KARUNAKARALA AYURVEDA SPA & RESORT – Waikkal
Located just 12 kilometres from the Bandaranaike International Airport or a short hop from the seaside coast of nearby Negombo, the Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort was declared open in 2016 with an innovative concept of providing comfortable accommodation and healthy meals alongside the best ayurvedic practitioners and consultants.
Overlooking the lovely Maha Oya River, today the Resort is proud to provide 17 exclusive private cottages with all modern traveller comforts. These include hot water en-suite toilets, air-conditioning, cable television, a mini bar, security lockers and tea/coffee making facilities as well.
The interior of the cottages are completed with Neem wood that is well known for its ayurvedic and healing properties. Each cottage is located separately and includes a private balcony that overlooks the charming and well maintained gardens of the Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort.
The Resort is a specialist in providing ayurvedic treatments that focus on the mind, body, and soul and includes a set programme of therapies and massages, complemented by a special diet (langana) to match.
All guests are first encouraged to visit the Karunakarala Weda Gedara Ayurveda Hospital and meet its in-house team of experienced and qualified ayurvedic physicians. Having discussed the personal goals of any treatment package, following this initial consultation, guests are then prescribed a set programme and a personalized meal plan as well.
A typical day would include yoga in the morning led by an experienced leader, followed by a light and healthy breakfast, a series of treatments or massages, leading upto a nourishing lunch and then more treatments or massages alongside lessons on meditation and spirituality by recognized experts to end the day. Guests are free to choose their day plan as well in line with their personal goals.
There is also an ayurveda pharmacy on site and all the preparations, ointments, oils and herbs are all formulated under the expert guidance of leading ayurvedic physicians, using time-tested recipes. All the ayurvedic practitioners are experienced professionals and are dedicated to providing the best treatments that achieve the particular personal goals of the guest.
The Resort regularly organizes numerous wellness programmes, talks, discussions and other pooja offering ceremonies as well.
For those seeking rejuvenation and relaxation, the Karunakarala Spa features a collection of scrubs, baths, massages and reflexology. All the treatments and massages are provided by experienced practitioners that follow a professional approach.
The Karunakarala Swimming Pool is a popular place for guests to hang out. Its cool waters make it ideal for an early morning swim, a dip at mid-day or a long sunset soak. The pool deck includes sun loungers and the Service Team will be happy to serve your choice of snack, drink or light meal direct to your location in no time.
Dining at Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort is by no means boring and the resident Chef Team is ready to plate up delicious cuisine as per your particular diet plan, balancing the three doshas of the body (Vata, Pitta,Kapha). For accompanying guests there is a full menu of starters, snacks, main meals, drinks and desserts as well, on à la carte basis.
Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort is proud to serve up the best of tasty and nutritious authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. The traditional Rice n Curry features healthy red rice along with a leafy salad or mallum alongside many different styles of vegetable curries and traditional accompaniments. All the fruits and vegetables are from the Resort’s own gardens. For those lazy or indulgent afternoons, the Resort serves a traditional High Tea along the Deck that overlooks the serene river that flows in front.
For those dreamy sunset evenings, visitors can go for a stroll along the walking path as a cool breeze surrounds you. Visitors will not miss a mini recreation of the famous Pollonnaruwa Vatadage Image House in brick as they explore.
The Resort will be happy to organize cooking classes, market visits, local excursions or airport/island wide transfers as well. A sunset boat ride along the Maha Oya River is also highly recommended.
The Service Team at Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort is happy to provide guests with the best of customer service and high levels of attention. Guests can expect authentic Sri Lankan hospitality and a lovely holiday with memories of a lifetime.
Extremely popular with Japanese repeat guests, the Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort is the destination for those wanting to experience the most authentic and traditional ayurvedic experience that is proven to cure, heal, relax and revive, all the senses, the mind, body and the soul. Welcome to a slice of paradise…
- Herbal Steam Bath
- Herbal Bath or Flower Bath
- Pada Abhyanga (Foot Massage)
- Shareera Abhyanga (Full Body Massage)
- Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage)
- Shirolepa (Herbal Head Pack)
- Shiro Vasti (to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout)
- Vaktra Abhyanga (Face Massage)