Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara offers an ideal setting for those wanting to destress, detox and rejuvenate within a nurturing environment that promotes Ayurvedic wellness, yoga and guided meditation. An original creation of the late Geoffrey Bawa, the resort is set amidst sprawling gardens scattered with swaying palms and lush tropical foliage leading to the Indian Ocean. Wake up early and immerse yourself in yoga followed by a nutritious breakfast, before beginning the day’s treatments at the in-house Ayurvedic Centre, which is staffed with some of Sri Lanka’s most reputable Ayurvedic doctors. In between, laze by the poolside, read a book in the privacy of your own balcony, or take a stroll along the sandy beach. 6- to 14-day wellness packages are tailored to suit individual needs. Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is one of four Heritance properties owned by Aitken Spence. The other resorts are Heritance Ahungalle, Heritance Kandalama in the Cultural Triangle and Heritance Tea Factory in the central hills.