Perched on a mountainside overlooking Kandalama Lake, Heritance Kandalama is an extraordinary hideaway in the heart of a tropical jungle. Set in the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka, the resort is flanked by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the 2,000-year-old Dambulla cave temple and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Nestled cosily on the green slopes are 152 rooms, three swimming pools, five dining spaces and a dedicated corporate facility. Tucked away at the top of the resort is the Six Senses Spa: here, travellers can relax with an exotic variety of traditional Asian treatments based around products using native ingredients.
After a day exploring heritage sites, guests can unwind with a Balinese massage, indulge in a nourishing facial, or try a therapeutic body treatment such as ayurvedic abhyanga
— a full-body massage using herbal oils.
One of the six treatment rooms is specifically designed for couples massage, complete with an al fresco stone bath offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Add in steam rooms and saunas, plus a relaxation area with stunning lake vistas, and the spa is the perfect spot to de-stress while sipping on ginger tea with a traditional Sri Lankan twist.
Piquing the interest of even the most discerning traveller, an enthralling mix of tailor-made experiences can be arranged by Heritance Kandalam, from a hot air balloon ride offering a birds-eye view of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle to watching up to 300 elephants gather on the banks of the Minneriya tank.
Elsewhere, explore the environs with expert naturalists who can share insider tips on everything from bird-watching to demarcated nature trails; experience a day in the life of Sri Lankan villagers at Puranagama, a cluster of traditional clay houses near the shores of Rekawa Lagoon; or indulge in an organic feast served with ingredients plucked from the fields of the resort’s own organic farm.
Heritance Kandalama is part of Aitken Spence Hotels, which manages a portfolio of 24 resorts in Oman, the Maldives, India and Sri Lanka.
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Need to know
· Balinese massage
· Ayurvedic abhyanga
· Kandalama Combo
· Couples massage
· KurumbaKashi Coconut Wrap
· 2 steam saunas
· 6 treatment rooms
· 2 relaxation areas