SRI LANKA NATURE LOVERS ESCAPE - Supporting sea turtle conservation
Imagine -- Stepping back in time to reset amidst lush jungle, the rhythm of local village life, Buddhist chanting and nearby ancient temples. Explore idyllic beaches and mangrove lined waterways to witness wildlife in abundance! Nourish with Ayurvedic healing, delicious food & colourful Ceylonese culture. Full moon celebrations will also take place
Type of Event
Group transfer (one only) will depart Colombo on the 28th October around 10am from central Colombo meeting place. Return to Colombo will be on November 5th, arriving early afternoon.
Last year's inaugural Sri Lankan adventure absolutely BLEW OUR NATURE LOVIN' MINDS! And we have even more in store for this next edition.
Imagine -- Stepping back in time to reset amidst lush jungle surrounds, the rhythm of local traditional life, Buddhist chanting and nearby ancient temples. Exploring idyllic beaches and mangrove lined waterways to witness wildlife in abundance! Nourishing with Ayurvedic healing, delicious food & being humbled by colourful Ceylonese culture. This retreat is timed to take in the very special full moon celebrations not to be missed.
Can you feel it?? ♥
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Join us in the lush, green SW of Sri Lanka for a very special boutique retreat experience that will connect you with nature, soothe your soul and ignite your spirit of adventure.
We will be staying in a beautiful old residence that is set on four and a half acres of gorgeous tropical gardens ten minutes from the wide sandy beaches of Bentota. We have easy access to surf breaks, the lagoon and inland waterways, natural sanctuaries, spicelands, temples and many other coastal treasures. Ocean play with some snorkelling, diving, surfing and paddling adventures available nearby.
Our venue is situated nearby the Bentota Lagoon. The former home of a famous village Ayurveda Doctor, the property has now been styled as a charming and exclusive Boutique Hotel. Dappled with fruit and medicinal trees, palms and orchids, the property is a sanctuary for native and migratory tropical birdlife with expansive views of of the gardens from all accommodation and overlooking the raised colonnaded pavilion and sparkling freshwater infinity pool.
Secondary accommodation is located 500m down the road from the retreat base, and in a beautful, private colonial villa. This also has gorgeous garden surrounds and pool. A short bike ride or stroll will have you back at the main retreat residence. The journey between venues to share our morning practice was noted as being an absolute highlight for past guests!
Bicycles and a private Tuk Tuk are available for short trips and exploring the area.
Spaces limited to 14.
CONSERVATION PROJECT SUPPORT
This retreat continues Yoga Blu's quest to support grassroots marine conservation and we will be directed the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Centre.
All retreat packages include:
8 nights of your chosen accomodation
All breakfasts + 2 shared group meals
Return group transfer from Colombo*
Daily yoga (typically 2 classes)
Day trip to the historic city and Fort of Galle
Visiting the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Centre
Special traditional fire eating and fire walking performance on our last evening :)
Other day trips and experiences will be available at an additional cost.
* Group transfer (one only) will depart Colombo on the 28th October around 10am from central Colombo meeting place. Return to Colombo will be on November 5th, arriving early afternoon. More details provided upon registration but please research your flights accordingly, preferably flying into Colombo at least one day prior to retreat start to allow for any unforseen and to arrive relaxed :)
ACCOMODATION CHOICES and PACKAGE PRICES.
All prices are in Australian dollars :
MAIN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Single Occupancy - $2290pp (Couple $3780 for 2)
Twin Share - $1990pp
Smaller Room Twin Share - $1490pp
PRIVATE COLONIAL VILLA (Located just 500m down the road)
Single Occupancy - $2050pp (Cpl $3600 for 2)
Twin Share - $1850pp
Please see descriptions of rooms below:
OLD DOCTORS RESIDENCE
(KS + twin room, A/C, shared bathroom)
Dutch colonial bungalow restored to it's former charm, private open column verandah, with sweeping views of the old estates extensive garden
(QS or twin rooms, A/C, ensuite bathrooms)
Named after the coconut palm that rises from the verandah, overlooking the exquisite garden
QS or twin beds, A/C, ensuite bathrooms)
Elevated suites with open verandah providing views across the garden and pool
PRIVATE COLONIAL VILLA (located 500m down the road)
(QS or twin beds, A/C, ensuite bathrooms, verandah)
Modern colonial villa set amongst private gardens. Sweeping verandahs overlook the grounds and its own private pool. Guests choosing to stay here have full access to the main hotel amenities and able to enjoy relaxing between the two locations. Some of the retreat program shared activities will also take place here.
$500 depost required to secure your spot
Final balance due by Friday 15th September (6 weeks prior to retreat)
Please contact Fiona or Fenn to book your spot:
e: /> m: Fiona 0405 404 303 / Fenn 0439 697 767
We look forward to sharing this indulgent adventure with you!!
TOURIST VISA APPLICATION - all guests must pre-arrange their tourist entry visa, available online