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Plantation Surf Inn
Ranked #1 of 35 Midigama B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The place and staff there are fantastic. Made us feel extremely welcome. Were more than happy to sit down with you and have a chat about destinations, advice etc...

The place is situated directly opposite the beach in a superb location for the surf.

The food was amazing! Definitely worth eating in every night.

A fantastic place to visit and we will definitely be going back.

Thanks guys!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Plantation Surf Inn is a great place to spend your surf vacation in south west Sri Lanka. It´s perfectly located between a few great surf spots. Within walking distance you can reach up to 4 quality surf spots suited for different skill levels. The accommodation is somewhat hidden and perfectly isolated form the street noise. Chathu and his lovely family did a great job during my stay...felt like home:-) Food was good and I met some great people during my stay. Coming back for sure!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank DannyHayden6
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed at Chathura's place Plantation Surf Inn in December 2013. We were a group of 5 people, and he was able to fix us an apartment next to his place even though his place was full at the time!

The Plantation Surf Inn itself is clean and comfortable! They have hammocks in the garden and the whole outdoor setting is great. All the food we ate at the place was simply awesome and reasonably priced. They use fresh ingredients and the cook used to work in a fancy hotel in Colombo so you'll get great bang for your buck. Oh, and the breakfast is probably the best I've ever had anywhere in the world!! You get to choose what you want from a myriad of choices and they'll prepare it for you in a whizz.

The location is great as well! Okay, it's not AT the beach but I think that's just good for sustainability! These day there are a lot of ramshackle tourists' accommodations being built directly ON the beach, and many of the beaches like Unawatuna seem to be smaller and smaller. Plantation Surf Inn is a mere 2-minute-long walk from the shore and about 5-minute-long walk to the closest beach. There's also a beach break really close to it, about 2 minutes by walking as well. It takes about 10 minutes to Weligama (for easier waves and bigger beach) by Tuk-tuk and it's super-cheap.

If you need any help planning your vacation in Sri Lanka, contact Chathura! We did the mistake of not doing this and ended up paying more for a lot of things, for example the safari in Yala National Park.

Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Tapio M
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Chathu and Plantation Surf Inn are one of a kind. We were only in Sri Lanka for ten days to score waves, and yet Chathu and his family couldn't have done more to make us instantly feel at home.

The food is authentic and really very good, we barely ate anywhere else for the entirety of our stay. Also very little beats kicking back in the chilled guesthouse garden, chatting to fellow guests, surrounded by palms and hammocks, drinking Lion Beer! Yeaa!

The rooms are basic and clean, all you need. We messed up our flight dates, and Chathu arranged us accommodation for our last night, at the last minute, in his families house across the way. Faultless service!

Thanks once again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank ahking_13
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were absolutely blown away by our experience in the Plantation Surf Inn...Chathu and his family are just the kindest, friendliest most accommodating people around! The food was lovely, and everyone sits around a big table together to eat, it's a great way to meet other surfers and travellers, it's a great family atmosphere...we are already missing our Plantation family! There are some great surf spots within walking distance, and Chathu can organise a moped with a board rack should you want to explore other surf spots in the area. We were only going to stay for a few days here, and ended up here for about three weeks! Would highly recommend this guesthouse!

Room Tip: As long as you have a decent fan, that's all you need!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kristymarner
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Surf_Guest_House, Owner at Plantation Surf Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

Hi dear friend

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review! Really helps let others know what to expect when they come and stay with us :-) And also thank you for your note on the photos - might be time to get some more, since the garden is now super green in lush. also we have changed room look.
looking forward to meet you again


Warm regards
plantation family

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Not perfect but well deserved 5/5 rating because of the people. Don't make the same mistake as me and think that there would be a lot of people in midigama in june. I was the only person staying at the place at that time but I didn't feel very lonely at all. Got the best curry here also.

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Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

My partner and I intended to stay 4 days with Chathu and his family and ended up staying almost three weeks.
Chathu will organise absolutely anything for you and always with a smile. Couldn't have asked for more - delicious food, fantastic host, clean rooms and a great vibe. 5 stars!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Sophie M
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Additional Information about Plantation Surf Inn

Address: 87 Miles Post, Midigama, Matara 80650, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Midigama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Midigama
Price Range: £11 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are 6 best bed rooms in total whole apartment. 4 rooms are downstairs separately and 2 rooms are upstairs with one of open sky bathroom and view of sea from balcony . Rooms are standard / basic type. all the room with private en suite bathroom . it is very clean and specious work perfectly within this tranquil paradise. 2 type of shower(no hot water although it' never cold enough here to need warm water)also has a mosquito net and overhead fan. In case you wish to have the more space for family or crew let us know and we will handle it. The prices with not include breakfast . it mean we offer breakfast separate. it is though menu and you will be able to choose what you need on morning it is in between lazy left point and plantation surf points. The plantation surf point is awesome footers paradise in down south Sri Lanka.Across the street there are more than four surf breaks, where some of the best waves in Sri Lanka roll in..(Ram's right , Lazy left , lazy right , Coconut ) ... more   less 
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