ABOUT ME

I am The Kip. I am an intimate bohemian sanctuary tucked back in the peaceful side streets of Ahangama, Sri Lanka. My pink and white interior connects three beautifully designed rooms around a welcoming courtyard outfitted with a dreamy swing and comfortable daybed. Here I invite you to work, play or take time for some good old-fashion relaxation. Minutes from my gates are the famous soft sandy beaches of the south coast, perfect for surfing or getting that golden brown tan that proves you were on holiday.

 

WHAT TO DO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD 

Just down the street is the main highway that stretches along the south coast. Right on the other side is the famous Sri Lankan beach, so grab your surfboard and go catch some waves or wander the streets of Ahangama and watch the locals go about their daily lives. Also very popular are the early morning beach walks where you can watch stilt fisherman, fish in their old, traditional ways.

Eating out is a must. A couple minutes drive by tuk tuk you can find delicious food to feed that grumbling tummy. My favorites include, Chef Akila (awesome views with tasty Sri Lankan & Indian food),  Mauvies Bar (a delicious pizza joint that even deliver to the Kip if you are feeling lazy!), Mojo (great salads, juices and chilled out vibes), Hangten (some of the best veggie burgers on the island), & Bedspace Kitchen (delectable dinner venue with the best Crème Brûlée).

A 30-minute drive to the west is Galle Fort. Chalk full of restaurants, cafes and shops, this is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. After roaming the grounds of the historic fort, I would suggest grabbing a Salad Thali at Poonie’s Kitchen, then spoiling your taste buds with a milkshake at Summer Green

 

SHARED SECRETS

Kip is a British English word for nap. The mellow and laidback vibe of this place has the perfect atmosphere to chill, daydream and take a midday siesta.

The owners of Kip are originally from Australia, but Seddy’s roots go all the way to Italy so don’t miss out on the morning coffee made the real way, the Italian way.

If you are still not quite convinced of this stunning oasis, here is $40 off your first stay. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

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Rooms start at $59 USD.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Expect to be welcomed by the warm and friendly smiles of Phoebe and Seddy, the owners and creators or this special place. Expect unique rooms amongst a jungle oasis. Expect the smell of coffee in the morning when you make your way to the welcoming community table. Expect to meet fellow travelers and listen to captivating story telling over delectable breakfast or afternoon tea.

 

OUR ROOM — QUEEN ROOM 2

Comfortable queen size bed. Door to verandah with flowing curtains. Bright & airy. Ensuite bathroom. Small desk and wardrobe.

 

BEST FOR

Surfers, Cultural Discovery, Romantic Getaways, Pure Relaxation, Couples