About Us


Our Retreats in the UK and in Sri Lanka are located in peace and tranquillity. We are proud that our Sri Lanka centre has consistently won international awards such as ‘Sri Lanka’s Best Wellness Retreat’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Retreat’ by World Spa Awards and World Travel Awards. We are a holistic Ayurveda, Yoga/Meditation Retreat Centre. Plantation Villa offers a warm, friendly, homely atmosphere for guests to relax, enjoy and be pampered. In our Sri Lanka retreat there is the opportunity to mingle with a small rural village community. We also specialise in the art of healing, using our unique six dimensional approach to wellness.


Our Ayurvedic treatments range from preventative care, detox, mental wellbeing, weight loss and general rejuvenation/wellbeing through to intensive treatments for more serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, skin diseases, cholesterol, diabetes, joint problems, back aches, digestive issues and cancer to name a few. See page on “Treatment for Acute Illness’ for more information.

At Plantation Villa, we believe in the connection between the mind and body. Our treatments offer to heal the mind through loving care, a calming environment, and mindfulness techniques such as yoga and medi-tation. The body is then treated using a variety of Ayurvedic treatments, fresh food and herbal medicines. This body healing and rejuvenating experience is combined with a chance for you to join in our environmental preservation and community development activities or be a part of bigger projects like temple or school development projects. Whilst it helps the village, it will also be a very rewarding experience for you to be a part of this giving back which in turn plays a big role in our own wellbeing.

In our Sri Lanka retreat, we are a community centre established and run by the village community of Ne-hinna. The retreat funds and maintains the Metta Trust charity which focuses on community development, wildlife conservation and forest preservation activities. We maintain the local temples, village schools and fund the majority of the community activities in our village and surrounding villages. Over 90% of our staff team are local villagers from underprivileged backgrounds who we have trained and offered employment along with mentoring to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Guests can also participate in extra activities during their stay, such as:

• Picking fruits and vegetables from our organic estate

• Watching Rubber Tapping in our estate

• Cooking lessons

• Yoga lessons

• Meditation lessons, Learn about Ayurveda, Yoga or Buddhist philosophy

• Watching Rice being harvested (during season)

• Bird watching - there are many exotic birds in our gardens

• Trips to local tourist attractions

About Us / Our Concept

Here at the Plantation Villa, we do things a little differently. Our philosophy is driven by kindness and inspired by wellness.

About Us / Our Story

The story of Plantation Villa began with our founder, Ishara. It encompasses her own ill health experience which became an important transition in her life to becoming truly happy.

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