Plantation Villa is an eco-friendly retreat hotel offering an exclusive well-being lifestyle and experience through lush nature, ayurveda, yoga and meditation.

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Elena Lee

from United States, March 2019

"Ideal time for myself "

Everything was organized to help me to feel, meal, Ayurveda, nature, all meetings/discussions... I feel better after my trip to Plantation villa, I met so nice people there ... After my trip I am trying to integrate little changes in my life style based on what I learned there. Thank you very much Plantation villa! I hope one day I will come back!

Emma Mersseman

from United States, February 2019

"A true Ayurvedic experience"

Authentic to Ayurveda, brilliant location. Lovely people.

Fattma Joaque

from Sweden, February 2019

"A home away from home"

The overall experience was fantastic. Everything from the early morning yoga to the food and to the treatments. It was a lovely combination of ayurvedic treatments and yoga. My yoga instructor for this time was Lucilla Jane from Australia and she was absolutely amazing and my massage therapist worked wonders with his hands.

During the down time there was plenty of things to do for relaxation. Their library has some interesting books too and there is plenty of hidden away places to sit and read. The atmosphere of the villa was nice and friendly...a home away from home.

India Anderson

from United States, May 2018

"Fantastic Gem of a retreat"

If you're looking to relax, get away, recover, detox or just spend some time living mindfully, you will not be disappointed. The plantation is a beautiful tropical jungle setting, with monkeys, birds and bunny rabbits happily enjoying the scenery. Everyone at the plantation is very kind and attentive. The treatments are superb and the yoga is a beautiful practice made accessible to all levels which still challening even the most experienced yogi. The food is nourishing and delicious, they even have a cookbook available to help you keep your ayurvedic diet once you leave. I can't say enough about my experience, the lovely people I had the chance to meet who were also at the retreat (quite a few who return annually), and the state of my mind and body on the day I left make it worth everything.

Bella Moore

from Australia, January 2018

"My likes and dislikes..."

All the staff, management, kitchen, housekeeping, garden, pool, massage and wellness group, yoga teachers and Ayurvetic doctors....they were all amazingly respectful, friendly and professional people. I have a lot of respect for each and everyone of these teams.

I also loved the environment, the whole Centre, the gardens, the well organized daily programs, the food, the location and most of the villas. Personally I should have booked a 2 weeks stay instead of 1, lesson learnt for next time!

David Riddlestone

from Great Britain, June 2017

"A big cuddle for you soul "

Plantation villa is a beautiful idea, a community project that is also a wonderful treatment centre and retreat. The treatments themselves have left we feeling lighter, happier and with more energy. The yoga teachers were a completely different class to the 10+ different teachers I've experienced in the uk. The food and Ayurvedic massage and detox were all thoughtfully combined into a plan that would suit my needs. Above all, in 10 Days I have been touched, heard and smiled at by people who barely know me more times than I have in years in western culture. Progress is not necessarily progress. Thank you so much

Lisa Vasiliadis

from Australia, June 2017

"Refreshing getaway - A must to recharge the batteries!"

The villa felt like a beautiful loving community. The staff were so accommodating and always with smiles on their faces. The food was fantastic; so very fresh and tasty. The treatments were amazing! The Dr on site was also really helpful helping me with my migraines. The yoga - I have never had teachers who were so passionate about the practice, I learnt a lot and really hope I can find a new teacher in my area that is just as good, thank you!!!

Teresa Ramis

from Spain, November 2018

Unforgettable experience. The place is amazing and the staff have been excellent. Thanks a lot to Bernardo and Teresa to be so kind and patience with us.Doctors are great and kind. Food is great and the place extremely clean. I would highly recommend this retrat to anyone. Thanks thanks thanks so much for all your love and kindness

Gladys Lallier

from France, May 2018

"A great experience with your own self"

Peaceful place

Kindness of people

Quality of treatments

The Yoga teacher (Karen)

The swimming pool

Cristine Siongco

from Cambodia, April 2019

Without a doubt a great investment on yourself, if even for just a few days. The plantation itself if beautiful and relaxing. The staff are very friendly, attentive, and make you feel right at home. Food is delicious and very healthy. The yoga and mediation is restorative and perfect for this setting. You can add in Ayurvedic treatments to your stay, which I highly recommend. The organization does amazing work for its employees and surrounding community and villages. Not only do you get time or yourself to relax, but you are apart of something bigger! Only wish I had more time to stay longer!


from Great Britain, March 2019

The Yoga teaching by MARIA and KATYA was excellent. The Treatments, delivered by Renuka and others were great; all the masseurs were warm, kind, and thorough.

