Slick villas and open-air pavilions are perfect havens to enjoy the local wildlife Sri Lanka is now six years into a stable peace – a not insignificant factor in why the country has become a locus of thoughtful, sustainable hospitality. Witness the debut of Santani (www.santani.lk; from $600; first picture), its first dedicated contemporary wellness retreat – the brainchild of a group of recently repatriated young Sri Lankans with degrees from the likes of Harvard
The lovely Santani, which is set to open at the beginning of 2016, is billed as the country’s very first luxury wellness resort. It’s an impressive – and destination-worthy – accolade. Guests are encouraged to leave behind their devices and digital distractions to soak up the hilly, central Sri Lankan
Santani, the first luxury resort to open on the island of Sri Lanka, is scheduled to welcome its first guests in February 2016. Located about 12 miles from the city of Kandy, a World Heritage Site and the small nation’s cultural capital, the 50-acre property is a sustainable development set in the Sri Lankan
Balance. It is what we are all striving for in any practice, diet, or lifestyle that we lead. Searching within ourselves to see what suits us best, but often we become entangled in the expectations and beliefs of others rather than listening to our own needs. The impulse to follow the crowd tends to overshadow our own feelings, leaving us further confused. Balance is not just the physical aspect of steadiness, but an emotional steadiness as well.