It's unfortunate indeed, that people think that Ayurveda treatments can be replicated quite easily when the opposite of this is true. There is an age-old science behind it which has to be studied and understood to really draw out the healing properties that this method is renamed for. While there are myriad places in Asia and maybe even outside it, that offer these treatments, possibly only a really really know what they are doing. Is that a chance you want to take? We think not. And so, here are our top 5 picks of trustworthy Ayurveda health retreats in lovely Sri Lanka, the home of authentic Ayurveda medicine.
First of all, it is imperative to understand that proper Ayurveda treatments require professional doctors trained in the field who know their healing practices and treatments as they should. Happily, Sri Lanka has the right type of trained professionals in Ayurveda who know what they are doing. The following places tick all the boxes in this regard and are given in no particular order.
The Siddalepa Ayurveda Health Resort is a tried-and-tested name in Ayurveda. Run by the Hettigoda Group, the gurus of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, this resort is a picture of serenity surrounded by lovely greenery and the lull of the Indian Ocean. The resort is equipped with experienced doctors, treatment center and all the necessary therapies and treatments required for any form of healing, be it detoxification, relaxation, well-being, rejuvenation and the like. And the best part is, this is one of the most affordable Ayurveda resorts on its kind.
Jetwing Lagoon is another luxurious favorite in Ayurveda treatments and holidays. Find yourself relaxing on the west coast in Negumbo, a charming fishing town with an alluring quality. The in-house doctor at the hotel is always happy to advise free-of-charge on what treatments you should follow according to your specific needs. The hotel spa is known for its detox treatments using traditional and authentic Ayurveda treatments and herbal oils. In addition, one can also indulge in yoga sessions and healthy cuisine at the hotel, thus completing the total wellness experience.
Stay on the Negambo coast to enjoy the best of Ayurveda at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions which has been built with complete tranquility in mind. Privacy is guaranteed as you engage in your treatments with every villa placed apart and complete with all necessary comforts. What's more, treatments are tailor-made to suit individual guest requirements.
Ayurveda Pavilion focuses on the authentic healing experience that covers preventative, curative and promotional conditions. Their program is holistic, with yoga sessions also provided for guests to practice even after leaving the hotel. They also ensure a healthy diet to maintain the cleanliness of body they espouse, offering quality natural foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables prepared in conjuction with each guest's individual treatment process.
We can not talk about 'authentic' without also drawing attention to Back of Beyond- Kahandamodara Sri Lanka. The absolutely beautiful surroundings in the south of Sri Lanka will leave you feeling one with nature as peaceful animals cross your path and allow you to snuggle into a world of wellness that is held secure by experienced professionals.
The yoga sessions at the retreat are conducted by an instructor who holds a Master's in Physical Therapy and has many years if experience under her belt. This ideal retreat provides packages that artfully combine your Ayurveda wellness program with healing yoga sessions that are unparallel. A comfortable place with healthy meals provided, there is nothing to be dissatisfied about.
And then, there is another favorite – Saman Villas. A gorgeous boutique hotel that can be discovered on an outcrop of rocks in seaside Bentota on the southwest coast of the island, you will find that the location is ideal to relax and revitalize.
The Sahana Spa at Saman Villas which is set near a water fountain with open air couples' treatment rooms, uses organic healing and nourishing solutions that enrich the wellness process. It is a haven of luxury and comfort complete with a sauna, jacuzzi, steam shower, floral bath, dining area and more. You have to see it to believe the goodness that will result …
Whatever anyone might say, Sri Lanka is the home of authentic Ayurveda and these places prove it. But do not just take our word for it, come, experience it yourself!