01 Dec 06:00 - 08 Dec 18:00 - Unawatuna
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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It’s time to take a break and discover more of who you really are in the stunning beach and tropical paradise of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna. Discover and explore your soul through a combination of pursuit activities, adventures, yoga and delicious food. This retreat is hands on filled with a refreshing activity-packed program that balance activity with relaxation catered to anyone. Not only will you be having an adventurous escape, but you will get to meet awesome likeminded people! Our nurturing team work together to make sure that your entire experience is amazing. So whatever your level of yoga, we promise that you’ll feel totally restored by the end of your stay.
Our schedule is the right balance of activity and relaxation, allowing you to settle in for a few days and then explore your adventurous journey through fun activities. You can join in with the group as much or as little as you like. If you need your own space, you can enjoy some surfing by the beach, mindful coloring or simply do some writing time in your journal. If you feel like a lazy day, stay by beach in the pavilion gardens of our accommodation.
Note that the below program is optional, you do NOT have to take part in all of them. It’s all up to you. The hotel is also located 5 min away from the main “happening” district where you can enjoy some shopping, hippie coffee shops and yummy traditional restaurants by the beach.
6:30 am – 8:00 am – Yoga with the sunrise
8.30am – Delicious breakfast served in the pavilion
The day is yours to explore the beach, the towns, the markets, surf on the beach, enjoy your included excursions, have treatments and more.
5 :30– 7:00 pm – Evening yoga class
7.30pm – Delicious meal served by the pavilion
* A taste of local culture…
Start your 1st excursion day with a short trip to Koggala Lagoon, where you will enjoy a boat ride to Cinnamon Island. Cinnamon has been big business in Sri Lanka since the 16th century. During your tour of the Island, you will get to interact with the locals, try your hands in cinnamon cultivating, and have a taste of their well renowned cinnamon tea. We will then accompany you to a local restaurant where you will have a traditional Sri Lankan lunch (vegan and vegetarian options are available).
After lunch, we will take you along the coast for some beautiful and memorable photo opportunities of local fishermen and a lighthouse. The final stop of your tour is the famous turtle farm. In here, the turtles are being protected and nurtured before being released into the wild. The tour will include feeding the turtles, interacting with them, a detailed explanation about the mission of the farm, and loads of great photo opportunities.
Challenge yourself and discover the beauty of what lies beneath the waters of Unawatuna. Enjoy the warm waters and feast your eyes on the colorful corals while diving with the many different species that inhibit the deep waters. Satisfy your adventurous side by doing a ship wreck dive where you can see the interesting remnants of the wreck like oil barrels, transmission parts and relatively intact parts of the great hull. You don’t have your diving license? Don’t fret you can still enjoy this amazing trip by doing a 3-hour fun dive accompanied by a PADI certified dive master. You will swim with the warm current, dive around the coral reefs, and feed the fish from your own hands.
The Lagoon and Village Cycling Tour goes at your own pace. You get off the beaten track with an easy 12 km ride from approximately 2.5 to 3 hours depending on how comfortable you are and how fast you wish to cycle. You will get to experience the local biodiversity in Sri Lanka- mangrove forest, topical palms, ferns and lots of coconut trees, and you will stop over at an ancient rock Buddhist temple. Throughout this journey you will pass through lush green paddy fields, a big part of people’s life here in south Sri Lanka. After cycling around the lagoon, a short journey on the main road and a stop for a refreshing king coconut winds down your tour before you head back to the final destination.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island blessed with hundreds of rivers, reservoirs, ancient canals and lagoons. This excursion will allow you to explorer the natural beauty of the landscapes and the culture of the local people. During this leisure canoeing trip on this beautiful lagoon, canoeists can marvel at ever-changing landscapes and fascinating variety of flora and fauna. Canoeing is the perfect way for you to appreciate the prolific wildlife including beautiful birds and breathtaking views of the surrounding mangrove forest as you paddle.
This hiking journey starts 18km away from the beach of Unawatuna near a small village at the east side of Hayare rainforest. Prepare to get your feet dirty as this hike takes you through a narrow dirt path that goes around the rainforest. After nearly 3 hours of hiking you can enjoy a nice cool dip in a waterfall with mesmerizing views of tea plantations and the surrounding area.
Every participant will get to enjoy a 45 minute Sarvangadhara therapy during the retreat. Sarvangadhara is an anointing of the whole body. Two therapists apply 5 quarts of warm herbal oil in gentle continuous streams over the whole body. The client assumes a series of 6 easy lying and sitting positions. After one hour the skin is toweled off thoroughly. The flow of warm oil gently washes away tension accumulated over years of stress. Habitual patterns of holding vital energy deep inside feel opened and soothed.
