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West Coast

The Ypsylon Resort is located in the southwest of the island of Sri Lanka,
surrounded by a fantastically beautiful vegetation. The idyllic
and extensive plant lies directly at the kilometer-long fine
Sandy beach at the beginning of the tourist resort of Bentota.

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Embedded in a protected bathing bay with an island in front of it, tide-independent bathing and swimming is possible at any time.

Spread over several two-story buildings there are a total of 39 guest rooms. Our international diving school is located directly on the beach. In the tropical garden is the popular Ayurdeda Center with its own Vital-Restaurant and ECO-Chalets.

The Ypsylon also offers an à la carte restaurant with national and international dishes, a private beach, a beach volleyball court and its own fleet of ships.

Surrounded by exotic green, our freshwater pool is embedded. The Ypsylon Resort is a family-run business under German management and was already opened in 1980 by the current owner.

Since 1980
Bathing bay
Sandy beach
Sea view

Rooms and Ecochalets

On our extensive grounds, a total of 39 spacious rooms on two floors with direct or side sea view are available to our guests. In the tropical garden, positioned around the pool, there are also 3 special eco-chalets reserved for Ayurveda guests.

Each room has its own large furnished terrace with direct or side sea view. The rooms are furnished in a practical and casual way.

They have ceiling fan, mosquito net, queen or double bed with spring mattresses, closet, shelves, safe, mirror, table and seating. Each room has its own bathroom with a large shower, toilet, washstand, bidet, mirror, already filled shampoo and soap dispensers and shelves. Hot water is treated by our own solar collectors.

The rooms are between 25 and 38 square meters large and completely tiled.

The rooms can be booked with self-regulating air conditioning

Terrace or balcony
Spring core mattress
Sea view
Safe

Room prices

Prices in Sri Lankan Rupees LKR per person per night. Arrival from 13:00 h, departure until 11:00 h Supplements: 6.000,- for Christmas buffet on December 24th and 8.000,- for New Year’s Eve buffet are mandatory and will be charged if half board is booked. 1 child under 12 years of age sleeps in parents’ room with separate bed for free (meals are charged extra)

Season 01st November to 30th April

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Single room incl. half board: 12.000,-

Single room breakfast only: 10.500,-

Without air conditioning

Single room, incl. half board: 10.000,-

Single room, breakfast only: 8.500,-

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Double room incl. half board: 7.500,-

Double room breakfast only: 6.000,-

Without air conditioning

Double room, incl. half board: 6.500,-

Double room, breakfast only: 5.000,-

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Triple room incl. half board: 6.150,-

Triple room breakfast only: 5.150,-

Without air conditioning

Triple room incl. half board: 5.650,-

Triple room breakfast only: 4.150,-

Season 01st May to 30th October

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Single room incl. half board: 11.000,-

Single room breakfast only: 9.500,-

Without air conditioning

Single room, incl. half board: 9.000,-

Single room, breakfast only: 7.500,-

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Double room incl. half board: 6.750,-

Double room breakfast only: 5.250,-

Without air conditioning

Double room incl. half board: 5.750,-

Double room breakfast only: 4.250,-

Please note our safety concept in the menu

All prices per person:

With air conditioning

Triple room incl. half board: 6.150,-

Triple room breakfast only: 4.650,-

Without air conditioning

Triple room incl. half board: 5.150,-

Triple room breakfast only: 3.650,-

Healing and relaxation by tradition

Ayurveda is the oldest traditional medicine of mankind. Already 3000 years ago it had university character. There were already independent specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, gynecology or pediatrics. In an ingenious way, theory and practice were linked, rational thinking and spiritual development were not opposites, but complemented each other.

Ayurveda sees the human being as a unity of body, mind and soul, which is in constant interaction with the environment.

The human body is in constant inner movement and renewal. In its 100 trillion cells, a quadrillion chemical reactions take place every second – an almost unimaginable number with 31 zeros.

In the same second, several million cells are also broken down and replaced by newly formed cells. And despite the many stresses and strains that endanger this inner balance on a daily basis, the human organism is able to maintain its health and performance largely independently over decades.

Our Center

Our doctors and therapists are leading organs of today’s Ayurveda medicine and have been practicing this traditional medicine for several generations.

