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This Christmas, Give the Gift of Travel...

More and more studies show that an experience is a source of greater joy than material possessions. This Christmas, with a thousand objects vying for your attention as the greatest gift ever, why not go the road less travelled and give the gift of travel?

Our next Barressential Luxury Retreat is scheduled to be held on the 16th, 17th & 18th of March, 2018 at the beautifully idyllic Thotalagala in the hill town of Haputale. The jewel in the crown of the GFH group that brought you Galle Fort Hotel - Thotalagala is an exquisitely restored 7 suite plantation bungalow set amidst a 4,000 acre working tea plantation.

Winner of the 2017 CN Johansen Best Destination Hotel in Asia and the 2018 CN Johansen Best Service awards, Thotalagala prides itself as proud custodians of an important part of Sri Lanka's past and a testament to the industry and endurance of the men and women who carved out a life in Sri Lanka's mountains and brought the world, Ceylon Tea.

Thotalagala is an immersive experience - guests are able to meander through the tea plantations, gain exclusive access to Sir Thomas Lipton's home and observe how tea is made at the Dambetenne Tea Factory. The wide open spaces, fresh air and rolling hills provide the ideal location to relax, engage in some mind-body connection through the carefully crafted movement sequences of Barre & Pilates, or curl up in front of the fire place with a good book & glass of wine - whatever you feel you're in the mood for!

Our Barressential Luxury Retreat is crafted to provide you the full wellness experience - from nutrition to exercise. The entire experience is geared towards minimal stress, providing you with the ideal environment to truly unplug, relax & restore. From your initial confirmation, we take the time to understand & cater to your needs - be it dietary or transportation - no request is too big or small!

Given the distance to Haputale, we believe a two night stay is ideal to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of our retreat location - however, we know time is sometimes a rare commodity, therefore alongside our standard two night offering, we are also offering those guests who only have limited time, the option of a one night stay. Regardless of when you arrive, your days have been designed to include elements of fitness, delectable cuisine, local activities and times of R&R.

We are opening this retreat to both male & female clients - as such, you are welcome to bring along your significant other, best bud, dad or brother for company! Our retreats have limited spaces available to ensure close community between guests and as such, we do recommend expressing your interest early to avoid disappointment!

If any of this grabs your fancy, download our brochure here and email us to reserve your spot.

Looking forward to meeting you at the tea plantation....

Barressential Luxury Retreats Team

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