This place is so special that I am almost reluctant to post a review in case we can’t get in ourselves next time. Right on the beach with beautiful views, the cabanas are simple but very comfortable. The food served at a communal table is delicious - mainly Sri Lankan and we rarely had the same dish twice. One night there was even homemade pizza with fresh basil. But best of all is the owner Matthew Gale whose warm, funny and charming personality sets the tone for Mamboz. Do try his Thai massage.
I am sitting on the main deck enjoying the ocean breeze. Masterbuilder and skipper Matthew runs a tight ship with relaxed charm, does a full Thai massage or two, has a swim then bakes a top pizza - his passengers and crew are clearly devoted.
How lucky are we to see Matthew and his wonderful team again, a delight for us to also introduce our very good friends to this amazing slice of paradise on earth. As always nothing is too much trouble, the food was again ambrosial (Matthew's team produce delicious and varied dishes), the atmosphere relaxing, Matthew was his wonderful incredible self, I could go on and on and on. Matthew has just built a wood fired pizza oven too, so we were one of the first guests to enjoy a cheeky little Italian night beside the Indian Ocean. All pizzas hand-made by Matthew and presented with fresh, succulent salads! I've said before that to visit Mamboz Beach Cabanas is a must when we visit Sri Lanka and I would urge anyone that wants to escape from everyday life for a blissful few days/weeks to just book and go; you will not be disappointed. My husband says if we ever get a big lotto win, we're coming to Mamboz for a few months ... fingers crossed!…
It wasnt until I arrived at Mamboz that I managed to relax after the hustle and bustle of London life. Great host, great food and a super chilled atmosphere alongside terrific views and a stunning beach. Mamboz was the highlight of my trip to Srilanka and i will be visiting again and again. Thank you Matt for taking such good care of us.
Best place too be in sri lanka... the place is simply amaizing and so hard To leave !!!!! We found paradise on earth !! And the food ...... yummy. We went to other hotel after this one but never found the equivalent.. we miss this place and its people too