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Lion's Rest Hotel is hosting an unique and intimate retreat this August - don't miss out !

Sunday 26th August -
Saturday 1st September

The Package

Our full package includes both Yoga and Surf, if you or your partner would like to join without partaking in an activity, we can be sure to accommodate you.  Both Yoga and Surf are suitable for everyone from beginners who will be learning their first ‘pop-up’ or ‘Down dog’ to those who wish to delve deeper into their yoga practice or surf technique.  A retreat is a fantastic opportunity for a solo adventure, don't worry if you are coming by yourself, we guarantee you will be leaving with an abundance of new friendships.

We are the area’s top-rated accommodation, facing directly onto unspoilt beach and the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with your Self through yoga and surf. Refresh, rejuvenate, relax and unwind in this unique landscape as we explore the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air. This is definitely a Sri Lankan Yoga retreat with a difference, we aspire to ignite and enhance your inner creativity with a journey of stimulating yoga workshops, fun surfs in tropical waters and original activities connecting you with your natural surroundings.

Prices start from only £550

Late offer £50 off! (please quote 'Lazy Bird').

  • Can You Arrange A Transfer?
    Yes, a transfer from Colombo Airport can be booked as an extra at the time of booking, at a cost of $110 USD one way. The service can collect 24 hours a day and we use a reputable company. The journey time is 2.5 hours from Colombo Airport to Lion’s Rest. The vehicle can take up to 7 persons and carry surfboards up to 9ft long ( Please inform us if you are carrying surfboard) And please supply us with your flight number, arrival date and time, and we will arrange for a driver to meet you with a name-card upon arrival.
  • How do I pay for my stay?
    At the time of booking with us a 20% deposit is taken and the balance is payable 30 days before arrival.
  • What is the local currency, are there banks and ATM’s nearby?"
    Sri Lankan Rupees is the national currency. Check http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for current conversion rates. Weligama Town has many banks with ATM’s. Avoid changing money at the airport as the rate is usually poor.
  • What Is The Weather/surf like?
    Sri Lanka has a tropical climate and is therefore hot all year long. Daytime air temperature ranges from 28º-36º dropping to around 22º-26º overnight. May through to October is the monsoon season with more rain but interspersed with sunshine. The winds are mainly onshore during this period. The peak tourist season in our area is December, January and February which is the driest period, with the most consistent winds. The pre and post-monsoon months, March, April & October/November have been the best periods for surfing during recent years with bigger swells and waves, averaging head-high or more in places. The weather during this period is usually good with any storms usually during the night-time. Water temperatures are pretty consistent at 27º-29º so you can surf in board shorts the whole season long. The water quality is usually good except during storms when the river waters wash out into the ocean and can become murky close to the river mouths. This doesn't affect the breaks close to Lion’s Rest.
  • What are the Medical Facilities Like?
    There are 2 International Hospitals in the nearby cities of Galle and Matara, both approximately 30 minutes drive. For minor issues there is a good clinic with a English speaking doctor in nearby Weligama where we can take you should the need arise. We also can arrange for the local doctor to visit the hotel should you wish.
  • Is there a problem with Mosquitoes?
    Generally in Sri Lanka, there are mosquitos, but malaria has all but been eradicated from the country. Mosquitoes in the inland areas can be a nuisance, but we are lucky as we are right on the coast and they don’t bother us, as they avoid the salty air.
  • Will There Be WiFi?
    Lion's Rest has newly installed Fiber Optic unlimited super fast broadband free to cover all your remote working needs and streaming needs.
  • What Plugs/Voltage Do You Use?
    Electricity is at 220v in Sri Lanka. Our sockets are a mix of 3 pin round sockets and 3 pin square, UK-type, sockets.
  • Mobile Phones, Local Sim Cards?"
    Local Sim and Micro Sim cards to be used in android phones and iPads etc. can be bought at the airport and locally very cheaply. Data and airtime is super cheap - just make sure your devices are not locked to your overseas networks. Dialog seems to have the best coverage of those networks provided here.
  • Do I Need A Tourist Visa?
    Almost all citizens visiting Sri Lanka for less than a month can get a Visa On Arrival. This can be pre-arranged and you can check prices by visiting this website: /www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa.

The Adventure Awaits

Email rachel@lions-rest.com or fill in the contact form to express your interest or secure your spot. Go on, you know you want to!

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