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Meet Bree & Oliver


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The best thing about Sri Lanka is that the summer never ends.. It just keeps going! From sunrises that are cool and breezy, to sunsets that make the water glisten just right, and endless surf, we know we’ve found our own paradise. Making it even sweeter, we’re happy to welcome two globetrotters to the family!  Ollie

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Sunshinestories Family, Yoga

The return of the surfing yogi


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We’re super excited that one of our favorite yoga teachers is coming back! Golden Buddha yoga trained Arles is returning to the island beginning of December and stays until end of February. We asked Arles for her best Sri Lanka tips. Name: Arles duPont Age: 26 From: Ocean City, New Jersey- a small & vibrant

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Weekly schedule

A visit at the tea plantation in Ahangama


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On Tuesday’s after yoga, surfing, lunch and video analysis we jump in the tuk tuks and go to Virgin White Tea Plantation just 10 minutes away our surf & yoga retreat. This family owned Handunugoda estate is nestled along the south coast of Sri Lanka. A hidden gem. We think so too. Herman’s Tea produces over 40 different flavours of

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Sunshinestories Family

The sunshinefamily


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We are fortunate to have so many incredible people working at Sunshinestories now that it’s grown into a pretty big family. Last week almost the whole Sunshine family from both Sunshinestories Retreat & Ceylon Sliders got together for an evening on the beach with cricket, dinner and some dancing. So much love for these people who give

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Sri Lankan food; the Sunshinestories way


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“Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.” – Andre Simon At sunshinestories, we all love Thursday’s not only is our yoga and surfing in full swing but Thursday evenings are spent in the kitchen with our wonderful head chef Bandula. Yes chef,

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community, give back

Almsgiving in Weligama


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For those of you not familiar with the term ‘almsgiving’ it involves giving to others as an act of integrity and purity On Saturday 8th of July, the Sunshinestories family celebrated ‘almsgiving’ in Weligama. An evening of rich Sri Lankan culture, celebrations and delicious traditional home cooked food. For those of you not familiar with

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Collaborations, give back

WECare Sri Lanka


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WECare is founded by Janey Lowes, an extraordinary lady who left her life in UK to rescue dogs here in Sri Lanka. Her passion shines trough every thing she does.  BBC recently did a documentary about her, check it out here(link). WECare Sri Lanka focus on three main areas: CNVR (catch-neuter-vaccinate-release) Treatment of sick and

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Sunshinestories Family

Meet Mitch & Ellen


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Me and Petter are so proud and excited to introduce you to Mitch and Ellen, the couple who’s managing Sunshinestories. For me and Petter it’s like handing over our baby and we really have faith in these guys to make our Sunshinestories legacy run trough everything they do. A fun fact is that it was Tay &

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Big rains in Sri Lanka


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Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us to ask if we’re ok, we are. Sri Lanka have been affected by heavy rains the last week. The rains has led to heavy floods and landsides in certain areas. We are lucky to not have been affected at all here in Ahangama, except for big rains.

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