The environment is beautiful, wild life in abundance and lush landscapes.

Akos Feher Dr

from Hungary, March 2019

The phylosophy. It’s not a retreat center that you can rate by stars . It is beyond that. It was a very nice experience for me, I learned a lot.

Karen Thastum

from Denmark, March 2019

"finding my inner joy of life"

everything was beatifull exept for the food. It was to spicy for me but the staff was understanding and found something else I could eat. It was not wiht the doctors blessing because they find that the food is a kind af medicin too, but it was okay.

the treatment was extraordinary - i have never been giving such a great massage before and it help my body, together with the personal yogalessons I was given due to the disability of my body, - everything helped my body to be revitalized. I walked without my stick the last week I was there.

I took the whole package and I am so greatfull I did that. I had the time to relax my everyday mind from the western way of living, be relaxed and open up to another layer in my mind and in my heart and so I came home to a new kind of me. I am to greatfull for this - thank you Ishara, Bernado, the monk who visited the place twice when I was there and whole staff. Especially thanks to Ishara for making such a great place with such great values which beneficts the local village and its residents.

Sarah Vogel

from Switzerland, February 2019

"becoming a revitalized person in a magical place"

personalized approach of the ayurvedic medicine with special treatments daily, very friendly and competent staff, the villa is surrounded by nature which will make it easy for you to forget all your troubles and worries and just focus on getting better. The Yoga lesions were very well taught by experienced teachers and useful for participants of all levels. Regular Speeches/discussions on ayurvedic medicine and yoga and how to incorporate all we have learned into your life back home


from United States, February 2019

"3-week stay highly recommended"

My stay at Plantation Villa was life-changing. The staff provided the space, love, guidance, and expertise to examine and adjust all aspects of my life. I will be forever grateful to them. I learned a great deal. Weeks after completing the panchakarma, I continue to feel the reverberations of the experience, and my wellbeing continues to improve.


from Great Britain, January 2019


The yoga was very uplifting, the food was fresh and healthy, the staff were super friendly and the other guests inspiring.

Zuzana Firtova

from Czechia, December 2018

"Life changing experience"

The stay at Plantation Villa surpassed all my expectations. For me it was a trully life changing experience. I arrived there pretty stressed from my western goal oriented society and when I got out of the car I was welcomed so warmly and kindly, everyone was just so nice to me and all the staff with a huge smile on their face always. This place is not just a tropical paradise with delicious healthy food, great activities and soul and body healing classes of yoga... it´s a place where you learn and realize that there actually is a different option of living your life that what we are used to in the western world. It was like a balm on my soul the whole experience and I got so many lessons from there that I carry with me and have helped me since than to improve my everyday life in the western crazy world :) There are many interesting and inspiring talks after dinner about yoga, meditation, buddhism, ayurveda, etc.The personal story of Ishara, the founder, was one of the best inspiration speeches I´ve ever heard in my life. The food was delicious, I haven´t missed my old food at I was felling much lighter, healthier and energized. I took part in many cooking clases with Ranjith and it was so amazing not just to learn how to prepare all the delicious plates but also observe the passion and love he was doing his job with :) Thank you very much for everything, Plantation Villa, I surely will be back soon!

Meg Browning

from Sri Lanka, November 2018

"Fantastic experience "

The local villagers working there are so friendly, the treatments are the best I have ever had. It is amazing having Ishana and her parents there to hear the story of the Villa first hand. The food is fantastic, and the rooms, great having a pool and the yoga was great for beginners!

Hilde Brevig

from Norway, November 2018

"Beautiful and natural with wonderful animals and outdoors!"

