Mangrove Villa offers Ayurvedic treatments, yoga, and meditation in an ideal location for relaxation and holistic holidays.

Yoga Retreats (7)

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Instructors (3)

Sriyanath de Silva

Mangrove Villa Yoga Master

Nayana Lasanthi

Reviews (35)

Ann-evelyn Luyten

from Switzerland, September 2019

"Ayurveda retreat"

The surroundings are absolutely magnificent. Very peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are very spacey and the beds are comfortable. The whole staff wanted to make you feel at home. The yoga sessions were wonderful as they were adapted to every level. The food was delicious and adapted to your preferences (vegetarian, vegan..). At last the massages were top-notch! A true five star! Would definitely recommend!

Miyuki Numata

from United States, May 2019




Ava Mondal

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Do your research stay somewhere else"

The plot of land on the river surrounding was nice and peaceful during the day

The massages were nice.

The dog. The included excursions were nice.

Shakira Bennett

from Azerbaijan, March 2019

"Tranquil location with basic Ayurvedic experience"

The setting is absolutely gorgeous. ideal for total relaxation or there are opportunities to take tourist trips. The rooms are spacious with a hot shower and comfortable beds. Some of the food is delicious although some is a bit too stodgy for my liking (not many vegetables). Throughout the week, the yoga teacher built up the sessions to make them more challenging. The massages were really good quality but no other ayrvedic treatments were offered.

This is a great place to stay if you're interested in sampling yoga/ayrveda whilst exploring other activities in Sri Lanka.

Linda Weiss

from Sri Lanka, January 2019

"calm oasis"

The perfect place to get back to myself after traveling...

The yoga sessions were really good and individually adjusted, the ayurvedic treatments were wonderfully calming and pain releasing, and the food was really nice and varied.

The instructors and the owner were such kind, calm souls and always open for any question.

Also the consultation with the doctor was really helpful for me.

Excellent experience!

Neelum Nazir

from United Arab Emirates, January 2019

"A great place to unwind "

Peaceful, serene environment. Perfect to unwind and relax from a busy schedule life. Courteous and friendly staff.

Marie Räsänen

from Finland, November 2017

Yoga was great start for the day, very good for beginners. Massage and herbal bath was nice and relaxing. Very nice, quiet place, room was good and clean with AC. Short tuk tuk ride to Bentota beach! Nice location and atmosphere.

Adriane Klama

from Sri Lanka, April 2019

"Schöne Lage, inmitten der Mangroven "

Schöne Lage, weit weg von allem anderen. Wer Ruhe sucht ist genau richtig. Low Budget Unterkunft zu Low Budget Preis.

Sandra Lösecke

from Germany, March 2019

"Erholung pur! "

Ich habe mich dort sehr wohl gefühlt.

Das Personal war sehr freundlich.

Das Yoga hat mir sehr gut gefallen, vor allem in Kombination mit Meditation. Ich mache seit 1,5 Jahren regelmäßig Yoga und kann sagen, das die Yogaübungen, wenn man sie intensiv praktiziert, angemessen anspruchsvoll waren. Der Yoga Master geht auf den "Trainingsstand" ein und baut darauf auf. Das Essen hat mir auch sehr gut gefallen und war mit Liebe zubereitet. Die Massagen waren auch sehr wohltuend und individuell auf meine Bedürfnisse abgestimmt. Die Ausflüge waren super und interessant. Vor allem der Strand (10 Min. Entfernung) hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Man konnte wunderbar spazieren. Schade das man kein Yoga am Strand machen konnte. Die Anlage hat mir ebenso gut gefallen. Eine ruhige Oase, die zum Entspannen einläd.


from United States, March 2019

"Perfect place for peace by the river"

I felt very home at Mangrove Villa and am still thinking about the peace and calm atmosphere it gave me. Food was good, room was comfy and yoga was adapted to me my needs. I needed a lot of stretching, so the yoga teacher Silva was always paying attention to pick the right exercises. I loved the nature so much and cherished it every day. It is perfect for a 5-10 days calming down stay.

Eveline Touchette

from United States, February 2019

"What a nice place, peacefull, relaxing, an oasis!"

The commmitment from people of the place to help you and show you the way to find your inner balance, healing yourself, and folllow your path.

Respect for the particularity of each person.

Johannes Jonic

from Sri Lanka, April 2018

"rundum gut "

perfekt um ayurvede und yoga zu verbinden.

Konsultationen mit einem Ayurveda Doktor

Essen ist natürlich ayurvedisch. heißt nicht umbedingt recht lecker, aber gut tuend.

Kasper Krog

from Sri Lanka, January 2019

It vas a god Atmosphere. There was an exciting and very local background rug of sounds and the service among the staff was top notch.

Janka Polanyi

from United States, March 2018

"Stressfree haven"

Just back in Norway, after 3 weeks in Serendib.

Serendib, Sri Lanka, once more gave me an abundance of all the nice things, happenings and events that this wonderful island has to offer. That is why I like to name her Serendib. As some of you might know, the word Serendipity means: "The ability to make fortunate discoveries by chance." And that is what Sri Lanka is all about. In the old days they said that in the waters of Sri Lanka even the fish are smiling, and if you listen carefully, you might even here them sing.

I wanted to be in a quiet place inland, away from the "stress," and sometimes commercialized life on many of the beaches.

