5 Tage Kochen und Yoga Urlaub in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

  • Plantation Villa, Thudugala-Nehinna Road, Sri Lanka

5 Tage Kochen und Yoga Urlaub in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

  • Plantation Villa, Thudugala-Nehinna Road, Sri Lanka

Ayurvedic Food and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Come and enjoy a yoga and wellness retreat in a luxurious, holistic healing resort immersed in nature. Take part in cookery lessons, enjoy nutritious organic meals, and daily yoga and guided meditations. Plantation Villa is a personalized, eco-friendly retreat center combining traditional Vedic disciplines with modern luxury facilities. Built on the foundations of altruism, love, and compassion, the villa also offers nature at its best including a natural waterfall.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic cookery and nutrition classes
  • 4 nights accommodation in an award-winning resort
  • Take part in vegetable picking during seasons
  • Walk in the plantation and paddy-field
  • 3 meals and snack daily
  • Kurse an 4 Tagen
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The hotel villa is a colonial home, approximately 150 years old. It was the house of the village chief - and it is now converted so it consists of a living room, dinning hall, veranda and open living area, all renovated in end 2015.

The property consists of the main villa and the lodge, each about two minutes walking distance from each other. The lodge is the original house of the first occupier of this colonial treasure. With time, their son built a bigger home to house his expanding family.

The villa consists of eight luxury rooms (two suite rooms and six deluxe rooms) and the dining hall, lounge, verandas, and spa. The lodge consists of six luxury standard rooms and an open veranda. Both the villa and the lodge were renovated in the end of 2015 and is decorated to contemporary colonial style in keeping with the age of the property and to meet guest comforts and modern needs. Rooms are beautifully completed with luxury bathrooms.

The villa won the Country Award for Best Luxury Villa 2016 by Luxury Travel Guide for its careful renovation mixing luxury with colonial heritage yet eco-friendly and one with its environment. Plantation Villa was also awarded with Best Spa Hotel in Sri Lanka 2015 by World Luxury Hotel Awards and Winner of Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for 2014, 2015, and 2016, shortlisted for Responsible Tourism Award – Best for Poverty Reduction 2015 in 2015 and is currently nominated for the Award Sri Lanka’s Best Wellness Retreat 2016 by World Spa Awards and Best Spa Hotel in Sri Lanka 2016 by World Luxury Hotel Awards.

During the holiday, you will stay in a luxury standard room. All of the standard rooms are in the lodge and they all open in to a beautiful open veranda. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The rooms have fans but they are not air conditioned.

You will find this holiday experience very different from a normal activity packed holiday or even a normal spa holiday. Plantation Villa is offering a very unique opportunity for you to be amidst nature and totally relax whilst they look after you using the knowledge of century old Vedic traditions and mindfulness practices.

You will arrive to a completely natural environment with no man-made distractions. The idea is that when the physical body is not too active and there are not much distractions to stimulate the mind, it turns inwards into understanding and feeling your own emotions and cognitive behavior patterns.

Most of your modern day life is so full of distractions that you are left with little or no time to really examine your inner-self. As a result, you become so unaware of your own emotions and the impact it is having on your physical body.

Once you arrive, Plantation Villa's friendly team will help you settle in to your room. Your first days treatment will be light as the body needs time to settle in to the environmental changes, effects of flying, and jet lag. Ayurveda is very much a gentle push to the body to help recover itself or get to its optimum balance. It works very much with the speed of your body. Introductions of treatments to the body is done gently and gradually.

Please note this is only an indicative itinerary as timing and duration can change with each retreat or guest depending on their individual treatments, therapy or fitness regime on arrival.

Typical day

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Yoga
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:30 Walk in the vegetable garden and picking lunch ingredients or cooking
  • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Rest or join one of the afternoon activities, which includes walks in the plantation, activities in the plantation, tree planting, cookery classes, talks with the yoga teacher or doctor, and more
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Evening yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner, followed by activities such as reading and meditation

This holiday takes place in Plantation Villa. The property is located in a small village called Nehinna, 80 kilometers away from the capital city, Colombo. The village is rural and has a traditional community feel.

The hotel property itself is a 30-acre plantation of rubber, coconut, cinnamon, and black pepper. The hotel villa is surrounded by nature and is a habitat for rare local and migrant birds, butterflies, and a plethora of tropical flora and fauna. It has an outdoor space where yoga and meditation classes are conducted in the morning under the trees and at night lit up by oil lamps.

There are picturesque villages to walk or cycle around, day trips are offered to many local attractions including, beach, turtle hatcheries, UNESCO World Heritage sites, shopping trips, whale or dolphin watching, wildlife safari, trekking in the rainforest, or trips in the cities.

Nearby places

  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Colombo, 80 kilometers

A majority of the food served and some of the herbal medicines come directly from Plantation Villa's organic gardens. You have the opportunity to see their food grow, help to harvest it, and join their weekly cooking demonstrations. Meals are nutritionally balanced and herbal medications are personalized to your needs. All water from the villa, including tap water, comes from their own spring water wells located on site.

During your stay in Kalutara, you can either hire Plantation Villa's bicycles for rides around the surrounding villages or hire a car for day trips. The trips can be arranged at additional cost.


Picnic at some of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beaches.


A visit to one of the most vibrant cities in Sri Lanka where the influences of colonial time is prevalent with some world heritage sites.

Kalutara Bhodiya

One of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka with a pagoda with architectural value and a Bo Tree over 2000 years old.

Kandy Town and Temple of the Tooth

The last kingdom of Sri Lanka still rich in art and culture. Kandy also has the Temple of the Tooth where Buddhas tooth is kept and is one of the most venerated sights in Sri Lanka. Apart from its religious significance, it is also a must see sight to understand the richness of Sri Lankan art and culture.

Local turtle hatchery

A turtle conservation project to help save turtles from extinction. You can see and learn about turtles and can have the opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea!

Richmond Castle

Left over from the British Empire depicting the influences of European architecture.

See elephants at Udawalawe National Park

Plantation Villa recommends this trip over the trip to Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage, where people have heard mixed reviews about how the animals are treated. This is an opportunity to see elephants in their own natural habitat. Holding the largest population of elephants in Sri Lanka, you are almost guaranteed to see elephants here.

Sinharajah Natural Rain Forest

This is the last remaining rain forest in Sri Lanka which is lush and green. Hiking through this will be an amazing experience.

Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa

Plantation Villa works with a company working with whale conservation in Sri Lanka. It is an early morning start but totally worth the experience.

Warakagoda Temple

An ancient cave temple with a natural forest displaying some amazing Sri Lankan art on the rock.

