Camp Poe is positioned within walking distance to some of the best beaches and variety of surf breaks for all level of surfers found in the country. A short stroll to our colourful beach side town of Ahangama. The perfect escape to see local markets, cafes and restaurants, hip bars and funky clubs. Snap a pic or two of the unique stilt fisherman only found in this unique part of the world. This fast growing destination is quickly becoming a favourite and the location in the South West Coast of Sri Lanka for both tourists and expats alike.
Our camp is nestled within a lush tropical garden only a short stroll to the beach and numerous surf breaks. The central pavilion, a collage of art and the pool entertaining area is a place of great vibes and where we come together, eat and socialize. Surrounding this is a mixture of dorms, glamping tents, a jungle hut, tree house and bungalows. When you're not surfing, you might find yourself at home listening to music, writing, painting, or simply relaxing around the pool. Wonder barefoot, explore your creative side and share our inner oasis.
Camp Poe is passionate about surfing especially if you are dreaming about your very first wave. Our local and international team of coaches and photographers come with a wealth of knowledge ensuring your journey is guided with the most invaluable experience. We cater from beginners to advancing surfer. If you would love a private surf guide or directions where to find the perfect waves we are here to assist you. Our camp is centrally positioned within all the best surf breaks the South has on offer.
Yoga is a reminder to feel deeply into the powerful rhythm that moves us every day. Surrounded by luscious jungle, our yoga shala encapsulates a space where you will connect and grow. For the yoga curious or seasoned alike, be guided into daily practices of meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and yoga by our in-house yogis or teachers from around the globe, our Kula (community) of Yoga Alliance registered teachers, sharing their knowledge and passion with you. The perfect antidote to surfing and being in the space of an uplifting, supportive and welcoming community.
The Music & Art
At Camp Poe we love creativity, music and art which are infused into our souls. Participate in an afternoon soiree Art class accompanied with a beverage or two, find a wall space, feel into your creative energy and leave your imprint. You might find yourself spinning tunes on vinyl pool side or elevating your DJ skills for the very first time. Wherever you may be let yourself go into the rhythm of sound and creation. Our weekly music circle combines traditional local drumming with guided by our in-house music director. Take the challenge! Nothing to lose! Everything to gain!
Step away from your daily routine and take your work with you to a culturally rich and vibrant destination. Take your work or passion project with you as you travel. In the heart of Ahangama, Hari Hari House is an open and light-filled co-working space with ocean views is the first of its kind in the southern province of Sri Lanka. Grab a coffee and breeze through your emails. At the end of your working day, watch some of the most incredible sunsets from the open air rooftop bar. Marvel by the glorious setting sun to rejuvenated and inspired by relocating to the tropics of Sri Lanka.
Escape from the everyday, pause and unwind with our Poe Wellness treatments to nourish the mind, body and spirit. Using locally sourced products, carefully selected to create a completely holistic experience. Be soothed by our highly trained therapists in our collection of facials, massage, ayurvedic and reiki treatments.
The Home away from Home
A common phrase we hear quite often is “It's Great to be Home” from our returning guests, who become our friends….. Our global community travels from all parts of the world, coming to immerse themselves in a Camp Poe experience. There are friends, there is family, and there are friends that become family… “Please make yourself at Home”
From breakfast, lunch and dinner, from mocktails to cocktails Poe Cafe has you covered. Nourish your soul with our healthy, local ingredients that are satisfyingly and delightfully curated. Our menu is conscious and created for all your dietary needs. Devour in Sri Lankan and international cuisines, vegetarian and vegan meals crafted by our wonderful Chefs. On Thursday and Friday, we close the kitchen, allowing you the opportunity to sample one of the local restaurants. Ask us about our favourites!
When you're not in the ocean catching waves or in the yoga shala practicing some moves, venture out a little further and discover some of the amazing wonders of the South. Take a walk through the historical Unesco World Heritage site of Galle Fort, paddle your way around our local inland island for a wildlife adventure on a Stand-Up Paddleboard, jump in a Tuk Tuk and experience a tea plantation tour, hop on a boat to be mesmerised by the sight of a gigantic blue whale or buckle yourself in on a wild elephant safari at Udawalawe National Park.
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We are looking forward to meeting you soon!!