I stayed at Ulpotha for one week at the beginning of their winter season and it was just what I needed. Since returning, I've found it difficult to describe to friends what Ulpotha is exactly. It's more than just a retreat or an eco-lodge, and there is so much thought and care put into the whole project and Ayurvedic center.
I met some wonderful fellow guests, spent a lot of time getting to know kitchen staff there who were wonderful (I'm in the restaurant business, so I like to hang out in kitchens), and felt all the previous year's stress fall off my shoulders each day. It really set the tone for the rest of a fantastic trip alone in Sri Lanka and helped me to rediscover the basic essence of yoga that had eluded me for some time.
I plan to return for a longer stay in the future when I can get away to that part of the world again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'The best yoga retreat in the world', according to the Observer, Ulpotha is a beautiful private eco-hideaway open to guests for part of the year; a place of total peace, where you can experience the warm, generous and gentle hospitality Sri Lankans love to offer. This oasis of tranquility is a traditional working village cradled on one side by low mountains and a lotus ringed lake, and on the other by emerald green paddy fields. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ulpotha Hotel Embogama
- Ulpotha Spa Embogama