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Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat

Athtragoda Road, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
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Experience a week in our tropical mansion in familiar atmosphere, surf at the most beautiful beaches of the South coast, relax your body & soul with yoga in our unique Island-Cabana and restore your body with our home-made and fresh food. We are passionate about teaching you how to surf or improve your surf level. Feel the Surf Spirit without missing any comfort. What's included in our one week surf & yoga package: - 7 x Nights Accommodation in Double- or Twinroom - 7 x Breakfast - 5 x Afternoon Tea, Coffee & fresh fruits - 6 x Dinner - 5 x Surfsession incl. theory & Transfer - 10 x Yogasession - 1 x Surf-Photoanalysis - 1 Hour Massage - Guided Meditations - Free use of Surf- and Yoga Equipment
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Driving 10 minutes from a busy mainroad in Unawatuna, you slowly get into a quiet, safe and supertropical area with only few accommodations (and lots of mosquitos ;-). When the front door opens for you, you get a friendly smile from the host that receives you as if you were the first one that they ever received: incredibly warm, nice and full of attention. Then receiving a little tour, you walk past nicely decorated lounge areas where clearly attention has been paid to. Picture the hammocks, pillows, lounge chairs,a yoga area, a pool and a lot of trees. You could spend days without leaving the spacey villa area if you wanted to. Local staff is cheerful and caring. Surf instructors share their positive and motivational energy and really teach you unlike lots of surf camps in Europe. You get the attention and feedback to improve skills as well as the encouragement in order to experience the fun of it. Beginner or intermediate, everyone has a chance to grow. They receive max 18 travellers per week divided into 2 surf groups and spending the week together will lead to a small community spending and sharing the week. Rooms are spacey, beds are good and tuktuks easily available to get to the centre in a short time. Staff is always available to advise in that. It's mainly a German initiative at the moment attracting lots of German travellers, I think it would even improve the international experience when they grow more in an international way. I would recommend this experience to anyone and I'd really love to go back someday. Cheers to the people running the place! Yolande
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I fell inlove with Surf Spirit, so much that I had originally booked to stay for 2 weeks and I ended up extending and staying for 3 weeks during my first week. The villa is absolutely beautiful and has the best vibes from the rooms to the pool and the lovely chill out area. The guests and staff that I have met during those 3 weeks matched those vibes completely and each week had a unique and epic feel. Walking into the beautiful villa and meeting the manager Nici who is THE BEST! She is so lovely welcoming and super helpful, I have some fears when it comes to the ocean and surfing and it was so good discussing these challenges with her. She also always has the best tips on things to do around Sri Lanka. The surf - I was cautious with my fear of surfing in deep water and David (our surfcoach) was super understanding. He let me take surfing at my own pace while encouraging me and making me feel safe when I was ready to go out the back into the deep water. Now I can't wait to surf again! The food - is super good, smoothie bowls every morning and a buffet of fruits and pancakes! Lunch is a nice and light meal and dinner is usually Sri Lankan dishes (tip: they keep extra chilli powder in the kitchen :)) I am very happy that I had the chance to stay at Surf Spirit, I can truely say it has made a very positive impact on my life. I have met some lifelong friends and I will be back very soon :)
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Response from NilsS786, Inhaber at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat
Responded Oct 1, 2019
Hey Reem, thank you so much for this amazing review. It was already the best confirmation that you extended your stay after 2 weeks to stay another week :) We will pass on all nice words to all our staff! Glad to hear this experience has a positive impact to your life. In the end it is about having a good time! Keep on Surfing Reeeeem!!!
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This Camp was just great! Dana and Nils put so much effort in it and so much love in the details, they gave us a very warm welcome, it was like staying with good friends. The rooms were clean, there were flowers everywhere when we arrived, mosquito nets over the beds, a huge bathroom with a shower on the outside and we had our own terrace. There was a big chill out area with a lots of pillows, a nice dining area, a pool and so much space to just relax. The food was awesome! The meals where mainly vegan, sometimes there was meat too. Everyone was always super friendly and helpful and our little group felt like family very soon. The surf and yoga instructors were great, everybody could stand on their surfboards very quickly and we made huge progress in one week, especially after the video analysis. We were so sad when we had to leave, I can only highly recommend this, we would definitely come back again!
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Response from NilsS786, Inhaber at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Hey thank you so much for taking the time to review our Surf & Yoga Retreat! For us and our whole team this is a great confirmation to keep on doing what we re doing. We are happy you loved your rooms, the food and of course the surf & Yoga lessons. Thanks and see you soon :) Your Surf Spirit Team
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Two magical weeks in paradise 🌴 which I would never forget and definitely I am coming back !!! The surf spirit surf & yoga retreat is just incredibly special mostly due to their team , staff and general atmosphere & vibes ! You are immediately feeling welcome and relax from day one :) the villa is gorgeous and for sure the nicest place I’ve ever stayed in! It was a tough call to decide where I would like to do my afternoon nap and if I want my coconut cold or warm ;) haha ☀️ hard life ;) I loved loved loved the yoga and surf classes ! It was all about the FUN factor, self improvement and the spirit :) it didn’t really matter if you’re a professional yogi / surfer or a total beginner like myself :) we had lots of fun and we definitely saw a big improvement in our skills by the end of the week :) I’ve planned to stay only for one week but already by Wednesday I knew that I will extend and I would probably still be there If I could hahahah :) honestly! Can’t wait to see you again guys and lots of love to Nici, Reem, David, Conor and the staff lfor making my stay so magical !! Ola
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Response from NilsS786, Inhaber at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Hey Ola, thank you so much for creating this incredible review. We are more than happy to see how much you liked our Surf & Yoga experience and the whole team. Also great to hear there was a lot of improvement in your surfing classes as we always try to improve our teaching methods to stay professional. Anyway thank you so much for taking the time to send us this review. Have a great day and see you next time :) Dana, Nils & your Surf Spirit Team
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I am so happy I booked with Surf Spirit, the minute I decided to come to Sri Lanka alone I have been welcomed with open arms, the staff are so friendly, it feels like a family! They picked me up from the airport and once I arrived at the villa, it just kept getting better. The retreat is nestled in a beautiful tropical oasis, with comfy daybeds everywhere, an amazing pool, outdoor dining area and a magical outdoor yoga studio with beautiful artwork. The staff couldn’t be more helpful, it’s been such a great experience and I’d recommend it to anyone. The breakfast buffet is the best thing to wake up to aswell! Especially travelling alone it’s made it so comforting having such a beautiful place to come to everyday. The rooms are so cosey and tropical. I definitely give this place a 5/5 stars!! I can’t wait to come back but for longer next time with my partner. I can’t wait to spread the word :)
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Response from NilsS784, Inhaber at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Hey Michelle, thanks a lot for taking the time for this review. We are more than happy you loved your stay and can highly recommend us. We will let all our team know about this feedback. We are glad you would like to come back. See you next time! Keep on surfing :) Your Surf Spirit Team
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (2.5 miles), Cara Jewellers (2.6 miles), and Sea Turtle Farm (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Gelato, Sea Waves Restaurant & Cooking Class, and Wasantha’s Sri Lanka Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Unawatuna.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf Spirit Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (2.7 miles), Galle Fort (2.7 miles), and Meera Mosque (2.6 miles).