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Soul & Surf Sri Lanka

Henewatta, Thalduwa, Ahangama 80650 Sri Lanka
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#2 of 101 Speciality lodging in Ahangama
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A tropical haven just in land from the coast and its myriad surf beaches and reefs. Nestling on waterways brimming with jungle and bird life we have 10 beautifully designed rooms overlooking the river with outdoor bathrooms a great, sociable lounge area, communal swimming pool, cafe and a bespoke yoga shala and massage rooms. A high end surf & yoga retreat without the stuffiness of a hotel.
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Kirsty G wrote a review Mar 2020
New York2 contributions
It felt like a bit of a dice roll to go to Soul & Surf. I had some holiday to use up, fancied learning how to surf (I was a complete beginner), and had no other reason to go to Sri Lanka. But it was a perfect holiday - just the right balance of time to chill, and no time to be bored. Everything was planned and laid out for us, so you don't need to think. It was a cool group of travellers with a sense of adventure in common but otherwise from different countries / age brackets / genders / experiences. Another thing I hadn't known to look forward to - the food!! It was delicious. Thanks to every single member of staff who created the perfect experience for us all
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Date of stay: March 2020
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laurentmB9153WY wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
I am at a loss as to how to describe S&S without sounding like I am echoing what every other reviewer has already said, be that as it may, it needs to be said again - S&S is unbelievably amazing. It is quite difficult to decide on what my favourite part was - the expertly designed rooms and common areas, the friendly staff, delicious food or the classes and delightful instructors? The fact that I have to debate this tells you all you need to know about what a wonderful experience it is to stay one week at S&S. When prepping for this review, I was quite surprised that there are actually some out there with negative things to say about S&S. I guess the one difference between me and those people is that I am right and they are wrong. My wife and I had a blast and truly hope to not only go back to S&S in Sri Lanka but hopefully be lucky enough to visit their other locations soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 25 Feb 2020
I loved reading this review Laurent. We all genuinely had the best of times with each and every one of you last week, it was a pleasure to get to know you all. I hope we do see you and veronica again soon. Sending love , Hayley
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Robert F wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I don’t say that lightly, but this was amazing. Rooms were clean, comfortable spacious and the bathrooms were great. Some of the best surf instruction I have ever received. The fact it’s a fixed time retreat allows them to give loads of extra lessons like the theory of surfing, video analysis which makes a Huge difference. Food is stunning, exactly what you would expect from a retreat. Few things have been as enjoyable as doing yoga in the morning overlooking the jungle. The founders, Hayley and Raf go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and the attention to detail is brilliant. I could not recommend this place more and am counting down the days until I go back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Head of Vibes S, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Responded 16 Feb 2020
This is what makes our jobs so worthwhile. It was such a nice surprise to see you walk through the door Robbie. I sincerely hope we catch you again soon, lots of love Hayley x
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AT_Chuong wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris8 contributions
Really really great experience for surf and yoga, as well as the wonderful staff and beautiful settings! There has been some concerns with travelling to Sri Lanka following the attacks but we felt very safe.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Zozo09 wrote a review Jan 2020
Portobello3 contributions
My husband, 2 kids and I stayed in Awimbawei villa near Soul and Surf this Christmas for 5 nights and had the most wonderful time. The villa is decorated beautifully, the pool fantastic, aircon much appreciated for aclimatising tired children and we just LOVED the outdoor bathroom aspects - so creatively done. Madu made delicious breakfasts ad kept the house all tidy for us which was such a treat and we loved the monkey jam! It was great to be able to walk to Soul and Surf for other meals and hop in a tuk tuk to go further afield. Ellis gave us a superb Surf lesson and Blain was excellent at answering my questions and even sorted us a welcome hamper. His english was excellent so it made it so easy. We all loved the jungle setting, just beautiful - plus the monkeys, kumudu dragons and giant frogs were a huge bonus for the kids. A very special trip for my 40th birthday. I would move in tomorrow if i could!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAhangama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soul & Surf Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Handunugoda Tea Estate (2.8 miles), Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (3.8 miles), and Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala) (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rise, Bay-Route Resto & Shisha Bar, and Meewitha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Soul & Surf Sri Lanka have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Soul & Surf Sri Lanka offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Soul & Surf Sri Lanka located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Ahangama.
Are there any historical sites close to Soul & Surf Sri Lanka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (2.7 miles).