In our first week in Sri Lanka we had to stay in multiple places since all was booked. The Green Rooms were only available for 2 nights for us, which was a real bummer since they are awesome...
The surf at Weligama Bay was really good especially for us intermediate beginners with a pretty soft beach break and we usually had really good waves.
The place is in a way very casual. It felt a bit like a summer camp for grown ups. A lot of nice people stayed there chilling and surfing. The guys working there are part of the atmosphere with the kids hanging out there as well. It feels a bit like visiting a family. But this family can do proper food. Mum's curry is the best curry we had in Sri Lanka, better than in some super expensive boutique hotels!
The surf coaches were very chilled as well, with less of a surf coaching program that i had in some other locations (with video and theory lessons...) but it was cool we could be spontaneous go into the water often by ourselves but when required get another lesson. Jens & Sophie are really good teachers and i made huge progress at the Spot there.
We only stayed 2 days in the green rooms as mentioned before, but we came back every day that week for surfing and eating and hanging out with the people we met. The rest of the week we stayed in the number one which just didn't have that atmosphere although it was a very nice place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Rooms is a beautiful surf lodge, right on the beach of Weligama. Each en-suite room is handcrafted in sustainable mango wood, 3 having showers open to the stars. We offer B&B and a surf camp package. Our beach restaurant serves fresh seafood, authentic curries and western dishes. You can join us on a boat trip, fishing tour or come whale watching, all right on your doorstep; a real Sri Lankan experience. ... more less