What Others Say about our service, and their holiday experiences

Reception at the South Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri LankaSouth Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka
review by Tina Devine
"Your service was excellent and the information provided very useful and took away a lot of worries. This was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I travelled alone for the first time and met some incredible people. An amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to detox, destress and step out of the rat race momentarily."

Gardens at Ayurveda and Detox Retreats in WalesUK Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
review by Rachel S.
"Very good information; great service, so helpful, really excellent.
Very relaxing location, great people and treatments. I also loved the swings hidden in the forest, secret picnic tables, etc. I feel like a new person!"

Bluebell wood in WalesUK Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
reviewed by Vivienne
"You were tremendously helpful and understanding in everything to do with the booking, with both my daughter and myself, for which I thank you. The highlights of the holiday was definitely learning so much about ayurvedic cooking, the massage which was superb and the Polarity treatment, which made me feel straightened out!! ... Once again thank you for your help I felt much better after the break." 

Ariel view of the retreat in WalesUK Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
reviewed by Suzanne W, IT consultant
"Just to say I had a fabulous holiday...such a lovely retreat, absolutely what I needed. Highly recommend for anyone in need of a bit of a re-balance. Lovely to have time to rest, and the food was fabulous, as were the treatments ... I will return. Thanks again"

100 x 100 white > AyWales_grdnview1 UK Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
reviewed by Andrew C.
"Lovely surroundings, comfortable room, unpressurised atmosphere, excellent food, good weather, perfect hosts, great treatments, lots of deep sleep!! I had a great time... The holiday is excellent and will suit anyone interested in experiencing ayurveda and yoga and other 'alternative' therapies. The hosts were knowledgable and enthusiastic for their subject." 

100 x 100 white > SC_diningarea South Coast Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lankareviewed by Katharine F.
"I had as lovely a time as before. It was as beautiful and relaxing as ever, and I had forgotten just how delicious the food is. I came back feeling relaxed, well rested, thinner, and glowing with health."


Ayurvedic pots at West Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri lankaWest Coast Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka
reviewed by Patricia S.
"In December 2007 I booked 3 weeks at the West Coast Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka through the very good advice of the friendly staff at Neal's Yard Holidays and this has been a life changing experience for me!" 


Cliffs and sandy beachesUK Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat
reviewed by N.P.
"I used the Neal's Yard Holidays website to book my holiday and found it very informative - it was nice to have people to contact when I had additional queries and responses were always very timely. You were very efficient and I had no problems throughout the process. ...Thank you - this place is not a normal retreat, it really allows for a very holistic process to take place and this is something that is very rare."

Seats in sunlightWest Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka
reviewed by Zoe England, consultant
"Thank you for a wonderful [holiday]... Would thoroughly recommend the experience and will obviously refer any friends/family to you guys at Neal's Yard Holidays to make the booking. The highlights for me were the delicious food, the like-minded people and the 4 hands massage! Thanks again."

Stilt fishermanSouth Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka
reviewed by Louise Carpenter, psychotherapist
"Excellent info & service. I had a series of queries and both advisors were helpful and patient with me & reminded me of important considerations. I came back feeling relaxed, energised & bubbling with enthusiasm to spread the word to others to go... Travelling through Neal’s Yard [Holidays] gave me the confidence that it would be safe & provide quality, value & the ambience I aspired to. It exceeded my hopes. Thank you."

Sunset at West Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri LankaWest Coast Ayurveda Resort
reviewed by Sue Bates, nurse
"Your information was very useful, ie level of tipping, code of dress, the holiday in general, and your service was friendly and quick...I felt fabulous on returning, had lost some weight too!...I would definitely go again. Met some lovely people. The staff were very helpful and friendly." 

100 x 100 white > LP_ambalama_day Yoga Holiday in tropical Sri Lanka
reviewed by TS, project manager
"I had a lot of questions and they were all answered by someone who knew a lot about the resort. Your service was very good, very prompt, very friendly, very thorough. The resort is stunning and spacious. The service is of a very high standard - nothing is too much trouble and everyone is very friendly. ... The food is exceptional - healthy, varied and absolutely delicious." 

UK Ayurveda and Yoga Retreats near the SeaUK Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat
reviewed by Carole R, business owner
"The information you provided was very useful, all I needed to know to help me decide and to prepare for my stay. Your service was very good, very helpful. ... [I came back feeling] Rejuvenated, relaxed and invigorated. i just wish I could have stayed longer."

Swimming Pool surrounded by palm treesWest Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka
reviewed by Lily R, publishing
"Website and phone very good – the emailed printed information was very useful. Everything went very smoothly with the arrangements. Excellent service. ... The pool was heavenly and the treatments were really excellent... I had a really good time."

Neal's Yard Holidays logoOn service of Neal's Yard Holidays
reviewed by Susan M.
"Thanks as ever for alerting me to yet another trip which sounds great! I have had many great holidays handled by Neal's Yard Holidays.