Other activities

  • Bird watching
  • Exploring the neighboring forest for interesting plants and trees and little animals such as monkeys, butterflies, and more
  • Meditation
  • Swimming and sunbathing
  • Reading a book from Plantation Villa's library
  • Take part in activities organized by resort such as Ayurvedic barbeques, outdoor dining evenings, dance or singing performances by local talent, celebrations of local festivities

Spa treatments

The resort has its own Ayurvedic Spa. The Ayurvedic doctors are experts in the field and represent Sri Lanka at international health conferences and make some of their very own Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Plantation Villa's facility is also equipped to treat patients with acute illnesses including cancer, terminal cancer, depression, paralysis and others. All medicines that are not made by our team are sourced from trusted, local suppliers known for quality.

The oils are medicated and Plantation Villa's therapists have over 15 years of experience, basing their massage area of focus and choice of oil and herbs according to each guest’s individual needs. Their team of staff are willing to please, having true Sri Lankan village hospitality.

  • 4 nights accommodation in a luxury standard room
  • Ayurvedic cookery demonstrations
  • Ayurvedic meals
  • Guided daily yoga and meditation
  • Lessons on Ayurvedic nutrition
  • Lessons on basic Ayurveda
  • Opportunity to participate in vegetable or fruit picking activities during seasons
  • Opportunity to participate in rubber tapping or paddy harvesting during seasons
  • Opportunity to join in talks about yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, meditation, and more
  • Water and herbal tea at all times
  • Walks in the plantation and paddy-field
  • Airfare
  • Ayurvedic treatments and medicines
  • Day trips
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). The venue is about one hour and 30 minutes' drive from the airport. The hotel car is available for transfers at the rate of 65 USD for pick up. Alternatively, you can come by train to Kalutara.

  • Eine Reservierung erfordert eine Anzahlung von 50% des Gesamtpreises.
  • Ihre Anzahlung ist vollständig erstattbar, wenn Sie die Buchung bis zu 45 Tage vor der Anreise stornieren.
  • Der Restbetrag ist 7 Tage vor der Ankunft zu zahlen.

Bestätigte BookYogaRetreats.com Bewertungen

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    Bewertung von Hanna Hanula aus Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

    Great place to unwind

    CONS Negatives: Yoga equipment used and stinky

    PROS Positives: Yoga classes, food, pool

    2017-Sep-21 05:12:49

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    Bewertung von Dheeraj Motwani aus Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

    2017-Sep-11 20:58:46

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    Bewertung von Sandrine Bertrand aus Sri Lanka

    A lot to improve

    CONS Negatives: Room was very humide with a lot of mold around Did not get amy treatment due to lack of manager understanding even though i have explain 4 time to different person the manager kept to sell me something i did not want Lot of wayer leak especially on my bed! There is a lot of maintenance to do in this place Price is up to europeen for les standards. Its unforunfortunately a more for less.

    PROS Positives: I have been update to a higher room type The location is all The food Catherine the amazing yoga teacher without her i would have left earlier

    Antwort des Veranstalters: Dear Sandrine I am sorry you did not enjoy the experience. You were very unhappy when you heard that we dont do manicure, pedicures and eye brow threading. We did try to explain to you that we are not a Spa and instead a wellness centre but you seem to get very angry at this point. We have tried to make this more obvious on our website and page. But will endeavour to make it clearer. Sorry to hear that you didnt like the room. We always try our absolute best to do our utmost to our guests. Sorry to hear that we didnt meet your expectations. We have taken your feedback and will work on improving our standards. Thanks The Plantation Villa Team

    2017-Sep-08 23:26:53

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    Bewertung von Farah Al Oud aus Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

    2017-Aug-27 03:11:56

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    Yoga retreat - 5 days

    PROS Positives: the wonderful teacher , Katherine

    2017-Aug-26 05:32:24

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    The balance between quality and money is not good.

    CONS Negatives: My single room was orrible not a standard one absolutely!

    PROS Positives: The friendly attitude of other guests, the yoga teacher and the location but assolutely not the room (single one)

    Antwort des Veranstalters: So sorry to hear you did not like the single room. Most of our rooms are larger but you did get assigned our smallest room. Following your feedback, we changed the room allocations and assigned this room to our yoga teacher. So we are confident, this will not be a problem for our future guests. thank you very much for your honest feedback. We do hope you still managed to enjoy your stay despite the size of the room allocated to you. Warm regards The Plantation Villa Team

    2017-Aug-23 05:10:56

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    Great place for relaxation

    CONS Negatives: A bit too uniform food menu, especially during lunches.

    PROS Positives: The yoga teacher Cathrine was amazing

    2017-Aug-21 09:18:41

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    Bewertung von Val Baze aus Vereinigtes Königreich


    CONS Negatives: In my yoga package it didn't mentioned that the plantation Villa was a healing place so most of the people were there to detox or cure and illness, so most of them were having massages, treatment etc .. And I felt that if I new I would of book a different package to have access to all does lovely treatments. If you want to have one done it becomes very expensive as it's not in your package!

    PROS Positives: I absolutely loved the yoga and meditation. Also enjoyed the evening talks about Buddhism. I loved the place itself so peaceful and with a great swimming pool and lots of wild monkeys

    2017-Aug-17 05:06:56

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    Bewertung von Jenna Sezionale Basilicato aus Vereinigte Staaten

    2017-Aug-07 02:19:38

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    Bewertung von Coralie Doucet aus Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    Wonderful experience

    PROS Positives: Wonderful yoga teacher (Catherine) and a wonderful atmosphere in there.i have learnt what I wanted to and get back in Europe different. The treatment are good and the package detox is worth. Thanks to everyone .

    2017-Jul-30 09:35:28

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    Bewertung von Siobhan Flood aus Vereinigte Staaten

    Paradise in the jungle!

    CONS Negatives: We loved everything!

    PROS Positives: Our stay at Plantation was perfect from the moment we arrived. The staff are so friendly and helpful - it feels more like a family than a hotel. The day is full with activities and the infinity pool is sublime. The trees were hopping with monkeys - such a delight to see! We loved our room - it was very clean and comfortable. All furnishings have an earthy feel and are made from natural materials. The yoga teacher, Catherine, is incredibly special - she brought something new to every class and taught with unparalled integrity, honesty and enthusiasm. She's a seven star yoga teacher and an intuitive and effective reiki practitioner as well. Her wisdom and guidance will stay with me forever... Truly a beautiful, rare and precious gem!!!! Hiring a tuk-tuk to go out and about is a fun and cheap way to see some of the surrounding sites. All in all, a wonderful holiday at Plantation. I would definitely return and will be recommending it to my friends in need of some RnR.

    2017-Jul-27 13:53:19

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    Bewertung von Tess Ankone aus Niederlande

    2017-Jul-25 04:07:21

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    Restorative setting

    PROS Positives: The staff provided all the assistance you could ask for. The atmosphere promoted mindfulness and a good place to just be.

    2017-Jul-18 02:43:46

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    2017-Jul-15 14:28:36

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    Bewertung von Sarah Davy aus Vereinigtes Königreich


    2017-Jul-07 20:34:54

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    CONS Negatives: Mosquitos. Bring lots of insect repellent .

