We love Sri Lanka’s surf, culture & climate and it’s so close to our original stay in Kerala, India. It’s, what they say in the business, a no-brainer. So we set up a full-time surf & yoga stay here in Sri Lanka a few years ago to offer a glimpse into the soulful surfing life that we cherish so much. Folks tend to call us a surf & yoga retreat, we’re not so sure. A retreat sounds quiet and serious, we’re a little more relaxed than that.
We operate from our new 4 bedroom modern tropical jungle villa, near Ahangama on the South coast to provide a beautiful, bespoke, boutique Soul & Surf in a truly lush jungle location. Where we offer a particularly focused and, well, erm, soulful surf, yoga & therapy experience for our guests. With experts on hand than most and more attention to detail than many, we really hope you’ll get what you need from a stay with us. Be it relaxation, progression or rehabilitation. To meet new people, to hang with your loved one, to hang with the family. And, of course, if you want to just laze in the pool with a drink that’s good too. We’re not too serious and definitely not too worthy!
As we are near to the southern tip we escape the full monsoon that rages elsewhere in Sri Lanka so we are open all year round. But be prepared, in the wet season of May to November we experience some heavy tropical showers mixed with bright sunshine and some wilder seas making this more suitable for either beginners (on our sheltered beaches) or experts at the few reefs and points that handle the swell. In the peak season from November to May there are more sunshine days and cleaner surfing conditions but bigger crowds. It’s your choice.
We set up Soul & Surf with the intention to do something positive, however small and insignificant it may seem. So alongside our aim of giving our guests a dose of health, inspiration and good times we are committed to giving something back on three different scales; on our doorstep with our surf club for village kids, locally with our support for the charity SISP in Kerala and globally with our commitment to donate 1% For The Planet to Surfers Against Sewage.
We’ve had a lo-ot of time to reflect of late, and something we have been battling with for years is the question of how we, as a travel company, can take positive ethical action, without greenwashing or empty words.
We are committed to taking measures to improve our carbon footprint, and amidst all of this are taking the first steps in a process to change the way we do business. We have a way to go, but one of these commitments is our new partnership with Mossy Earth – we will plant two trees for every person that books a holiday with us, included in the price of the holiday.
There is no box to tick, no opting in or out. It’s all done for you.