Spa, Ayurveda & Yoga in the South West

Sri Lanka having preserved the originality of the ancient practice of Ayurveda, is home to many Ayurveda and wellness resorts offering a range of Ayurvedic treatments with healing powers. There are specialised Ayurveda retreats giving authentic massage therapy and pure holistic remedies for a number of medical conditions. The South West Coast houses a number of these.


  • Good value-for-money resorts providing authentic Ayurveda treatments
  • Treatments range from massage therapy to remedies for medical conditions
  • Practice yoga with captivating views of the beach and breathing in the sea breeze


There are two main objectives of Ayurveda, the first one being the curative method – to cure illness and the second one being preventive – to prevent the health condition of a person and from any illness. Prepare yourself for the ultimate levels of detoxification, relaxation and revitalization of your body and mind. If you are staying in a luxury star class hotel, you will have access to an in-house spa or Ayurvedic spa which is well worth a try.

Nevertheless of the many resorts which have made Ayurveda and Yoga their raison d’etre on the South West Coast of Sri Lanka, Siddhalepa Ayurveda resort in Wadduwa deserves a first mention. Putting its 150 years of experience in Ayurveda in to practice with Ayurvedic doctors consulting with each client before any treatment and using its own medicinal Ayurvedic oils, the resort delivers a truly authentic experience in Ayurveda. At a more luxury-focused end is Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, which is an Ayurveda health resort that is devoted to practicing authentic Ayurveda while providing a luxury hotel experience. Another worthy contender is the Barberyn Reef Ayurveda resort, that utilises ayurveda, meditation and yoga to provide the necessary care and comfort for a complete sense of well-being.

Most of the aforementioned resorts maintain the practice of yoga and meditation classes regularly to promote the genuine Ayurvedic way of living that focuses on the balance and sense of well-being of mind, body and soul. Yoga is another spiritual practice that has been around since ancient times and it originated in India. Meditation is a major part of yoga and it starts with it and ends with it. There are a lot of techniques to help you organize your thoughts, calm yourself and have a positive mindset throughout the day in addition to toning your body, promoting flexibility and the flow of energy through your body.