Surf the Sri Lankan Wave: New Surfing Hotel Opening for 2018

Cantaloupe Hotels Group

Since its announcement as an official sport for Toyko 2020, surfing has continued to grow in popularity as an exhilarating sport that can be enjoyed in some of the world’s most striking settings. An alternative to traditional surfing destinations such as Bali and Australia, Cantaloupe Hotels is positioning Sri Lanka as a world-class surfing destination with the opening of their luxury specialist surf hotel and new surfing experiences.

Expected to open towards the end of 2018 in Midigama on the south coast, Cantaloupe Hotels luxury specialist surfing hotel and surf school Cantaloupe Veralu Verala will encapsulate the spiritual home of Sri Lankan surfing. Surrounded by the pure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a year-round surfing destination and marine tourism paradise making it the perfect location for such a niche hotel concept.

Also located at two of its hotels in Galle for the 2017/18 winter surfing season and in partnership with the world’s largest surf travel network, The Perfect Wave, Cantaloupe Hotels is welcoming guests to the golden beaches that line the Indian Ocean to offer a series of exciting Sri Lankan surfing packages for experienced surfers and beginners alike.


The launch of the “Surf Experience” packages follows the recent unveiling of Cantaloupe Hotels Group’s “Big Blue” packages, which include whale-watching trips and other sustainable oceanic experiences.

The group’s first boutique hotel, Cantaloupe Aqua, opened in Talpe in 2013, and was followed a year later by Cantaloupe Levels in Rumassala. Cantaloupe Hotels Group’s expansion will continue in the coming months, with two new properties scheduled to launch in 2018. These include Cantaloupe Veralu Verala, a hip 18-room boutique hotel in Midigama, which will feature the new Surf School.

SURFING EXPERIENCE: Running until April 2018, guests can enjoy seven nights at Cantaloupe Aqua from £1,125 based on two people sharing. Includes surfing lessons, professional guide services, shuttle services to Sri Lanka’s top surfing spots, airport transfers and free Wi-Fi. Book online at, email or call +94 11 722 1485.

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