About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is the pearl of the Indian Ocean and the land of coconut trees. Despite being a relatively small island, Sri Lanka will surprise you with beautiful golden beaches, a variety of landscapes through the highlands, national parks and the home of elephants, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys and aquatic birds. Feel the warm hospitality of its people and get to know the taste of Ceylon black tea while exploring the tea plantations between rice fields.
Gitano House is nestled in the coastline of Southern Sri Lanka, Kabalana. A boutique style accommodation with 6 rooms, queen and twin suite options, swimming pool, yoga shala, lush garden, a restaurant with fresh and locally sourced produce, open air bathrooms + many more spaces to sink into.
A heaven to relax amongst the jungle while still just a stones throw to the pristine turquoise waters and waves of the south.
Find out more at Gitano House's website.
7 nights accommodation in a twin- or double bed room at Gitano House Sri Lanka, Kabalana
7 x Healthy Breakfast, different menu everyday
4 x Rainbow Lunch
5 x Dinner Western & Sri Lankan homemade cuisine. All meals are vegetarian/vegan and will be served with fresh local fruits and vegetables. Gluten Free and special diets will be easily catered for
Unlimited drinking water, tea and coconut water
1 x Typical Sri Lankan Cooking Class
5 x Vinyasa / Hatha Yoga, morning classes
4 x Yin Yoga / Meditation, evening classes
1 x Yoga Special
1 x SUP Stand-Up Paddle Yoga
1 x Sound Healing
A Photo-Package of your experience in “My Serendipity Week”
What's not included
Transfers to/from the airport - 60€ per car of maximum 4 people
TukTuk or car hires to any places you want to visit
Any Treatments or Tours
Friends or solo travelers who are prepared to share a room with one other:
690€ / person for a shared twin or double room
Solo travelers who want a room to themselves:
990€ / person for single occupancy*
*Please contact us for availability.
Book your stay before the 12th of December to save your spot!
Book your extras: Learn how to surf!
If you are an ocean lover and want to catch some waves on your day off or in your free time between the yoga sessions, you can book your surf lesson with us. We are working with the local surf schools together.
If you want to know more about the surf lessons, feel free to contact us.
50% of the retreat's cost is required at the time of booking to secure your place with the balance to be paid no less than 6 weeks prior to trip departure.
2 weeks from order - Full refund
30 days prior to the start of the retreat - Loss of 50 % deposit
Less than 30 days to the start of the retreat - No refund
We encourage you to discover your own #serendipity and we are excited and happy to share our slice of paradise with you.
You can easily apply for an online-visa by following this link. Please note that for certain countries you can now purchase a free visa on arrival.
For vaccines and other medical purposes see here.
How do I get to the Retreat?
The nearest airport to fly to Colombo is Bandaranaike International Airport.
We can arrange transfer to and from the airport to make the start of your journey easy and comfortable. Our driver will be waiting for you in the airport holding a sign saying ‘My Serendipity’. The Airport Transfer costs are $60 one way for one vehicle, and can fit up to 4 people.
If you are a more experienced traveler you can also get to us by public transportations. The train leaves from Colombo Fort Station to the South Coast, and you will get there from the airport by bus, TukTuk or taxi. The nearest Train Station to our Retreat is Kathaluwa Station. Outside of the station you will find TukTuk drivers who can bring you to ‘My Serendipity’ Retreat within 5 minutes, and prices are around 300 rupees ($1,50). Here is the current schedule of the Sri Lankan Railway:
Weather in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a year-round-destination. Our retreat is situated on the South Coast in Ahangama, close to Galle Fort. The best time of the year to visit us is from November-March where the sea and surf conditions are the best. During this period, we get spoiled by sunny days and day temperatures of around 26–30°C with a 75% humidity.
What to bring:
Simple summer clothes, comfortable yoga clothes and swimwear
Hat and sunglasses
Enough sun lotion with high protection for the strong sun during the day
Recyclable bottle of water
Mosquito Spray for tropical countries. The local citronella spray is a successful alternative in case you forget to pack it.
Long & fresh trousers for the nights
Sarong for the beach
Rain-jacket for those refreshing, warm tropical showers
International driving licence for scooter hire
Happy vibes and positive energy for a great experience at ‘My Serendipity’