I had a great time at this wonderful place :) The food and facilities were very Good.- i really enjoyed The experience and Great teachers and doctors🙏


from Great Britain, November 2018


Delightful place and really open and honest people and hence, very refreshing.


from Great Britain, November 2018

"Idyllic, relaxing retreat in rural location"

The location, atmosphere, instructors and therapists. I loved the idea that the local villagers were employed at the retreat. This is not part of the Sri Lankan tourist route and it is not a top hotel with a spa ... but it is so much more..


from United States, October 2018

"Excellent yoga retreat "

I enjoyed almost every single aspect of my 3 week stay at the Plantation Villa. The food was fresh and delicious, the service friendly and warm, the surroundings are beautiful and I enjoyed swimming in the pool. The treatments, eg massages were very relaxing and well executed. I also did a couple of day trips that were well organised by the staff.

Emma Jonker

from Sweden, October 2018

"Calming experience"

Loved that it was in the middle of nature. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Really got what I was looking for, that is calming my mind and deepen my knowledge of yoga and meditation. I will bring the tools I got from here into my daily life. Also the bathrooms are recently renovated which is nice.

Laura Bridge

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Loving Care"

This retreat was a life changer for me! My digestive system for the first time is on track! Feeling relaxed and happy and will recommend to friends. My only complaint would be the granite mine noise close by. However I hear they will stop working there soon.

Charral Izhiman

from United Arab Emirates, August 2018

"A peace of heaven- very grounding experience"

I loved the yoga classes and animals. What a grounding return to nature it felt like. I was very happy with my AC'd room. The pool was great too. The sinus treatment was different but a great bonus for detoxing. Superb back and shoulder massage too. Very hospitable team making people feel welcome. Met some lovely people from around the world as well.

Neil Sowerby

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Perfectly relaxing"

Marieke, the only yoga instructor at the hotel, is not listed on your drop down but was excellent. A very sensitive class morning and evening for mixed abilities, really good at communicating her enthusiasm for yoga philosophy and culture too.

Also really loved the gardens, the household staff were very friendly and the treatments were really helpful for back pain and digestion.

Kate Baker

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Excellent weekend retreat!"

The venue in Welshpool was wonderful - sufficiently in the countryside to allow a calm feeling with no road noise or light pollution . It was an excellent place to relax. The structure of the day allowed yoga, meditation and free time to relax quietly or join others in conversation. The food was, for me, an introduction to Ayurvedic cooking, which I really enjoyed. I would recommend this retreat to others. Thank you to Helen and Anne-Marie as wonderful hostesses and to Bernardo and Ishara for their yoga and cooking. They were all very friendly. I’m already looking forward to next time! :)

Liza O'neill

from Great Britain, July 2018


Thank you so much for the most wonderful experience😊. I had no idea what to expect as booked last minute without research. It has brought me peace. Ann Marie and Helen were lovely and mindful of all their guests. Bernardo’s meditation and yoga was a pure dream. I hope to return soon and hopefully visit Ishara’s retreat in Sri Lanka- thanks you for calming my mind

Linda Pritchard

from United States, July 2018

"A must do again experience "

The food and way of life was inspiring and the yoga and treatment massage was fantastic, easy to understand

Vittoria Veltri

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Intense experience"

It was a really intense experience, very spiritual and changed my way of thinking on various thing. The yoga was very slow and well taught. Probably the best experience of yoga I have ever had. The massage was so beautiful and relaxing that I thought I could stay there forever. The meditation Brought in paradise. Great people with unique stories and food to die for too.

Lucy Gray

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Ultimate relaxation "

A fantastic 3 days of calming yoga and meditation, nestled away in the hills of Wales -a beautiful and try peaceful experience with like minded and such kind people. Very welcoming hosts and excellent Ayurvedic instruction (set for beginners like me). Loved every minute.

Pauline Dunn

from United States, July 2018

"Peaceful place"

The yoga sessions were wonderful and calming led by an excellent instructor. The food was great and plenty of drinks available.

Staff pleasant and helpful.

Also loved the cookery tips and my massage which was probably the best massage I have had

Thank you all

Becky Grey

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Excellent stay in Welshpool"

The retreat was extremely welcoming and in a beautiful location in the Welsh countryside. It was a very calming atmosphere and was very interesting to try Ayurvedic food. The yoga was very gentle but also challenging at times.

Joni Redmond

from United States, July 2018

"All good with excellent yoga"


Thara Parveen

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Beautiful People in a Beautiful Place "

It was very welcoming and comfortable from the moment we walked in from the rain! Everyone was friendly, the house and gardens are beautiful.

