We chose to design our contemporary dwellings based on the concept of the ‘ambalama’, which is the Sri Lankan word for ‘place of rest’. Historically, pilgrims and traders moved around this sun-kissed island on foot. Simple shelters called ambalama came into being, offering these travellers somewhere safe to rest for the next leg of a long journey.
This human need to rest has not changed; today’s travellers are also in need of a place to rest, along the journey of life. Stylish and utterly comfortable, our interiors are deliberately minimal. As in ancient Buddhist meditation caves in the mountains surrounding Santani, this lack of distraction allows you to focus your mind solely on slowing it down.
By blurring the distinction between inside and out, these private retreats invite you to rest, relax or meditate while inhaling pure fresh air and taking in the pristine, truly inspiring scenery around you. To further support your efforts to reset, our rooms do not have televisions. While the digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, we do offer in-room Wi-Fi on demand.
We have 16 Mountain View Chalets that overlook the surrounding mountain range and 4 Garden View Chalets that are designed for families with children (above 12).