    PROS Positives: Inspirational yoga teacher Amazing food Beautiful location Very accomodating staff with an incredible towel designer . Everyday the towels were created into an art form. Very relaxed and healing place.

    2017-Jun-23 00:41:58

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    Bewertung von Disa Pequeno aus Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

    Beyond expectations

    CONS Negatives: The mosquitos!

    PROS Positives: The place by itself, the nature and the fauna. The staff was adorable. I loved the food and the massages.

    2017-Jun-14 06:02:54

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    Bewertung von David Riddlestone aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    A big cuddle for you soul

    CONS Negatives: Having to leave

    PROS Positives: Plantation villa is a beautiful idea, a community project that is also a wonderful treatment centre and retreat. The treatments themselves have left we feeling lighter, happier and with more energy. The yoga teachers were a completely different class to the 10+ different teachers I've experienced in the uk. The food and Ayurvedic massage and detox were all thoughtfully combined into a plan that would suit my needs. Above all, in 10 Days I have been touched, heard and smiled at by people who barely know me more times than I have in years in western culture. Progress is not necessarily progress. Thank you so much

    2017-Jun-04 01:27:01

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    Bewertung von Lisa Vasiliadis aus Australien

    Refreshing getaway - A must to recharge the batteries!

    CONS Negatives: There was nothing to not like. If there was I would have told staff and they would have fixed it for me!!!!

    PROS Positives: The villa felt like a beautiful loving community. The staff were so accommodating and always with smiles on their faces. The food was fantastic; so very fresh and tasty. The treatments were amazing! The Dr on site was also really helpful helping me with my migraines. The yoga - I have never had teachers who were so passionate about the practice, I learnt a lot and really hope I can find a new teacher in my area that is just as good, thank you!!!

    2017-Jun-02 04:10:49

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    Bewertung von Pamela Williams aus Australien

    My soul was rejuvenated

    PROS Positives: I found peace, tranquillity and a senses of another way of living, streeet anxiety free. The warmth, smiles, personal attention, love and kindness seemed to permeate us all, guests, staff and the villagers we encountered. The treatments were great, my Ayurvedic doctor an angel and the food, local was so interesting and always served with that special smile. I met great people from all around the world. A rich experience, with extra special memories for me. Thank you everyone.

    2017-May-09 01:24:30

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    Bewertung von Annalies Wieland aus Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

    Erholung purr.

    CONS Negatives: Die Bestätigung, dass ich vom Flughafen abgeholt werde hat mich nicht erreicht. Was zu zwei fahren geführt hat.

    PROS Positives: Die Menschen vom Yogalehrer bis zum Zimmermädchen waren einfach super.

    2017-May-04 17:50:52

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    Bewertung von Virginia Marcos Ruiz aus Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    2017-Apr-28 06:40:14

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    Bewertung von Uri Shoan aus Australien

    Just an awesome place

    CONS Negatives: The Mosquito 😂 Who like them

    PROS Positives: Very caring Stuff , great food and healthy, great doctors , loving people , loving approach , love it and I will be back very often

    2017-Apr-26 22:43:35

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    Bewertung von Kelly Ward aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    Relaxing break

    PROS Positives: Plantation Villa provides clean, comfortable and homely accommodation in a beautiful natural environment. I found it relaxing and tranquil and met some lovely people there. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I e

    2017-Apr-22 16:08:44

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    Bewertung von Melisa Rutherford aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    2017-Apr-22 10:32:23

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    Bewertung von Karen Appleton aus Vereinigtes Königreich


    CONS Negatives: Nothing

    PROS Positives: A wonderful eleven day stay, staff are fantastic and have met some great people. Lovely location very peaceful, treatments are amazing, I feel really relaxed and happy.

    2017-Apr-17 01:49:24

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    Bewertung von Anne Stevens aus Oman

    CONS Negatives: A bit more unexpected noise

    PROS Positives: Fabulous yoga teacher and lovely surroundings... Interesting food

    2017-Apr-05 03:57:01

  • Bewertung von Sonia Karim aus Vereinigtes Königreich
    1 von 10

    "Ref. my calls to bookyogaretreats, with regards to what I had booked https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/plantation-villa/5-days-meditation-and-yoga-retreat-in-sri-lanka, described as providing:"


    "* Guided daily yoga and meditation"

    "* Cookery classes and demonstrations"

    "* Vegetable and fruit picking in some seasons"

    "* Ayurveda doctor consultation and detox therapy treatment"

    "* Rubber tapping and paddy harvesting in some seasons"

    "* Meals prepared with organic ingredients"

    "It states "Ayurvedic doctor consultation and detox therapy treatment"."

    "Both were refused me on the first day and there was an awful attitude from the staff demanding extra money for the detox treatment which I had to pay. As I was walking to one treatment the staff followed me and demanded $20. I requested him to wait till I return to my room after treatment if he couldn't wait till check out. He kept insisting and demanding and wouldn't leave me."

    "In the above description it states both the Ayurvedic consultation and the detox package, that they demanded money for were included in my package. Yet, I had to spend 2 hours of my time since arrival convincing the staff I was entitled to this. I was informed the doctor was busy with appointments all afternoon, to find out later this was not the case."

    "Finally, the room I was put in for the 2 nights and "supposed" 3 days was actually less than 2 days as I was told I cannot check in till after 2pm on Thursday 23rd Feb and I was told to vacate by the staff by 11am on Saturday 25th Feb. Therefore I did not have 3 days at the Plantation villa with all the yoga classes. Also meditation classes were not daily as described."

    "The room I was put in was horrendously noisy as it was next to the dining room, with of noise of talking and dishes clanking at meal times (from breakfast time at 7.30am…till the end of dinner time) coming from the dining room. I was not able to rest or sleep at the times that suited me."

    "The food that was served, resulted in my being sick despite informing both the staff supervising the meals and the Ayurvedc doctor of my allergy to onion and garlic. On my last day, Saturday I couldn't eat as I was so sick -–attached is a picture of the resulting skin rash."

    "The overall attitude of the staff was confrontational and negligent."

    "By the end of my stay both the Ayurvedic doctor and the yoga teacher walked out."

    "Due to the above situation, I request you to refund my payment of $260 for the time I was at this “wellness retreat centre” due to the unnecessary suffering (sickness) I had to endure, the conditions and the mis-selling of the package."