The room was very clean, comfortable and felt like home, the first thing we noticed was that it was so quiet and tranquil, with birds singing on the roof and we could hear the lambs. I even got to feed milk to a baby lamb who came into the garden.

Food was great. Ann Marie and Jane were fantastic and gave us coffee even though it wasn't on the menu! (thank you) one day I will stop drinking coffee and just have the herbal teas :-)

Bernardo was a very calm and supportive yoga/meditation tutor who gave extra one to one advice and care due to my slipped disc as I found the yoga challenging and decided only to do the meditation.

Ishara was a beautiful person inside and out and is a very strong and inspiring young woman who is passionate to help others.

Thank you to everyone who made me and my sister feel comfortable, relaxed and rejuvenated.

A lovely weekend break.

Naomi Warrington

from United States, July 2018

Tranquil setting,lovely people,just what the Doctor ordered!

Wish I could have stayed long,came away feeling "like a new person" to

"breathe " properly!

Bhumika Budhathoki

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Just what I was looking for! Learn yoga and mindfulness "

I liked the whole environment, people, teachings and everyday yoga and meditation.

Experience of calmness and peace.

Heidi Rowlands

from Austria, July 2018

This is the first time I have ever gone on a retreat like this, and I actually hadn't done any yoga in years, so I was a little nervous. I needn't have been! Ann-Marie and Helen who own the White House in Welshpool where the retreat took place were really warm and welcoming, the house and grounds were amazing, and Inshara and Barnado from Plantation Villa who ran the retreat were extremely friendly, kind, professional and knowledgable. It has been a very long time since I last felt this relaxed and in touch with my body. I would definitely recommend this to others and will certainly try to attend one again in the future.

Alex Stephenson

from New Zealand, July 2018

I liked the meditation and Bernardo’s step back slow approach to yoga asana, and meditation

Joanna Bardol

from United States, July 2018

"The level of care was above and beyond "

Bernardo and Ishara’s knowledge and wisdom far exceeded any expectations of mine, but to add to that, they both had such a level of kindness and humility, it was refreshing and a weekend that I’ll never forget!

Elaina Rose

from Saudi Arabia, June 2018

The staff, accommodation,grounds and spa service were fantastic. Really lovely atmosphere and energy. Can't recommend it enough.

Wei Cui

from United States, June 2018

"excellent and yoga retreat experience "

I really enjoyed the two nights' stay at this yoga retreat. The host Ann and Hellen are so friendly and warm hearted, make you feel at home. Big beautiful front and rear Garden and a super laid back cat, everything make you feel so relaxing. The food is amazing, the best vegetarian food I have ever had, tasty and healthy with good nutrition variety, really good effort. The Yoga instructor Bernardo is brilliant, apart from the daily practice, the chatting learning is very interesting. We had lots of wisdom talk with Bernardo and Ishara, thank you for sharing the stories of your life with us, it really going to make a difference for me to live in a more positive way.

Alan Hogg

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Yoga bliss"

Fantastic location great yoga teaching and all the staff were so friendly and helpful Also bonus of great Ayurveda massage treatments

Linda Aspey

from Great Britain, June 2018

"A fabulous experience all round "

The White House venue and the gorgeous setting in rural Shropshire was one of the best I’ve been to. The owners of the White House, Anne-Marie and Helen, were friendly, warm, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The teaching from Bernado and Ishara was truly excellent; they’re both deeply kind & inspiring people. The food was gorgeous. A wonderful retreat, highly recommended!

Sarah Yamamoto

from Australia, May 2018

"4 day light detox package "

Plantation villa really exceeded my expectations and I only wish I could have had longer there. The tranquil setting and calm yet friendly demeanour of all the staff was really wonderful, a very special place. I upgraded my package from basic yoga to detox and am very glad I did. All the treatments I had with Komal (mostly massages) were excellent. The yoga sessions with Bernard were probably the best I've had, he caters for all levels and really understands the practice and focuses on building strength and focus. The meditation sessions were also very valuable. And the food could not be faulted, all vegetarian and organic. Thank you to Ishana and the rest of the wonderful staff there.

Adreana Zulkifli

from United States, April 2018

"Beautiful place. Perfect for self-reflection"

I was lucky enough to come here during Sri Lankan New Year and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The villa had the staff and their families from the village come and we played games as per new year tradition. Was a lot of fun! Gave us an insight of Sri Lankan life and culture.