SEA ESCAPE DELUXE ROOMS- only 7 rooms available
The deluxe rooms are located on the 1st floor providing sensational views of the Indian Ocean from any part of the room, even while enjoying a Jacuzzi bath. All rooms are comfortably furnished with Extra king sized double beds and designer furniture. The large balcony, ideal for sipping your favorite cocktail while watching magical sunsets are furnished with day beds and comfortable outdoor furniture with dining facilities.
AQUA DELUXE rooms- only 3 rooms available
In addition to all the facilities that are provided with the sea escape deluxe rooms, the aqua deluxe rooms include a private plunge pool with an amazing view of the ocean and a spacious private terrace.
FEED YOUR SOUL:
The ‘LA MER’ beach restaurant, located directly on a fabulous secluded beach in a splendid setting, is one of the highest rated Unawatuna restaurants. The LA MER beach restaurant at Coco Bay offers the best in fine dining Mediterranean cuisine including day’s fresh sea food ,choice cuts of meat, authentic Italian pizza’s and pasta, French baguettes and innovative sandwiches. A wide variety of vegetarian dishes and authentic down south Sri Lankan cuisine is also on offer. You will not want to miss the delightful selection of desserts and a variety of international coffees and the best of Sri Lankan tea.
* Vegan and vegetarian option are available
* Everyday, you will get to pre order your breakfast and dinner plan so that they can be ready and served after your yoga practices
The retreat starts on the 11th and ends on the 16th, which means you need to arrive on the day of 10th and check out on the 17th. (7 nights, 8 days)
You need to arrive on the day of 1st (During the day)
Rates before Early Bird rates: (until October 28th)
Single Occupancy Rate in the Sea Escape Deluxe Room: AED 8,500
Double Occupancy Rate in the Sea Escape Deluxe Room: AED 5,500 per person
Single Occupancy Rate in the Aqua Deluxe Room: AED 9,200
Double Occupancy Rate in the Aqua DeluxE Room: AED 6,500 per person
Rates After Early Bird rates:
Single Occupancy Rate in the Sea Escape Deluxe Room: AED 8,800
Double Occupancy Rate in the Sea Escape Deluxe Room: AED 5,800 per person
Single Occupancy Rate in the Aqua Deluxe Room: AED 9,500
Double Occupancy Rate in the Aqua Deluxe Room: AED 6,800 per person
Exclusive use of luxurious boutique hotel facilities.
Transfers to and from the airport on our recommended flight times.
A choice of Single or Sharing room.
3 hours of yoga a day 1.5 hrs morning and evening.
45 minute Sarvangadhara therapy
All listed included activities mentioned above
A wholesome breakfast for 7 mornings of western or Sri Lankan style.
Lunches included in KOGGALA and HIKING excursions
7 evenings of delicious Sri Lankan style or Western 3 course meals.
Farewell party and bonfire
Fresh mineral water available throughout your stay – just ask!
Price: not included
Lunches and any drinks
Excursions not mentioned in the list
1 evening meal at the Italian restaurant (the group will go out for one evening meal throughout the 7 days).
The Airport you need to fly into is Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo
Etihad (from Abu Dhabi)
Emirates airlines (from Dubai)
Free airport pick up will only be on the 1st. If your flight arrives before/after these timings, then you should arrive at the hotel with your own transport.
Airport drop off: 1 bus will be taking everyone on the day of the 8th.
Visas: For Sri Lanka, please go to: www.eta.gov.lk – They cost about $35 and are very easy to do online.
Please note that the below offerings are NOT included in the price package.
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Galle’s status as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE means it is also a sight-seeing heaven with colonial heritage artifacts. Customized day trips can be arranged. The following sites can be visited.
Historical Galle Fort
The Jungle Beach
The Peace Pagoda
The Turtle Hatchery
The Tea Plantation
The yatagala Temple (Old Temple)
Martin Wickramasinghe Museum
Maritime Archeology Museum
Jungle beach which is in walking distance is amazing for snorkeling with clear blue waters and many species of tropical fish. Snorkeling gear available for hire.
Surfing and surfing school for beginners – With its rolling waves the sea in front of the resort is ideal for soft surfing. We have selected a safe and approved company which is recommended on Trip Advisor and offers private surf lessons and 5 day, 3 day and daily surfing packages. Boards available for rent.
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