    "Management Response from Plantation Villa"

    "Dear Sonia"

    "We are both saddened by your review. Your confirmed booking came through only an hour before your arrival and we had our last room available which was a Suite Room. We made an exception and offered you the Suite Room for no extra charge (you paid for a Standard Room) and allowed you to book for two nights (our standard minimum stay is for four nights). It is a shame you have noted that you did not enjoy the room as you were given a free upgrade to a Suite Room as this was the only room available and yours was a last minute booking. This is one of our most popular rooms. "

    "The package advertised on BookYogaRetreats clearly note "what's included" and "what's not included". It clearly states that Ayurveda Treatments are not included. Additionally when you first inquired, a list of inclusions for the retreat was emailed to you. You had a number of email communications with us prior to booking and you were informed in writing what the inclusions on the package are. We know that you were aware of this because on arrival, you asked our Manager whether he could give you a free massage and stated that you are travelling on a budget. When he declined, you noted to him that the reservations office from our head office promised you a free massage. When this failed, you asked another guest to also come with you and demand a free massage and it was only after that guest walked away that you then agreed to pay for your massage which was $20. "

    "Our manager and onsite team informed that you were almost assaulted by the taxi driver you had come with because you had not paid him what had been agreed. Our manager had to intervene and save you from this and calm the driver and convinced him to forgive you and not to go to the police against you. When you enter through our gates, you are our customer and we will try our best to protect you from outsiders. "

    "Our policy for additional treatments is that all guests need to meet our Ayurvedic Doctor prior to any treatment and need to sign to confirm which treatment they confirm to receive. Even though you were clearly informed of the process and you promised to sign, you avoided doing this so when you walked in to the spa, you were asked to sign for it. Your arrived at our Villa soon after 2pm (this is our standard check-in time and this is an industry-wide standard...you might find that most other places have check in times after 3pm) and your massage was scheduled for 4pm. As you were advised, for guests who are not on a treatment package, if they want to take additional treatments, it is dependent on availability of the doctor and the spa. These are standard industry-wide practices and we still arranged your treatment within 2hrs of arrival."

    "Contrary to your note, daily yoga and meditation classes did take place and none of our staff walked out - our doctor has been with us since 2014 and now his wife will also be joining us from April 2017. Our yoga teachers rotate throughout the year to ensure we offer a varied experience specially for our repeat guests. The daily classes did continue although you did not attend these as on your first day you took your massage and stayed the rest of the time in your room and the second day you went to the beach after lunch."

    "You only mentioned about your food allergies only after dinner on your first day and therefore the second day, your food was separately cooked to your allergy requirements. Your photo you forwarded to us shows no allergic reaction on your skin. We also have an Ayurvedic doctor onsite and if you mentioned an allergic reaction on your skin, he could have treated you for it. "

    "It is important to note here that on your last day with us (24th February), you wrote to our reservations team asking to extend your stay by a few more nights. We had to decline due to non-availability. If you were so unhappy, we are confused as to why you wanted to extend your stay? "

    "We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us and could not grasp and understand our concept. We wish you much happiness. "

    "Warm regards"

    "The Plantation Villa Team"

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  • Bewertung von Sarah
    9 von 10

    "I have returned from Sri Lanka after my 10 day stay at the villa. I met some wonderful people and enjoyed my time there. I particularly enjoyed the yoga - Gary and Raquel were brilliant and really supported me during my stay. They were great teachers and always listened when myself or other guests needed to talk. I am shocked to hear they have recently left as I know myself and others thought they were brilliant teachers and kindhearted people."

    "I also met Dr Nishan, who from the website I thought would be the main doctor but I learned he no longer works there but visits weekly. Maybe the website needs to be updated regarding staff? I found him to be extremely kind, wise and very approachable. He really took time to speak to people, including myself and gave great advice. It was a shame he wasn't there permanently. Unfortunately, although the other doctor was pleasant, there was a big difference in approach."

    "The staff members were also very friendly and kind and I met some wonderful people from around the world - all there for different reasons. I think the retreat works well for people who want a break from every day life or want to experience yoga or meditation and/or Ayurvedic treatments. However I feel it lacks a support for people who are there for reasons such as anxiety, depression, exhaustion or other deeper issues. I noticed (including myself) that emotional support came from the guests. I think I was very lucky to be around some great people but would be concerned for others who don't have that. It felt a little like you were "just another guest" especially in consultations. This is just something I wanted to merely point out as feedback. It would be great if there was a staff member who couple be approached for emotional support. I think this is something a lot of people mentioned when I was there."

    "Also, I had my room cleaned the day before I left and a travel towel which was on my bed has disappeared. In a rush to get my stuff together I assumed it must have been in my bag but I am yet to find it. This also goes for a couple of tops and a pair of leggings. I'm not sure what's happened but I just wanted to highlight it in case you hear of other things. Because this was on the last day I didn't think to report it as I believed they were in my case coz I'd only seen them the day before. I'm wondering whether things have got caught up in laundry?"

    "Overall I had a pleasant time, enjoyed meeting new people, experiencing the treatments and improving my yoga in a beautiful place! I just thought it would be useful to give both sets of feedback in order to improve things for future guests."

    "Management Response from Plantation Villa:"

    "Dear Sarah,"

    "Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you had an enjoyable retreat with us. Thank you also for your feedback. You came to us during a time of transition in our yoga teachers and doctors. We are constantly in a state of change to respond to the needs of our guests, and to incorporate improvements to our retreats. Most of the time, our guests find joy and support from our staff team, our environment and also other guests. This is also a part of the retreat experience as unlike in a big resort, the benefit of a smaller place like ours is that the guests all blend together and become like a family along with our team members. This also helps each guest as it helps one understand how people from different parts of the world, in differing ages, lifestyles, income, culture, race etc still go through the same emotions. It helps us understand and accept that in the end we as all humans experience the same emotions. It also helps grow our compassion and empathy to understand the struggle of another and to feel for them and reach out to help them. The development of this compassion and empathy in turn improves our own wellbeing. This is one important aspect of your retreat with us! "

    "Yes we are actually changing our doctors around a little! Dr Nishan is now our Chief Doctor and monitors all the guest treatments and visits for two days a week to oversee our guests. Given his medical research work and further studies, it was increasingly difficult for him to remain full time with us and we promoted him to be our Chief Doctor from beginning of February. From beginning of March, we will have three doctors: one very good resident doctor, Dr Nishan as our Chief Doctor and another Gynaecology Specialist due to increasing amount of guests coming to us with gynaecology issues. Our retreats are constantly evolving based on the type of guests we get and also the specialists that we meet. Yes our website changes are not as quick as we would like it to be but will definitely work on it! Thank you for the reminder!"

    "As for emotional support, we did not have this request before as yoga teachers and doctors offers the emotional support needed. However, given this feedback and one guest we had last month who needed much more one-to-one support, we are now working with some trained coaches to join our team. From March, we will offer a package including coaching for those guests who might need more emotional support than what is currently offered. "

    "We are so sorry to hear about your loss of clothing items. I wish you informed us before you left as we could have checked and done something. We maintain a record of which staff members clean which rooms which helps us identigy the staff member to locate any lost items and this also eliminates any potential theft. Please do drop us an email with the date when you noticed the loss and your room details so we can help locate these."

