Sri Lanka yoga beach holiday – Winter sunshine!
Dates for 2016
With Wenche Beard
Other halves who aren’t into yoga welcome! Please enquire about prices
This is a Gold Buddha rated accommodation venue.
Escape the cold: Winter sun yoga holiday in Sri Lanka
If the cold winters and shorter nights are too much to bear, break it up and enjoy a winter sun yoga holiday by the ocean in beautiful Sri Lanka. We are really excited about spending 10 days and 9 nights on this beautiful Island.
Yoga holiday Sri Lanka
The location is on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, an idyllic destination with stunning beaches, surf, diving and endless adventures. Staying close to the beach of Bentota, a long and wide sandy beach with rolling waves lapping the shore and palm trees framing the beach, relax in the sun and enjoy a swim or if you feel like a lazy day, stay by the infinity pool in the pavilion gardens of our accommodation. Enjoy 2 yoga classes a day, bicycles to get around, excursions to the surrounding area or just chill and take in the beauty of your surroundings.
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Our beautiful Gold Buddha accommodation was formerly the colonial residence of Bentota’s ayurvedic doctor before being transformed into a beautiful 6 bedroom boutique hotel. It is a grand 150 years old restored Dutch Colonial Villa. The property is set in 4 acres of lush garden that teams with wildlife, birds and plants selected originally for their medicinal properties. The garden also houses a beautiful fresh water infinity pool and stunning pavilion where meals are taken. It is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 1.5 hours from the airport and just 15 minutes from the wide sandy beaches of Bentota which is a beautiful beach and has been voted one of the top 10 beaches of the world and there is the option to surf here also. Yoga will take place in the pavilion gardens in the morning and evening.
For more details or to make a reservation please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
Gold Buddha accommodation
For a taste of ultimate luxury, stay at our gold buddha Boutique Hotel. Offering accommodation in three colonial styled luxury villas. Choose from the original 150 year old Doctor’s House, the stylish and calm coconut suites or the spacious tree top Mango Suites.
Doctors House: This is the original Dutch colonial bungalow that was built for the Ayurvedic Doctor as his home. It has been sensitively restored to its former charm and consists of an open column verandah, living room with ornate arches and dining area with central courtyard reflection pond.
The Master bedroom overlooks the gardens and pool with King Size four-poster bed, antique Almirah, writing desk and chair. Price £1195pp
A second bedroom offers twin four-poster beds. Price £1050pp
Both bedrooms overlook the inner courtyard lotus pond. The Bathroom is finished in polished cement and features an open air garden bathroom shower.
The Mango Wing: The elevated suites of the Mango villa offer open views across the gardens and pool. Each room is tastefully furnished with twin four-poster beds, air-con, almirah, writing desk, and day bed. Price: Twin four poster bed £1195pp
The Coconut Wing: Named after the beautifully shaped coconut palm that rises from the verandah, this wing has 2 stylish double bedrooms with large canopied queen sized beds, antique furnishings and opens to a spacious outdoor tropical garden bathroom. Price: £1195pp
Single supplement: £400 if you would like your own double room.
*Share a double room with a friend or loved one and receive £100 OFF per person!*
What to do in the local area:
Around the venue there is a lot to do: Spend the day relaxing on the extensive and beautiful beach Bentota that we will get to by bike, tuk tuk or if you like by one of the villas many morris minors! There is a beautiful lake by Lunganga House or take a visit to the Buddhist temples and meet the elephants. Other activities include bike rides, Kosgoda turtle hatchery, markets, kayaking, windsurfing, surfing. For diving we are 30 minutes away from the better dive area, a place called Hikkadua, where we can snorkel on the reefs or dive if you would like.
We will be fully catered for by the Villas Sri Lankan staff so be prepared to be wowed by their local flare. Brunch and 3 course evening dinner is included in the price, and each day, according to what is fresh in the market that day, will be the cuisine of the day. Although a vegetarian holiday, being by the sea with catch of the day from the local fishermen, expect some fish for those who would like it.
7am – 8.30am Yoga with the sunrise
8.30am – delicious breakfast served in the pavilion
9am – the day is yours to explore, the beach, the towns, the markets, enjoy excursions, treatments
4.30pm – 6pm evening yoga class
7.30pm – 3 course evening meal
Free to relax in the pavilion gardens, swim, explore, sleep
Included in the price of the holiday there will be on offer a day trip to Galle which is a beautiful colonial town worth a visit and below are recommended excursions:
What’s included in the price:
* Exclusive use of luxurious boutique Gold Buddha accommodation
* Transfers to and from the airport on our recommended flight times
* A choice of double, twin, or single rooms with en-suite beautiful outdoor bathrooms
* 3 hours of yoga a day 1.5 hrs morning and evening
* Private infinity pool
* A wholesome breakfast for 9 mornings of western or Sri Lankan style
* 8 evenings of delicious Sri Lankan style 3 course meals (1 meal out)
* Fresh mineral water available throughout your stay just ask!
* Day trip to the beautiful Portuguese/Dutch city of Galle with your yoga teacher as your guide.
* Assistance with organising excursions, activities, diving, surfing
* AdventureYogi team and fantastic Sri Lankan staff to look after your every need
What’s not included in the price:
* Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches and any drinks, excursions, diving. We go out for 1 evening meal in the 10 days.
Fly direct to Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka airways or via the UAE. There will be a transfer waiting to pick you up:
Recommended Flights ( Info as of June 2015)
We recommend direct flights as the recovery time is much quicker for jetlag and the experience more enjoyable.
Sri Lankan Airlines:
Departing at 20.30 on the 19th February or 2nd March from London Heathrow and arriving in Colombo at 12.45 on 20th February or 3rd March.
Returning on the 29th February or 12th March, leaving Colombo at 13.00 and arriving into London Heathrow at 19.00. The price is currently @ £500 – £550 and they are direct flights.
There are other indirect flights with various stop overs, and they start from @ £480/£500.
Are included in the price with the direct Sri Lankan airways flights. If you prefer to fly indirect at other flight times, make sure you arrive before 12.45pm so that you can meet up with the transfer or alternatively arrive the day beofre, have a stop over in or on the beach outside of Colombo and pick up the transfer with everyone else at the allotted time. Lots of people enjoy arriving a day early to give them a chance to overcome the jetlag.
For Sri Lanka, please go to: www.eta.gov.lk They cost about £20 and are very easy to do online.
Dates for 2016
Winter sun luxury escape: 20th – 29th February 2016 prices from £1095pp 10 days
Winter sun luxury escape: 3rd – 12th March 2016
If you would like more information about our winter sun escape in beautiful Sri Lanka or if you would like to book then please get in touch.