The Easy Beach in Ahangama is a lovely Place to stay for relaxing, meeting nice people, having a family flair but also having the possibility of privacy. We stayed there for two nights and returned later on after a bad experience at clearwater, maledives because our time was so wonderful at Easy Beach. So we stayed for further five nights which was the best decision while our three weeks in Sri Lanka.
Christina and Mike, an English couple leading the guesthouse since two seasons, are very friendly and helpful with a strong local social commitment. E.g. they're successfully running a swimming project enabling Sri Lankan girls and women to learn swim and float (www.icanswimcanyou.com).
The house has an open inviting architecture facing the seeside all the time, a comfortable restaurant, a nice garden with stable sunhats and wooden sunloungers in excellent shape. Palmtrees, a hammock, swinging loungechairs and the big pool give you various options to easily chill out.
The rooms are simple with good beds under a moskito net. You will find enough holds for towls, a safe, shelf, chairs and a lounge table inside. A van is functionally installed and windows, doors and bathroom ventilations carry moskito prevention. The very clean bathroom is a bit old fashioned but quite big and functional with a huge walk in shower. Warm water at all time. The balcony in front of the room is furnitured and has ocean view and sound. Rooms are serviced every day.
As you can read in other comments, the sea has taken away the sandy beach right in front of the place.
With a few steps over rocks and a 50 m walk on sand to the right you can access a small local sandy beach, good for a swim. To stay on the beach for the day, we recommend other beaches around (eg. Welligama)
Restaurant and Service:
Good English breakfast is offered (toast, eggs, fruits, tea, bacon, yoghurt,...).
The inbetweens like toasties, wraps, fries and fruits are very tasty.
The curry is one of the best we have eaten in Sri Lanka.
You will also find very tasty european meals on the menu.
There is a dart board next to the bar.
The service is very friendly, english speaking and has a hands on mentality.
The staff is just gorgeous.
ATMs, shops, pharmacy and local priced ayuvedic massage are in walking distance.
Surfing - conditions:
Surfers are very welcome at Easy Beach and there are a few custom boards. size 7,4 to 5,9 for rent (1000 Rps / day). Bring your leash, plug-cord and wax. Genereally speaking surf accessory is hard to get.
Surfing directly on the right side of easy beach is only for surfers with reef experience.
Also close by spot Wedigama is a left hander reef break.
Beginners should take a tuktuk (1000 Rps also take you back) to Welligma beach, which is all sandy and various options to rent a surf board for 300 Rps / hour or 1500 / day. The tukuk ride takes about 10 min.
Also surf lessons are available.
Thank you Christina and Mike for this wonderful days and comfortable warm time! All the best for you and your guesthouse - we would love to catch up in cologne ;-)
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