Sunshinestories Family


The Sunshinestories Family

Sunshinestories Family

Meet Frida


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Have you been wondering who’s been behind making Sunshinestories gush with that home-meets-retreat vibe? At Sunshinestories our guests come as strangers and leave as family, taking a little piece of our hearts with them homeward bound or onto their next adventures. Our staff is integral to this bond, and our Swedish social butterfly, Frida, has

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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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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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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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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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Family Series: Brooke Mckallor


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Name: Brooke Mckallor Age: 24 From: Seattle, USA Role at Sunshinestories: Yoga Teacher turned Social Host     Brooke started at Sunshinestories a little different to most. We managed to get her on board pretty spontaneously to fill in as a yoga teacher for one month, but after those four weeks we couldn’t face letting her

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Family Series: Tom Evans


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Name: Tom Evans Age: 25 From: Cornwall, UK Role at Sunshinestories: Surf Coach Favourite surfboard: Channel Islands bunny chow 6′. Its Jordy Smith’s signature model, built for the bigger surfer as he’s a beast. I’m doing my best to surf like him. It’s slow in progress. Haha. Words to live by: So many words to

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Family Series: Josh Daniel


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Name: Josh Daniel Age: 24 From: Cornwall, UK Role at Sunshinestories: Head Surf Coach Words to live by: “Age is no guarantee of efficiency just as youth is no guarantee of innovation”. I got this from a James Bond film but it seems relevant quite often. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka? It’s all pretty damn

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Family Series: Malin Sjöstedt


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Name: Malin Sjöstedt Age: 26 From: Sweden Role at Sunshinestories: Front Desk & Social Host Words to live by:  Be a spiritual badass: Send out love to strangers, always seek out the lesson and know that happiness is a choice. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka? Absolutely everything! The weather, the beaches, the people, the culture and

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