Aside from the celebrations, the place itself was stunning and very peaceful. Personally, I found it ideal for self examination and reflection through discussion (in the evenings) and reading from their library. We had yoga sessions twice a day and the Ayurvedic vegan food were great (not to mention delicious and healthy). Met a lot of wonderful people too to share this journey with.

Will definitely be returning.

Naho Morita

from United Arab Emirates, March 2018

"Booking 5 days through the site"

Food and yoga teacher, Amanda were amazing. Very healthy food. Amanda instructs very clearly but with peacefully which made me very relaxed and concentrated on training.

Wendy Richardson

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Paradise Found"

Plantation Villa is a retreat with a big heart. It's setting, amongst the exotic and abundant vegetation and rubber plantation is both beautiful and restful. The founding principles of community and ecology combined with a dedication to service and the Ayurvedic process makes the visitor feel like a co-contributer as well as a welcomed guest. The staff are all very sweet, well trained, polite and efficient and all greet you with dazzling smiles. Our yoga teacher, Amanda was the best I have ever practiced with, she was so inspirational and her gentle guidance still guides me. Our treatments were wonderful, even the purge felt necessary and in balance but best of all was the delicious pool. No nasty chemicals just beautiful pure water at a perfect temperature in a perfect setting. We will definitely be back!


from Sweden, February 2018

"Make it your own"

The staff is excellent and eager to make sure you have a pleasant stay.

Sandie Dawe

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Lovely retreat with some downsides "

Yoga Shala and yoga teachers - brilliant

Pool and Gardens

Food - with reservations

The other guests - lots of lovely friendly people from all over the world

Ayurvedic massages


from Great Britain, February 2018

"Nice little retreat "

Yoga and meditation classes fun, massages good, food delicious, beautiful room and pool.

Catherine Gordon

from United States, February 2018

"This place has potential."

The clean rooms kept by friendly local women.

The vegan food

Pristine swimming pool

Dedra Demaree

from South Korea, January 2018

"Amazingly nurturing and transformative week"

This is an Ayurvedic center, NOT a resort. I knew that coming in, and I wanted to learn and experience what I could. The week I had here was transformative in ways I could not have imagined. I booked the weight loss package, knowing I needed the extra help with my weight, but having a large number of medical concerns as well. I had the hope that they would help me find balance and be able to re-boot positive habits for me to move toward good health again. They did this and SO much more. I am leaving here feeling healthier than I have in about 5 years. I have more energy, better digestion, a body that WANTS to move and do and exercise, far more flexibility, a deeper meditation practice, and most important, the starting knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, and mediation to be able to bring this lifestyle back home with me. (Not to mention I lost a bunch of weight.) I am immensely grateful for everyone here. On top of that, the plantation is lovely, the nature and surroundings were nourishing, the little personal touches and kindness of the staff were unparalleled, and I never felt for a want of anything - like being among a big loving family. Oh - and how could I not mention the food? It's been amazing and I've not been hungry or had cravings once.

Karen Ho

from Hong Kong, January 2018

Staffs are so friendly and nice. They always make me feel like home. Doctors, therapists as well as the yoga teachers are all very professional and caring. The daily activities are very versatile, someday is tree planting, someday is cooking demo and a lot more, but they are not compulsory so you can always chill and relax on your own or making new friends in the retreat! Three meals per day and food is healthy yet yummy. Authentic Sri Lankan dishes with healthy twist like using rice flour instead of wheat flour, using honey instead of white sugar for dessert etc.

Kirsty Maclean

from Great Britain, January 2018

"A beautiful place with attentive staff and pure relaxation"

The area that surrounds is totally beautiful, I really enjoyed walking around every morning. My room was fantastic, cleans and bright. The centre is a very calm and relaxing place. I enjoyed the yoga classes and felt the staff did their best to meet all levels of ability. All the staff at the centre are really lovely and welcoming and attentive. I didn't do the ayevada package so I didn't have as much interaction with them as most of the guests. The food was great, although I would have liked it a bit spicier.

Jon. Stollar

from Great Britain, January 2018

"21 Days"

It took me five days to settle in and calm down from the years stresses This was in part because I quite smoking cold turkey.

