Katya Rubanova of Yoga Journal Russia

We had the most amazing time staying at Villa de Zoysa. The house is very comfortable, specious and filled with great energy. The staff do an excellent job. The owner is super welcoming and sweet!
We found that the villa is an oasis, beautiful wild beach just outside the gate, tasty food with local flavor, and just peace and joy all around. I would recommend this place to anyone for a yoga retreat or just stay in Sri Lanka.


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  1. Ingrid January 29, 2019 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Staying at beautiful Villa de Zoysa was a calming and reenergising experience, the perfect settings for yoga. You feel at home being cared for by Davinde and his ever smiling staff sharing their knowledge about the culture, people and foods of Sri Lanka. I have returned to Norway with a piece of their goodness and positive thinking, and some delicious veggie recipes. Thank you!

    • Villa De Zoysa February 5, 2019 at 6:34 am - Reply

      Thank You Ingrid for your comments.

    • Villa De Zoysa April 21, 2019 at 3:24 am - Reply

      Thank you for the comment, and appology for the delay in appreciating it. Tech breakdowns 🙁

  2. Cha Ingyu February 2, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    A place with good people, nature, and energy.
    Devinda and his friends with positive thoughts made me feel positive as well and think who I really am.

    • Villa De Zoysa March 1, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Thank You Ingyu Cha, Glad the wjole family is a fan of Villa de Zoysa.

  3. Vatsala Murthy February 7, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Our ten days at the Villa de Zoysa were magical—the property with its lush greenery, warm and inviting host, caring staff and stunning architecture instantly put you into relaxation mode. The guests that gather here are also very special and sharing meals, experiences and engaging in meaningful conversations with each of them around the beautiful dining table was a highlight of our trip. Devinda is such a wonderful host, he takes the time and effort to be present and to engage with his guests. He also pampers us in so many ways—fresh coconut water after a sweaty yoga session, delicious fruit in the kitchen for when snack attack hits and am amazing Ayurvedic doctor for massages on-site in a beautiful room. Our yoga teacher, Nina Butler, was an absolute highlight: she brought so much awareness, knowledge, energy and plain fun to each and every session, I so miss waking up and jumping into a long Vinyasa practise. Our time at the Villa this February was a wonderful way to start the new year and I’ll definitely be returning there, if for now, only in my memories.

    • Villa De Zoysa March 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Amazing Vatsala for such a wonderful review. Thank you so much for this. Warm regards.

    • Villa De Zoysa April 2, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Thank You Vatsala for the long and lovely comment. If I am in Frankfurt will pop in.

  4. Natalia March 6, 2019 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Just some days after our yoga retreat guided by Katya at Villa de Zoysa. Amazing place, nice people and just good vibes of the house with more than 100 years of history. Dewinda and his team did everything that we could feel like at home. Wonderful sunsets,ceremony in the Buddhism temple, trip on local train, walking with the dogs on the beach etc. Just amazing time??

    • Villa De Zoysa March 14, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Thank You Natalia for the comments.

  5. Effie March 12, 2019 at 7:27 pm - Reply

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    • Villa De Zoysa March 14, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Thank you for your comments.

  6. Elena May 7, 2019 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Thank you for our staying, Davinda!
    Energy, a pure nature, fooood..massage..everything was amazing!
    I felt myself like the owner of the old colonial villa..
    Dreaming about my next visit in ShriLanka..I will choose your hospitality!

    • Villa De Zoysa May 7, 2019 at 5:13 am - Reply

      Thank You Elena, for your beautiful comment, and certainly we will be delighted to host you again, extending the same hospitality and care. Our warmest regards.

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