Saraii Village

Saraii Village is one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Sri Lanka for travelers who search for the road less traveled and those who seek new adventures leaving only lasting footprints.

  • Weeravila, Sri Lanka

7 Days Safari Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2017

Speaks English

from US$1,150

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$1,150
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Speaks English

from US$650

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$650
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Great

Based on 3 reviews

5 Days Safari Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2017

Speaks English

from US$775

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$775
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Great

Based on 3 reviews

Speaks English

from US$1,650

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$1,650
Price for:

10 days / 9 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Isakova Anna

Having practiced yoga for 8 years, Isakova started teaching after completing her Kundalini yoga teacher course. She continued her practice in Thailand and in 2014 she learned Thai massage. She has spent time in India India at the Sivananda ashram and completed an Ayurveda therapist course at the Ananda Spa Institute. Through practicing various styles, she has learned 'how' you practice matters more than 'what'. You can experience mindfulness with simple activities - washing dishes or jogging. For her, yoga is a way of life.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Simone Bax from Haarlem, The Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "We would give this yoga retreat a 9. The whole package was very well arranged including the safari and three times per day typical Sri Lankan meals. The yoga is available for every level and the instructor, Anna, guided us perfectly as well as during other tours. I would definitely recommend this to others! "

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  • Review by Sophie McAulay
    10 out of 10

    "I had such a lovely time at Saraii Village. My treehouse accommodation was amazing - I wish I could live there all the time!! The whole retreat was really well organised - from the yoga and meditation sessions to the amazing food to the safari. The yoga teacher, Anna, was great at challenging me in the sessions, and I learnt some meditation techniques that I will definitely be carrying on. Plus she is a great masseuse and even took me on an impromptu day trip to Ella, showing me the ropes on local buses and taking me on a breathtaking hike. Plus we visited a local village party which was an amazing experience! All the staff at Saraii Village were so friendly, warm, welcoming and helpful. I really couldn't fault the experience - I wish I could have stayed longer! And I have managed to continue feeling very zen even a week and a half later! Thanks so much to Anna, Ar Jun and all the team at Saraii. See you again sometime :)"

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  • Review by Sarah Lawson
    10 out of 10

    "Sri Lanka is just as we imagined… lush green landscape, a bustling community and friendly faces everywhere. At Saraii Village we were placed into the local way of life, eating delicious Sri Lankan food, taking a trip to a gorgeous beach where only the locals were, and going on a bike ride and having all the local school children wanting to talk with us! The tree house was beautiful - a 'must stay' location, and the recently built pool made for a refreshing break from the midday heat. The Yoga was pitched just at the right level, with our instructor Ana listening to our needs and teaching us exactly what we wanted to know. The yoga didn’t take up all our time, which meant we could venture out and explore, and the staff were more than happy to make recommendations and arrange things for us. Our trip to Bundala National Park was incredible, and at one point we were just a few feet away from an elephant. The whole trip was effortless to organize, and all our needs were taken care of with the highest level of customer service. 10 out of 10!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Shashindri Nanayakkara from Sri Lanka
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing food, authentic cultural interactions, and encounters with the wild beings in Yala National Park - all under the amazing tree houses of Sarai! ​Unlike most artificial tree house you find, Saraii stands out in their amazing creations immersed in nature."

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    "From the refreshing glass of umbrella juice offered upon arrival to their authentic experiences like 'cook your catch' and 'farmer's lunch' will keep you entangled upon the 'Magic of Saraii' "

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    "We had the chance of accommodating in a ‘tree house suite’ which was an absolute bliss and among the famous of all other room choices. Ideal for a group of friends and maybe for a big family! Hosting up to 8 guests on 2 floors, this space has got plenty room to sit back and relax on your much-awaited getaway. "

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    "To give meaning to this eco experience, we had 2 guests visiting us from time to time. Two magpie robins that refused to leave our company while we were getting by."

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    "All bath products that kept to be used, have been made by a local lady who produces all natural, non-chemical items like body wash, lotion, shampoo and etc. These are all influenced by spices and herbs like cinnamon."

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    "We had the chance to look at all the other room categories they have but hands down we recommend staying at the Tree House Suite for our guests. For experienced and older guests, we would like to recommend the Mud Chalet suite that is designed as close to the real indigenous homes in the rural locality. The walls made of mud are cooling through the warm daylight and is perfect for those who prefer to stay closer to the ground."

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  • Review by Charith B. from Sri Lanka
    10 out of 10

    "The atmosphere is a bit warm, but the tree house experience is memorable. Especially at dark, the feeling you et is amazing. Hotel service is really good, and even the food. You feel like you live on top of a tree. Normally there is a little wind and the creepy sounds of the tree make the experience even better. Treehouse is bit smaller, but an experience needs to have once again."