I read books did yoga went for walks and meditated. I did not crave any of my normal vices. I learnt to accept my emotions rather than running away from them. All in all I would say giving myself three weeks to focus on the above has helped me solidify my outlook on life and I left with a deep sense of peace..

The food is very good. Even after three weeks I was not bored of the food. There are of course a few dishes that were not to my liking. however there are several curries per meal, so if one is not to your taste you can just order some extras of your favourites.

By the last day my appreciation for the local habitat and sounds had increased, due to all that deep breathing and mindfulness.

The staff are great and make you feel like family. I would go with the full treatment. Two hours of massaging a day is never a problem for me

Marco the yoga and meditation teacher was a fantastic bonus. Do check with plantation as to who will be there as the yoga instructors do change. There is a nearby waterfall thats great and a veg market on Sat afternoons and evenings thats worth a visit.


from Sweden, January 2018

Like the place and all the kindly staff. Perfekt in all kind of ways!


from Great Britain, January 2018

"poor, not sure if qualified"

Setting was perfect and better than expected, the people were great, most of staff were great. I had a great time because i refused to let anything get to me . It would be very hard to be miserable at such a perfect setting and i love nature.

David Fletcher

from Switzerland, December 2017

Fabulous location. Lovely people. Two great yoga instructors. Lovely break.

Elisa Riteau

from United States, December 2017

"Wonderful experience"

Beautiful place away from the din of city. The food is delicious with plants and vegetables feom the garden. The treatments, the doctors, the yoga and meditation classes are all great. And the connection with others is easy and very rewarding. A fantastic journey.

Irene Cavalli

from Australia, December 2017

"Great first yoga retreat "

It was my first yoga retreat and I loved it. The place is amazing, in the middle of the forest, very isolated and perfect to reconnect with nature and with yourself. The yoga and meditation classes is what I loved the most. Thanks to Alana, she is an amazing teacher, I could improve a lot and be more conscious of my body. I appreciate the community and the workers were all very nice and worried to make me comfortable. I've also met beautiful people, doing the retreat in a similar life period and I could connect with many people immediately. Overall a positive experience!

Mireille Vogelsang

from Thailand, November 2017

"Lovely and relaxed setting!"

The staff was very attentive and welcoming to our needs.

Asenet Varela

from United Arab Emirates, November 2017

"Relaxed stay, great food and people"

The place was lovely, surrounded by tropical trees, monkeys, sunny and rainy days. Relaxing atmosphere, meeting great people that have same preferences like you.

You can take your time to be on your own, and that is fine.

Love the daily routines and schedules. Food was awesome (I'm vegan, so I enjoyed every bite), all organic, super tasty. New flavors.

The staff was also great. Great people always welcoming you with a warm smile.

Giulia Soliman

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Great stay, I felt really refreshed and relax after my stay "

The Ayurvedic treatments were fantastic, the staff really friendly, the food really tasty and healthy, the yoga left me flexible and energized! I just loved every minute of it!

Nese Bayrac

from Qatar, November 2017

Lady doctors especially resident Doctor Prasadi are amazing.

Staff also are amazing. But they need training.

Alison Bannan

from Australia, October 2017

"Absolutely life changing"

The kindness and sincerity of all the staff. The simplicity and authenticity of the facilities and treatments. The food was sublime. There was a wonderful, flexible attitude and the other guests were wonderful. The chats with the doctors was incredibly therapeutic.

Hanna Hanula

from Switzerland, September 2017

"Great place to unwind"

Yoga classes, food, pool

Sandrine Bertrand

from Sri Lanka, September 2017

"A lot to improve"

I have been update to a higher room type

The location is all

The food

Catherine the amazing yoga teacher without her i would have left earlier


from Great Britain, August 2017

"Yoga retreat - 5 days"

the wonderful teacher , Katherine


from Italy, August 2017

"The balance between quality and money is not good."

The friendly attitude of other guests, the yoga teacher and the location but assolutely not the room (single one)


from Sweden, August 2017

"Great place for relaxation"

The yoga teacher Cathrine was amazing

Valerie Baze

from Great Britain, August 2017


I absolutely loved the yoga and meditation. Also enjoyed the evening talks about Buddhism. I loved the place itself so peaceful and with a great swimming pool and lots of wild monkeys

Siobhan Flood

from United States, July 2017

"Paradise in the jungle!"

