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8 Days Fabulous Surf and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Ride on Retreats, Goviyapana, Sri Lanka

8 Days Fabulous Surf and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Ride on Retreats, Goviyapana, Sri Lanka

Surf and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Come and join Ride on Retreats for seven nights in tropical paradise, double and private rooms. All you need is flights to Sri Lanka and they will meet you at the airport and take care of the rest. This amazing retreat will be held at a boutique luxury hotel on the seafront. The vibe on the retreat is relaxed and friendly, and many guests come alone to experience a healthy surf and yoga break and meet like-minded people in the comfort of a hosted retreat.


  • 12 sunset and sunrise yoga classes
  • 6 morning and 6 afternoon guided surf sessions
  • All surfing equipment and photo / video analysis of your surfing
  • Welcome dinner and drinks, daily breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Private return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Based on your preference you will be accommodated in a shared twin or private room. All rooms are luxurious sea facing with private balcony area, free wifi, air-conditioner, hot showers, TV, mini fridge.

Ride on Retreats offers a fabulous hosted group surf and yoga retreat for friends, couples and solo travelers. After years of travelling and working in the mountains and surf spots of the world, Ride on Retreats have developed a unique holiday experience. The vibe on the retreats is relaxed and inclusive, your retreat host is with you throughout the stay to make sure everything runs smoothly, and you get the best from your experience. The hosted group meals are great for guests to catch up and share stories after a day on the slopes or in the sea.

Sri Lanka, the hidden gem of the Indian Ocean, receives a watered down version of the same swells that light up Indo, but most surfers think it is flat, meaning small crowds and plenty of waves. Combine this with endless jungle-fringed beaches, tropical climate, rich cultural heritage, colorful curries, exotic wildlife, and a welcome from the friendliest people you'll meet in the world, and you've got the surf trip or relaxing holiday of a lifetime. Ride on Retreats is based at a boutique hotel which is on the sea front, just south of the charming local town of Ahangama, hidden between the busier spots, Unawatuna and Mirrisa. There are plenty of waves on our doorstep, including a fast left right out the front, a sandy secluded beach up the road, a bowly right and leg achingly long left five minutes north, then there's the scary barrel 'Ram's' and cruisy 'Lazy Lefts' five minutes south.

Nearby places

  • Mirrissa - 15 minutes
  • Unawatuna - 15 minutes
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Restaurant
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

The restaurant serves up western or local breakfasts with fresh smoothies and lassies, Ceylon tea, or Italian coffees. They have an extensive lunch / dinner menu whilst drinks and cocktails are served in the relaxed bar and chill out area.

Enjoy a drink served in the relaxed bar with surf movies, laid back tunes and chill out area

Free afternoons for you to visit the local sights including temples, Galle Fort, snake farms, turtle sanctuaries, or just chill back at the camp

Head to one of the lively party beaches of Unawatuna or Mirrissa, and dance the night away with sand in your toes and sea lapping at your feet, knowing that fresh waves in the morning will wash any hangovers away

Ride on Retreats hosts will be with you throughout your stay to arrange any additional excursions or sight-seeing tours

  • 3 dinners at the boutique hotel
  • 6 afternoon guided surf sessions
  • 6 morning surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 12 yoga classes - sunrise and sunset
  • All surfing equipment and video / photo analysis of your surfing
  • Daily breakfast, western or local
  • Private return airport transfers
  • Welcome dinner and drinks

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).

Verified reviews

  • Review by Prof Johnny Golding from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Sarah and her crew at Ride On Retreats, Perranporth Cornwall were fantastic at every level. Starting from the very moment she personally collected us — weary Londoners with high stress jobs — we knew we were in for a treat. As we approached the friendly B&B (Cedar Cove, also excellent) atop a steep hill overlooking Perranporth beach, all the city worries started to melt away. We were given friendship bracelets as a welcome, devon creme + chocolate truffles and big wide smiles. This was a Yoga / surf retreat (though neither of us surfed, so we swapped this for horse riding on the beach - Reem Stables, terrific - horses well looked after, with smart and careful guides). The Yoga (mainly a cross between Ashtanga and Vinyasa was taught by Jane Forster - inspiring, humble and extremely hardcore Yoga - had us sweating and relaxing in turns, with headstands, dancer poses and of course, warrior, crow, downward/upward dog, serpent, cobra. We walked along the coastline (several kilometres), ate fresh, organic dishes (mainly seafood and fish). All in all - a terrific experience, definitely to be repeated at the earliest point possible! A big thanks to Yoga Retreats for its umbrella organisation - we would not have found this retreat without you! "

    BookYogaRetreats, edited

  • Review by Mark from France

    "I had a fantastic time. The chalet was wonderfully situated and our hosts were superb. The entire organization was impeccable and the yoga teacher was really brilliant in the way she taught the yoga over the time of the retreat."