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  • Review by a traveler from Sri Lanka
    10 out of 10

    "It's quite place and loved the tree house concept. The stuff was really good and very friendly. Had the best food. Had a great weekend. The best was the place is pet friendly. Cooked what we asked for and what we requested for pets as well."

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    "This was a wonderful experience to have staying in a tree house, we slept like a log so to speak, The food was amazing the staff could not be any friendlier we had a great couple of nights here, an extra night would of been better. It is close to the national park to see the elephants in their natural environment. The only comment i give is if your a bit older make sure you book the tree houses with stairs and not ladders as getting up could be a bit challenging"

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  • Review by Brelil, Bundaberg from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "This was a wonderful experience to have to stay in a tree house, we slept like a log so to speak, The food was amazing the staff could not be any friendlier we had a great couple of nights here, an extra night would have been better. It is close to the national park to see the elephants in their natural environment. The only comment I give is if you're a bit older make sure you book the tree houses with stairs and not ladders as getting up could be a bit challenging."

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  • Review by Trinky Colombage from Sri Lanka
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing tree house. It was my first time to sleep in a tree house and was exciting. The staff is very friendly and helpful especially the housekeeping guy named Prasad, we went to the pottery place it was a great experience and the lake is also close by. I recommend this place if you are a nature lover. Hope to visit again. thanks Saraii."

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  • Review by a traveler from Vermont
    10 out of 10

    "Our stay was very short at Saraii Village (one night), but it's philosophy of organic food and sustainable living is exactly what my family looks for in a place to stay. The tree-house suite was absolutely stunning and will be the topic of conversation for many years to come! A bit of an odd arrangement of tree limbs in the room meant navigating a small obstacle course just to go to the bathroom. And the neighborhood peacocks and squirrels were a bit chatty in the night. Still, it's uniqueness won us over without regret. How many opportunities are there to sleep in a tree-house?? The food is very good - albeit expensive - with big exception to the white bread used for breakfast sandwiches. Hard to fathom white bread at an organic resort, but I am chalking it up to a developing country supply chain issue. "

    "Staff was simply incredible! We met the managers/owners during an unforgettable wine tasting (we had incredible luck with timing!) who were very caring and knowledgeable of their trade. If I'm not mistaken, the father was there too from the U.S. Very nice people all around. The manager allowed us a late check out as well as a dip in their salt-water pool once we returned from safari. So glad to speak to Anna who does massage and yoga. She is from Russia which is a place dear to my heart. In all, highly recommended! It's an advantage to not be in downtown Tissa which is congested and noisy. Saraii is unique. It's close-to-sustainable (please get rid of the white bread!). It's a reason we may go back to Sri Lanka - just to stay at this resort."

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  • Review by a traveler from Northumberland UK
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed in the Eco Mud Chalet, which we could not fault. This out of the ordinary accommodation is an ideal option for the eco-minded traveler, or those wanting something a little different. It is very well presented and comfortable. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive, with takeaway breakfast options available for the early morning safaris. Would highly recommend this accommodation. Couldn't fault our accommodation, but if I was to stay again I would splash out on the tree house just for fun!"

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  • Review by Alberto Quadrelli
    10 out of 10

    "I have spent four days at Saraii Village while I was backpacking Sri Lanka. I purchased a yoga retreat package from Australia which included three nights accommodation on a tree house, three meals a day, excursions, one Ayurvedic massage and obviously daily yoga and meditation classes. The Eco lodge is located in a nice and extremely quiet area in Wirawila, surrounded by nature and interesting fauna. There is a beautiful lake walking distance from there. Anna (the yoga teacher) is a beautiful soul, she welcomed me and always made sure I was feeling good both during the yoga practices as well as during the activities we have done together. The rest of the staff was also friendly and professional and the food was nice. I would certainly recommend Saraii Village for those looking for a quiet and spiritual gateway in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka."

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  • Review by Petra
    10 out of 10

    "I would like to share a few words and pictures from our yoga and meditation retreat in Saraii with Anna as it truly was unforgettable and magical experience. Living in a tree house is definitely once in a life time kind of memory and the whole team took great care of us. The highlight of our stay was definitely Anna. She was an amazing teacher, guide and a friend. She let us through different styles of yoga and meditation techniques, so we could experience what is best for us at that moment. I love that I took tips and techniques that I can use even outside the retreat in a day to day life. On top of all that fun trips, great care and the surrounding made for a stunning and moving holiday."

