Our Retreat Centres
Plantation Villa Sri Lanka
Plantation Villa was once a colonial bungalow with 30 acres of rubber, coconut, cinnamon and black pepper. Today, as a Wellness Sanctuary the villa retains a sense of authentic charm across all its rooms, suites, quiet alcoves, communal and meditation spaces. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the plantation is also a home to many rare bird species, butterflies, tropical flora and fauna, all existing in harmony with us. The Villa is a colonial home, approximately 150 years old.
Plantation Villa Sri Lanka
Plantation Villa was once a colonial bungalow with 30 acres of rubber, coconut, cinnamon and black pepper. Today, as a Wellness Sanctuary the villa retains a sense of authentic charm across all its rooms, suites, quiet alcoves, communal and meditation spaces. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the plantation is also a home to many rare bird species, butterflies, tropical flora and fauna, all existing in harmony with us. The Villa is a colonial home, approximately 150 years old. It was the house of the village chief – and is now converted to consist of a living room, dining hall, veranda, open living area and bedrooms. The property consists of the main Villa and two Lodges, each about 2 minutes walking distance from each other. The Lodge-1 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. This is now the main Villa. The Villa consists of 8 rooms (2 Suite Rooms and 6 Deluxe Rooms), the Dining Hall, Lounge, Verandahs and Spa. The Lodge 1 and 2 consists of 9 Standard rooms and open Verandahs. The Villa and the Lodge were renovated and are decorated to contemporary colonial style in keeping with the age of the property and to meet our guest comforts and modern needs.
Our Guest Rooms All our rooms have private ensuite facilities. Our guest rooms categories are as follows: Standard Rooms – All of our standard rooms are in the Lodges and they all open in to a relaxing open verandah overlooking the garden. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. The rooms have fans but they are not air-conditioned. Deluxe Rooms – All of our deluxe rooms are in the Villa and they also all open in to open verandahs overlooking the gardens. The rooms and bathrooms are completed beautifully to include modern guest requirements. Unlike the standard rooms, Deluxe rooms are air conditioned. Suite Rooms – We have two Suite Rooms which are in the Villa and they open in to a beautiful front verandah within the main Villa. The rooms and bathrooms are large and spacious and are completed to luxury standards. The Suite Room bathrooms have both a Shower and a Bath. Both Suite Rooms are air conditioned.
What to expect
You will find this holiday experience very different from a normal activity packed holiday or even a normal spa holiday. We are offering a very unique opportunity for you to be amidst nature and totally relax whilst we look after you using the knowledge of century old vedic traditions and mindfulness practices.
|Ayurvedic treatments||Cooking lessons||Yoga lessons|
|Meditation lessons||Swimming||Bird watching|
|Cycles for hire||Books for reading||Walks in the village|
|Discussions with the resident Doctor or Instructor||Guided walks in the Plantation|
You can also join us in the following activities:
|Watching Rice being harvested (during season)||Picking seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices from our organic estate|
|Watching Rubber tapping in our estate||Planting trees that are at risk of extinction|
|Join in our community activities or projects|
If you have not come on a package that includes day trips, we can arrange outings to local places of interest. These can be organised according to your schedule and request, so you can still see some wonderful places while undergoing our routine and treatments. Of nearby interests we have a beautiful beach about 25 minutes drive, called Bentota, and one of the most venerated temples in Sri Lanka, the Kalutara Boddhi Tree. Apart from them, we are about 1 hour drive from Galle which is heritage site with beautiful sights and shops inside its historical fort, and we can arrange further trips to more distant sites such as Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth, forest reserves and safaris, the Dambulla Caves, Sigiriya, among other places of importance and beauty. You can contact us in advance for more information and bookings.
Trips and Tours
If you have not come on a package that includes day trips, we can arrange day trips to local places of interest. These can be organised according to your schedule and request, so you can still see some wonderful places further afield, during your time with us. Most of our trips are either to rather unique cultural or historic sights or charity/conservation based projects. See below for a list of day trips that are popular amongst our guests:
Sinharajah Natural rainforest – the last remaining rain forest in Sri Lanka which is lush and green and hiking through this will be an amazing experience.
Whale & Dolphin Watching in Mirissa – We work with a company working with whale conservation in Sri Lanka. It is an early morning start but totally worth the experience.
Udawalawe National Park (to see Elephants) – we recommend this trip over the trip to Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage, where we 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.
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 Buddha's 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 have the opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea!
Beach: Picnic at some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches
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
Galle: 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
WarakagodaTemple: An ancient cave temple with a natural forest displaying some amazing Sri Lankan art on the rock
Richmond Castle: Left over from the British Empire depicting the influences of European Architecture
You can reserve a room on either of the below categories:
You can find more information about the above packages here under SL Retreat Centre (provide link to the Products page under Experience).
If you would like to book or need more information, kindly email : firstname.lastname@example.org
|06.30 - 07.30||Morning Yoga|
|09.00 - 09.30||Welcome introduction and orientation for our new guests|
|08.30 - 12.30||Ayurvedic treatments or free time. Guests can use this time to talk to our Doctor or Yoga teacher, use the pool, join in any plantation activities, go for walks in the village, sun bathe, enjoy nature, practice meditation, or read a book from our library|
|13.30 - 17.00||Ayurvedic treatment or free time|
|15.30 - 16.30||Afternoon activities including: Walks in the plantation and rice field Vegetable/fruit picking activities during seasons Watching rubber tapping or paddy harvesting during seasons Cookery demonstrations Meditation Attending talks about Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda philosophy and practice|
|17.00 - 18.30||Evening Yoga / Meditation|
|19.30 - 20.00||Some days discussions with our specialist team about Ayurveda and Yoga, teachings of special meditations, guided relaxation, or other special activities|