Santani Resort & Spa, having opened in 2016 has received a number of international accolades highlighting the level of service, the cuisine and the spa.
Located in the mountains of Sri Lanka, 1.5 hours from the Kandy city, the resort is on a former tea estate surrounded by paddy fields. This 48 acre unique property opens out to the Hunnasgiriya Mountain range, and the Knuckles Mountain Range, a Unesco world heritage side. All rooms have a glass wall that provides unhindered views of the lush vegetation surrounding the area. Free Wi-Fi is also offered at the resort.
Each meal at Santani is an experience, and with no printed menus, the chefs propose a menu to each guest based on the dietary preferences and utilizing the fresh organic vegetables grown on site. All room categories are available on a full-board basis.
The property has a world-class 6000 sq ft spa with a thermal saltwater pool, sauna, steamroom treatments as well as morning and evening yoga sessions. A number of wellness packages can be added on separately for guests staying 5 nights and above, and these include detox, weight loss and more. Spa access and Hatha yoga is provided free of charge.
A number of excursions including river walks, tea factory visits, tea estate walks and more can be arranged on request.
Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, one of Sri Lanka’s finest, promises to pamper the mind, body and soul in the comforts of the lush mountains in Digana. Spread across 48 acres of verdure overlooking the Knuckles and Hunnasgiriya mountain ranges, Santani is the perfect place to relax and take refuge from the chaos of day-to-day city life. The latest addition to the portfolio of wellness resorts in Sri Lanka, Santani specialises in ayurvedic treatments but also offers relaxation treatments.
The main pavilion that houses the lounge and bar, and the restaurant is located on a hillock offering a stunning 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
Accommodation at Santani is offered in 18 rooms, out of which 16 are stand-alone Mountain View Chalets and the remaining two rooms are connected by a common living area and is located away from the chalets.
The 16 chalets are built on stilts to minimise the impact on the environment and offer spectacular views of the mountain ranges encouraging guests to engage in meditation. All rooms are furnished with a king-sized bed or twin beds, chairs, a wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with h/w shower. The remaining rooms are spacious and overlooks the adjoining paddy field. The rooms cannot be made into triples and the resort welcomes kids above the age of 12 years.
Santani has a resident ayurvedic doctor, who guests can consult for specialised treatments such as stress relieving, detox and slimming, among others. They also provide a range of Ayurveda spa treatments to modern spa therapy. The resort has a 24m infinity pool and organises treks and nature walks upon request. Santani also has a yoga pavilion a media room with a 15-seat theatre, computer and internet facilities.
In terms of food, the resort prepares a delicious variety from Sri Lanka curries to western dishes, all highlighting fresh produce and great balance in flavour. Since Santani doesn’t have a licensed bar as yet, guests are welcome to bring in their own alcohol beverages.
The restaurant also caters to different dietary restrictions and food preferences.
Most popular facilities
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
Pets are not allowed.
- Live sport events (broadcast)
- Tour or class about local cultureAdditional charge
- Walking tours
- Movie nights
- Hiking Additional charge
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Golf course (within 3 km)Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
- Secured parking
- Swimming Pool
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/spa locker rooms
- Fitness classes
- Yoga classes
- Massage chair
- Spa/wellness packages
- Spa lounge/relaxation area
- Steam room
- Spa Facilities
- Body wrap
- Body scrub
- Body Treatments
- Facial treatments
- Beauty Services
- Sun umbrellas
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Pool/beach towels
- Salt-water pool
- Pool with view
- Hot spring bath
- Outdoor pool (all year)
- Outdoor pool
- Massage Additional charge
- Spa and wellness centre