Abode Ahangama Should Be On Your Radar If You Are Planning A Sri Lankan Escapadeby | August 11, 2019
Sri Lanka wins you over with its secluded azure beaches, welcoming people and flavourful food. Not for nothing is it one of the most irresistible places to travel in recent times. There are two sides to it, one being the buzzing north and east locales of Sri Lanka. But if you want to evade the crowd, we suggest you head to the south for its quiet and tranquility. It boasts of serene beaches lined with honey sand and dotted with towering coconut trees. If you find yourself planning this exact getaway we are describing, then we have just the hotel for you to camp at.
Abode Ahangama nestled in the stunning southern coastline, is just 20 kilometres southeast of Galle Fort. A popular destination for sightseeing, the Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Abode Boutique Hotels, the company behind Abode Bombay, Mumbai’s first socially responsible luxury boutique hotel, Abode Ahangama is the destination for a style-conscious global traveller.
A restored art deco villa, Ahangama is located two minutes from the beach and is enveloped in lush greens and abundant wildlife including exotic birds, peacocks and monkeys. Just a few minutes walk away lies dozens of beaches, popular cafes and restaurants where one can eat fresh local produce. One can also enjoy water sports such as surfing, with surf spots a short tuk-tuk ride away from the property.
Originally designed by Danish architect over 60 years ago, the hotel has been restored while retaining all the original features, making it a blend of vintage elements with contemporary materials and modern decor. They have worked closely with the local craftsmen to make use of local materials, and restore the gorgeous brass handles, window grills and frames.
The property offers four elegant rooms, each featuring queen size beds and adorned with local touches such as unique artworks by local artists, reclaimed vintage furniture and organic cotton bed linen that has been woven by local handloom partners.
You can relax with a day of spa at their dedicated treatment rooms that offer a range of services or refresh yourself with a dip in their quiet pool that is lined with recycled teak wooden loungers. You can also unwind with Sri Lankan cooking classes at the property and learn to whip up local delicacies.
If you like to de-stress with physical activities, then sweat it out at the outdoor gym equipped with monkey bars, kettlebells and battle ropes or head to the beach for surfing lessons offered by the hotel. They also have maps handy for those who run their worries away.
The hotel has expansion plans with right-to-ten new rooms that will be open to guests later this year. Ahangama will also be complemented by the upcoming Abode Beach Project, set on a secluded beach a short 800m from the beach, where one can take pleasure in daytime cafe bars, sundowners and special events. Manifest that mental image you by the beach, with your feet dipped in the waves and a Piña Colada in hand.
Head to their website for more information on the rates and booking.
How To Get There: Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo) is connected by flight from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Abode Ahangama provides airport pick-up and drop from the airport.
Best Time To Go: December-March
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Feautured Image: Abode Ahangama