from Sweden, August 2017
The yoga, food and the other guest where amazing making this to one of my best holidays ever.
Alice New Zealand
Villa de Zoysa website
Villa de Zoysa is a tranquil haven located just two hours south of Colombo. I opted to catch the train from Colombo. This scenic route travels down the coast with excellent views of the Indian Ocean. Devinda is a wonderful host My stay coincided with Poya, a full moon celebration. We went to the local temple to light oil lamps and admire the lights and lanterns. The grounds are stunning, scattered with frangipani flowers all year round and fireflies illuminating the night sky. Yoga classes are taken in the shala, overlooking the pool. For yogis to novices, the yoga classes are altered to suit your needs. I arrived as a beginner, however, after less than a week have noticeably improved and mastered the headstand. There are many additional activities to make your stay a complete Sri Lankan holiday. Nearby attractions include a multitude of surf beaches nearby, Lily the Elephant, tea plantations, and the must-see Galle Fort. I would highly recommend the Ayurvedic massage. The food was divine! Healthy, delicious, and fresh organic, locally sourced produce. Breakfast typically consisted of an array of tropical fruits, buffalo yoghurt, passion fruit curd, freshly made roti bread, fresh coconut sambol, Sri Lankan style pancakes and omelettes. And for dinner: fresh seafood, red rice, and numerous vegetable dishes followed by dessert and cleansing lemon grass and ginger tea. Whether it be a short weekend getaway or an extended stay, they will cater for all your needs. I was initially only booked to stay for five days, however I am enjoying myself so much that I have decided to extend my stay! As a solo traveler, Villa de Zoysa has been a great place to make new friends – meals are shared and there is always company for day excursions.
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