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Guest house on the beach, near Midigama and Weligama spots.

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LION'S REST From 490€ for 7 nigths

Asia > Sri Lanka > West Coast

On the Spot - Family - Groups - Solo Travellers - Girls Only > Surf Schools with Accommodation, B&B / Guesthouses, Resorts / Boutique Hotels
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Welcome to LION'S REST

Head Points Combo

  • On the Spot
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Solo Travellers
  • Girls Only
  • On spot
  • Downtown
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Excursions
  • Languages : English

Head Points Accommodation

  • Double
  • Family Suite
  • Breakfast
  • Services Included : Airport transfers / Wifi / Swimming Pool / Air Conditionning / Laundry / Parking

Head Points Water Sport

  • Best Period : All year
  • Surf Lessons
  • Day Guiding
  • Equipment Rental
  • Equipment provided
  • Waves Levels : Easy / Classic / Consistant
  • Spots Type : Beach break / Coral / Reef break
  • Ability Level : Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced


The oasis of Lion’s Rest Hotel opened it’s doors in January 2014 , we are situated in the beautiful natural fishing village of Gurubebila 100 meters off Galle- Matara Road on the southern tip of  Sri Lanka , we are between Weligama and Midigama.

Services Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditionning
  • Laundry
  • Parking


Start your day with a yoga practice , enjoy a relaxing massage , sample the traditional village life ,  watch the stilt fisherman pulling in their evening catch as the sun sets on the Indian Ocean.

Other Activities

  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Excursions


We are a small 8 rooms hotel   (which includes 2 large family rooms ) with a pool  facing on to an unspoilt quiet beach away from the crowds in nearby Weligama and Mirissa.

Meal Plan

Breakfast is included in rooms rates.
The restaurant offers a mix of Sri Lankan and Western food.
Our Juice Bar offers a range of local tropical fruit juice.

Sport Services

a Lion's Rest we offer surf lesson's and surf guiding with qualified ISA certified coaches

Best Period

During the Southwest monsoon, from May to October, depressions coming from the Bay of Bengal create the rain season on the Southwest coast. So you might want to surf on the Southeast coast where the nice season is at. And reciprocally from October to April.
During the monsoons, the swell is more consistent but the wind quickly rises onshore.The island gets a regular swell all year long and the Southeast coast, wilder and more distant, is full of secret spots.
The majority of the waves are beachbreaks on the coral reefs, within the beach.

On the South coast, the wind is stronger and can affect the spots. Usually offshore in the morning and in the afternoon, glassy days can happen in monsoon thunderstorms.
Not much tide, but the reefs are better surfed in half-rising tide or high tide.
The water temperature is 28°C and there is a coral bottom on most of the Southwest and East coasts spots.Sandy beachbreaks on the West coast, near Bentota.



Our home break works in 2 sections: a left-hander and an A frame in the mid section that produce long right and left rides. It works on both high and low tide, depending on swell size, and is deep enough on the peak to not worry about touching the bottom.


A right-hand reef-break that gets more crowded than Coconuts and is popular with intermediate surfers.

Rams Right

A shallow, fast reef-break with a little barrel section. This wave is a difficult wave to navigate and often quiet due to it’s difficulty in big swell . Lazy Left: A long left that gets busy in peak season as it seems to be favoured by surfers progressing from the beach-breaks to a reef. There is also a right-hander, “Lazy Right”. It's a further paddle out to the right so it tends to be less busy.

Weligama Beach Break

A Mecca for beginners with surf schools spread along its wide beach. Easy waves with not too much power breaking on a sandy bottom make this an easy wave to begin on. When the swells are bigger the sand bars create some fine long rides. Away from all the hotels in the centre of the beach there are some quieter spots.

Mirissa Point

A pretty location on the headland on the right side of Mirissa Bay. Good for Intermediate surfers. If there are strong cross-winds it can still work well, as it’s sheltered by the headland. The only downside is that there are sea urchins on the inside reef, so care and booties are needed on the way in and out. Kabalana: A good beginners beach-break with plenty of white water that can dump sometimes, with big swells on lower tides.

The Rock

At the west end of Kabalana beach is an A-frame known as “The Rock”. Good power, lefts and rights, and rides of up to 300m means that when it’s on, it’s crowded.

Weather / Temperature

Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)

Water temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 29°C (Winter)

Surf Story

Trapobane, where paradise is…Marco Polo well discovered the island of lions, delicious and sensitive.For the traveller-surfer who is discovering Asia, Sri Lanka is the perfect entrance way : elephants, jungle, Air conditioning, smiles, heat, rice-plantations, monitor lizards, temples, cinnamon, rainbows, warm rain, tea, coconut trees, Indian Ocean are mixed with regular and pleasant waves…
A trip on the Southwest coast spots : Hikkaduwa, Kogalla, Weligama…and you dream about slipping away towards the Southeast to meet Arugam Bay’s mythical left and its secret spots…


5th or 6th century B-C – The first Sinhala people arrive, probably coming from the North of India, and gradually take over the indigenous Vedda population who has almost disappeared today. 4th century B-C – expansion of the Sinhala kingdom of Anuradhapura. Mahinda, the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka’s son, will spread the teaching of Buddha on the island.
11th century – the King Vijayabahu the 1st gives Anuradhapura away and chooses Polonnaruwa as the capital.
1505 – Portuguese Lorenço de Almeida lands in Colombo and takes the control of the spices and cinnamon’s negotiation.
1658 – The Dutch, requested by Kandy, cast out the Portuguese and settle in the island.
1796 – The British come and will succeed in annexing the kingdom of Kandy in 1815.
1802 – Ceylon becomes the crown’s colony.
1948 – The island becomes a dominion in the British Commonwealth. The first independent government is formed by D.S Senanayake, the United National Party (UNP) leader.


