Our rooms and cabanas are built with respect for the natural surroundings and we therefore do not have air conditioning in the rooms. Thanks to its beachside location, the Sanctuary is naturally cool. The buildings are also designed to maximise airflow and we provide ceiling and standing fans as well as mosquito nets in all rooms. Air conditioning is also not suitable for the Ayurvedic treatments as it is too harsh on the respiratory system.
All our cabana rooms are facing the lagoon with balconies overlooking the treetops.
We seek to encourage mindfulness while you are with us and therefore advocate a digital detox to enable you to disconnect from everyday life back at home and be in the present moment.
However, we do of course understand that some guests need to be able to access Wi-Fi and we therefore enable Wi-Fi access for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening at allocated times.
We would be thankful if you could vacate the room by 11 am however, we are happy to try and accommodate late checkouts wherever possible. You can of course continue using the rest of the Sanctuary as a home if you have a late return transfer.
Our food and drink
Yes. If you have any concerns about our menu fitting your dietary requirements, please let us know and we will make sure our menu is best suited to you.
Our wellness programmes
We offer a variety of wellness programmes available throughout the year ranging from 1 to 14 days. Find out more about our Bespoke Retreat packages and please do contact us if you would like to find out about available dates and for further advice.
Our varied programmes can help you to destress, detox, improve your yoga, meditation/mindfulness practice, break addictions and habits, help digestive and skin problems, as well as depression and weight loss. The carefully designed programmes can also reduce insomnia, fatigue and anxiety, and support you to reconnect and find joy, happiness and inspiration.
- Full consultation with Ayurvedic doctor on arrival and prior to departure, with daily support
- Daily Ayurvedic treatments according to your body type, on average three treatments a day totalling approximately 90 minutes
- Weekly group meditation and sound healing sessions with Buddhist Monk
- Morning and evening yoga classes, open to all levels, (90-120 minutes)
- Acupuncture (for 5 days + retreat programmes)
- Herbal Ayurvedic medicine to support your retreat (for 5 days + retreat programmes)
- One private one-hour class with our yoga teacher (for 7 days + retreat programmes)
- 30-minute pre and post retreat support sessions via Zoom with Sen Wellness Founder and Osteopath, Sam Kankanamge (for 7 days + retreat programmes).
Our group Signature Retreats and individual Bespoke Retreats offer uniquely different experiences.
Bespoke Retreats are available all year round and allow for extra attention to be spent on your individual journey and the personal intention you have for your experience. They also enable you to have precious, undistracted time to yourself.
For Signature Retreats, an intention is set at the start for the group as a whole. A maximum of 16 guests start and end their retreat journey together, often influencing and inspiring the energy and dynamics of the group. Additional group activities and excursions may be included over the retreat.
Find out more about retreats at the Sanctuary.
Planning your trip
December to March and July to August are hot and dry, and tend to be the best time to plan your visit. April to June and October and November are generally humid and are therefore the ideal time for deep cleansing and Panchakarma
Tangalle has its own micro climate, with less rain than in other areas of the island. The weather tends to follow the following pattern:
December to March is hot and dry, with rains starting in mid-end of April. May and June are more humid, and July through to September tends to see dry and sunny days with rain setting in again in October and November.
We always invite our guests to set an intention ahead of your retreat as this will make your experience more empowering.
After you book your retreat and we receive your deposit we will send you a Welcome Guide with more information about what to expect and how you can prepare.
We also share a questionnaire with you 10 days before your arrival date so you can let us know what you want to get out of your experience, as well as any ailments or dietary requirements.
Guests booking a 7 days + Bespoke Retreat will have a 30-minute pre and post retreat Zoom consultation with our Founder, Dr Sam Kankanamge.
We are of course always available to answer any questions on email or via phone call on +44 207 4863 373.