Sri Lanka saw the opening of its first eco resort on May 30, 2011. Built following the Sri Lankan 2010 Green Rating System guidelines for energy saving and environmental protection, Maalu Maalu Beach Resort and Spa also boasts an Ayurvedic spa. Situated on beautiful Pasikuda beach on Sri Lanka's east coast, the resort's Ayur Vie spa specializes in classic Ayurvedic techniques such as abyanga and pancha karma.
Begin the morning with yoga and continue the day with a traditional therapy such as Sharira Abyanga (body massage), Shirodhara Kati Griva Vimardhana (Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage), Pizhichil Sarvangadhara (body oil bath), Avagahana Sweda (herbal water bath), a sweating therapy or Pancha Karma Treatment (detoxification). Among these, the Dvi Sharira Abyanga massage is an intense body massage done simultaneously by two therapists while the Kati Vasti focuses on lower back therapy with warm oil.
Of the 52 rooms at the resort, 44 are family-friendly. The Deluxe Rooms have interconnecting facilities, while the Rooms with an Attic have an upstairs space connected to the main bedroom, a perfect place for children to stay and play. Two restaurants and two bars are on-site, and if the sun-and-sand setting puts you in a dancing mood, the air-conditioned Jazz Bar & Discotheque is open until midnight.
For more information, visit www.maalumaalu.com