Guest Post by Penelopi
I love spending my holidays in Zen and yoga places. One of my favorites so far is the Plantation villa in Sri Lanka. The villa is very well maintained with just 8 rooms and swimming pool, literally inside a jungle.
The resort offers Ayurveda treatments, yoga, meditation, vegetarian/vegan food, walks in the jungle, visits to the village and other excursions.
Through the playground side, you can enter the jungle place which belongs to the villa territories. It’s a huge area, with big trees, mini waterfalls which pathway leads to the other side near the main entrance. The staff is made out of 3 lovely Sri Lankan ladies, Daniel who runs the place, the massage therapist, the doctor who visits the villa whenever is needed, the meditation teacher and the owner named Ishara who visits the villa often. What can I say about all these people? Each one of them plays a unique role on the villa. I can simply say that the customer service if I can call it in this way, is simply EXCELLENT.
This place is not the typical hotel resort, it has a family atmosphere and the staff are just locals from the village but this fact does not stop them from offering a unique service than any other luxury hotels.
All the food, treatments and the whole philosophy is based on Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine — also known as Ayurveda — is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
The resort has a range of wellness packages to rebalance the mind, soul, and body with meditation, yoga and traditional Ayurvedic treatments. During my 3 weeks in the Villa, I had a detox panchakarma package which left me totally rejuvenated, relaxed and happy. I highly recommend this place! 🙂
This guest post was written by Penelopi from Greece the blogger behind Maninio. She is a world traveler but also Certified in Plant-Based Cuisine and Vegan Patisserie and loves to explore and discover local food, food trends, restaurants and culinary experiences around the globe.