This is the first review I have ever wrote and that alone shows my feeling for the Lions Rest…..Love this place! I went to Sri Lanka for a two week surf trip and was booked into the rest for 4days…..this turned in 7, 9 12 etc….
Mikey, Lucky and the team just make you feel so welcome and part of the family for your stay. The accommodation itself is really great and way more luxurious than I'm normally used to on previous surf trips to remote locations in Mexico, Costa Rica etc. Also, the food is amazing….we did a BBQ every few nights and it blew me away (I work in the food industry), perfect after a long days surfing.
As for the surf….great breaks right out front for intermediate surfers or people whom want to go for there first reef wave experience, manageable. Also the beach in Welligama is PERFECT for beginners….only 5mins away in tuc tuc etc. I rented a bike and travelled up and down the coast checking out the countless spots in a small radius.
All in all if you are going to Sri Lanka…this is your spot. I already have a group of friends going next month and I'll be back next year. My new retreat!
Keep up the good work guys and good luck for the future (you don't need it!)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lion's Rest opened its doors at the beginning of 2014. We provide a peaceful oasis on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. We are situated on the beach in the Fisherman's Village of Gurubebila 100 meters off the noisy Galle - Matara road. We have 2 popular surf breaks directly in front of us. We are situated directly in between Midigama and Weligama and 4 kms from the popular resort of Mirissa. ... more less
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