    "Thank you again for your feedback. We will start actioning them immediately (some are already in the pipeline). We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. This really is our main goal: to ensure our guest have a nice time and that they may incorporate some learnings in to their lives back home to improve your happiness and wellbeing. Wish you continued happiness and good health."

    "Warm regards and much love, The Plantation Villa Team"

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  • Bewertung von Jane Simmons aus Australien
    7 von 10

    "Plantation Villa offers a comfortable and authentic Ayurvedic and yoga experience. I booked a 7 day all-inclusive package which meant accommodation, meals, yoga, doctor's consultation, medicines and treatments were all pre-paid for what I thought was a pretty decent price. "

    "There is a real warmth in which you are greeted, from smiling faces of management to a floral arrangement on your bed, spelling out your welcome. From there, depending on your time of arrival, you are taken to the doctor to diagnose your dosha (I'm overflowing with Pitta, in case you were wondering). Diagnosis is done with a few short questions, a feel of the pulse and a look at the coating on your tongue so nothing too invasive. The doctor is a quiet but friendly man whose knowledge seems broad and extensive. It can feel a bit awkward as you sit waiting for feedback but his prime concern is to initially get your digestive system working (and it does on those early doses of medicine- very much so) before he talks through what your dosha actually means. "

    "Then you're off to the spa for your first treatment. A couple of things here: first, get ready to smell like that Ayurvedic oil for your entire stay, especially when they do the treatment that requires sticking it up your nose. Secondly, the services are provided by trained locals and it can feel hit and miss at times but it's almost always pleasant. You will receive oil massages, oil facials, oil scalp massages, mud packs and steam baths. It's about an hour of your day and always a lovely experience (except for that nasal violation thing!). "

    "The food can get repetitive. Do not expect classic Sri Lankan, although it pays homage to it. This is Ayurvedic food so much less spicy, far more salty and no meat or dairy. Bitter herbal teas and warm water seem to fill any other gaps but there is no doubt that it all feels and tastes healthy so embrace it. "

    "Plantation Villa is most advertised as a yoga retreat so let's spend some time unpacking that. Depending on your level of experience with yoga, this was going to be the determining factor in your level of enjoyment during your stay. Having recently changed teachers- our yogis had only been there two weeks before my arrival, they are yet to really understand and appreciate the varied clientele that walk through the door. Those with an advanced practice were pushed and most catered for; lots of poses that required lifting the body with the hands, back bends, etc. Newer yogis could often be seen waiting in class for a substantial amount of time for a pose they felt comfortable to do and it took a while for the teachers to understand that they had to offer gradients and levels for those in the class. No doubt they will find their rhythm but unless you are coming with previous yoga ability, this class may not be quite right for you, especially as some of the fundamental techniques that need to be taught weren't always present. Having said that, I quite enjoyed it but I was grateful for my prior knowledge. "

    "Plantation Villa works closely with its community and the owner, Ishara, is geniunely interested in preserving the heart of the place and offering opportunities for the village to participate in being part of that. Events such as watching the local children do traditional dance, harvesting food on site, planting trees, cooking classes should all be embraced and enjoyed. "

    "A word of advice: bring little items from home you can donate- exercise books, clothes, souvenirs, etc. These things are treasured by the locals and staff. Also, although one big tip is encouraged at the end, to be distributed to all staff, you may get cornered by individuals to tip so make a decision about what you want to do. "

    "The pool is fantastic- do bring your swimmers but you are distance from the beach so if you want to experience it, be prepared to pay more than top dollar to get there. In fact all excursions come with a hefty price tag so you are better doing the majority of your sight-seeing before or after your time at Plantation Villa. "

    "There's plenty of downtime but you're going to meet great people from all over the world and talk for hours. Do your best to stay open to it all, even the oil up the nose! I think for the most part, you'll have a good time at Plantation Villa."

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  • Bewertung von Sian aus Dubai
    9 von 10

    "I arrived at Plantation Villa with very few expectations having not done anything like this before. The staff were very welcoming and the other guests were very friendly. The rooms were clean and largely pest free (which for someone who is not a fan of bugs, is very important!). The setting was stunning and relaxing. The yoga and treatments were great and I definitely felt I could have stayed longer than my 4 days. My only negative was that due to the relaxed approach, it sometimes caused a bit of confusion. I had been asking about paying the driver since I arrived, and about booking a driver to take me to my next destination. I was told don't worry we'll sort it but then on the last day I was told the options weren't possible and told I'd have to go about an hour later. It could have been resolved without the stress if it hadn't been put off and they had planned properly as I prefer to do. After 4 days of relaxing, I ended up leaving a bit frustrated. That said, it did not take away form the great experience I had and I would definitely consider going again."

    "Management Response from Plantation Villa"

    "Hi Sian, Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. So sorry about the issue you faced. Unfortunately during our busy period, our manager who normally handles our invoicing and payments was suddenly unwell and admitted to hospital. There was an expectation that he will return the next day so the team was not processing your payment and instead waiting till he arrived. This is unacceptable and we will immedietly take corrective action to ensure this does not happen again. - The Management"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler
    10 von 10

    "I had a fantastic stay in the Plantation Villa. The room was comfortable, and nice. The food was very good -- I missed chocolate but I understand that was part of the diet program :). The nature was just amazing and very relaxing. Raquel and Gary (yoga teachers) were nice, competent and helpful. Last but not least, the staff in the Plantation Villa was warm, and very nice to us. They did all what they could to make us feel home."

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  • Bewertung von Jackie aus Vereinigtes Königreich
    8 von 10

    "Plantation villa provided an ideal location for a break from the demands from the outside world. It's lush and green and waking up to the beautiful bird song each morning was incredible. Accommodation was good, some rooms were a little dark and personally I preferred the lodge rooms although these were a short distance from the main facilities. Food is basic vegetarian which I enjoyed but some found a little repetitive. I signed up for the weight loss program and over 3 weeks list 8 kilos so was delighted. The personal trainer helped achieve these results and adapted exercises well to my fitness level and capabilities. The treatments were good and I suggest you try different therapists to identify the one that suits you. I had a few injuries and the team were really helpful in providing additional natural remedies to help these get better. The team were very friendly and helpful. Initially I thought the place could benefit from a little more finesses but as I relaxed l decided this was part of the charm of the place. I met some lovely people and they too definitely added to the great experience I had. I would definitely recommend plantation villa as a place to unwind and to rejuvenate yourself."

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  • Bewertung von Stuart Laird-Smith
    10 von 10

    "The staff were super attentive, the venue is magnificent, and the whole experience was perfect! Would definitely recommend and will definitely try go again."

