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 as their colours are so spectacular. And don’t forget its famous tea plantations and of course yoga and Ayurveda.
The southwest coast is the most developed and the most touristy, from Colombo going south around to Galle on the corner and then to Tangalle on the south coast, although it still hasn’t been impacted too much by tourism, enough to help support the local Sri Lankan people as their main import is tourism.
The country has so much to offer, given the size, you need to experience multiple trips to see it all! Explore the coastline and its villages and beaches like Hikkadua, Unawatuna, Ahangama, Kabalana, Wijaya and Dickwella or head inland to the hill country and explore Ella, Adams Peak, Hatton Plains and head up to Kandy and see Buddha’s tooth at the temple of the tooth!
From there head up to the cultural triangle and walk up Sigiriya for sunrise or sunset, enjoy Dambulla caves or enjoy a safari at lesser-known game parks that are packed full of wildlife, especially the Sri Lankan elephant.
There is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka and what makes it so special is the people. So friendly and kind and accommodating to travellers it is a safe place to travel or go on holiday and we highly recommend it.
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!
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.
"This was my first time booking with Adventure Yogi. I picked Sri Lanka and WOW it was the best adventure I have ever been on. Adventure Yogi made it such a special journey, one which I will never forget. I highly recommend them and I will certainly be booking more soon!"
Melissa - 2017
"Had an incredible time on the Sri Lanka retreat. Would highly recommend it to yoga lovers, people who like travelling, basically anyone! Brilliant experience."
Sophie - 2018
"I encourage everyone to go with Adventure Yogi. They are truly warm and professional and all your needs are taken care of. On top of that you will have a whale of a time and come back refreshed."
Shireen - 2018
"Sri Lanka with AdventureYogi is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and explore the inner world in a beautiful setting."
Kate - 2017
"I have fallen in Love with Sri Lanka and can not pick one single fault in the accommodation; it was 5 star in every single way. I was in my element with the food – curry for breakfast! It all exceeded my expectations… the food, the rooms, the yoga, and the little touches like the flowers on the sun beds and the bell on the gate made it very special."
Viv - 2017
"Sri Lanka is a paradise Island enriched with culture, spirituality and peace. It is the perfect place for a yoga retreat, Never done yoga outside but was an amazing experience."
Shona - 2018
Where do I fly to?
You fly to Colombo Bandaranaike airport. We recommend you arrive a day before the yoga holiday and stay in a hotel recommended by us and the transfer will pick you all up from there.
How far is the airport to the venue
It is a 2.5 hour transfer. It is included in the price.
Is yoga equipment included?
All yoga equipment is included.
Is yoga big in Sri Lanka?
Yes, yoga has gained popularity in Sri Lanka, and the country has become a notable destination for yoga enthusiasts. Sri Lanka offers a perfect setting for yoga practice, with its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and serene environments providing an ideal backdrop for relaxation.
Can a beginner go on a yoga retreat?
Absolutely! Our yoga retreats are designed to welcome participants of all levels, including beginners. Our wonderful teachers will provide a supportive and inclusive environment for you to deepen your practice and provide any modifications.