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Your surf trip to the Surf Villa in Sri Lanka will comprise of ultimate comfort, tropical sunshine and amazing surf. And as an added bonus the camp is literally located next to the beach so you’ll have a view of the Indian Ocean regardless of where you are.
Surf Villa Sri Lanka is on the edge of the surfer village of Ahangama which is the centre of southern Sri Lankas surf scene. During the season, which runs from November to April, the town is busy, the waves are amazing and so is the weather. In town you can find a couple of surf shops, great restaurants and bars, as well as some spots to pick up souvenirs. The atmosphere in the town is always super relaxed and friendly and it’s a great place to get to meet some locals.
There are a few more small surf towns up and down the coast with plenty of great spots to eat, chill, party and of course surf. Some other stand out little towns are Mirissa, Weligama and Midigama.
The southern part of Sri Lanka is littered with countless amazing bays and sand beaches with Ahangama Bay, where the Surf Villa is located, being one of them. The bay is well known for its good waves and Stilt Fisherman. These guys have chosen the relaxed way to fish and watching them in the evenings is almost hypnotic.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort is a sight to behold and definitely worth a trip. The old capital of Sri Lanka combines Portuguese, Dutch, and British architecture styles with Sri Lankan flair. Inside the city wall you can wander through the alleyways and marvel at the beautiful buildings, go shopping, check out the lighthouse or just sit on the fortifications and look out to sea while enjoying an ice cream. Outside of the old city, you have New Galle where you have endless markets, supermarkets and shops.
The Standard Double Rooms offer more than you’d expect from the name. The rooms come with a private balcony and an Indian Ocean view.
The 46m² rooms have everything you need including Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, TV with international channels, tea and coffee, a mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and a safe. These rooms are the perfect place to retreat to after long active days surfing and exploring.
The superior rooms have a terrace with a stunning view over the Indian Ocean where you can spend chilled evenings enjoying a cold drink and watching the sunset.
The 50m² superior rooms come with either with a queen size bed, or 2 single beds, and each has its own individual style that combines classic colonial with Sri Lankan flair. The rooms are air-conditioned and come with free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms with a modern rain shower, TV with international channels and a DVD player, tea and coffee, a mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and a safe.
Surf all day, then spend evenings in the lap of luxury watching the sunset from your private balcony. Once the sun has set you can head in and take a bath in your private, free-standing bathtub, to wash off the salt.
Here you spend evenings like royalty sleeping in a huge king size, 4 post bed in an air-conditioned room. On request the deluxe room can have a bed added for the child in your family. On top of all this you have free Wi-Fi, a modern rain shower, TV with international channels and a DVD player, tea and coffee, a mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and a safe.
These 74m² suites take your holiday to the next level giving you not only your private terraced area to soak up the sun in privacy, but also a private pool and outdoor shower, all of which overlooks the Indian Ocean.
The huge windows from the king size, 4-post bed, let you look out at the waves so you can check the surf from bed when you wake up. There is an indoor lounge area that also shares the same spectacular view.
The 74m² suite offers you:
The communal areas outside at the luxurious Surf Villa include a huge garden with plenty of spots to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the sea view, a big, fresh water pool, and a pool bar. The outdoor area is dotted with palm trees so you can find shaded areas under the hot Sri Lankan sun. The yoga classes also take place in the well-groomed garden area.
Inside the Surf Villa you have the world-class restaurant where you can enjoy amazing local, and international cuisine as well as an indoor lounge area where you can mingle with other guests and enjoy a quiet drink while swapping some surf stories.
Surf Villa Sri Lanka offers Surf Courses as well as Surf Guiding to cater to everybody’s surfing requirements that are run by the local surf school.
Each day there is one, 1.5 Hour surf session. You can book as many days as you like and can decide on the day if you want to surf or not. If you’re booking the surf course for arrival and departure days be cautious, as the surf courses utilize the best conditions so can take place in the morning or evening.
