The team aims to place their maximum effort towards providing a warm and chilled-out stay for you here at their home, Basecamp!
Yoga Retreats (3)
from United Kingdom, December 2021
"Wonderful relaxation "
Rukshan’s morning yoga was incredible - having a local teacher who LIVES yoga was such a privilege - classes were not too difficult, so don’t worry if you’re new to yoga, but so powerful - they were relaxing and energising. Sadly I don’t think he is continuing to teach here so I highly highly recommend meeting him at his shala in Mirissa if you get the chance, as he is so easy to chat to, his yoga amazing and philosophy ever better!
The breakfasts here were delicious - thank you sooo much for all the wonderful spread and fruit juices!
The rooms were lovely and the place is situated very close to the beach and town so it’s a great location for anyone new or experienced at travelling within Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country! I’m really pleased I chose to stay here - it was great having other solo travellers to make dinner plans with and spend days with etc - we all dipped in and out, were able to share recommendations and really was a perfect balance - they also really made my trip so thank you.
I would most definitely consider staying here again in the future if I am fortunate enough to return to Sri Lanka as it was exactly what I needed! Thank you so much 🙏
from United States, March 2020
"Relaxing and carefree "
Where do I begin! The hosts were amazing! They organised EVERYTHING for us! From Tuk Tuks to snorkelling, where to get the best massages etc.
The breakfast was fresh, tasty and plentiful! The yoga was zen and refreshing and easy for a beginner such as myself. The views are stunning and I felt completely at ease.
The new owners are so wonderful and are making some exciting renovation changes for new travellers. 10/10 would recommended this beautiful place
from Sweden, February 2020
"Don’t hesitate, just go!"
The hole experience was wonderful. Breakfasts was amazing and the people was to. I had the best time!
And what an view from the Yoga shala! The yogas perfect for beginners, as an immediate yogi I would have liked a little more power/challenge in the morning practice, but still it was very good! Of course the practice differed between the teacher, one were a little more challenging.
Rooms and bathrooms were good, everything was clean and well taken care of. Had the chance to spend some days with the new owner, I think they will keep on doing an awesome job!
Don’t hesitate to go you will not be disappointed, it’s just the perfect place to spend some days, a week or more. And don’t miss out of trying to Surf!
from Thailand, February 2020
Great location, really nice and helpful staff, delicious breakfasts, perfect mixture of social life on one hand but also alone time whenever you want
from Germany, February 2020
"Donna (Yoga teacher)"
Donna was the best yoga teacher I ever had. She was very professional and took attention to everyone! I learned a lot about my body and to improve myself and got new energy! She was fun, lovely and made our time as much comfortable as possible((:
She should open her own retreat peoples would love it! Thanks Donna
from India, February 2020
"Amazing food, lovely rooms, fab yoga"
I really liked the breakfasts, the free tea and coffee + yummy biscuits. The staff were all so helpful and lovely. The social dinners were a nice way to meet people and eat delicious food in cool locations. Basecamp made everything super! I loved my stay and enjoyed the long period between yoga sessions to explore, surf, swim, eat and chill.
from Hong Kong, January 2020
"Relaxing experience "
Excellent yoga instructor for a beginner. The accommodation was great and food really tasty! Would highly recommend to all. Thank you for a great stay!
from Switzerland, January 2020
Everything was amazing. The hosts, the breakfast, the location--really everything.
Coming back next december, for sure.
from United Kingdom, January 2020
"Little piece of paradise!"
I loved everything about this place! We had 2 classes I’d yoga daily and Marcia and Carla were wonderful and skilled yoga teachers, where I really learned to develop my practice. My room was lovely and really comfortable and the whole retreat has amazing facilities. The breakfasts are AMAZING!! I would return just for the breakfasts alone! Really yummy, healthy and wholesome food by chef Tomas!
from Czechia, January 2020
Totally recommend! a great value for money with great yoga classes, breakfasts, massages(Secret Roots place is a must!) and amazing beaches in the vicinity. The hosts were amazing and super helpful and other guests being friendly, inspiring and easy going! Will definitely come again
from Oman, December 2019
"Stay at Basecamp!"
