Lion's Rest

Lion's Rest is a top rated eight-room boutique hotel situated right on the beach in an idyllic Sri Lankan fishing village. Retreat, relax, surf, and yoga.

Instructors 1

Rachel Ellis

Our teacher, Rachel, came to yoga to solve back issues after years of competitive swimming so she is well attuned to the anatomical needs of students. Beginners and experienced yogis will be nurtured and challenged and all are welcome. Tone, stretch, breathe and relax. Each class will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Rachel will guide you through postures and adjustments, with added pranayam breath control to enhance mindfulness. With a keen interest in surfing, creativity and connection to the natural world, Rachel has help cultivate this inspiring retreat.

Testimonials 4

A traveler United Kingdom

Tripadvisor

My husband and I stayed at Lion's rest for 6 nights at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka. The hotel provided the ideal base for a week of relaxation and surfing. The food was great (curry especially amazing!), our room was very comfortable with great views across the beach and the staff were all lovely. We would definitely recommend Lion's Rest to people.

a traveler Spain

TripAdvisor website

The location close to the beach and nearby surf spots is amazing. Lion's Rest offers food with a perfect mixture of local and western that allows you to taste Sri Lankan flavors while keeping kids entertained and eating. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with air conditioning and fans, the staff are always ready to help, suggest and assist with whatever request you may have, including visits to the typical tourist attractions. Surf lessons with Lucky are just remarkable: we had our 2 oldest kids (7 and 5 years old) enjoy 1 hour every day at the close location of Weligama, and they got surfed out and extraordinarily happy from the very first day.

Rebecca S

TripAdvisor website

We came intending to spend 1 night but it was hard to leave so stayed for 2 nights. The quiet and relaxed location on a palm edged idyllic beach is hard to beat. This place is laid back chic with yoga and surfing, lovely spacious rooms and friendly staff. The food is incredible.

Theo K. Spain

TripAdvisor website

The moment I arrived at Lion's Rest I realized what Sri Lanka has to offer. Luxury accommodation at a great price and only a stones throw away from some of the best waves on the south coast. The kitchen was always accommodating and offered an excellent selection of both local and western-style food. The room was perfect, quiet and clean. Lion's Rest is everything I look for in a tropical surf escape.

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