Ever heard the saying, ‘ I need a holiday, from my holiday’. Although holidays are meant for relaxation, sometimes we can’t help but over-exert ourselves during a trip. Especially if you’re doing walking tours in the city, visiting museums, and trying out local restaurants. A relaxing holiday can easily end up being a tiring time. Here we discover Sri Lanka’s healing holidays.
Take time out to relax
Focus on relaxation of the mind, body and soul. Anantara Kalutara Resort and Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort invites you to try new experiences centred around healing. Learn the art of cinnamon cultivation, surf the waves and embark on a healing Ayurveda journey.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
Located along Sri Lanka’s breathtaking southern coast is Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. Their new three-day Sanjeewana Ayurvedic Journey allows you to rediscover the state of peace and develop clarity. This getaway promotes healthier lifestyle choices. During the three days, you’ll embark on an immersive programme. Combining healing spa therapies, and mind-cleaning beach walks with the resort’s Nature Guru. Temple meditation and bonfire mindfulness sessions under the guidance of a monk and a yogi. As well as Sri Lankan cooking classes and soul-soothing wood-oven baking sessions.
As Sri Lanka’s only five-star resort to offer exclusive experiences with Tropicsurf, a luxury surf specialists. The hotel is the perfect base for those looking for big-wave drops and sand-bottom beginner beaches alike. All are within 15 minutes of the property. Explore local marine life with excursions in the lagoon, set off on a bicycle to discover bustling markets, join local turtle-watchers on beach patrols to protect hawksbill and leatherback nests. Or follow Anantara’s Experience Guru into the maze of Tangalle’s streets to get a taste of local life.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle’s all-inclusive three-day Sanjeewana Ayurvedic Journey is priced from USD 1,111 for two persons sharing a room, including a selection of Ayurveda-inspired meals and special room amenities.
Anantara Kalutara Resort
The tropical hideaway is designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa. Anantara Kalutara Resort is located only an hour from the Bandaranaike International Airport. From this secluded beachfront setting at the confluence of the Kalu Ganga River and the Indian Ocean, travellers can visit Geoffrey Bawa’s legendary Lunuganga estate on the banks of Dedduwa lake in Bentota to wander around its enchanting gardens blending the elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese garden art and ancient Serendib’s water gardens.
Sri Lanka Healing Holidays
Another quintessential Sri Lankan experience is a visit to a cinnamon plantation. Discover the rich history of the local spice trade and the art of cinnamon cultivation. While taking in the views of the misty mountain range from a hilltop villa on Koggala lake.
At Anantara Kalutara discover Treehouse Dining. Perched above the river in a rustic treehouse. You will be served a Ceylonese dinner featuring locally-caught seafood accompanied by spicy sambals. Followed by Ceylon teas and traditional desserts such as treacle and buffalo curd, and coconut milk pancakes. The experience is priced at USD 60 per person.
Anantara Kalutara’s ‘The Perfect Getaway’ stay package starts from USD 248 net per night based on two people sharing.
Both stay offers are valid for stays up until 31 October 2023, with additional savings available to GHA Discovery members.