"Mangrove Villa" was the right place.

Roshan, is the name of the young owner. This fairly big plot of land, used to be his family home. Peacefully placed alongside the Bentota river, 15 min in a tuctuc from the beaches of Bentota or Beruwela.

The place consists of three separate guesthouses, the eating hall and the cubicles ror the various treatments and consultations with the doctors.

There is also a nice Yogasahla, where cheeky monkies are watching with great interest as Silva is giving his wonderful soft, relaxing and refreshing Yoga in traditional Hatha Yoga style. Silvas dog, "Rolling Stones," is also joining in, doing some very nice upward and downward dog p

Silva gives the daily masages, herbal baths and turkish bath treatments.

For consultations at this Ayurveda place, there are two doctors taking care of your diagnoses and ac

Laura Quintana

from Switzerland, March 2018

"outstanding experience"

you can find calmness in this beautiful, natural surrounding with excellent yoga teaching and treatments. Also, some extra activities like a river safari, etc. provide you with some action to not get bored. accomodation was simple but included everything you need for comfort and the food was absolutely delicious. I will come here again!

Joanne Church

from Greece, March 2018

"Room for improvement "

The positives I found with my stay at mangrove villa, Silva the yoga teacher was great, also he was the massage practitioners, he gave a great massage and reflexology treatment. Also the breakfast and the dinner was very satisfactory.

Leanne Everingham

from Sri Lanka, March 2018

"Very Chilled Environment "

Great for relaxing and winding down from traveling. The food was delicious and the people were lovely, both staff and visitors

Lydia Hoekstra

from Sri Lanka, February 2018

"My 14 days yoga/panchakarmaretreat"

The friendly dog, Roly

Ju Yu Liao

from Taiwan, January 2018

"Surprise "

People and animals there. Hevan surroundings


from United Arab Emirates, January 2018

Simple and serene, a perfect place to switch off from the outside world.


from United Arab Emirates, November 2017

"Great budget yoga retreat "

Manager so welcoming and helpful. Instructor very good and accommodating to all levels . Very peaceful area. 10 minutes from the beach and town of bentota.

Ruth Payne

from United Arab Emirates, October 2017

Peace and quiet. Roshan was extremely flexible with my schedule of activities and very accommodating.


from Australia, September 2017


Mangrove Villa is in a beautiful setting and very peaceful. The massages were great and so we're the 2 Yoga sessions I experienced.

Alejandro Cuesta

from Australia, March 2019

"Poco yoga, comidas escasas y lejos de la playa. "

La habitación estaba bien: amplia y con aire acondicionado.

Sylvia Bartels

from Sri Lanka, February 2019


The place is amazing if you need rest and harmony go to Mangrove villa. You can sit in the beautifull great garden and the rooms are clean the owner is realy friendly also his crew and they do there best to give you a great time.

The retreatments are very very good.

The food is healty and very good taste.

The place to be!!

Claire Amiand

from United States, November 2018

"A small heaven next to Bentota"

Beautiful place to get a yoga and Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka. I stayed there 5 days and it was a real delight. The owner and yoga teacher are really kind and make you feel at home. The place is surrounded by nature and a river. You will have a tasty Sri Lankan breakfast, dinner and snack, always joined by homemade juices and herbal tea.

The yoga classes and Ayurvedic treatments were also amazing, perfect to have some rest. I highly recommend the place !!

Marina Van Den Houten

from Netherlands, August 2018

"Great morning practice with useful tips.."

About the yoga: I liked the morning yoga practice very much. The instructor was very clear and tried to help the student(s) get into the right posture. After a day I understood his English a bit better, but the movements were very clear.

I also liked that he gave me useful practising tips for back home.

All in all a great contribution to my stay!

About the trips: I liked the riverboat safari and the turtle rescue center. Roshan was very helpful booking the riverboat safari to my preference. The final trip we extended it with a visit to a waterfall; an unexpected but beautiful experience!

About the food: Breakfast and dinner were very tasty, the smoothies were divine. I would have loved to have a bit more variation in the fish though.

About the location: It is a beautiful locatiob, located at the river. Also, Roshan books a personal tuktuk driver. This was really helpful at times!


Lisa Plank

from Maldives, April 2018

"Sehr gut"

Essen, Yoga, Roshan, Garten

Gina Guhr

from Thailand, December 2017

"Sehr gut zum entspannen. "

Die Massagen und das Essen waren richtig gut.


from Austria, December 2017

"Service ist ausbaufähig, Lage schlecht "

Die Unterkunft und das Essen war für den Preis vollkommen in Ordnung.


from Sri Lanka, December 2017

"Not like I‘d expected"

It was a really calm and nice area.

Lynn Jensen

from U.A.E,

Hello, I think that Mangrove Villas is an inexpensive place to stay when in the Bentota area. As far as a yoga retreat I would describe it as lacking. It seems they aren't completely set up to offer all of the advertised treatments. I only received 2 of my 6 yoga sessions and the ayurvedic treatments offered were devoid in variety. The original email I was sent from the manager offered a list of different treatments but mine were a focus around being massaged with oils. There was 1 person conducting the yoga and treatments. He worked at another resort so my treatments seemed to be scheduled around his other job. Overall I would say that what they offered was amateurish but that may be why the prices are lower than everywhere else.