Travel+Leisure’s readership voted for their favourite wellness retreat in the world and have chosen Santani, Sri Lanka as the best in the world. Santani’s unique and scientific approach to wellness and ayurveda has made it stand out once again, with Travel + Leisure elaborating:
“Built with the belief that human beings heal and thrive when surrounded by nature, Santani Wellness Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka features sustainable architecture and minimalist interiors, designed to preserve its green environment. They have added to the global sustainability discussion by introducing the game changing concept of “Human Sustainability” that drives everything at Santani.
Being located on a 120-acre former tea plantation, surrounded by a lush green forest, makes the resort both secluded and accessible. Sri Lanka’s first full-fledged destination spa resort believes its success relies on encouraging practices that guests can carry home to continue a healthier lifestyle. It offers programmes that are fully customisable to suit your needs, with a combination of methods such as Ayurveda, yoga, spa treatments, and digital detox.”
Aindrila Mitra, Editor of Travel+Leisure India said, “Celebrating the 10th edition this year, we are felicitating trendsetters and trailblazers in the fields of travel and leisure, in addition to our other popular categories. These 10 special categories will felicitate game changers in the fields of conservation, travel photography and storytelling, sustainability, wellness, design, F&B, climate change awareness, community tourism and more”.
CEO and Founder of Santani Wellness Resort, Vickum Nawagamuwage commented on the latest accolade. “We are thankful yet again, especially in times like this, to our guests who keeps coming back and voted us as the best in the world, Travel+Leisure, our travel industry partners, and everyone who banded together to help us achieve this laurel. Special thank goes to the team at Santani. This recognition is proof that we have maintained our sometimes-impossible standards through the worst period for global tourism in recent times. We’re taking this recognition to move forward from the COVID-19 challenge by expanding our footprint globally”.
When asked about what expansion plans were in the pipeline, Vickum said, “the global demand for wellness is growing exponentially and we want to grow the brand through our own properties as well as management contracts. We are also creating a mid-market brand centered around the same unique concepts that made Santani a world class brand. We have already secured several management contracts and are in discussions with other owners/developers to build/operate properties in Sri Lanka as well as globally”.
Recently celebrating its fifth anniversary, Santani has become one of the most celebrated hotels in the world in record speed. The Santani brand imbues purpose into everything from the modern, sustainable architecture to the once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experience, to the perfect union of modern and ancient wellness methods. Everything that happens during your stay at Santani, happens by design.