For few days I escaped from my busy life in Bahrain and went to absolute tranquility paradise. I wanted to detox mentally and physically so I started searching for a quick escape destination and I decided to go to Kandy in Sri Lanka. The moment I found Santani Wellness Resort’s page online I knew this was the perfect place for me and I was right!
4:00 am I arrived to Colombo airport and a car arranged by the resort picked me up and started the 3 hour journey to Kandy. It was a good time to miss the traffic. Roads were empty except of stray dogs. (The journey back to Colombo took almost 6 hours so yes traffic is that bad).
I managed to close my eyes during the road trip as it was still dark. I opened my eyes to the most magnificent sunrise with mountains and greenery from all directions.
Finally I reached Santani Wellness Resort and I was welcomed and taken to my room in a cute tuktuk. When I entered the room and opened the balcony door I couldn’t believe the magnificent scenery. My heart was beating so fast!
For three days my lungs only breathed high quality oxygen (is there such thing?!). Similarly my eyes were washed with natural beauty and my heart-felt at peace. Next it was time to indulge in what makes Santani so special. It was the kitchen. Food was presented like an Art work.
The colors and fragrance were so inviting. I ate everything that was served to me. Everything was made with so much attention to details.
In fact by the time I finished my meal I was actually looking forward to the next meal. Dinners were extra special and it was the perfect ending to the day.
In Santani the universe wakes you up. Fog is the first to rise then the sun comes up and its rays escape to your bed to gently wakes you with echo of chanting from nearby temples.
While I was at the resort I tried few activities. I enjoyed a relaxing Ayurvedic treatment in a private room open to the forest. I also did a personal yoga session and enjoyed a nature walk to a nearby river.
My experience at Santani have been incredible and I can’t wait to go back soon!
Limited time Yoga Retreat offer
Santani Wellness Resort is offering 15% discount to my readers when they book for Yoga Retreat on 16-23rd July 2017. Make sure to mention the code “RSH” when you book for the yoga retreat to receive 15% discount.
Sushant Pandey, a highly skilled and respected yoga instructor, who specialize in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and the ancient art of meditation will be conducting a 7-day Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat at Santani Wellness. Sushant, was awarded the best spa professional in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveller, and was the director of yoga at Ananda in the Himalayas from 2006-2014.
The retreat includes the following:
7 nights Accommodations in standalone raised villas
Airport Transfers to and from Santani
3 personalized fine dining experiences per day Options include Raw Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Kito based full option meals.
Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages – including fresh juices and herbal teas
4 Ayurvedic treatments of 60 min each
Use of Thermal Salt Bath, Steam Room & Sauna
Nature Walks and Village
Single : US $ 4,000.00 Double: US $ 3,000.00 (per person twin sharing)
For more information about the program and to register at the yoga retreat click here
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