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De-Stress In Sri Lanka With A Romantic Wellness Holiday

By definition, to retreat is the act of seeking refuge, a great way to describe a wellness holiday in Sri Lanka. Seek refuge in the beautiful green forests, seek refuge on the golden coastline, seek refuge in misty mountains and seek refuge in the cultural hub of Sri Lanka. It is as though the whole island is a wellness retreat since every region exudes peace. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose to go on a wellness holiday in Sri Lanka, especially with your partner! 

1. Nature

The natural beauty of the island is incomprehensible at times. Each region in Sri Lanka is different; you can relax on golden palm-fringed beaches (like in Hikkaduwa or Trincomalee) while listening to the waves crashing against the sand; enjoy the sound of silence in the cool green mountains (like in Hatton or Kandy); feel at peace in the cultural heart of the country (be it Sigiriya or Anuradhapura); and revel in the lush forests. Nature always makes one feel at peace, and in Sri Lanka, you’re spoilt for choice! 

2. Ayurvedic Treatments

Another great thing about Sri Lanka is that wellness and holistic living is deeply rooted in its culture. Ayurveda is a type of alternative medical treatment made from all-natural endemic plants and herbs. Ayurvedic spas can widely be found throughout the country, and many wellness resorts incorporate elements of this ancient practice into their spa treatments. Certain speciality stores also offer Ayurvedic beauty products, so that you can take a piece of your wellness holiday back home with you!

3. Excellent Wellness Resorts

Sri Lanka is FULL of world-class wellness resorts. The resorts here seamlessly combine nature and luxury, giving you one of the most indulgent and relaxing holidays. To experience the best of all the wellness resorts, try and visit a few different resorts in different regions. Here are some of the most recommended wellness retreats:

– Jetwing Vil Uyana in Sigiriya
– Santani Wellness Resort and Spa in Kandy
– Tri Lanka in Koggala
– Ulpotha in Kurunegala

4. Yoga & Meditation Shalas

Yoga and wellness have always been intertwined which is why the island has so many yoga shalas and schools. Yoga is best known for being a physical exercise, but it actually helps calm and strengthen the mind, body and soul. There are many wellness retreats solely dedicated to meditation. This practice helps you quieten the mind and encourages you to find peace within.

5. The Food

Finally, any good trip is made even better with delicious food. Sri Lanka is home to wholesome ingredients and a variety of mouthwatering flavours which will excite you and keep you craving for more! Those on wellness retreats are provided with fresh, locally-sourced produce that is big on flavour and nutrition.



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