The ayurvedic pulse diagnosis as well as the holistic therapy of chronic diseases are the focus of most treatment methods. These are always performed in silence, which leads to a state of deep relaxation for body and soul.

Our center offers various classical wellness treatments, individual Ayurvedic treatments, holistic treatments over several days and specially designed Ayurvedic cures according to the Panchakarma principle.

The Panchakarma Principle

Panchakarma is a system of precisely coordinated physical treatments. This therapy, which has been tried and tested for thousands of years, works specifically to detoxify the organism gently and at the same time permanently.

This is possible because the individual steps of Panchakarma rid the organism of toxins in a very systematic way. The therapeutic sequence consists of three steps:

1) Release of toxins

As a prelude to the treatment sequence, environmental toxins deposited in the body and the body’s own metabolic toxins are dissolved – almost always with fat-soluble substances. There are a large number of different, extremely pleasant oil massages and diets that serve this purpose. In this way, toxins that bind only to fats and are normally extremely difficult to remove from the cells can also be released again. Getting toxins out of the organism is the most important goal of Panchakarma.

2) Transport towards the intestine

Subsequently, the basal metabolic rate of the body is increased by a targeted metabolic activation. During this treatment phase, the patient enjoys medicinal herbal steam baths, heat packs and compresses or gentle massages with healing substances.

Full body oil castings also belong to this category. These measures channel the previously dissolved pollutants with the blood stream towards the intestine.

3) Elimination

The substances dissolved in the first two stages and transported to the intestine are systematically eliminated from the body through enemas or forced removal.

This ensures that cleansing and detoxification of the body are really completed and mobilized pollutants do not migrate back into the cells.

4) Panchakarma treatments

Treatments are individually composed by the Ayurvedic doctor after a thorough diagnosis according to the clinical picture or pattern of disorders.

Thus, the individual constitutional type of the three doshas and the general constitution of the patient is taken into account. The overriding principle in all forms of Ayurveda application is their harmlessness: the doctor recognizes which measures promote the patient’s balance without overtaxing the self-regeneration forces.

The gentle, profound treatments of the Panchakarma system are indicated for almost all diseases. Once the organism has been cleansed, all other forms of therapy also work better. The self-healing powers are then clearly activated and the organism can recover even faster with the help of Ayurveda herbal preparations.

In addition, Panchakarma also has a preventive character: carried out regularly, this general overhaul ensures that the body’s own waste products cannot accumulate in the first place, thus removing the basis for future diseases from the outset. The result is a health and resistance of the body far beyond the normal measure, which lets the whole person stay young longer.

Likewise, the Panchakarma cure creates a mental balance that supports optimism, self-confidence and healthy joy of life in all situations of life.

Ayurvedic individual treatments

All prices in LKR per person:

Facial Massage:
1.800,-

Head Massage:
1.800,-

Shoulder/Neck massage:
2.000,-

Foot Massage:
1.800,-

Steam or herbal bath:
2.500,-

Inhalation:
1.800,-

Forehead oil casting:
4.000,-

Acupuncture/Acupressure:
from 2.200,-

Nose / Forehead oil cleaning:
1.800,-

plus 10% service charge

All prices in LKR per person:

Thermal Massage:
3.900,-

plus 10% service charge

All prices in LKR per person:

Full body massage:
3.900,-

Full-body synchronous massage:
4.500,-

Intensive massage:
4.500,-

plus 10% service charge

Wellness offers

All prices in LKR per person:

5 treatments in a block:
10.000,-

plus 10% service charge

All prices in LKR per person:

15 treatments in a block:
28.000,-

plus 10% service charge

All prices in LKR per person:

25 treatments in a block:
45.000,-

plus 10% service charge

All cure offers*

All prices in LKR per person:

For house guests:
from 145.000,-*

For non-house guests:
from 107.625,-*

All prices in LKR per person:

For house guests:
from 257.600,-*

For non-house guests:
from 211.750,-*

All prices in LKR per person:

For house guests:
from 386.400,-*

For non-house guests:
from 315.875,-*

* Anti-stress cure, Panchakarma-cure, slim-cure. All cures including overnight stays, Ayurvedic full board, medical care, English speaking guest care, at least 5 treatments in a block per day, 5x Yoga per week. Meditation courses and Ayurveda lectures on request.