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  • Bewertung von Paula Meijerink aus Niederlande
    10 von 10

    "Plantation Villa is a wonderful place to get to know yoga & meditation or to improve it. Its located in a very lush area. Birds, monkeys and other wildlife will show up regularly and it is a very good place to think about life and to get away from your stressful life. Yoga/meditation classes, nature walks, talks about Ayurveda/life, vegan food. The staff and teachers will go above and beyond to make you feel at home and if you need something, anything, they will try to make that happen. Also the rooms are very nice and comfortable. Will definitely come back!"

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  • Bewertung von Alla aus Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

    "This stay in Plantation Villa is one of the amazing experience in my entire life. This is something that I will never forget. If there is a place on earth that is close to be heaven from all points of view, this is it! First, the villa's staff is a family with open hearts that make you feel like a child again, whose wishes are fulfilled - half a word is enough. They are there for any question or concern you have. I felt pampered, taken cared of and loved. Second, the villa is decorated with so much of attention and love - designs and furniture show that every detail has been thought of and well organized. There is no strong internet connection in the lodge where I stayed, but this was just the right thing to do! Please do not put Wi-Fi there! This is the way to "switch off" the world around and get to know yourself, for a change. The surroundings of the villa are breath-taking - treas, plants, birds, monitors lizards, flowers, fruits; there is no better place for meditation. There is just no better place to make your eye forget how cars, trains, crowds, skyscrapers look like. Third, the treatments provided in the spa, medicines advised by the in-house doctor and food from plantations make you a completely new person. The health program used for each person individually cleanses up the body and the mind. You look great, you feel great. Food, there is no way to describe the tastes I have tried in the villa! There are so many different dishes, no vegetarian person would know how many recipes the two ladies in the kitchen know! If you watched the movie "Eat, pray, love" - then this is how you feel in the Villa, but not one by one as in the book/movie, all of it together. Great food, amazing meditations, lots of love! Yoga classes in the morning and in the afternoon make you feel even better - your blood circulates, body shapes itself, your mind is at peace, you learn so much - and this is all just for your own benefit! And I cannot skip how many amazing people I have met there, who will always be in my heart. This is my personal experience and I am sure every person is different and has own goals and expectations. I would recommend to visit this place - alone or with family, without any expectations. Just leave the world behind and get to know yourself and people around you. Eat, pray, love."

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  • Bewertung von Amandine Poncin

    "The Plantation villa was a welcoming home from the day I set foot in it. The food was fabulous, the guests are fantastic, happy people, thanks largely to a nice and caring staff, and daily treats (including massages and Ayurveda treatment. All of us, including myself, were traveling solo, but felt at home in just a few hours at the common dinner table. A Sri Lankan guest guided us spiritually and for a cultural tour to nearby temples during Buddhist celebrations. I also discovered the benefits of Ayurveda treatment, and the doctor, a young medical researcher, answered all my (many) questions about Ayurveda, from its origins to recent research. He was also an excellent meditation guide. Not mentioning the manager, who always makes sure you are having a nice stay. In sum, if you want to feel cared for, make friends and relax, this is just the right place. I highly recommend."

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  • Bewertung von Maria Weigt

    "I stayed at this beautiful and wonderful place for 10 days for my first Ayurveda Detox Retreat and I was overwhelmed by this special place. It's located in a very quite environment where is not so much to discover when you don't want to, but of course there is lot to experience if you are up to. For myself I just wanted to clean my body and mind a get connected with my soul and the now. It felt like coming home to a family, all the employees and other guests seemed to be like a big family and as a new guest you where taken so lovely inside that. Everything like the treatments, the so nourishing food, the gentle yoga classes, meditations and the location itself has been suited perfectly together. Especially the doctor consultation and all the caring chats were outstanding. It was really special to me and I am so thankful to find my way to this wonderful place on earth. I recommend this to everybody who's looking for a mindful and loving Ayurvedic Retreat."

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  • Bewertung von Chika Kato

    "We wanted to say a big thank you for everything that we had during our stay at the villa. The place was very natural, clean, and comfortable; food was great. I actually liked all that was offered. The massage was relaxing and, on top of all of these, your staff was very kind and friendly and other guests were also very nice. People were one of the best parts of our retreat there. Thank you very much for the arrangement of meditation with Nanda as well. To be honest, I didn't mean to ask you to set up something special when I mentioned meditation, so it was quite a surprise that you asked him to teach us meditation, and I do appreciate that. We're feeling more comfortable and peaceful inside after learning technique as well as talking with him. We'll try to keep what we've learnt. Anyhow, long story short, we had really great time at the villa. With everything I mentioned above, the trip was way beyond our expectation and we both feel much healthier and peaceful. Thank you very very much again! Please say thank you to everyone at the villa from us. We will definite be back there sometime later. Lastly, we noticed that we didn't receive the chart, which shows what to eat or avoid, etc. It'll be great if you could scan and send it to us when you get a chance. Thanks again and hope to see you again."

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  • Bewertung von Hans S. Bundsgaard
    10 von 10

    "This was definitely the best vacation, we have had ever."

    "Usually we need a holiday after a vacation, but after our 2-week stay at Plantation Villa, our batteries were fully charged."

    "We had chosen the weight loss package, but a no time did we feel exhausted or had cravings for more food."

    "And we DID loose weight ☺"

    "We cannot point a finger at anything at The Plantation."

    "The entire staff is so nice and the surroundings are fantastic look at the pix)."

    "We had never practiced yoga before, but the yoga teachers Gary & Raquel are ever so nice and welcoming, so we felt comfortable right from the beginning."

    "The meals served at the Villa are all nutritionally balanced and prepared with minimal oil and no artificial flavorings."

    "It is a set menu. And actually we liked not to have to decide what to eat. Just as well as we liked, that there is no TV, radio etc."

    "Unlike the announcement on the airplane, this was:"

    "“Unlock your seatbelt (and yourself) and enjoy the ride ☺"

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  • Bewertung von Editam Mach
    10 von 10

    "My five day stay felt like a two week getaway. It was exactly how I envisioned Ayurveda retreat would be without ever experiencing it before. The quality of food, treatments, service, Dr. Nishin, yoga and holistic instructors Raquel and Gary were exceptional. I am planning to return in July, loved every moment of it."