The island goes 353 km from North to South. The main mountainous chain is surrounded by a coastal plain. The highest summit is the Piduratalagala (2 524 m) but Adam’s peak (2 224 m) where the Mahaweli river rises, is more impressive.
In the Northwest of the country, Mannar’s island, connected by a bridge, is almost attached to South India (away from about 50 km) by a long succession of sand-banks and islets that forms Adam’s bridge.Nature is magnificent and abundant; the people are beautiful, generous and welcoming.
A lotus flower as a welcome greeting, a sun ray as a smile…
The former Ceylon: a simple drop of water falling from India? Not at all: if both countries have the same spiritual universe, however they have known very different historical, religious, social and economic changes.


No need for a visa for stays of less than a month but a passport valid 6 months after the day of entry, and a return ticket as well. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s capital.

Sinhalese is spoken by most of the people and with Tamil is the official language.
The alphabet, absolutely impossible to understand for non-trained people has only 50 letters or so.Tamil, spoken by a quarter of the population, is much alike the Southern Indians one. It is often used by the Muslims of the island. Fortunately, English, spoken by about 15% of the population allows communicating almost everywhere.

Be careful to common parasitic Asian diseases (malaria, dengue fever, lymphatic filariasis, typhus). Bring an anti-mosquitoes spray adapted to tropical regions, to use day and night. A mosquito-net soaked up with insecticide will be an excellent protection for the night.
Do not drink the tap water (be careful to ice cubes) and avoid eating raw vegetables.
A minimum of protection should prevent you from stomach aches. Be careful of coral cuts and snakes and jellyfish bites.
It is also practised in Sri Lanka, a traditional medicine with plants, the ayurvedic medicine.

GMT + 4.30 hours in winter, + 3.30 hours in summer.

Typically tropical. From May to August, the Southwest monsoon (Yala’s season) crosses the coast regions from South to West and the mountains knowing a dry season from December to March.
From October to January, during Maha’s season, the Northeast monsoon flows into the North and the East of the island. In October and November, rains and thunderstorms are common everywhere.
Whatever the month of the year is, a part of the island takes advantage of the nice season.

Cars and motorcycles to rend are more and more common.
The driving side is the left one, and the traffic is dangerous: stretchy roads, many bikers, pedestrians and animals.
You can rent a car with a driver for a day or a round trip in the island for several days: if you are many, rates are reasonable.
There is no lack of taxi cabs and rickshaws, but set a price down before leaving.

The former colonial British metric system is still used and miles (no kilometers) as well on some roads.
Electricity is 230-240 V, 50 Hz; plug-ins with three round connections. You can easily find an adaptor over there.

Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR), different from the Indian Rupee, can be divided into 100 cents. In 2005: 1€ = about 115 rupees. Euros can be changed everywhere even if the US dollar remains the reference currency the most used to show prices, especially in hotels.
Banks are usually open from 9.AM to 1.PM (sometimes until 2.30 or 3.PM) from Monday to Friday. Some are open on Saturday morning, but it is rare. Closed on Sundays and holidays (there are many).Changing in banks is possible in every big city and little one that have a tourist interest.
It is possible to exchange in almost every hotel with a slight low rate. When leaving the country, if you have some change left, it is possible to exchange into dollars at the airport, even after passing customs in the first floor. But you need an exchange receipt so keep at least one. Credit cards are accepted in most institutions.
Many banks have now their own ATM machines and accept Visa in Colombo, Kandy and the tourist areas. But they remain unusual.
Be careful to the commission fee deducted for every operation and changing according to your bank.

Price from

490€ for 7 nigths

Price includes

7 Nights - Price per person - based on Double Room -2pers- - Breakfast included

Rates & Packages

Prix / Types de Chambre
Price / Rooms Types
Single use
Usage unique
Double use
2 personnes
Triple use
3 personnes
5-8 persons
5-8 personnes
Room 1 : Ground Level Pool Double.
Chambre 1 : Double
60€ 70€
Room 2 : Upper level Superior Double.
Chambre 2 : Double
120€ 130€
Room 3, 4, 5 : Upper level Mezzanine Rooms.
Chambres 3, 4 et 5 : Mezzanine
110€ 120€ 100€
Room 6 : Family Mezzanine Room.
Chambre 6 : Chambre familiale, mezzanine
180€ 190€ 210€
Room 7 : Family Room.
Chambre 7 : Chambre Familiale
180€ 190€ 210€
Room 8 : Ground Level Garden Double.
Chambre 8 : Double
100€ 110€

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