Price for 1, 1.5-Hour Surf Class/Surf Guiding: 369 kr
Surf Courses and Surf Guiding take place every day and can be booked individually, choosing on short notice how often you would like to surf. The more time you spend in the water obviously the more your surfing will improve regardless if you are surfing for the first time or an experienced surfer who is taking part in the Surf Guiding.
The local surf school works in partnership with the Surf Villa and picks guests up and takes provides transfers to a fitting surf spot.
Price for 1, 1.5-Hour Surf Class/Surf Guiding: 369 kr
You can rent boards on site in case you didn't bring your own one or if you're not taking a course or guiding:
Price: 1 day board rental / 60 kr, from the 3rd day on it's only 45 kr per day
This A-frame beach break is one of the most consistent spots on the coast and has plenty of peaks along the beach. At the western end is a reef that is perfect for more advanced surfers where you can get both lefts and rights. Kabalana is only a few minutes away in the Tuktuk
An A-Frame reef break that caters to advanced surfers due to the shallowness of the spot. Best to go in between mid and high tide to give you some extra water under your board.
The perfect beach break for everybody regardless if you are a beginner, a pro, or a longboarder. Long waves, sand bottom, and minimal currents make it a super fun and relaxed place to surf. The right wave can break for 400 meters along the beach giving you plenty of time to set a rail and try some turns. There are both lefts and rights and plenty of peaks along the beach. If the swell is from the southwest and under 6 foot you’ll get the best waves here. The spot is sheltered from the wind so works almost in any wind conditions but northeast is the best.
I the next village if Midigama you’ll find the right-hand reef break directly in front of Rams hotel. A little heavier and shallower so definitely better for more advanced surfers. There’s also a great restaurant on the other side of the road called Surf View.
Lazy left is 2 minutes away from Rams in Midigama. The left point break breaks on a reef, there is also the odd right that rolls through the other side of the point. The wave suits both beginners and advanced surfers depending on the conditions. If the wind is from the north, and you have around 3-5ft of swell this is a great place to go.
Plantations is another reef break that breaks predominantly right, but sometimes offers a left as well depending on the swell. The spots breaks on all tides but is exposed to the wind so best bet is get here early and catch it with the morning offshore. The spot is also in Midigama not far away from Lazy Left and Rams.
This fast and hollow left hander is right next to Plantations and a good spot to get barrelled if you are more advanced and feeling good on your board. Make sure you eject early as once you get inside the waves starts to break on dry reef. Not many people surf this spot, and its only really accessible if you paddle across to it from Plantations.
Daily à la carte breakfast included.
Daily breakfast is included in the room price. The à la carte options include pancakes, exotic fruit plates, muesli, breads and much more. Everything is freshly prepared and there are western, and authentic local options for every meal.
Sri Lanka is world renowned for its amazing tea and at Surf Villa you can try a large selection during the daily Tea Time. To accompany your great local tea, you’ll have a large variety of local and international sweets & cakes.
At Surf Villa Sri Lanka in Ahangama you have an amazing à la carte restaurant to cater to every desire you have right at the villa. The chefs create amazing local Sinhalese Cuisine as well as international specialties. To accompany the amazing food, you have a spectacular ocean view and the fresh ocean breeze.
A qualified and experienced yoga teacher comes to the Surf villa to take you for your personalised yoga sessions. The classes last around 1-hour and cost 219 kr. Yoga is the perfect way to relax, unwind and stretch out after your surf sessions. Practicing yoga will improve every part of your surfing, as well as clearing your mind, and getting you into the relaxed holiday vibe.
The classes take place in the garden, or on the beach, depending on how the tide is, 7 days a week.
Price: 219 kr / 1 Hour
The team at the Surf Villa can help you in find plenty of activities take part in all in and around the town of Ahangama:
Check out the largest animal in the world, the Blue Whale, by taking a boat tour. Not only can you see blue whales, but also Orcas, Dolphins and Sea Turtles. The team will organise the tour for you and take you to Mirissa where the boat launches. The trip takes around 5 hours and breakfast is provided on board. Afterwards the driver will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.
