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This holistic boutique retreat is the perfect opportunity to detach from the demands of work and home in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. This luxury week is designed to help you release limiting beliefs, habits, and addictions, transforming yourself into a more authentic and effective human being. You will you will return home with the clarity and focus you need to lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.
Ratnakara boasts five spacious and beautifully appointed bedroom suites, four king-sized doubles, and one twin. There is an option of adding a further single bed to the double rooms on request. All of the rooms are furnished in traditional style with handmade hard-wood furniture, bright Sri Lankan fabrics, and cooling polished-tile floors.
The open design of the house, very typical in Sri Lanka, precludes air-conditioning instead using natural air flow and ceiling fans to ensure you have a cool and comfortable nights sleep. Mosquitoes are not generally a problem at Ratnakara, however they do appear from time to time so all the beds are fitted with nets should you need them.
Amethyst is a ground floor double bedroom suite that leads off from the main downstairs sitting room. The room is light and airy with its own private and secluded garden and a large private terrace overlooking over the green lush land to the side and front of the villa, through which you can see the ocean in the sandy bay below. Amethyst has a walk-through dressing room into a large walk-though bathroom which has a free standing bath and an outside rain-shower beyond.
Amber is a first floor double bedroom suite with high wood-paneled ceilings and is accessed from a large open-sided shala. A walk-through dressing room leads to a walk-through bathroom with free standing bath looking out to the jungle and beyond is an outside rainforest-shower. Amber has its own private balcony with views looking to the green lush land in front of the villa, through which you can see the secluded bay underneath the house.
Garnet is a first floor double bedroom suite which is entered from the upstairs open-sided shala. This spacious room has high wood-paneled ceiling and a walk-through dressing room leading to a large shower room. Garnet’s large balcony overlooks the swimming pool area and beyond to the jungle and the ocean crashing on the beach below the house.
Sapphire is a first floor double bedroom with high paneled ceilings entered from a large open landing. Sapphire is a spacious, light-filled, en-suite bedroom overlooking the lily pond and has a large private balcony with views inland to the jungle. Sapphire has interconnecting doors with the twin room, Emerald, which when opened, makes an ideal suite for a family.
Emerald is a twin-bedded, en-suite first-floor room entered from a large landing over looking the lily pond. Emerald is a bright, spacious room with an outside rainforest shower and views to the herb garden and onto the lily pond. It is furnished with twin beds as standard. Emerald has interconnecting doors with the double room, Sapphire, which when opened, makes an ideal suite for a family.
During the week, your mind and body will be restored using an integrated mix of yoga, movement, meditation, nutrition, and art therapy. You will you will return home with the clarity and focus you need to lead a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.
Cultivate a clear vision of the things that bring you joy using meditation and art therapy to unlock the door to your life’s purpose. Each session lasts 60 minutes.
Wild Workouts and Wild Work Ins will provide a fresh and functional way of moving and balancing your body. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Hands on guidance in a small group will allow you to develop a confident and creative home practice regardless of your ability. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Containing all essentials and luxuries to make your retreat unforgettable.
To guide you through your personal transformation whilst on retreat and once home.
Learn the importance of lifestyle management to create and maintain a stress free approach to living. You will have two sessions per week. Each session lasts 120 minutes.
To establish your health and well-being goals and roadblocks. The consultation will last for 60 minutes.
Karen is a health and nutrition coach, nutrition chef, and yoga teacher. With over eight years of study and clinical practice, Karen now specializes in evaluating the underlying cause of stress and disease through the CHEK foundational principles (how you breath, think, eat, drink, sleep, and move) to create safe and effective nutrition support, lifestyle programs, supplementation protocols, and clinical testing getting to the root cause of ill health.
Adrian is a corrective exercise specialist. Adrian has studied with the world leaders in health and movement. He is currently studying with the CHEK Institute in California, The Prague School of Rehabilitation, the Neuromuscular Education Research Institute in Venezuela, and undertaking a three-year certificate in Osteopathic related technique (ELDOA) with Guy Voyer MD DO.
Ratnakara is an exclusive villa on Sri Lanka’s most southerly tip near Dondra Head Lighthouse. Its name is an ancient Sanskrit word for the Indian Ocean, the literal translation is “the creator of gems” or “mine of gems”. Perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean, Ratnakara is a modern day jewel.
A hillside paradise, Ratnakara was built in 2012 nestling in tropical trees above a small sandy bay and offers five large, luxury en-suite bedrooms. The design which mixes colonial features with modern, open-plan living has created a private, secluded property which is the ideal place in which to relax and recharge.
With its spectacular infinity pool extending out in to the jungle, tranquil roof garden, large private balconies and extensive terracing, Ratnakara will nurture you with its healing powers of calmness and space; the perfect environment for rejuvenating a tired soul.
Ratnakara is set on a small hillside overlooking a secluded bay well off the usual tourist track on Sri Lanka’s most southerly coast. The nearest village is Dondra, which is about one and a half kilometer away. Matara, the capital of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, is a 15-minute tuk-tuk ride.
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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Your meals will be cooked by Ratnakara's in-house Sri Lankan chef.
You can book optional massage treatments which costs approximately 25 USD.
Transfer from and to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is available upon request. Ratnakara can arrange transfers from the airport with a door-to-door journey time of about three hours.