Secret Garden Dome
Secret Garden Dome
4.5
Write a review
About
Secret garden is right next to the beautiful beach in Unawatuna Bay, Galle. As the name suggests, step into a hidden botanical wonderland and tranquil tropical garden. This beautifully renovated 140-year-old Villa has a range of rooms that are all decorated with antique furniture's Daily yoga classes - Rs 1000 per 1 yoga lesson (Approximately 8$) Full body aurvedic and heeling massage is available
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
22 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
1
Average
2
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Donna C
Waikiki, HI40 contributions
Friends
Did a yoga class here which was fantastic and a great way to start the day. Highly recommend the class.
Written April 10, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pamela j
Nhill, Australia11 contributions
Couples
All round 100/100 great setting out and plenty of shady nooks and seating. The overall atmosphere was excellent.
Written May 29, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

christinechambre
12 contributions
Friends
Yoga sessions with Upali in the beautiful dome are great!
The dome itself is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. The inside is well decorated and clean.
Upali has a beautiful style of teaching. He motivates without pushing and helps you to go deeper into the postures.
My first class with him has been an accidental private class which was amazing.
Upalis soozing voice floats you through the session.
A must do if you are up for some yoga in the morning!
Written March 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aloal
St. Petersburg, Russia81 contributions
Solo
Normal yoga practice, nothing special, just 1 hour. I came at 17.00. At this time group practice is scheduled, but no one else came. Only after the class the teacher announced that he usually does not conduct group classes for one person, so I have to pay 2000 rupees as for an individual lesson (not 1200 as for group lesson). This is very strange and unpleasant, because such conditions had to be reported before practice.
Written March 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janey O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed my lesson and wished I'd had time for more before the holiday ended. The Dome is a calm and inspiring space to practice in, but make sure you wear plenty of repellent. Mats are provided, FYI.
Written December 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Florencefox
Shrewsbury, UK62 contributions
Solo
Came for a 9am session and unfortunately was the only one so ended up having a 1-1 which was great! Beautiful space to practise in.
Written November 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

manncarolina
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
Solo
Upali is amazing teacher for all levels. In just a week you can notice improvements! And the secret garden yoga dome is very peaceful, clean and beautiful
Written February 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katie R
4 contributions
Solo
I tried lots of yoga in Unawatuna and this was my favourite. The teacher Upali is great, the venue is beautiful and an extra bonus was clean mats (everywhere else the matts are filthy).

He is a calm and knowledgable person with great lead in class and a went back to him for a deep tissue massage and it's the best massage I've had in Sri Lanka -- he knew how to work out tight muscles and I left feeling better and my knotted shoulders were in better shape!

Totally recommend this place for yoga and massage
Written January 8, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Svenja S
Nuremberg, Germany29 contributions
Couples
Located in an amazing jungle garden in the secret villa hotel the yoga lesson takes place in a dome. Inside the dome you smell ayuverdic scents and feel relaxed already. The teacher Upali is a relaxing, extremely flexible guy with an amazing voice. When he chants the ommms the whole dome seems to vibrate. The lesson was suitable for entry - mid level I would say. We enjoyed it a lot and felt relaxed afterwards. And we definitely are feeling some muscles today which we didn't know existed yesterday. So it was a good work-out for us.
Written January 3, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Silva K
11 contributions
Solo
This place has a special charm.
Beautiful, clean cottage style accommodation.
Excellent place to relax. Beautiful rooms and nature around.
The yoga classes done by Mr. Upali twice daily is simply amazing.
I really enjoy it.
The team are courteous and ready to go the extra mile to attend the guests' needs.
As I checked in a beautiful pooch named Habiby ( darling in Arabic) decided to befriend me .. it just added to the whole charm.
The owner Ms. Simona is so uniquely hospitable . I could say she really is passionate about what she does . She is a super star :)
Having hospitality background myself , I can confidently say "go to Secret Garden"
silva kendimian
Written December 6, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 15
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Secret Garden Dome (Unawatuna) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Secret Garden Dome