Explore a much more intimate experience of the culture and heritage of Sri Lanka in the town of Dikwella, a beautiful southern Sri Lankan village. Shady coconut plantations, picturesque stilt fishermen and white, deserted beaches are the perfect background for a relaxed holiday. The beautiful beaches and calm tropical lifestyle attract surfers and travellers from all over the world and the Underneath The Mango Tree Hotel, nestled in this beautiful tropical oasis, is a yoga destination for soul searchers and travellers. Offering yoga, detox and Ayurveda holidays, UTMT is one of the most sought-after hotels in Sri Lanka.
UTMT specialises in detox treatments, helping you achieve a healthy equilibrium. During this program you will experience personal consultations and pulse diagnosis, massages and applications, daily yoga sessions and the UTMT Signature Cuisine targeted for weight reduction and healthy living – combining the findings of modern nutritional science with the ancient wisdom of traditional dietary forms. Treatments include Udvartana – a herbal powder massage and wrap, Abhyanga – an Ayurvedic full body oil massage, Nabi abyanga – a special abdominal oil massage, Shirodhara - a flowing oil treatment and other Ayurvedic massage options. You will also enjoy facial treatments with green tea products, sea salt scrubs, a clay herbal cocoon wrap, steam bath, herbal bath, Ayurvedic medicine and detoxifying teas.
The cost of this retreat includes your accommodation, all yoga and meditation classes, all treatments and massages, lunches, a manicure and pedicure, and a Dikwella excursion to visit local temples and markets. Experience exciting transformations in your physical and emotional self as you find new lightness, vitality and mobility. Underneath The Mango Tree go to their greatest efforts to ensure your stay is luxurious, effective, relaxing, inspiring and memorable, offering long term results and positive change.
The UTMT Hotel restaurant features not only an incredible view of the Indian Ocean, but also culinary highlights from Sri Lanka's thrilling and spicy cuisine. Long communal tables under an open structure or intimate tables for two on the terrace will await you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The UTMT team loves good food and regional and seasonal products are the pillars of their cuisine. The team travels a lot throughout the country to try and taste the food and to visit local farmers. They pick and choose the best Sri Lanka has to offer. Be it Nalin's fish, Ravi's papaya, Roshan's buffalo milk or Dinesh's vegetables - they need to know their suppliers personally.
Besides the focus on Sri Lanka's overwhelming world of spices, they will also let their European and Austrian backgrounds influence thier cooking. Right now they are making their own brezels, baking their own bread and Austrian pastries, and producing their own jam with a selection of Sri Lankan fruits. Be sure that they will find the appropriate choice to overwhelm your palate: nature's best fruits from their own UTMT fruit stand, your Singhalese inspired egg-dish in the morning or the classic chicken curry for dinner on the picturesque terrace.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT
Make your vacation extra special by embarking on a transformative journey with UTMT! Designed to help you achieve your personal goals for a balanced well-being, this 10-day program offers various massage and healing treatments combining the principles of Ayurveda and detox. This is a special retreat combining the benefits of modern science and traditional healing methods!
Matara, Sri Lanka
Dikwella is a small coastal market town in the Matara district in Southern province of Sri Lanka. Located 22 km east of the city of Matara, it is noted for its long sandy beach which is protected by headlands, reefs and sand-bars, making it safer for swimming. The headlands have reefs along their rocks, close to the beach. At both the Pehambiya end and the western end, swimmers can snorkel out from the beach to watch colourful reef fish amongst the rocks. Local in shore fishermen, especially at the sheltered Pehambiya end, mostly use colourful small Oru outrigger canoes which are easier to manoeuvre over the seasonal shifting sand-bars.
Dikwella is the location of Sri Lanka's largest seated Buddha statue, which is 50 metres (160 ft) tall. Walls in the rooms of the building behind the statue are decorated with a 'library' of colourful pictures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha and punishments of miscreants. Dikwella has colorful Buddhist festivals during the months of May, June & July. These celebrations usually include daytime and torch-lit night-time processions of caparisoned temple elephants, dancers and musicians. The size and pattern of these celebrations vary from year to year.
Colombo International Airport is located 3.5 hours north of Dickwella.