Boutique Sri Lanka yoga & nature retreat with full board & activities

Rukgala Retreat, near Kandy

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Garden Cottage room

Garden Cottage room

Garden Cottage room

Victoria Reservoir


Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy

An exceptional boutique wellness retreat on the scenic outskirts of Kandy, including healthy full board, twice-daily yoga classes, guided exploring and a massage treatment

  • Rukgala (meaning ‘Shelter on the Rock’ in Sinhala) was, not long ago, an empty old house perched on a sun-baked rock in the lap of the majestic Knuckles mountains. Overlooking the cool blue waters of Victoria Lake, it’s an arrestingly beautiful spot that’s been revived as an intimate retreat with yoga and ‘general good living’ at its core.

  • Welcoming of both seasoned yogis and first-timers, Rukgala Retreat is a wonderful place to dedicate some time to this ancient practice, as well as meditation, walking, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and cycling. As well as getting outdoors, it’s also about Ayurvedic spa sessions, and nourishing Sri Lankan cuisine with a modern twist.

  • There are just eight rooms in total. Four are in the main house; four are in the garden cottage; all of them face the lake. Expect light-filled, contemporary spaces that aren’t over-designed - just lovely enough to feel like a stylish boutique break. The standalone claw-foot bathtubs are a delightful touch.


- Restaurant
- Spa
- Swimming pool
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Fire pit

How to get there

Rukgala Retreat is just over three hours from Bandaranaike International airport, Colombo. Transfers are included.

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