"Find your inner POE"

Camp Poe

Camp Poe is a unique boutique surf and yoga retreat based in Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Find your flow surfing, practising yoga, relaxing with artwork, enjoying music and discovering the beauties of Sri Lanka. Our goal is to deliver an exclusive and unforgettable experience for you. Whether this may be surfing that perfect wave, transforming your yoga practice or forging new friendships. We aim to achieve this in a luxury, affordable setting that is both socially and environmentally sustainable.
Our Story....
After travelling the world surfing dreaming of a sustainable life surrounded by beautiful people, offshore waves, sandy beaches, delicious food, breathtaking nature and inspiring wildlife, we arrived in Sri Lanka and never left...

We moved into our eden of relaxation in September 2015 and developed Camp Poe. With the help of of our local Sinhala family and friends from home. We set up 8 luxury tents, a surf hut, yoga shala and renovated the preexisting bungalows and atrium on site. We did this with the environment and local community in mind.

Camp Poe was originally named after the poet Edgar Allan Poe, to inspire creativity and freedom of expression. It has later come to mean "People of Earth," "Protect our Earth," "Peace on Earth" and recently named by one of our guests: "Place of Enlightenment."

We first opened in February 2016 to a camp full of friends and family and celebrated living in Sri Lanka. Our days were full of surfing, yoga, art and music. Over time, news spread about Camp Poe and we welcomed our first guests later that month.

Since then so much has happened here and now we want to share Camp Poe with you! Camp Poe upholds that the best travel experiences are co-created, so we encourage you to get involved with life here as much as possible, whether that may be leaning to surf with us, painting some designs around the camp, leading a class in something or just sharing with us your life and stories!

Looking forward to seeing you soon....
Accommodation
Accommodation

The Surf

The Surf
Sri Lanka's south coast is a paradise found for all surfers. The best waves arrive in October until mid May. From perfect sandy beaches for beginners, easy shore breaks for intermediates to great reef breaks for the experienced. There's a perfect wave for everyone.

For level one you are assured to having waves all year round. In the off season, there are still sheltered breaks on offer for the more experienced surfer. The Camp Poe team are surfing all year round and can find fun waves with you!

Surf guides are available, for more information please email us at camppoe@gmail.com

The Yoga

Yoga is a big part of Camp Poe. It is a great way to promote health, vitality and mindfulness.

We run sessions twice a day in our yoga shala set amongst luscious jungle and resident monkeys. Classes vary from Quantum Yoga, Classical Hatha, Slow Flow and Yin. We also run workshops including yoga for surfers and Kirtan chanting.

Camp Poe harbours a collection of yoga and meditation books for you to borrow during your stay.

Drop in classes are available for outside guests. Contact us at camppoe@gmail.com or contact Ben on +(94) 763736217
yoga sri lanka
Ben recently completed 500 hours teacher training with Lara Baumann who developed the Quantum Method of Yoga. Quantum Yoga is a method of personal practise optimization using Ayurveda, the Indian science of life, in its assessment.

According to Ayurveda, one's Prakriti, or nature is made up of three doshas, or body mind constitutions, being Pitta elementally described as fire, vata elementally described as air and kapha elementally described as earth and water.

Therefore, in order to bring about one's optimum state, which is a state of balance, the yoga practise focuses on either cooling and soothing to regulate pitta, grounding and strengthening to regulate vata or invigorating and energising to regulate kapha.

As quantum science has proven, anything practised with more awareness brings about greater transformative potential, therefore enabling the yogi to bring about the best practise for them! At Camp Poe we aim to teach you how to do this!

Poe's Packages
Learn to Surf
Arrival day Saturday
What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 5 surf lessons
- Unlimited board hire
- Transport to surf lessons
- Surfing photos
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi
-10 % service charge


Low season
1st May to 31st October
From $509 per person

Shoulder Season
1 November to 14th December, 16th January to 30th April
From $585 per person

Peak Season
15th December to 15th January
From $659 per person
Yoga Everyday
Arrival any day
What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 5 yoga lessons
-Kirtan chanting
-Yoga Library
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi.
-10 % service charge



Low season
1st May to 31st October
From $359 per person

Shoulder Season
1 November to 14th December, 16th January to 30th April
From $435 per person

Peak Season
15th December to 15th January
From $509 per person

Surf & Yoga
Arrival day Saturday
What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 5 surf lessons
- Unlimited board hire
- Transport to surf lessons
- Surfing photos
- 5 yoga lessons
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi
-10 % service charge

Low season
1st May to 31st October
From $559 per person

Shoulder Season
1 November to 14th December, 16th January to 30th April
From $635 per person

Peak Season
15th December to 15th January
From $709 per person

Yoga +
Arrival any day
What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 10 yoga lessons
- 2 yoga workshops
-Kirtan chanting
-Yoga Library
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi
-10 % service charge




Low season
1st May to 31st October
From $459 per person

Shoulder Season
1 November to 14th December, 16th January to 30th April
From $535 per person

Peak Season
15th December to 15th January
From $609 per person

Poe's Discoveries
Arrival day Saturday
What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 3 yoga lessons
- 3 surf lessons
-SUP tour
-SUP yoga
-Rain-forest trip
-Temple tour
-Tea plantation tour
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi
-10 % service charge

Low season
1st May to 31st October
From $559 per person

Shoulder Season
1 November to 14th December, 16th January to 30th April
From $635 per person

Peak Season
15th December to 15th January
From $709 per person





Advanced Surfing
Arrival day Saturday

What is included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 5 in house dinners
- 2 yoga lessons
- 5 surf lessons
-Video analysis
-Surfing photos
-Surf theory
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- Wi-Fi
-10 % service charge


Email us for more info:
camppoe@gmail.com
For accommodation & food please send us an email

Minimum 3 night stay

Please note: The tents have shared bathrooms, the jungle hut and bungalows have en-suite bathrooms. Shared accommodation is for 2 people.
FAQ
What is the Sri Lankan currency?
The national currency is Sri Lankan Rupees. You can exchange all major currencies in Colombo Airport or use an ATM. There are ATMS located in the towns surrounding Camp Poe.
Do I need a visa to visit Sri Lanka?
Yes. You can get a tourist visa on arrival for US$35 or book one in advance at www.eta.gov.lk
How do I get to Camp Poe?
You will need to fly to Colombo Airport and from there you will need to get to Ahangama (133km).
An airport transfer is by far the quickest and easiest. We can organise this for you if you notify us by email. The transfer will cost $75 per taxi and will take approximately 3 hours.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can make your own way to the camp via bus. You will need to get a tuk tuk/taxi to Negombo then get a bus to Matara followed by a bus to Ahangama.
What shall I bring?
  • Warm water surf attire (board shorts, bikini, rash vest)
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Beach towel
  • Light weight clothing
  • Light weight rain jacket
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hawaiian shirt
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Travel insurance
    What is the cancellation policy?
    • The guest may cancel the booking at any time before arrival by sending us a cancellation email.
    • A cancellation email shall be valid on the date in which it is received by Camp Poe.
    • Where the guest writes an cancellation email, Camp Poe shall be entitled to retain all or part of the deposit as follows: - Camp Poe shall retain 25% of the deposit where the guest cancels the booking more than 28 days from and including the Departure Date. - Camp Poe shall retain 50% of the deposit where the guest cancels the booking 14-28 days (inclusive) from and including the Departure Date. - Camp Poe shall retain the full deposit if the guest cancels the booking less than 14 days before arrival. - Camp Poe shall retain the full deposit if the guest leaves prior to the arranged departure date.
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    Matara Road, Ahangama,
    Southern province,
    Sri Lanka


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