accommodation & facilities
“A seamless blend of modern architecture, positioned lovingly amidst the untamed beauty of Sri Lanka’s wilderness” – Dubai Times
Blending harmoniously with the surrounding ecosystem, the Sanctuary is a boutique, 14-room retreat centre that provides tailored programmes and expert care to each guest. Choose from our Gallery Rooms, Eco-Conscious Cabanas, or Luxury Cabanas, all artfully furnished with sustainable materials and locally crafted items to reflect nature’s wild beauty and healing qualities.
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Our Luxury Cabanas are the ultimate tier of Sanctuary accommodation, located a 100-metre walk from the beach. Designed by world-renowned architects, the rooms provide ample space to refresh yourself after a day of healing and exploration, with elegant arched ceilings inspired by nature. From the private balcony surrounded by lush greenery, the view of topaz waters dances through the coconut palm trees, while the ocean hum induces deep relaxation.
Designed and built with sensitivity to the natural surroundings, the eco-cabanas are reached by a raised wooden walkway that offers glimpses of wildlife among the trees. Once you step in, the spacious rooms embrace a natural and minimal design that celebrates the skilful craftsmanship of local artisans. The cabanas offer the luxury of being surrounded by nature, with framed views of a tropical forest from a comfortable and private space of your own.
Our yoga shala is a sacred and nurturing space overlooking the lush forest treetops. As you develop your practice within the heart of nature, you find yourself effortlessly drawn inwards, coming home to yourself.
Spacious and well-equipped, our shala accommodates up to 30 people, providing the perfect space for yoga and meditation classes, gong baths, group healing circles and ceremonies.
An outdoor swimming pool under the palms is a stone’s throw from the ocean. Bask in the sun’s embrace, read under the soothing shade of the palm trees, submerge into the cool water or strengthen the mind and body with outdoor yoga on the spacious wooden deck.
Reading & relaxation
Dotted around the Sanctuary you will find several beautifully designed areas with comfortable seating and day beds where you can relax in between treatments, soak up the serenity of the space and let yourself be inspired by a book from our in-house library, lovingly curated by Sam Kankanamge.
Enjoy a moment of contemplation amidst tropical plants and flowers in our walled garden, lovingly tended by our green-fingered resident gardener, Asoka. Here you will find comfortable loungers in the sun and shade: an ideal space to unwind, with the rhythmic sound of ocean waves ebbing and flowing in the background.