The accommodation is very nice! Amazing food, energy and people that travel through are unique and interesting. Yoga is nice and varied. Highly recommend!
from Switzerland, December 2019
"Perfect combination of yoga and meeting exciting people"
Everything! I loved my stay in Basecamp and would love to come back again!
Some of the highlights:
- the yoga itself: Carla was one of the best instructors I ever had, and as an intermediate practitioner I got to learn a lot new about yoga.
- socializing: traveling solo in this Sri Lanka trip, it gave me the opportunity to meet exciting, like-minded people and do activities together. The social dinners, that Basecamp organizes are a big contribution to this
- the people running Basecamp: Thomas and Hanike were not only excellent hosts, but it felt like being among friends having you over.
- the building and the premises: there is a lot of love being invested here and one can see that! Absolutely felt at home.
- the absolutely lovely dogs!
from Sri Lanka, December 2019
"Wonderful yoga retreat "
Loved it all - from the mouthwatering breakfasts, to the yoga, the gorgeous view and the wonderful stay. Would definitely go again 😊🎉
from Ireland, October 2019
"A truly special place"
Basecamp is not just a fantastic yoga retreat, it is one of the most welcoming, homely and friendly places I have ever stayed. This is thanks to the team there; Hanneke, Thomas, and Carla.
Breakfast was different each morning, and was nourishing and downright delicious.
Carla's yoga classes were beautiful and varied. She really bonds with the students and creates bespoke lessons in the beautiful Basecamp Yoga shala.
The overall atmosphere is super friendly and relaxed, and I really felt at home during my stay.
The accommodation is simple yet comfortable.
I decided to extend my stay as I enjoyed it so much!
Thanks again to all the team for their wonderful hospitality!
from Hungary, June 2019
"Summary of my experiences"
I liked all of my experiences, what I managed to get in Weligama at Basecamp.
Katie and Drew were very friendly, they did everything for me to be unforgettable those days, what I spent there. They were really open minded, we had very good conversations and they showed me a part of their own life. And it was really enviable...
Katie took very enjoyable yoga lessons, Drew helped me to make my days more comfortable. They are a perfect couple! I hope I will see them in the future... In Sri Lanka or another part of the world! Thank you guys, I am really happy that I managed to get to know you!!! :-)
from United States, April 2019
"Exactly What The Doctor Ordered"
I had an amazing time at Base Camp, it was very-well organized. My room was excellent (I had an upgrade to A/C & private bathroom), I loved the morning Vinyasa and evening Yin sessions --- it was well-rounded, incorporating innovative and classical postures with a solid emphasis on pranayama breathing. The yoga shala had the most stunning views, staring at beautiful bay, sky, clouds, jungle, animals, I never wanted to close my eyes. Base Camp offers organized day trips or general advice on what to do and see, and it's situated in an easy jump point to many other activities. Or you can chill. The dining guide and social dinners offered options to go off on own or to socialize.
from United States, April 2019
"Great place to stay in Weligama"
All the staff were welcoming and friendly.
The social dinners were superb and well organised.
The yoga twice a day was good. More energetic in the morning and a lovely yin practise late afternoon. Cold face towel after morning yoga was most welcome!
Beaches were beautiful and quiet.
Massage at Secret Spa was very good.
Breakfast each day was excellent and different every day for 6 days!
from United Kingdom, March 2019
"Great place with great vibes "
Beautiful views, lovely people.
from United States, March 2019
"Great place to enjoy yoga and Sri Lanka "
from United Kingdom, February 2019
"A week away from it all"
The staff, the people staying there, the Yoga, the breakfasts and the opportunity to join in with arranged evening meals at different places in the locality.
Juliette Antoinette Simon
from France, February 2019
"A really special place"
Renee, Vince and Felix created a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere - very much a home away from home! The two yoga teachers we had during the week (Katie and Jane) provided different yoga styles that combined challenging flows and restorative poses. The breakfast following the morning vinyasa was out of this world! I also really enjoyed the social dinners; a great opportunity to meet other solo travellers and explore the local restaurant scene. Finally the location was stupendous, gorgeous views and luscious greenery, pleasant rooms and a variety of hang out spaces.
from Hong Kong, February 2019
"Indeed a Yoga Retreat"
It has created moments of ocean, sunlight, sound of tree leaves moving in the breeze, and yoga narratives.
