Sunshine, Surf, Beach and Yoga holiday Sri Lanka
|Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka|
|07 - 16th February 2019 (Thursday - Saturday, 9 nights)|
Escape the cold and damp days of winter by joining us on our sunshine, surf, beach and yoga holiday, Sri Lanka. The time out this holiday will revive and revitalise your body, mind and soul
We have been exploring Sri Lanka finding the best sunshine, surf, beach and yoga holiday package for you since 2013. We have explored the whole island and the surrounding area of our yoga holiday location, to make sure we offer you the best balance of yoga, relaxation, adventure, culture and time out just for you.
In Northern hemisphere winters, all you want and need is a beach, an ocean, delicious food, yoga to unwind and great company. We have moved location for 2019 to provide you with just that.
Heading down south, we are right on the beach in our new luxurious accommodation, with beautifully simple and chic rooms Sri Lankan boutique style in design, a private pool and the beach right next door. The surf beach is just around the bay, all you need is right where you are. Morning yoga revives you after a peaceful sleep and then be welcomed by our Sri Lankan staff for a wholesome and healthy breakfast. Relax by the pool in the shade or enjoy the beach. Here you can surf, dive or relax with the friendly locals on the beach; explore the markets and Buddhist temples and really fall in love with this stunning country and it’s people.
For those of you who have been with us before – now it’s time for a new adventure!
Book this retreat
£1,195.00 – £1,495.00
Twin room prices are based on two people sharing a room.
About the teacher
Amy’s style of teaching comes from a place of nurturing. She wants you to feel free to explore the capabilities of your own body, respect your boundaries and learn how to heal and protect it. By blending strong, grounded hatha practises with the freedom found in Scaravelli and vinyasa she believes that each practise can help create the perfect balance between flexibility and stability in both body and mind.View teacher profile
About the yoga
Amy draws on many yoga styles and fuses it all together! She has a gift for feeling the energies and needs in the group, and shares her learnings and practice based on this. She has the ability to manage all levels, ages, abilities to create a class everyone benefits from. Over your 10 day holiday you can expect 3 hours of yoga a day.
SuitabilityThis holiday is suitable for anyone who wants a getaway in the sun and to explore the culture and the sea. Must have a desire for adventure and new experiences. All ages and yoga abilities are welcome.
- All ages
- Men & Women
More about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island that still has an untouched feel to it from tourism. We like to say it has all the best bits of India; it has amazing food, fascinating culture with a mix of Buddhism, Hindu, and Sinhalese; stunning beaches, the most friendly and accommodating people, sunshine, historical culture from the Dutch, Portuguese, and British; you will become a bird watcher here their colours are so spectacular.
Our schedule is the right balance of activity and relaxation, allowing you to settle in for a few days and then explore the country. You can join in with the group as much or as little as you like. If you need your own space, then do what you need to in order to make your holiday the best experience it can be. If you feel like a lazy day then stay by the pool in the private gardens of our accommodation or take a wander onto the beach. The holiday is jam-packed with things to do each day so if you like to be busy and really get a feel for Sri Lanka and the local surroundings you can do that too. Check our example itinerary for more.
Surf – We include 1 surf lesson and then if you wish to surf each day you can carry on having lessons or just hire a board and practice in your own time. You will be taken to surf beaches each day if this is what you want. sk us for more info on surf packages.
On the arrival day settle into your room and relax in the grounds and enjoy the first meal and welcome meeting to talk about your 10 day holiday ahead of you. Each day will follow the schedule below, with the day filled with a loose structure and whatever you feel like doing. There is a day off of yoga to rest the body. The meal out will be the evening before so you can enjoy the night and have a lie in the next day. There will be no evening yoga that day. On the last day, most people will leave before 9am and so the last yoga class is the night before.
- 8am – 9.30am: Yoga with the sun rising under the palms
- 9.30am: Delicious breakfast with many options suitable for all tastes
- 10.30am: The day is yours to explore the beach, the surf, the temples, the markets, enjoy excursions, have treatments and more
- 4.30pm – 6pm: Evening yoga class
- 7.30pm: 3-course evening meal
There is so much included in this holiday we make sure we offer you excellent value for money
- Exclusive use of luxurious boutique hotel accommodation with private pool
- Transfers to and from the airport on our recommended flight times
- A choice of double, twin, or single rooms with en-suite beautiful open air bathrooms
- 3 hours of yoga a day, 1.5 hrs morning and evening and an acro jam on the beach
- A wholesome breakfast for 9 mornings of western or Sri Lankan style
- 8 evenings of delicious Sri Lankan style 3 course meals (1 meals out)
- Tea plantation excursion
- 1 surf lesson with the group
- Fresh mineral water available throughout your stay – just ask!
- Fantastic AY retreat teams to look after you during your stay
- Flights, visas, travel insurance
- Lunches and any drinks
- Extra excursions, diving, extra surfing
- 1 evening meal out to explore the area
Your accommodation for your Sri Lanka holiday is beautiful beachfront luxury. On one side you have a gorgeous private pool and the other, the beach and Indian Ocean.
The 12 airy rooms feature local furniture and antique decor, as well as balconies, free Wi-Fi and open-air showers. All have ceiling fans (no air-conditioning), window frames with privacy shutters, and modern 4-poster beds with mosquito nets. Some rooms have ocean views.
There’s a rooftop restaurant and lounge with amazing views of the bay and beyond. Other amenities include a private outdoor pool, bicycles and surfboard rental
Wifi is available in communal areas.
The Airport you need to fly into is Bandaranaike International Airport, in Sri Lanka (CMB)
The airlines to look at are:
SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Qatar airways, Oman air. We use www.skyscanner.net to check the best prices from the UK. There are direct flights from Heathrow and non-direct flights from Gatwick.
Transfers are included in the price if you arrive in time for our transfer which will be at 5.30pm on 7th Feb 2019. Please email us before you book your flights so we can confirm they are the right ones of our transfer if you wish to join us on the inclusive transfer.
Or alternatively, arrive the day before, have a stopover 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.
Transfers for the return journey will be arranged to arrive at the airport in Sri Lanka for 5pm on 16th Feb 2019. The recommendation is that you arrive at the airport around 3 hours before your flight, so flights should be booked for around 8pm onwards for a night flight.
For Sri Lanka, please go to www.eta.gov.lk – They cost about £20 and are very easy to do online.
Please speak to your Doctor about what you might need
There are twin/double rooms and single rooms all en-suite available:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any availability?
Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.
Whats the booking process like?
To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.
How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?
Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.
I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?
We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.
What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?
You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.
Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?
Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.