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Santani
Kandy

Perched in the luscious mountains near the city of Kandy in Central Sri Lanka, Santani is a dedicated wellness retreat whose every detail is crafted to nurture well-being and serenity. The site was carefully chosen to provide a sense of seclusion, tranquillity and closeness to nature, whilst not being too far from modern amenities. The hill-top location also offers stunning mountain views and refreshing breezes.

Santani is the epitome of minimalist luxury, based on an architectural concept of open spaces inspiring freedom of the mind. Comprising 16 stand-alone room units with balconies and two interconnecting room units with private pool, the accommodation is elevated on elegant stilts with timber flooring, whitewashed walls and full-height glazing. The unencumbered views of the rugged surroundings are simply stunning.

Naturally the resort features an impressive spa, also formed with Santani’s signature minimalist and natural style. There is an extensive range of wellness treatments and activities available, including fitness, yoga, nutrition, therapy, meditation, detox, cleansing, cooking classes and excursions, to name a few.

In commitment to Santani’s ideology of detox from modern’s life’s stresses, there is no Wi-fi or TV available in guests rooms, however there is a communal media room with internet facilities and theatre. This does not, however, result in a lack of things to do. You can relax in stillness or in activity, with hiking trails, river natural swimming pools, tea plantations and an infinity lap pool. There is also an elevated restaurant, main pavilion lounge and outdoor sitting lounge with camp fires, offering an assortment of breathtakingly beautiful locations for a quiet moment alone or to socialise with other guests.

True to its name, meaning ‘harmony’ in Sanskrit, Santani is the embodiment of harmony with nature and the perfect haven in which to achieve harmony in mind, body and soul.

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