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Gemma from United Kingdom

    "Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome and it was lovely to meet you all. We both had a great time and we were so well looked after. I forgot how much I love surfing and really want to keep practising and improving. The yoga was also great and while I dip in and out of yoga after the weekend I am trying to practice on a daily basis now, Ill be standing on my head before you know it!"

    "We are very eager to come again in September just need to work on dates but thank you for the info, I think we could both try our hand at ping pong. The snowboarding dates would also be great when you have them. I think having done this retreat now if there was a time where my partner in crime (Dianne) could not come I would feel confident coming alone as I know I will be looked after. I absolutely echo Dianne you were defiantly the hostess with the mostest."

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Katrina from United Kingdom

    "Thanks so much for such a lovely weekend, you looked after us all so well! Im definitely keen to continue surfing and will look into coming back down later in the year."

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Kate from Portugal

    "Amazing food, amazing companyabsolutely loved the surfing, Marcel was a fantastic instructor and Marias Yogajust wow she also has the best smile in Portugal, can I come again next year?"

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Cath from United Kingdom

    "Thank you for hosting such a fab weekend. It has been really refreshing to get away and Im feeling inspired to keep going with the daily yoga and am in the process of choosing a board! Please do send me the France dates when you know them Im definitely interested in coming to another retreat."

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Andrea from France

    "We both loved the retreat and found it far more revealing about ourselves and full-on than we expected, I think. But in a good way ;-). You in particular made the weekend you have a such a lovely, easy manner and were attentive to our needs without ever being intrusive, so keep it up! (Should you ever have children youll understand what bliss it is to be waited on at breakfast particularly ;-)) The yoga was great (Ive never been boarding before and not had to slather myself in nurofen gel at the end of the say so Emma must have been doing something right!!)"

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Mark from France

    "I had a lovely time, but let me break it down for you :"

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    "Upfront communication: I found you handled it very well and the letter you sent about arrival and agenda for the weekend was perfect and very complete."

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    "Transfer: I really liked the fact that plane arrivals were all around the same time. My arriving a little earlier gave me time to get over the plane trip and have a nice hot chocolate! The trip out was good and the traffic didnt bother me. In fact it gave me the time to get to know you and some of the other participants a little better."

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    "Chalet: Mark and Ros were amazing hosts. The food and wine were great and they were both very talkative and made me feel at home right away. The accommodation was really top and so was the hot tub. The T-shirt was a great touch, as was the name on the door!"

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    "Yoga: Emma was a great teacher. I was worried it would be hard to follow and too fast, but she took her time and slowly built it up into harder postures. She is also a great personality and I really enjoyed it that she came along on the skiing. I thought that was a nice touch."

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    "Skiing: Despite the varying levels, I think it worked well. I did tend to spend a fair bit of time waiting for the others to catch up, but in the end it didnt bother me as it allowed me to catch my breath and think about what I had just done and what I wanted to tweak. I would have liked a bit more off-piste but I think the conditions were to blame on the Saturday."

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    "Departure: Perfect again and not at all rushed."

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    "So overall top marks for this retreat!! The group was great as well.Review by Tanya from France:I had an absolutely fantastic time, it was just what I needed. Really busy so very little time to miss home, really active so I felt tired but in the best way, and lovely people to connect with. You have a brilliant concept and you are a hugely warm and welcoming host. Thank you so much for a really great weekend, I will definitely be recommending you and hope to come to another one of your retreats soon."

    October 2015. BookYogaRetreats website, edited


  • Review by Rosie Kneen from United Kingdom

    "I have been going on holidays organized by Sarah for the past 5 years, they are so much fun. I am a keen skier but with Sarahs encouragement I also tried snowboarding on some of the trips too. This area of Austria really is a hidden gem, aside from our group, we didn't hear another English person all week."

    Ride On Retreats website, edited

  • Review by James Lees from United States

    "I love these group holidays, the accommodation and food is excellent, the groups always work well together. I am hoping to go back next season."

    Ride On Retreats website, edited

  • Review by Chris Dixon from United Kingdom

    "These holidays are legendary, the people are great, fun, and everyone gets on really well. I have made many new friends over the years from these trips. The aprs ski drinks in the small mountain huts here are arguably the best in Europe, you will have a great time!"

    Ride On Retreats website, edited

  • Review by Katherine Norton from United Kingdom

    "Sarah taught me to snowboard 12 years ago in New Zealand, I have joined her group holidays ever since. She has a patient and enthusiastic approach and will take excellent care of you both on and off the slopes. I will be joining a snowboard and yoga retreat this season."

    Ride On Retreats website, edited

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Ride on Retreats host snowboard and yoga breaks in Austria and surf, stand up paddle and yoga breaks in Cornwall. They also offer luxury surf and yoga breaks in Portugal.

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