitality
      You can see smiling faces throughout and every morning even welcomes by name.
    • Cuisine
      Delicious, healthy and varied.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      We did not use the pool because the sea was right at front of the door. The treatments were great.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Diverse, professional and relaxing.

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    • January 2018
    • 9 - 11 days
    • as a couple
    • Younger than 30 years
  • SpaDreams Client
    from Germany

    ‘Great recommendation’ Original review

    Very good show more

    • Hotel in general
      Easy, clean and happy
    • Service and hospitality
      Very helpful and joyful
    • Cuisine
      Excellent, because I am certainly not a vegetarian and would rather eat meat I had to admit that the meals were outstanding and I have not missed meat the entire duration of my holiday. Highly recommended
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Pool is very clean and well maintained
    • Treatments and programmes
      Everything was great

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    • December 2017
    • 12 - 16 days
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Verena M.
    from Switzerland

    ‘Our imagination has been surpassed in doctor's help, treatments, friendliness room service and, above all, in the kitchen, in a pleasant, comfortable environment in authentic Sri Lanka.’ Original review

    We really enjoyed our stay at Life and have more than well recovered. The program of the doctor, which was individually tailored to us, has made a big impact. The treatments are diverse and professionally executed. The facility is clean and simple, but functional and atmospheric and without distraction. Our room was cleaned daily and with artful shaped towels, which were always a surprise. After our tour in the Steinring (foot massage), the traditional fishing on the direct beach with the friendly people gave us daily pleasure. Swimming in the warm Indian Ocean is sometimes a sporting challenge because of the waves. (The re-intact muscles could be tested right away.) The kitchen is very tasteful and appropriately matched to the doshas with a large selection, which animates to re-cooking. For our taste as a yoga beginner, the courses were too intense, but we enjoyed the meditations with the monk very much. The cooking classes and lectures were exciting and comprehensible recited. in the second half of the holiday we also did 2 half-day trips in the area with the tuk-tuk. The tour guide Roy has explained to us the life in Sri Lanka in terms of religion, nature, land and people in a very nice way. Guests: Sometimes the guests behave typically unfriendly and without patience. We deeply regret that some of the guests can not understand and live the traditional and benevolent and very friendly hospitality. show more

    • Hotel in general
      See above
    • Service and hospitality
      See above
    • Cuisine
      See above
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      See above
    • Treatments and programmes
      See above

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    • December 2017
    • Longer than 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 50 to 59 years

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