Your life as the unity of body, senses, mind and soul is our most important good here at paradise-like ANANDA AYURVEDA RESORT. This small, exquisite oasis of tranquility on Sri Lanka’s southwestern coast successfully unites openness and hospitality with individuality and privacy. Regeneration and restoration of your life balance are the ultimate goals with which we welcome you, accompany you, treat you according to Ayurveda, say goodbye and welcome you again.

Be ANANDA too!

Dear guests, dear friends!

My name is Ira Schäffner and I live in Salzburg (Austria) with my family.
Over the years, I have traveled to many countries, met many interesting people and encountered a great variety of cultures and mentalities.

After my first Ayurveda therapy in Sri Lanka, I returned home deeply impressed by the country and its people, enthusiastic about Ayurveda and animated by a vision.
I convinced my husband to build a small but exquisite Ayurveda resort in the southwest of Sri Lanka. On the one hand, we wanted to create a feel-good oasis, and on the other hand create employment for locals and improve their living conditions.

Throughout the challenging planning and building stages, my family and friends encouraged and supported me again and again.
Now the work is done, and I am looking forward to welcoming you in our ANANDA AYURVEDA RESORT soon.

Ayubowan, Ira


Our resort’s team is always there for you with Sinhalese cordiality and highest professional standards.

The chef de cuisine and his staff attend to your gastronomical well-being according to your needs and the physician’s specifications. The team not only serves you your meals every day, it also creates a complete culinary work of art, tastefully arranged on your table and on your plate.

Always attentive and helpful, our service team attends to our guests’ every concern, no matter how small, with Sinhalese care. In addition, housekeeping and gardeners always guarantee the highest quality in our Ayurveda resort.

Our carefully selected and certified Ayurveda team consists of experienced female Ayurveda physicians and trained therapists who work hand in hand and are committed to your well-being.

Our Ayurvedic doctor will work together with you to compile an individual package of treatments, which she will then carry out with her team. Our guests experience a very personal attention with the highest standards.

Every single one of our employees will make every effort to make you feel well-attended to, accompanied and comfortable all-round. The Sinhalese nature with its cordiality and authenticity will enrich your stay with us even more.

Our qualified Ayurveda and Acupuncture Doctor Chamari Priyadarshani uses the acupuncture needles successfully for the treatment of pain, weight loss, smoking cessation and psychosomatic complaints.

Advanced Education:

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery, University of Kelaniya

Advance Diploma in Korean Acupuncture, University of Kelaniya

Work History:

Ayurvedic Doctor, Littoral Ayurvedic Hospital, Hikkaduwa

Ayurvedic Doctor, Hospital of Ayurveda – Wadduwa

Ayurvedic Doctor, AIDA Ayurveda Residence, Induruwa