South Coast Ayurveda CentreSouth Coast Ayurveda Resort
reviewed by Jacqueline Taylor, magistrate
"This is a very special place to visit if you require healing of any kind... The people are very kind and gentle with a lovely sense of humour. Give in and let others look after you for two weeks and you will feel like a new person. I wish I had done it years ago when I first saw it in your leaflet and I do hope that I will be able to return. Thank you for all your help." 

West Coast Resort, Sri LankaWest Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka
reviewed by Prof. Howard Liddell, architect
"The highlights were the excellent service and professionalism across the whole staff. The food, best massages ever, the programme of free events, the swimming in both lagoon and pool, and last but not least losing 18 pounds and curing my asthma. An out and out success. I would go back - the people are terrific. Very good value for money."

New swimming pool

"Very good service from enquiry to booking. The staff and the food were fantastic. My room was delightful. The new swimming pool is wonderful. All the treatments were excellent... I would definitely recommend this resort and I look forward to being able to return there in the future." Terri M, West Coast Ayurveda Resort


100 x 100 white > LP_ambalama_day"Thank you so much for co-ordinating my stay. I had the most fantastic holiday and have come home with some fantastic memories. ... All the rest, yoga, detoxing and healthy food really did me the world of good. Many thanks again, you have been most kind to me. I really appreciate it." Julia Edwards visited Ulpotha, Sri Lanka


A room at the West Coast Resort"Your service was very good, prompt confirmations and helpful in holding the reservation until I sorted out the flights ... I felt immediately after speaking to you that this was the holiday I wanted. It was a lovely place to go to by yourself. There is a lot of me time. I felt welcome and looked after on all levels." Maria B, West Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka


Buddha statue at Polunaruwa"Excellent and speedy service. Particularly appreciated the personal recount of your time spent in Ulpotha, it makes a difference listening to someone's experience rather than being pushed a marketing blurb. ... The natural beauty and wonder of the place made a lasting impression. ... one of the few unspoilt natural places left on the planet." Patrick M, Ulpotha, Sri Lanka


100 x 100 white > SC_palmtree"I had a really lovely holiday thank you, it’s such a beautiful place and atmosphere and I felt utterly fabulous on my return, still do actually a couple of months later.  I'll definitely go back, maybe for 10 days or 2 weeks next time, it was such a treat to just relax completely and have no pressure at all on you and be pampered by all those lovely people. And the food was amazing. And I lost 3 kilos in 8 days which was brilliant." Katharine F, South Coast Ayurveda Resort

Room with a view"What a beautiful place, and the treatments are excellent. We are so enjoying it here we might become regulars. Thank you!" AW, psychotherapist, writing from South Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka



100 x 100 white > LP_lake2_cNYA"Just to let you know we had a magical time at Ulpotha in Sri Lanka over the New Year. Could not have been more successful and almost a life changing experience! Thanks for fixing it up." Christopher P.



100 x 100 white > SC_diningarea "The information you provided was very informative and useful. I found your service very efficient, personal and friendly. The highlights of my holiday were the complete rest and relaxation, the gorgeous food, and being so well looked after. On my return I felt totally rested and refreshed, much calmer and healthier." Ania S, visited South Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka


100 x 100 white > LP_yogaview1 "I had the most wonderful time - really enjoyable. Thanks again... Your service was really helpful, thoughtful and personal - and I was impressed by the conversations and time spent discussing options." Kate B, visited Ulpotha, Sri Lanka


100 x 100 white > SC_yelloroom5 "The information you provided was excellent. This kind of holiday is a fantastic way to really get away from urban life and recharge your batteries. The Ayurvedic treatments are tailored specifically for you and throughout your stay you are monitored and taken care of according to your needs. I'm looking forward to going back and wish I could have stayed longer." Jessica W, nutritional therapist, visited South Coast Ayurveda Resort 


100 x 100 white > WC_beach02 "Beautiful - I loved the building, the setting on the beach, and the authenticity of it all." Ania S, West Coast Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka



"Very thorough information given, given clearly. Good, helpful service. Thank you." Katy Chaytor, Media and PR Officer

"Very helpful service. I'll use your services again because I feel I can trust you and the service is so good. Felt fabulous on my return, and I had a tremendous sense of well-being." Claire Goodchild, National Programme Manager

"Your service was very pleasant and courteous. Lots of help and gentle reminders were given without intrusion. I feel rejuvenated on my return." Toria Lamb, nanny and student

"Neal's Yard Holidays information was 100% useful. The service was brilliant and very patient." Lisa B, artist

"The information you provided was very useful, your service very responsive. I felt first class on my return." Jonathan O, management consultant

"I did a lot of web research for my holiday and Neal's Yard Holidays had a brilliant array of holidays... and I liked the useful tips." Caroline

"Thank you so much for all your help and the excellent quality and speed of the information at all times. Many thanks again." Margaret

"Thanks to Neal's Yard Holidays – they definitely helped me make the right decision and have a wonderful trip I'll always remember." Gillian Hyland