SRI LANKA - SRI LANKA, GALLE, BOOSA
Treat yourself to a yoga holiday. Relax and rejuvenate in the third generation ancestral home, at Villa de Zoysa, Sri Lanka. This magnificent villa was built by a wealthy aristocrat, who made his fortune in the early part of the last century. With acres of coconut palm trees, and contemporary British architecture, the property retained in the de Zoysa family ever since it was built in 1927, is unique on the coastline. This property is unmatched in the south of Sri Lanka. It has been aesthetically maintained, with its large collection of original antiques and art and crafts, polished hardwood beams and plenty of open courtyards, terraces and passageways for you to relax in.The villa has the unmistakable, intimate atmosphere of a large colonial home, with the resident owner hosting your stay.
SRI LANKA, GALLE, BOOSA
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, extensively fortified by the Dutch from 1649 onwards.
Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel
Around Villa de Zoysa are plenty of attractions which can be visited between yoga classes.
GALLE FORT: 15 minute bus ride to walk around the 500 year old world heritage site, or the bustling old market for vegetables and traditional herbs.
SURFING OR DIVING: Five minute walk down the beach for a quiet surf spot or 15 minute bus ride to the more famous Hikkaduwa beach. 30 minute bus ride to Unawatuna, the reef laden bay or an hour ride is famous Mirissa with whale watching.
TURTLE HATCHERY: A 300 year old Buddhist temple, a walk to the village temple on a full moon day to light coconut oil lamps, offer frangipani flowers.
TEA AND HERB PLANTATION: 40 minutes drive in land to small yet unique plantation where silver tips, white tea is made. The traditional, fisherman on the stilts and a Turtle hatchery.
RAIN FOREST: We organize a picnic type rainforest meditation yoga program at the foothills, depending on the weather conditions.
WILD ELEPHANT PARK: Guests can leave 3am in the morning or 11am to go on a 150 km drive down south to Udawalawe national park for a wild life safari, where herds of elephant families, peacocks, deer, crocodiles and many exotic birds surrounds a splendid landscape. Arriving back at the villa early afternoon or late night.
If you would like to know more about Sri Lanka, do not hesitate to contact us.