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  • Bewertung von Keith F. aus England
    10 von 10

    "A truly amazing environment,natural beauty personified by amazing people ,warm welcoming , humble ,sensitive and caring to every individuals needs for restoration of mind and body.The plantation provides tranquility,harmony and complete rest and a chance to be at one with a natural enviroment of wonderful fruit, vegetables, animals, birds and flowers. I hope all future visitors take away some of the qualities that this "Garden of Eden" provides and i wish plantation villa continued success for the preservation of such natural beauty for the future of mankind. "

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  • Bewertung von Gabriela M.
    10 von 10

    "I checked in the Plantation Villa anxious that I was going to be bored as I was going to spend 14 days there, I knew I needed a break away from everything in my life and I had no idea that I was going to enjoy every moment of it , the yoga sessions in the morning ,and in the evening ,the daily treatments , the food I was served every day , even though I was on a weight loss programme., all amazing . The housekeepers and kitchen ladies were serving amazing food , all organic from the Plantations garden , they were also so sweet and funny and always there to offer something to drink or to eat. Daniel the manager , so smart and wise and so having an answer for everything you wanted to ask about the diet , Ayurveda or anything else really. Roshan the therapist always with a big smile on his face , making you feel comfortable and then giving you a very relaxing or invigorating massage . I have never felt like I had to leave the Villa , everything I needed it was there during my stay. also our yoga teachers Warren and Michelle were very experienced and serious about the classes . I left the Planation feeling very sad , but I did promise everybody there I was going back again and I will definitely go back. for me this 2 weeks were an amzing expericne , it made me know myself more"

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  • Bewertung von Vibekeulmann aus England, UK
    10 von 10

    "My sister and I spent a magical week at Plantation Villa in June this year. I can only recommend others to do the same. It's a magical place, with a superb service (nothing is too much trouble), and the staff is incredibly caring and attentive.I have Bone Cancer stage 4 and follow an alkaline diet and I also shun white carbs and sugar completely. Outside of that, the diet was centered around my condition and at every meal we got delicious and varied food. I listened carefully when told that Pineapple and Mango is not good for me - and funnily it resonates with me as I never much liked either, so now I avoid them completely. Endless supply of herbal tea with the local honey, and cool coconut water as well. The water is drinkable from the tap and for the first time ever I managed a week in South East Asia without any tummy issues. FAB! Thanks again to all the staff who looked after us so well. Hugs from Vibeke Ulmann Weincke and her sister Marianne Ottesen Weincke."

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  • Bewertung von Claudia Rutigliano
    10 von 10

    "Magic place, special people ( staff and customers). Staying there make you smiling! "

    "Excellent food, eccellent service, excellent ayurveda treatments (thank you doctor and Lasanta!), great yoga experience with Gemma, interesting discussion with Ishara."

    "Plantation villa is a dream!"

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  • Bewertung von Karissa Samuel
    10 von 10

    "I stayed for a month & it became my home with the staff being a wonderful family and supportive space to heal, recoup and recover from our busy lives. "

    "Hint to travellers; schedule at least a week and at the end of your trip because you won't want to go anywhere once you're at the Villa."

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  • Bewertung von Lisa G. aus Schweiz

    "I was at the Plantation Villa in Kalutara and it's been a wonderful, so peaceful experience I would instantly do again. The location is magical, peace is all around you, and you can only hear and see the beautiful nature; the birds, monkeys everywhere, chipmunks, etc. You literally are in the middle of nowhere in this cute little colonial house that has only 8 rooms for guests, which means it is not a commercial big hotel, but more likely the real thing. The whole staff is just wonderful and so loving and very attentive. The food? Just the best! You can literally feel that it has been growing on genuine soil, grown with love, cooked with love and with the Ayurvedic intention, it's just delicious and I couldn't have enough of it. "

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  • Bewertung von Anastasia Mich

    "We stayed at Plantation Villa 8 days and had the Ayurvedic package. The location is wonderful,quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed a lot the Ayurvedic treatments and yoga hours. The people in Plantation Villa are very kind. The 3 ladies who take care of us was really amazing. If you want to relax,treat your body and clean your mind, Plantation Villa is the right place. We will come back soon!"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus England

    "I found this place online and it was all I hoped for (and more). It combines culture, history, and nature in one delightful place, and provided a fortnight's tranquil break from normal life. I took the standard detox package which was just right for me - I lost 3 kilograms while there and felt more supple and relaxed after daily yoga, massages, and swimming. The absence of alcohol, coffee, tea, chocolate, wheat, and dairy products didn't bother me at all because the food is so excellent and varied. The staff are mostly from the local village and are delightful. The gardens and grounds are full of interesting birds - I saw over 40 species there during my stay and a more experienced bird-watcher would certainly see more. There are lovely strolls through the surrounding fields and villages, with charming and friendly people to meet along the way. There's good Wi-Fi at the main house and adjacent rooms but not at the new Lodge. For me, Wi-Fi was important because I'd gone partly to be in a peaceful place to get some work done (in between the massages, swimming, and others). I had been to Sri Lanka several times before and didn't feel the need to rush around sightseeing, although I went on day-trips to Galle and to the Udawalawa National Park with other guests, driven by the careful and caring staff driver. Whether you want the full Ayurvedic treatment, a detox package, or just a relaxing, beautiful, and healthy place to stay, the Plantation Villa is perfect."

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  • Bewertung von Beate Roehrig aus Deutschland

    "Beautiful location in quiet rural area. No touristic disturbance so that you can enjoy your Ayurvedic treatments and yoga classes or just find your peace. Ideal for singles, you will be welcomed like in a family. Very nice, care-taking staff even if not everybody speaks English well, which was never a problem. Nice rooms, partially without air conditioning, but with fan in every room. Those who need sleep, should better take an air-conditioned room, as natural animal noises might occur (monkeys, birds, crickets)."

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  • Bewertung von Pinelopi Kyriazi
    10 von 10

    "Excellent customer service and a totally serene place..."

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  • Bewertung von Nila K.

    "I had a great stay at the Plantation Villa and was so well-taken care by the very kind and warmhearted staff. Specially John, Roshan, Ayurveda doctor Nishan, and the lovely cooking ladies. Beautiful place with very nice rooms and amazing food! Left the place with tears in my eyes after have met so wonderful people. "

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  • Bewertung von Louisa T. aus Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

    "I had a wonderful time at the Plantation Villa. The team was very professional and very caring. Being at the Plantation Villa was like being at home. If you are looking for a relaxing place in order to disconnect from your stressful routine, I would highly recommend you the Plantation Villa!"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Kuala Lampur

    "Highly attentive service staff, food was amazing and the best I've had so far in Sri Lanka. The welcome and friendliness of the the 2 hosts was extremely pleasant. Amazing service and ambiance. Everything perfectly executed: Food, service, treatments, yoga, trips...all in a breathtaking setting. Rooms very luxury. I expected much less given the price and was very pleasantly surprised. So much so that I thought I made a mistake on my invoice payment when I booked. More than anything, I love the concept and their ethos....to just do good to everyone. Amazing that people like this still exist in this world! I feel inspired to be a better person. Thank you! Namaste! "

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Frankreich

    "Thank you for this wonderful stay! I was really new in yoga and meditation. As a first time, I could not dream better. Great location; extremely relaxing. The food was perfect. I learned again how to treat my body the right way. I will definitely come back to escape the stress of my routine life."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "A magical experience. It exceeded my expectations. Am planning to visit again. Very well structured program of treatments and activities. Amazing. Insight into ancient herbal medicine really was a body soul and mind retreat with peace and solitude beyond my imagination. Local school and Buddhist Temple was a delight so was the trip to buy jewelry organized by the staff was brilliant."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus England

    "We had an amazing stay. The staff really made it for us. The setting, of course, is beautiful and tirelessly maintained by the gardeners and the food was amazing and the yoga was great, but it was the people we will remember most fondly for allowing us to relax and feel comfortable. Thank you!"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Deutschland

    "To relax and to receive Ayurveda, the location is much better, than on the beach. The stillness of the nature is amazing and very calming for the mind. Wonderful pool and nice walks around the village and in the rubber plantation. A piece of heaven to relax, let go and heal."

