Mel Blair

Lotus was the perfect place to stay for my recent surf trip in Sri Lanka! The rooms were spacious and clean, and there was a pool or massage/facial services available to help you relax after each session. The food was incredible, offering a variety of local healthy and delicious options. It’s also in a great location, close to your choice of surf spots, with surf coaching offered that really helped my skills improve to the next level. Liam, Helen, and the whole team at Lotus are warm and friendly, making you feel welcome like the place is your own. I’ve already recommended this place to others and will continue to do so until I can come back again! - Sourced from Google Reviews

Rebecca Kring Hansen

We had a fantastic week at Lotus Surf & Wellness. It is a beautiful place tucked away from the main road, yet still very close to the ocean and some of the best waves in Sri Lanka. Liam, Helen, and the whole staff at Lotus were so kind to us and we immediately felt at home. We stayed for a week at the surf camp and Liam’s surf coaching is really next level. I learned and progressed so much during these five days. And most importantly had so much fun in waves! The breakfast was amazing, healthy, and nourishing, truly some of the best food I had in Sri Lanka. And Soul Spa offers some great massages to help recover after surfing. I can highly recommend this surf camp! And can't wait to be back again someday. Thanks again to everybody at Lotus for making this such a special week! - Sourced from Google Reviews


Did a surf camp with Liam last year and loved it so much I came back again this year. Such an amazing experience to get world-class surf coaching against the backdrop of the beautiful Sri Lankan south coast. The level of coaching we received was excellent, every day we would have a detailed video analysis of our session and we'd have a clear sense of direction of where and how to improve our technique. The accommodation is just far away enough from the town to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to the surf breaks and cafes/bars that it's less than a 5-minute tuk-tuk ride away. The quality of the food cannot be overstated, we ate like kings every day with a buffet of delicious and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine. Liam, Helen, and the staff were so warm and attentive, making the place feel like a home away from home. These guys have built something truly special here, I cannot recommend this place enough! - Sourced from Google Reviews

Katie Watson

We stayed for over a week at Liam and Helen's amazing surf camp in Ahangama, and by the time we left we felt like family. It was lovely to find such a sweet community to surf with every day, and right next to all the best surf spots! Plus, there are always tuk tuks at the end of the street happy to take you to any other spot you like. Lotus itself is right in the heart of beautiful Ahangama, walking distance from some of the area's best restaurants like The Kip and Samba. However, once you taste the food at Lotus, you might not want to go elsewhere. Amazing, nourishing food that is exactly what you need post-surf. Plus, with beautiful rooms, a pool, onsite yoga and even massages available, I barely felt the need to venture anywhere else! Thanks again to Liam and Helen and their amazing team. We will for sure be back. - Sourced from Google Reviews


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Most venues will provide the equipment needed for your activity - you can find this information in the venue listing.

Well that depends on your adventure! We always recommend taking a reusable water bottle, reef safe suncream or zinc along with appropriate clothing for the activities you have planned. If you need to know more please ask our team or your host and we'll try to guide you the best we can.

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