Restaurant

Our spacious restaurant offers sufficient space for all guests and is located on the ground floor of our house. It is openly designed so that you can feel the fresh sea breeze from every seat. From all tables you can also enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and our two offshore islands.

Directly in front of the beach in the palm garden there are more tables available for our guests. Free W-LAN access is available 24 hours a day in the restaurant, most of our rooms and the lobby.

Our restaurant is open daily from 7am to 11pm. Hot meals are served from 11am to 10pm. We offer both international and national dishes. The meals are prepared with fresh ingredients, mostly from our own cultivation and production, and enjoy great popularity in the area.

Our bar is open from 11am to 11pm. Depending on requirements, even longer. Among other things, she offers our guests excellent, homemade cocktails, both with and without alcohol.

Extract from the map

Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The kitchen is open continuously from 11:00 to 22:00.

Continental breakfast

Pot of tea or local coffee, bread basket, butter, homemade jam, freshly squeezed juice (seasonal varieties) Various egg dishes or quark dishes or muesli/cornflakes to choose from. (German filter coffee available at extra charge).

Singhalese breakfast

Pot of tea or coffee, freshly squeezed juice. The local breakfast is homemade, changing daily and offers dishes like Roti, Chapati, Hoppers, Naan, Dosai, various curries or rice pudding from red house rice. The flavours vary from sweet, fruity, tart, piquant to hot.

Rice and curry

Traditional local dish. Choice of fish, meat or chicken and seasonal vegetables, prepared with local spices in coconut milk, served with rice, pappadam and own chutney.

Fresh crawfish

Lobster from our own fishery, grilled in garlic butter, served with mixed salad and cocktail sauce.

Pineapple Surprise

Various fruits and own fruit sauce with vanilla ice cream, served in half a pineapple.

Just like at home

Beef roulade with home-grown potatoes, served with mixed salad

Trips

You have to see this…

What would a stay in Sri Lanka be without exploring the cultural and scenic highlights of this beautiful island.

Or set off on your own very individual journey and discuss your desired route with our cultural guide. We are happy to give you a few tips on how to make the most of your most valuable days of the year. The following excursion destinations represent a selection of the most popular sights.

Trips

Turtle breeding station

State-funded institution for the conservation of native stocks. Take over the sponsorship for a baby turtle.

Duration approx. 2 hours

River cruise on the Bentota River or lagoon

Enjoy the tropical mangroves, be enchanted by the diverse flora and fauna.

Duration approx. 3 hours

Weekly market of Aluthgama

Every Monday you can immerse yourself in the original way of life of the locals.

Minimum duration 1 hour

Temples in Aluthgama or Kalutara

Let the otherness of the foreign religions work on you.

Duration approx. 3 hours

Spice Garden

Haven’t you always wanted to know how which tasty spice grows and what it actually looks like?

Duration approx. 1 hour

Batik factory, moonstone mine & mask carving

Here you can still admire and purchase true craftsmanship.

Duration approx. 3 hours

Drive to the cinnamon island

Enjoy the aroma of the famous Ceylon cinnamon at its place of origin.

Duration approx. 4 hours

Galle

Colonial-historical harbour, the impressive, best preserved fort of Sri Lanka is surrounded by a closed wall with 11 bastions. In the fort itself, stately buildings remind mainly of the Dutch era. UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Duration approx. 6 hours

Tours lasting several days

The multi-day tours can be booked separately and combined individually.

Kandy

Peradeniya Botanical Garden and. Incredibly diverse and lush vegetation can be admired here.

Kandy City

Beautifully situated city in the interior, centre of Buddhist-Singalesian culture. In the last royal city on the Mahaweli River, the Temple of the Tooth contains the holiest relic of Buddha. UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Pinnawela

Watch a herd of elephants taking a bath or give one of the little babies a bottle of milk.

Yala National Park

Frequently visited nature reserve and especially animal reserve with fascinating jungle character located in the southeast of the island. The park’s diverse and large animal population includes mainly red deer, water buffalo, wild boar, jackals, crocodiles, elephants and leopards.

Whale watching

Boat tour in Mirissa. Blue, humpback and barrier whales up to 20 metres long, often surrounded by shoals of dolphins, can be experienced up close.

Adam’s Peak

2243m high, revered as a holy mountain and a very popular place of pilgrimage for pilgrims of all religions of the island. The depression on the summit is revered as the footprint of Buddha.