It is those moments that would stay with me for long time, comfort my soul from everyday life in a concrete jungle.
Love the owners, and the atmosphere that's created by them.
from United Kingdom, January 2019
"A really friendly and relaxing place to stay"
As a solo traveler I was a bit nervous about meeting people, but the Basecamp team (and friends) were really friendly and helpful and arrange dinners every night so that people can get to know each other at the local top restaurants, which made it very easy. The location is about ten minutes walk (or a short tuk tuk ride) away from Weligama beach, which was the perfect distance. Each room has a list of the best restaurants and activities in the area which was super helpful and all the ones we tried were delicious!
The rooms were clean and tidy and had everything I needed in there. They were cleaned every day as well which was great. The yoga twice a day was the perfect time and a lovely way to start and end the day. There were two different instructors while I was staying, both with a different style which was great to experience. The breakfasts were AMAZING! Always a highlight of the day.
Basecamp is a warm, friendly and calm place close to but not right in the middle of the action. The team have created a wonderful place for people to stay and everyone I spoke to had the best time there. I would definitely go back again.
from Australia, January 2019
I absolutely loved Basecamp! It’s the perfect place to stay when visiting Weligama! It’s a real credit to the incredible, beautiful, caring owners who have created a home for like-minded travellers. They are always there for you for a chat and to help in anyway you need whether for surf or food information or anything in between. The grounds are beautiful; the rooms are lovely; and the daily breakfast is delicious. All the staff are so sweet. My favourite part was the Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes offered daily. Practising on the roof top, overlooking the water, with teachers from around the world was so special!
from United States, January 2019
"beautiful amazing experience"
Base camp was a brilliant experience for those travelling on their own. Under extremely difficult circumstances, Katie and Drew did an amazing job to enable a beautiful and comfortable experience. The description of Base Camp was very accurate my expectations were met from the get go. I would highly recommend Base Camp
from Australia, December 2018
It was all better than expected
from United Kingdom, December 2018
I liked everything, everything was very good.
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"Friendly Social Caring"
I loved the people at Basecamp they have created a home for their guests. They genuinely care.
from Germany, March 2020
"Super Yoga Retreat"
Excellenter Yogaunterricht, super leckeres Frühstück.
from Netherlands, November 2019
"Perfect relaxed verblijf voor solo reiziger"
Basecamp biedt een ongedwongen relaxte plek, waar je andere reizigers kunt ontmoeten, lekker je eigen ding kunt doen of aansluiten bij anderen, heerlijk kunt ontbijten en ontzettende fijne yoga lessen kunt volgen. Voor mij boden ze het perfecte aanbod: twee yoga lessen per dag, heerlijk verrassend en gezond ontbijt, mogelijkheid om overdag met anderen erop uit te gaan maar niet aansluiten was ook prima, en mogelijkheid om in de avond met z’n allen uit eten te gaan. Daarbij was de kamer netjes, super schoon, net als de gedeelde badkamer en toilet. Ze (managers Hanneke en Thomas, host, en yogadocente) doen er alles aan om je gastvrij op te vangen en je te helpen bij iedere vraag. Thomas maakte iedere ochtend een heerlijk ontbijt klaar. De yogalessen van Carla waren ook echt goed. Een kundige, warme en oprechte vrouw, echt top. Kortom: ik ben helemaal tevreden, bedankt!
from Austria, April 2019
"BASECAMP feels like home"
My stay at Basecamp felt like renting out a house with a group of friends! There was a homy, comfy atmosphere from the start! Most beautiful yoga shala and great breakfast that varies everyday! Also it's perfect for traveling solo because there are social dinners every night with the lovely hosts.
from Switzerland, January 2019
"super start for vacations"
das personal war sehr freundlich und hilfs bereit!
es war für mich perfekt um in sri lank anzukommen, leute kennen zu lernen und extra tipps abzustauben.
die täglichen social dinners waren super und waren jedes mal sehr köstlich!
würde wieder dahin gehen!
from United States, January 2019
"Super nice people and the most epic yoga view!"
The rooms were always clean, super friendly staff, a yummy breakfast every day and the most amazing view from the yoga shala! I felt very well cared for and the owners gave me really helpful tips on trips and restaurants in the area. Loved everything about my stay!