We only stayed a few nights unfortunatly, without any ayurvedic treatments. However, you don't need more than a few minutes to feel the calm at this place.
We stayed in one of the small "cottages" facing the ocean ( not complete oceanview since there is a very low stone wall seperating the beach from the property, and also, a few trees are in the way), and it was superb. The interior decor is simple and minimalistic, but does not feel empty or naked.
Since the food is super healthy, it also means it is a bit bland for Sri Lankan food. It was lacking of salt and other spices for my taste, but still every dinner, lunch and breakfast was a pleasant experience.
The only downside had nothing to do with the hotel, but with the locals. Sri Lankans are usually very timid and shy, but always smiling and sweet. But since many of the areas around the south/west coast are attracting tourists during the winter, the locals at these places seem to get very pushy and agressive. Not agressive as in that they would hurt you, but that they will insist on following you up and down the beach when you just want to go for a quiet walk, and they try to sell you boatrides. (And it doesn't matter how many times you say no, or even if you just stop talking completely, they will still follow you and say it's because "they are buddhists".
But short and sweet: This truly is a paradise
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find your self and heal your body, mind, and spirit in the holistic experience of Ayurveda, meditation and yoga, in this unique property overlooking the ocean. Join like-minded guests at the original home of Sri Lanka Ayurveda in Beruwala. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Hotel Beruwala
- Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort Sri Lanka/Beruwala