Need to get away from it all and take some time for yourself? Head to the naturally stunning island of Sri Lanka.

The beauty and isolation of this Indian Ocean island makes it the perfect spot for a wellness retreat. You’ll find serenity and relaxation strolling on its many golden beaches under the gentle sun, or drinking in breathtaking mountain vistas as the sun sets.

From lakes and waterfalls to sun-dappled forests and heavenly-scented tropical flowers, Sri Lanka is a nature-lovers paradise. 

Take your pick from award-winning wellness resorts

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a world wellness tourism hub, but don’t worry – it’s far from overcrowded. Many of its best wellness resorts are tucked away up in the mountains, on private beaches or in remote spots, where all you can see is nature and wildlife for miles around.

Here are just a few of Sri Lanka’s best-known wellness resorts:

  • Siddhalepa Ayurvedic Resort

This resort Wadduwa, which has a family heritage going back over 200 years and boasts stunning ocean views, is one of the best spots in Sri Lanka for Ayurvedic holistic therapies. Ayurvedic medicine was developed in India over 3000 years ago, and focuses on promoting health and wellness by balancing mind, body and spirit.

  • Kandy Samadhi Center

Nestled in the lush Kandyan hills is the Kandy Samadhi Center, a private refuge with verandas looking out across the paddy fields. Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and traditional Ayurvedic practices.

  • Ulpotha

Ulpotha is a hidden gem at the foot of the Galgiriyawa mountains, on the outskirts of a traditional rice growing village. The resort (open for just 6 months of the year) offers yoga,Ayurvedic therapies and a relaxed, rule-free atmosphere. 

How to create your own bespoke Sri Lanka wellness break

One of the fantastic things about Sri Lanka is the laidback pace of island life. You can do as little as you want, whether that’s sunbathing on the beach, enjoying a soothing massage or soaking the day away from a hot tub on your balcony.

But of course, there’s more to wellness and relaxation than this. Many visitors to Sri Lanka find themselves nurtured by an invigorating hike through the forest, or a sightseeing trip to learn all about the country’s rich culture.

These activities are nourishment for body, soul and mind, and the perfect complement to lazy spa days and sunrise yoga sessions.

Plan your Sri Lankan wellness trip with Blank Canvas and you can add in as many (or as few) of these activities as you choose. It’s completely up to you. You’ll get your own personal travel expert to help you put together a bespoke itinerary. Mix and match activities until you have the perfect holiday to look forward to.

We’ll help you choose a beautiful resort and book treatments, sessions and excursions. We can even make reservations at the best local restaurants, so you don’t need to lift a finger.  In fact, all you really need to do is get in touch and tell us what you’d like – and we’ll take it from there.