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Sen Wellness Sanctuary

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
Sen Wellness Sanctuary


If you're looking for somewhere ‘unique and special’ then Sen Wellness Sanctuary will certainly tick those boxes. It’s a small, stylishly designed sociable retreat offering authentic yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic treatments and vegetarian cuisine. Sen Wellness was designed to function in harmony with its surroundings and respect the local nature. ‘Self-care’ is the motto here. We can’t think of a more special place to invest in your personal wellbeing and reap the long-lasting benefits. Don’t get put off by 5.30am yoga class! Seeing that sunrise is well worth it, we promise.

When to go

Weather remains warm and sunny throughout most of the year. Best time to visit is from December to March. The most rainfall is in June.

What we love

  • You’re given slices of coconuts every morning – how’s that for starting your day the local way 
  • The high level of attention as there is only a maximum of 16 guests at any one time 
  • The Sanctuary’s positive imprint – it has set up a local school for the blind for example

Who should go

  • Single travellers who want to be surrounded by like-minded people and create connections 
  • All those seeking an authentic yoga retreat 
  • Everyone who needs to disconnect from the world and go within. 


  • 15% off retreat price. Valid for stays until 31 October 23
  • Free ONE WAY airport transfers (private or shared) from Colombo airport (min 10 nights, worth £120) 
  • Loyalty offer for those who travelled to Sen Wellness with us before - Free night offer: stay 7 & pay for 6 or stay 10 & pay for 8 

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Sen Wellness Package

Completely de-stress and just be with this wonderful package. Initial Ayurveda consultation, daily treatments, yoga classes, meditation sessions and acupuncture treatment will bring a deeper sense of wellbeing to your life. Minimum stay 7 nights.
per person


The retreat offers a winning combination of nurturing Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, herbal medicines. immersing in nature and community connection. The philosophy is to remind our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body to live in harmony and as one. It aims to help you reset your body’s natural rhythms. You’ll be guided by a team of world-class yoga teachers, local, intuitive therapists, skilful chefs and a knowledgeable Ayurvedic doctors. The programme is an integrative system of healing that blends advanced scientific principles of the West and ancient wisdom of the East. 

Each guest at the Sanctuary has a private consultation with our Resident Ayurvedic Doctor and is then prescribed a comprehensive, personalised programme of treatments and herbal medicines depending on their individual constitution and any imbalances present.

The main styles of yoga at the Sanctuary are Kundalini, Vinyasa and Yin. 

Please note that there isn’t any spa but some simple treatment rooms as well as yoga shala. Beach is a walking distance and swimming pool is available at the retreat. 

Example treatments at Sen Wellness Sanctuary
  • Osteopathy 
  • Relaxing body massage 
  • Ayurvedic massage 


Activities available at resort
  • Swimming 
  • Cooking class 
  • Workshops 
  • Lifestyle talks 

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit local markets and soak up the local culture 
  • See sacred temples 
  • Go whale or turtle watching 

Typical Group Classes

  • Sunrise and sunset yoga (hatha, vinyasa, kundalini) 
  • Meditation 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


There are 10 rooms in total,  8 eco-cabanas and 2 luxury ones. They are all airy thatched cabanas with en-suite bathrooms. They have been made by local artists using traditional building methods and all have been carefully designed to allow natural ventilation but the new luxury cabanas also offer air conditioning. Cabanas are located 100 metre walk from the beach and are surrounded by lush greenery. 

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the retreat except in the bedrooms, to encourage a restful experience. Drinking water is provided daily in each room, as well as simple, eco-bathroom products. 


The Cabana's have king-size beds or can be converted into twin beds. 

There is a private balcony with views of the lagoon. 

Each has a private en-suite bathroom with shower. The bathrooms are open to the elements so you can shower whilst star gazing.
There is no air-conditioning but instead the cabana's are well ventilated. 

Drinking water is refreshed daily and mosquito net is also provided. 

Luxury Cabana

These Cabanas have a private balcony facing the ocean. 

Room has a king-size four-poster bed.

Private bathroom has a shower and twin vanities. 

Room has a fan cooler as well as air conditioning. 

Drinking water is refreshed daily and mosquito net is also provided. You can also find yoga mat and meditation cushion on your room. 

What’s on the menu

Fresh, authentic Sri Lankan cuisine packed full of flavour. Ingredients are locally grown or sourced from neighbouring producers. Sanctuary have also started to grow our own vegetables and fruits at their biodynamic farm in the rainforest and aim to supply 75% of the Sanctuary’s food.  The chefs work closely with the Ayurvedic medical team so you can maximise your wellness experience by choosing the right Ayurvedic option for you. Occasionally, fish is available (but only when it has been freshly caught by the local fishermen) but no meat. Food at the Sanctuary is predominantly vegetarian and contains no dairy and very little wheat

Alcohol is not available but you can have a mocktail. Each day we wake you up with freshly made herbal tea before morning yoga and offer king coconuts after yoga. Three buffet-style meals are eaten communally each day and menu is different each day so even those guests who stay for longer will not get bored. 

All meals (3 a day) are served buffet style and dining is a social affair with communal feel. Menu is different each day.


The retreat is located on the southern coast of the island near Tangalle amid lush, unspoilt nature and within walking distance of a beautiful, sweeping sandy beach.

Nearest airport

There is a direct flight from London which takes approximately 11 hours and is operated by Sri-Lankan Airlines.

Transfer time by car is approximately 2.5 hrs from Colombo airport to the retreat. 

Visa and entry:

You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can do apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) here.

On arrival visa facilities are available, however applying for an ETA before travel is advised for ease of travel and to prevent delays on arrival.

As of December 2022 travellers are no longer required to produce COVID-19 vaccination certificates on arrival in Sri Lanka. Pre-departure COVID-19 tests are also no longer required before arrival. 

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Families, Children & Infants

Due to the holistic nature of this retreat, no children are allowed.


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.