Anuradhapura

The oldest Singhalese capital (founded around 380 BC) has a large number of well-preserved or restored sacral Buddhist and secular buildings from the royal era, which can be found in the historic city, which is revered as a holy place. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kataragama

Hindu and Buddhist place of pilgrimage in honour of the god Skanda (shrine 3rd century B.C.), special religious ceremonies e.g. fire running are practised here.

Dambulla

Famous for its five ancient Buddhist cave temples, which were built in a large crevice in an isolated rock massif a good 100m above the surrounding terrain. 100 Buddha statues, ceiling paintings and various Hindu deities. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nuwara Eliya

“Above the clouds”, highest populated place on the island, around 1900m, in a cool tropical mountain climate, former colonial British summer town, often shrouded in fog and clouds. Largest tea cultivation area.

Horton Plains

Airy lonely plateau around 2100 m, unusual high-altitude vegetation, lined with a charming mountain silhouette. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

World’s End

Steep, around 600m deep rock face on the southern edge of the Horton Plains, rare cloud forest. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ratnapura

“City of gemstones”; valuable gemstone finds such as sapphires, amethysts, aquamarines, tourmalines or topaz. Sri Lanka is considered one of the largest suppliers of gemstones in the world. The grinding and polishing of the blanks is still done with the most modest means.

Sigiriya

World famous frescos of the so-called Cloud Girls from the late 5th century. On the 200m high Lion Rock are the ruins of King Kassapa’s Castle of Heaven, built as a protective castle. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Polonnaruwa

Second oldest capital, diverse buildings from the 11th-14th centuries, biggest attraction: the monumental group of four oversized Buddha statues in different postures, including the 14m long reclining Buddha and the 7m tall standing Buddha. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ella

The legendary train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella. Unique views of picturesque hills and deep gorges. Thundering waterfalls and partly untouched dense jungle.

Diving

Directly in front of our door you can easily reach the sea from the fine sandy beach. Here the diving paradise already begins, because our offshore reef with a small idyllic island is easy to reach with a few flippers. For beginners or a spontaneous dive this is the ideal playground to learn diving in Sri Lanka.

The Indian Ocean offers a species-rich fish world and with its approx. 29 degrees pleasant water temperature is extremely popular with its bathers.

With our special diving boats or speedboats we bring our guests in about 30 min to the most beautiful dive sites off the west coast of Sri Lanka. We visit about 15 different dive sites, which consist of varied underwater formations. These start from a water depth of 8 metres and reach a maximum depth of 30 metres.

Our qualified German-speaking diving instructors from PADI and SSI accompany the guests during the dives. With our extensive offer like early morning dives or night and wreck dives we have something for every taste. From the age of 10 years we can train and educate non-divers according to the guidelines of PADI and SSI.

After enjoying diving in Sri Lanka, enjoy an Ayurveda treatment and explore impressive destinations such as Pinnawela or Adam’s Peak.

Dive Prices

Taster diving (minimum age 10 years):
2.500,-

Check dive:
2.500,-

One trip with 2 dives with own equipment:
9.000,-

One trip with 2 dives with rental equipment:
10.500,-

One trip with 1 night dive with own equipment:
6.000,-

One trip with 1 night dive with rental equipment:
7.000,-

*Prices in Sri Lankan Rupees LKR per person. If you buy a package of 10, the 11th dive is free.

DSD Discover Scuba Diving, half day programme, theory, pool plus 1 dive in the sea up to 12 meters depth:
12.000,-

The certificate allows diving up to 12 metres only when accompanied by an instructor. SD Scuba Diver, 2 x daily programme, 3 modules theory, pool, 2 open water dives.

SSI:
35.000,-

PADI:
42.000,-

OWD Open Water Diver, 4 x day programme, 5 modules theory, pool, written exam, 4 open water dives. The certificate allows individual diving with other OWD up to 18 meters depth

DSD Discover Scuba Diving, half day programme, theory, pool plus 1 dive in the sea up to 12 meters depth:
12.000,-

SSI:
52.500,-

PADI:
59.500,-

PADI:
50.750,-

Rescue, Divemaster or special courses on request. Diving courses including logbook and certificate. *Prices in Sri Lankan Rupees LKR per person.

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