Our stay at Plantation was perfect from the moment we arrived. The staff are so friendly and helpful - it feels more like a family than a hotel.

The day is full with activities and the infinity pool is sublime. The trees were hopping with monkeys - such a delight to see! We loved our room - it was very clean and comfortable. All furnishings have an earthy feel and are made from natural materials.

The yoga teacher, Catherine, is incredibly special - she brought something new to every class and taught with unparalled integrity, honesty and enthusiasm. She's a seven star yoga teacher and an intuitive and effective reiki practitioner as well. Her wisdom and guidance will stay with me forever... Truly a beautiful, rare and precious gem!!!!

Hiring a tuk-tuk to go out and about is a fun and cheap way to see some of the surrounding sites.

All in all, a wonderful holiday at Plantation. I would definitely return and will be recommending it to my friends in need of some RnR.


from Australia, July 2017

"Restorative setting"

The staff provided all the assistance you could ask for. The atmosphere promoted mindfulness and a good place to just be.


from Great Britain, June 2017

Inspirational yoga teacher

Amazing food

Beautiful location

Very accomodating staff with an incredible towel designer . Everyday the towels were created into an art form.

Very relaxed and healing place.

Disa Pequeno

from United Arab Emirates, June 2017

"Beyond expectations "

The place by itself, the nature and the fauna. The staff was adorable. I loved the food and the massages.

Natalia Maksymenko

from Germany, April 2019

"A unique health hub in the middle of jungles"

We were not into Ayurveda before coming to this place, but there is no other option rather then falling in love with Plantation Villa, where everything is done with so much attention and love to guests.The food might be a bit unusual for us Westerners, but you feel so much lighter and healthier after a couple of days, and this constant need for sugar and coffee just disappear. Although this is an Ayurveda retreat, nobody's trying to "baptize" you into this lifestyle, rather explaining what is it about and how can it benefit you.

The treatments are nice and relaxing, and a huge sandy beach in Bentota is just 30 min TukTuk drive away.


from Austria, March 2019

"I thought I found Garden Eden.. until the granite mining."

Wonderful place, everything felt in harmony - the people, the animals, the forest..

Brigitte Cellura

from France, January 2019

"Excellent & complet Health retreat"

Good planning of overall activities during the day, we have enough activities and time for us to live our own intropection/ meditation.

Therapie was amazing: personalized, The 2 Dr were perfect, all massages were good at minimum, or perfect! Incredible. Don t expect good taste for the medecine.

Standart rooms are very well situated, a bit aside from the center living room, restorant and therapie area, they are more quiet.

The cooking is delicious, all the time different withing the 7 days i was there.

Alejandra Londono

from Italy, September 2018

"I loved every second in this place. "

Since the moment I arrived I felt like at home. They treated me better than what I was expecting, they received me with a nice dinner and they had ready a comfy and beautiful standard room for me. The place is absolutely beautiful, the interaction with other guests was really easy and enjoyable and I cannot say how good the food is. I love curry and spices so this was definitely my place. It was amazing to been inside the jungle for 5 days, I really enjoyed it! Great costumer service even though not everyone speaks English.

Frey Jeannine

from Switzerland, July 2018

"Die Lehrerin war Mareike! keine der oben genanten!!!"

Die Angestellten waren sehr lieb und die unterkunft auch

Myriam Idani

from United States, April 2018

"Great experience !"

The area was perfect and adapt to the regreat : calm & relax

Elisabeth Schopfer

from United States, March 2018

Das Personal war sehr herzlich.

Unkomplizierte Atmosphäre.

Ayurved.Behandlungen und deren Wirkung sehr gut!

Wunderschöne Lage mit vielen Tieren im Garten.

Sehr freundliche Menschen im Dorf.

Inga Bardak

from United States, February 2018

"Mit Ayurveda nichts zu tun"

Mein Zimmer war schön und die Umgebung z.B Natur ist sehr schön.

Elsa Tommasini

from France, October 2017

"Un espace de sérénité au milieu de la jungle "

Les rencontres, la spiritualité des médecins, une cuisine divine et une atmosphère reposante.

Coralie Doucet

from Germany, July 2017

"Wonderful experience "

Wonderful yoga teacher (Catherine) and a wonderful atmosphere in there.i have learnt what I wanted to and get back in Europe different. The treatment are good and the package detox is worth. Thanks to everyone .