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  • Review by Saudra from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "A wonderful place, the Tree House is absolutely fabulous. We would like to have one made home too. Thanks for your hospitality and great service. Cheers to Saraii and the Team (ask for string hoppers for breakfast, so good!"

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  • Review by David & Sasaia
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for the wonderful day in Saraii Village. We enjoyed the nature, the Tree house and the fantastic dinner Thank you Hassan & family & the cook."

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  • Review by Rebecca from UK
    10 out of 10

    "“I feel I have learn a lot on what I need to work on/focus on, a lot of variety and different techniques covered. I’m leaving Saraii Village more clear-headed and relaxed than when I arrived and more stretched:) I would definitely recommend this program to similar-minded friends.”"

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  • Review by Anika from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "“Meals was delicious. Safari to Yala National park well organized. Bike tour and dynamic meditation was very interesting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience.”"

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  • Review by Simona from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "“Our tree house and mud-shale was amazingly beautiful. Retreat program is varied and satisfying. Abhayanga massage was really good, I liked it very much. The staff are very friendly, helpful and carrying.”"

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  • Review by Vithyaa T.

    "As my first time staying in a place like this, I enjoyed the experience and definitely will be back. The bathroom was my only worry upon arrival, but it was clean, modern, well functional, and beautiful. The bedroom was stunning and all the members of the staff were great."

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  • Review by a traveler from The Netherlands

    "During our stay at Saraii Village, we slept in a mud chalet and a tree house. The rooms were very clean and nicely designed with an "inside outside" concept. The staff was incredibly helpful and took absolute good care of us, many thanks to the kitchen, who tried their best to surprise us with delicious meals. The mud chalet however is much more comfortable to stay in compared to the treehouse, even though the treehouse is more expensive. Climbing two ladders can be quite troublesome especially at midnight if you have to use the loo. Besides that, we also went for a two-hour bike ride with Amila, it was one of the highlights of our stay, cycling passed local towns, riverbeds, lotus ponds, and paddy fields. We had a closer contact with the local culture and the landscape."

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  • Review by Nalin F. from Ragama, Sri Lanka

    "We had our best holiday at Saraii, the food was delicious, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I really want to thank all the staff members for the memorable holiday we had. The breakfast at the lakeside was fantastic. Thank you guys and keep up the good work."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "What an absolutely stunning setting, a very novel concept that worked incredibly well. The staff was the friendliest I’ve met in Sri Lanka and the food was amazing. We decided to do the morning fishing trip and it was fantastic. We went out with local fisherman to see what the nets had caught and then cooked and ate it all fresh."

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  • Review by a traveler from York, United Kingdom

    "If you are heading to Yala for the wildlife, I couldn't recommend Saraii Village highly enough. This was a completely authentic experience, from the setting to the delicious meals cooked in the canopy covered restaurant. You do have to get used to a few bugs, but what else would you expect when staying in a mud hut or treehouse. The staff is all amazingly friendly and helpful during our trip to Yala. Our guide was excellent. You may go for the longer trip to the park so you have a few hours when all the other jeeps have left to watch some elephants."

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  • Review by a traveler from Sri Lanka

    "Saraii Village is the perfect place to take a rest from the city hustle and hectic lifestyle. The oneness with the nature was incredible and got my peace of mind. I recommend this place to ardent nature lovers. Go there and you will be amazed."

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  • Review by a traveler from Sri Lanka

    "At Saraii Village, we had a different experience. This is truly an ecofriendly place. We loved the sky attic and the burrow mud house. The staff is very friendly and too caring about customers. The manager is a very social man. The food is really tasty. The Wi-Fi connection is too slow and there are not powerful signal from any service providers. The garden should be improved more. I think would be better if you would have a swimming pool like natural pond. Overall, the place is good. Specially recommended for foreigners and people living in towns with busy life."

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  • Review by a traveler from Colombo, Sri Lanka

    "We stayed one night after our Yala safari at Saraii Village. We were taken to our tree house after check-in and room was fantastic and well maintained. The only issue was that the bath room was separate but it’s quite understandable. The food was great. The staff is extra professional, they were there for us to do anything we require to exceed our expectations at any time. Don't miss out the magic touch of the spa done by the Russian girl. There are many activities to do for the weekend. I fully recommend this palace for weekend to have fun."

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  • Review by Mazeer M

    "My family and I spent two of our most relaxing nights at Saraii Village and it’s the most comfortable tree house experience you can find in Sri Lanka. You will feel far away from the busy city lifestyle as soon as you enter the hotel. The sound of elephants and peacocks in the background will give you an instant connection with nature and the thrill of a real tree house experience. The staff and their customer service attitude was like the icing on the cake and makes your stay comfortable and memorable."

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