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The South's Best Kept Secret

COULD AHANGAMA BE THE SOUTH’S BEST KEPT SECRET?
IS CANTALOUPE HOUSE AHANGAMA CANTALOUPE’S BEST KEPT SECRET?!

We at Cantaloupe & CO truly think so! The combination of having some of the best Surf points, Beaches, Villas, and an amazingly eclectic array
of cafes, bars and restaurants puts Ahangama and Midigama at the very top of our list.

What makes Ahangama even more special is the fact that it is undiscovered by most commercial travellers and consists of a great community
of Surfers, Hotel owners and residents.

Ahead of Surf season where most of the villas are booked we suggest you check out Cantaloupe House. A beautifully restored and decorated Walawwa
has been converted into a 6 room boutique villa, we are peacefully secluded while being just a five-minute walk from the beach. Unlike other hotels, we
encourage you to explore the sights, sounds and attractions of the locale. Some guests who recently stayed with us spent all day by the pool at Cantaloupe
House and ventured out at sunset to explore the locale. This is a list of our favorite places in Ahangama!


THE KIP

THE KIP Sri Lanka is one of our favorite brunch spots in the South. The first thing that catches our eye is the intelligent design, colour, and ambiance of the
venue that is a Cafe by day, and 4-room guesthouse by night. The Kip is tucked away in a small lane around the corner from Cantaloupe House, and provides
a relaxed, lush, and gorgeous ambiance to laze around for a morning breakfast, coffee or lunch. The menu provides a creative variety of vegan, vegetarian
or gluten- free options, and the chef is known to pop by the table to discuss your needs before she starts to make your meal.


CITRA SRI LANKA

CITRA is a house of food, art and design. Just a few minutes away from Surfing Villa Kook’s Paradise, is their little sister restaurant – CITRA Sri Lanka. The indoor-
outdoor garden-like restaurant leads you from the main road through a bamboo awning that leads into the seating area. The restaurant specializes in Israeli cuisine,
designed by Chef Barak Avital, alongside independent fashion brands, an art gallery and a bar, to create a community of travellers in Ahangama.


THE STAIRWAY CAFE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE AHANGAMA

One happens upon the Lighthouse Ahangama while going for a walk down the main Matara- Galle Road in Ahangama. As you pass, you are lured into the small lobby
for its stunning views of the ocean all the way from the road. What took us up to the Stairway Cafe was a sign reading “Stairway To Heaven” with a black and white mural
pointing up the stairs. After climbing many flights, the view does not disappoint. We found great views and a relaxed ambiance combined, which is not an easy find on the
South Coast. We recommend the Stairway Cafe for sunset cocktails and tapas, so be sure to swing by during their happy hour for a sunset and drinks.


CAFE CEYLON

If you are looking for a little bit more action, or even just a really good meal, Cafe Ceylon continues to be a hotspot of activity, music, and nightlife on the Southern Coast.
The Cafe hosts events every week, from fashion pop-ups, to music festivals, concerts and parties, giving a platform to local artists, musicians, and designers. The menu
itself provides an extensive list of seafood, poke bowls, pizza, with options for vegans and vegetarians as well.

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