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Soul & Surf Sri Lanka

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Certificate of Excellence
A tropical haven just in land from the coast and its myriad surf beaches and reefs. Nestling on waterways brimming with jungle and bird life we have 10 beautifully designed rooms overlooking the river with outdoor bathrooms a great, sociable lounge area, communal swimming pool, cafe and a bespoke yoga shala and massage rooms. A high end surf & yoga retreat without the stuffiness of a hotel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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This was our first trip to Soul and Surf and had a great week. Surf team were good guys (and girls) and we had a brilliant group of other guests to share the week with. Food was good and plentiful, with the end of week bbq being a highlight. We booked an “extra special” room for
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This was my second visit to Soul & Surf, which I loved last year and longed for this year. Set in a peaceful jungle location, there's so much to love here: healthy food that is also yummy, a caring team that makes you feel welcome and supported, a full schedule of activities but
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Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Maya, thank you so much for your warm words, we really appreciate them and I've passed on to the teams already. I'm so glad you found space to rest, challenge yourself and have fun here in our little jungle nook... we all loved having your gentle, sweet energy in the group and of course... if a third round sounds good we'd love to have you back :) Good luck with everything back home, take care and please stay in touch! xxx Lara
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Everything about the retreat was amazing, the staff was friendly, surf trainers were incredibly patient and motivating. the whole place was beautifully constructed and the interior was also really nice. can't wait to be back again!
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Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 1 week ago
Hey girl!! Thanks a million for your kind words and bringing so much energy and fun to the camp all week! Good luck with all your travel and surf dreams for the future, we believe in you!! Sending monkey vibes and jungle jam to keep you going meanwhile xx
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Like many others, we had high expectations of Soul and Surf after reading all of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Whilst our week was good, there were a number of things that added up over the week which soured the experience and left me wondering whether the trip was
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Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey there, thanks very much for sharing your thoughts here as we understand completely that you faced a number of issues during your stay. I'm so sorry about this. As you say, we do aim for a high level of service that's personal, fun and caring as well as thorough and professional. You're absolutely right that usually our Head Of Vibes is on hand to welcome you and resolve any problems or misunderstandings as they arise, but this particular week I was on my way... coming as fast as possible but held up by a visa processing delay, after the previous HoV had to leave quicker than expected. The photographer was held up in the same visa backlog with the embassy, so we also weren't able to offer professional photos that week as you say (I think the surf instructor ones were for fun/feedback and not offered for sale...) On cleanliness, we're also very sorry that the team wasn't 100% on top of the daily check list, it's super important to us that water glasses are clean and shampoos refilled, you're right that we try to be eco but we would never want you to go without those things. We have taken this back to everyone as a big reminder to double check every day. New surf boards for the season arrived shortly after your stay, so although our selection was safe and adequate to learn on... it's a real shame that you didn't get to ride the shiny new stock. We do replace regularly as boards lose their sheen quickly in the elements... we're always trying to keep up with the weather and nature here! Your GF needs should and could definitely have been looked after much better, I'm really sorry our team weren't able to make this happen as we offer dessert alternatives free of charge and additional items like rice almost every week now... so it's really gutting to know you missed out on that. Perhaps that was a combo of Head of Vibes being on the way and language confusion with butlers getting used to our options as the season began. On the yoga front, we have a range of classes, some intended for full capacity and others at much quieter times, so we try to help this feel comfortable with the open views out into the jungle village, but I'm sorry it felt particularly tight for you guys that week. Despite the new staff being en route, we still had a big crew of 28 to look after our 12 rooms so everyone would have been trying to look out for the guests and help with concerns, but we definitely wish we'd been able to smooth your issues out during the week. It would be great to speak with you about this over email too if you'd be up for that at all, I'm not sure of your details from this profile but you're very welcome to contact us on bookings@soulandsurf.com and we can pick this up together. Sending our best wishes and thanks again for letting us know what happened xx
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I booked to go to Soul & Surf to rehabilitate, 3 months after a full hip replacement. I was looking for a beautifully designed space with yoga, time at the beach, like minded people to meet, amazing food and indulgent treatments. I found it all and more at Soul & Surf. I did the
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Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Sarah :) Thanks so much for your thoughtful review, we're all really glad you enjoyed the week and were able to get so involved in the experience even after your hip replacement. Big respect for giving it your all and bringing such a lovely energy to our little nook in the jungle, it was a pleasure to share the week with you... please come back any time! Love from us all x x x
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Gorgeous bathroom
Shared bedroom
The glass grouting in our 'special room'
Lots of plug options!
Not the worst room view
Hey when I stayed here they were you could pay per class or buy a class pass. You could stay and use the pool as well :)
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Hi, We do have availability but December is a month that goes pretty fast. I recommend you to visit our website for more information. Have a nice day, Jazmin
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"For a lovely outdoor bathtub, book the Extra Special Room"
"you definitely get more privacy in the extra special rooms (upstairs)."
"All the rooms are great. The Top Room gives more privacy, especially for couples."
"We had an outdoor bath which was lovely but I'm pretty sure you would be happy with any room here!"
"All the rooms are great. We had an amazing bathroom with outdoor bath which was lovely."
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