Galle & Nightlife
Galle is a great destination during the day and at night. You can explore the historic old fort and the surrounding wall, then party with tourists and locals alike at one of the many bars in the old town. Near Galle is also Unawatuna where you have a beautiful beach with countless beach bars, a Buddhist temple atop the hill, and secret bay called Jungle Beach.
The perfect time to check out the Stilt Fishermen is at sunset; the light is amazing and the photos you take will come out great. You can see the Stilt Fishermen from the garden of the Surf Villa so you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cold Lion Beer while soaking up the scenery.
Sea Turtle Sanctuary
A great place to visit is the Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Habaraduwa. If you’re lucky and get there around sunset you might even be able to release some baby Sea Turtles back into the wild.
The team at Surf Villa Sri Lanka will gladly help you go on a Safari that is perfect for you.
In the area directly surrounding of the Surf Villa you can experience the native Sri Lankan flora & fauna by taking a river, or bird watching tour, based out of Mirissa. There is also a snake farm in nearby Weligama where they produce anti-venom that you can check out.
If you want to explore a little bit further away from the Villa you have the following options:
Navigate via the tabs to find prices for the different accommodation options, as well as various optional extras. Here you will see an example:
Detailed prices under: Accommodation
|OCCUPANCY||STANDARD DOUBLE||SUPERIOR DOUBLE||DELUXE DOUBLE||SUITE|
|Triple Occupancy||4.269 kr||4.499 kr||5.469 kr||6.599 kr|
|Double Occupancy||5.169 kr||5.469 kr||6.899 kr||8.619 kr|
|Single Occupancy||9.069 kr||9.669 kr||12.519 kr||15.969 kr|
|DINNER||SINGLE SURF COURE (1.5 hours)||SINGLE SURF GUIDING (1.5 hours)||YOGA SESSION|
|299 kr||4369 kr||369 kr||219 kr|
The Surf Courses cost include Surfboard rental which you can use for the duration of the day, so you can surf alone before and after your lesson. The cost also includes transfers to the surf spot.
|1 Day||60 kr/Day|
|After 3 Days||45 kr/Day|
|Colombo Airport||565 kr per Person - One Way|
|*Contact the camp manager once your flights are booked. Their details are on the Pure Surf Camp invoice.|
Colombo Airport (CMB)
We offer an extra service where we will find you the cheapest available flight, then contact you with the final offer. Flights to Colombo are the only option when travelling to Sri Lanka. When the flights are booked we can organise an airport transfer to come and meet you at the airport, and take you to Surf House Sri Lanka.
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. You can fly to Colombo (CMB) with Emirates, Qatar and Etihad.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
The team from Surf Villa Sri Lanka provide a shuttle service to pick you up from Colombo Airport for 565 kr per person. Please send your flight details directly to the camp manager after booking. Contact details are on your Pure Surf Camp invoice.
You can also get a taxi once you arrive. There’s plenty of taxis at the airport, and a trip to Surf Retreat Sri Lanka should cost around 10,000 – 12,000 LKR depending on your price handling skills. It takes in between 3 – 4 hours depending on traffic.
By far the cheapest option is Public Transport but it’s also the option that takes the longest. Best to get a TukTuk to the bus stop by the airport. Then get on the bus to Colombo Central Train Station which is called Colombo Fort. The bus cost 150 LKR the trip can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Once you’re at the Train Station, catch the train to Ahangama, which is on the way to Matara. A second-class ticket costs 220 LKR. The last train weekdays depart at 18:05, and weekends at 15:50, here you have the full Train Schedule. Once you arrive at Ahangama take a TukTuk to the camp. The trip in total can take up to 7 hours.
Renting a car in Sri Lanka can be a great way to get around, they are very cheap and a great way to undertake your own early morning surf trips. The best priced rental cars are available at Sunny Cars. Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline on your own accord, just don't forget your roof racks. Sri Lanka is however a pretty busy place out on the roads and public transport, taxis and TukTuks are very affordable.
There are 2 options for driving, you can take the coastal toll-free road, which takes 4 hours, or the toll road which takes 2.5.