The Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara – Beruwala

General Overview

The 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. Prior to a refurbishment and rebranding in 2011, it was known as Neptune Hotel and was an original creation of Sri Lanka’s architectural guru, 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. Then, gently make your way to the in-house Ayurvedic Centre for your day’s treatments. In between, laze by the poolside, read a book in the privacy of your own balcony, or take a stroll along the sandy beach. The Ayurveda centre is staffed with some of Sri Lanka’s most reputable Ayurvedic doctors. Six to 14-day wellness packages are tailored to suit individual needs. In case of couples where one partner would prefer to just take in the sun, sea and occasionally a relaxing massage, while the other immerses in Ayurvedic wellness, this is the perfect setting. Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is one of four Heritance properties owned by Aitken Spence. The other resorts are Heritance Ahungalle, north of Galle, Heritance Kandalama in the Cultural Triangle and the Heritance Tea Factory in the central hills.


There are 64 luxurious bedrooms categorised into Standard, Deluxe, Suites and Corner Rooms and set in a horseshoe-designed, three-storey building overlooking the central swimming pool. All bedrooms open out to a private terrace or balcony with sea views. Bedrooms interiors are tastefully decorated in soothing neutral tones and are furnished with twin or double beds. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, telephone, a range of soothing music for guests to choose from, safe, bathrobe, hair dryer, mini-fridge on request, room service and laundry service. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.

Standard Rooms (290 sq ft): The 16 Standard Rooms open on to a private terrace or balcony with sea views and have all standard facilities listed above.

Deluxe Rooms (320 sq ft): More spacious than the Standard Rooms, these 36 bedrooms also have sea views.

Suites (612 sq ft): Theseven suites are spacious and have living and dining areas. In addition to the standard facilities, there is also cable TV.

Corner Rooms (580 sq ft): The five corner roomsare spacious and open out to a broad balcony where you can dine or take in the spectacular sunsets. These rooms are located closer to the sea and have lovely views.


Swimming pool   Beach access   Cable TV   Internet   Spa   Ayurveda   Yoga   Meditation   Restaurant   Room service   Laundry service

The Ayurvedic centre has a team of highly qualified doctors who provide Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, energy healing, and counselling. The chief consultant physician is Dr. Ranwala who has much training in Kerala and Sri Lanka and is also a senior lecturer at the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo. He is supported by 36 trained male and female therapists.The centre is designed with lotus-filled ponds and individual therapy and consultation rooms. Programmes include stress management and weight loss which require a minimum stay of 14 days; and rejuvenation and regeneration which require a minimum stay of six days. The initial step is a consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor who will then plan a wellness programme based on your needs. The programme encompasses mind and body wellness and is supplemented by proper nutrition; herbal tonics and medications recommended within the ancient healing philosophy of Ayurveda; and relaxation of the mind and body through Yoga, meditation and counselling. The restaurant serves nutritious fresh juices and Ayurvedic meals prepared with fresh village vegetables, fish and chicken. Meal preparations are supervised by the in-house doctors and include traditional Sri Lankan and western cuisine. Guests receive guidance on how to prepare such meals upon their return home. Other resort facilities include a yoga and meditation hall, twin swimming pools, internet facility, and library. Traditional Sri Lankan dance forms that are related to healing are performed occasionally during the evenings. Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara supports the local community by encouraging traditional arts and crafts which are a major source of income for the villagers. There is an in-house Arts & Crafts centre where local artisans come daily to do handloom weaving, beeralu lace making, and mask carving. Guests are encouraged to try their hand at these traditional skills. There is also a small sales centre with all proceeds going to the craftsmen and women.


Explore the nearby Buddhist temples of the south west coast including the Kande Viharaya and the Kalutara temple. Take a boat ride along the tranquil Madu River past quaint rural villages. En route, visit the local markets, shops, and village temples. Visit Kosgoda’s Marine Turtle hatchery – a valuable conservation project that protects the endangered Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka. Experience Ambalangoda’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Ariyapala Mask Museum where intricate masks used in various southern traditional dance forms are on display. Masked dancing is also performed here regularly. We recommend a visit to Lunuganga–Geoffrey Bawa’s garden retreat that was a lifelong project cherished by Bawa and designed with numerous varieties of foliage, many pavilions, and statues. Visit Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort – a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site. Explore the Fort’s maze of narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of museums, art galleries, shops, and cafes.

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