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  • Bewertung von Ciara J. aus Irland

    "We hoped to do some yoga but experienced so much more at this beautiful villa! We loved the (mainly) vegan meals, the Ayurvedic treatments, and the hospitality. We felt great after our stay at Plantation Villa and would love to go back again!"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "I booked this beautiful retreat to kickstart my 2-month trip in Sri Lanka and to shake off city life. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The colonial house and the rooms were beautiful and the photos don't do it justice.The therapists and the ladies who cook and clean couldn't have been more accommodating. I felt welcomed and very much looked after. The food was super healthy and delicious and the ladies were more than happy to give me cooking demonstrations. Gina, the yoga instructor was great at tailoring to what we needed and helped me to embrace meditation. I met some amazing people, who were travelling solo, and who also made this place so special. I even read an great book with short stories to introduce me to the morals of Buddhism. The villa has 8 rooms and I loved that it wasn't touristy. I felt completely relaxed and ready to start my adventure after my fantastic week at plantation villa. I've since told two people about my experience who booked straight away. I hope they are enjoying as much as I did. Thank you to everyone who made it so special."

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  • Bewertung von Maria W. aus Deutschland

    "I stayed at this beautiful and wonderful place for 10 days for my first Ayurveda Detox Retreat and I was overwhelmed by this special place. It's located in a very quiet environment, where is not so much to discover when you don't want to, but of course there is lot to experience if you are up to. For myself I just wanted to clean my body and mind a get connected with my soul and the now. It felt like coming home to a family, all the employees and other guests seemed to be like a big family and as a new guest you were taken so lovely inside that. Everything like the treatments, the so nourishing food, the gentle yoga classes, meditations, and the location itself has been suited perfectly together. Especially the doctor consultation and all the caring chats were outstanding. It was really special to me and I am so thankful to find my way to this wonderful place on earth. I recommend this everybody who's looking for a mindful and loving Ayurvedic retreat."

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  • Bewertung von Olia Zayarova aus Sri Lanka

    "Plantation Villa is a very special place to take a pause and go deeper into yourself. Thank you very much, Ishara, for inviting me as a yoga instructor to your eco-friendly wellbeing resort, with its beautiful concept, full of love and support. I'm really thankful I met a very talented Ayurvedic doctor and an amazing person Nishan there. He helped guests in an informal manner, told us a lot about Ayurveda, and taught us meditation. Take care and hope to see you again very soon!"

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Frankreich

    "Nice people, nice place, delicious food, timely and complete yoga sessions, amazing massages, serious treatments - maybe a bit isolated and faraway in the countryside. I could not try the swimming pool, it was finished on my last day. I would be curious to try the new yoga hall."

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  • Bewertung von Alexey Marchenko
    10 von 10

    "Great place to relax. Tranquil and peaceful with very kind people working here."

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  • Bewertung von Joanne L.

    "I stayed for 2 weeks and I am utterly amazed at the subtle and gentle magic of the place. I arrived exhausted and left feeling strong, healthy, and rejuvenated. There is a sense of calm and tenderness created by the environment and staff and, on leaving, I was not sure if I have left having had a holiday or having spent 2 weeks with my long lost family. There is a genuineness about this retreat and as a newcomer to these sort of experience (Ayurvedia, meditation, metta) I am now converted to many of the ideologies that the Plantation Villa stands for."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus Norwegen

    "18 wonderful days having detox (panchakarma) and special treatment for lower back pain. 18 days away from daily tasks and stress. Though my back pain did not disappear, I really felt Roshan did everything possible. If you want a really deep massage, he's the best!"

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  • Bewertung von Geko Treker
    8 von 10

    "Lovely experience for a 1st timer. Fabulous food and staff tending to specific diet. Amazing traditional colonial British atmosphere surrounding compound and estate. Peace and care!!"

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  • Bewertung von Kithsiri Aberdeera

    "Wonderful place.....like in heaven...infact you really need a place to get rest ,it is a place you get solace in plantation villa ,friendly atmosphere and amazing of food ,In my next vacation also need to be there..."

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  • Bewertung von Katherine Wilson
    10 von 10

    "THE place to go if you want to get away from everything and unwind. Hope to get back at some stage."

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  • Bewertung von Anna Hristova
    10 von 10

    "a magic place! a beautiful house in colonial style, in the middle of the nature. the procedures and massages that we had was wonderful and the cuisine excellent."

    "highly recommend it!"

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  • Bewertung von Sacha B. aus Niederlande

    "Lovely people, an excellent cook, excellent service, beautiful surroundings, and quiet. It is a great place to relax, hike, or enjoy the Ayurveda treatments. We booked the bed and breakfast and had some extra treatments. Very good value for your money!"

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  • Bewertung von Jane R. aus USA

    "Ten days of tranquility, sunshine, and well-being! The package deal was a great value: two massages and a herbal bath every day, combined with well-prepared fresh food, brought me to a high level of physical and mental health. Afternoon trips arranged by the caring and capable staff took us on safari to see elephants, to the beach to help release turtles from the hatchery, to the street market to marvel at the assortment of fruit, and to a jewelry factory to watch craftsmen setting sapphires (and buy at great prices). A long way from Pennsylvania, United States, but well worth the trip."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler aus UK

    "This is a secluded little piece of paradise, where you hear the birds chirping all day, eat only healthy food, can do yoga everyday, or laze about to your heart's content. This is the place to go to totally unwind and get away from the hectic pace of city life. The hotel staff are very nice and accommodating and really look out for you, especially if you are a woman travelling alone. There is never any pressure to socialize, but as the hotel only has 8 rooms, you can get to know other guests quite well, which is great. I enjoyed being pampered every day but have to say that if you are doing the whole Ayurvedic stay, prepare yourself to drinking some interesting herbal concoctions every day."

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Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Plantation Villa ist ein abgelegenes, umweltfreundliches Hotel mit einem Wohlfühl-Erlebnis durch Bio-Lebensmittel und vedische Lehren von Ayurveda und Yoga.

  • Verfügbarkeit: Die Yoga Urlaube dieses Veranstalters sind 0% der Zeit verfügbar.
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5 Tage / 4 Nächte


This vacation is available until July 2018, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • May 1 - September 31, 2017
  • May 1 - July 31, 2018


High season
  • October 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018


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