Oshans Home – Guest House – Polhena, Matara, Sri Lanka

Explore the delights of Sri Lanka’s South Coast whilst staying in Osans Home. A quality guest house with a laid-back atmosphere and a perfect location.

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Oshan Kawinda – owner and host   @oshankawinda

Oshan’s Home, a hidden gem situated next to the picturesque Polhena Beach in Sri Lanka. Oshan has lived and worked in the area is is well known by tourists for his cool vibe and attention to detail. He has now opened his “Bed and Breakfast” next to Polhena Beach  and hosting some of the best BBQ’s in town!

Oshan Guest House

When you arrive at “Oshans Home” you are greeted with warm smiles and friendly faces. The guest house boasts four comfortable bedrooms, each equipped with its own bathroom, which offers privacy and convenience. The rooms are spacious and well-lit, with ample natural light streaming through the windows. The beds are large and comfortable, with mosquito nets and soft sheets that guarantee a good night’s sleep after a day filled with adventure. Each room is fitted with a large ceiling fan to keep you cool.

One of the highlights of Oshan’s Home is the owner himself, a real gem of a man. Oshan is a knowledgeable and experienced guest house owner, chef and snorkel guide. Oshan will take you on a snorkelling safari to some of the best spots on the Sri Lanka south coast. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced. Oshan will tailor the experience to your skill level, ensuring you have the time of your life. Bring your waterproof camera and make some great youtube and Instagram videos to increase you subscribers and following!

Oshan Snorkel Safari Tours

During the safari, Oshan will take you to sea turtle habitats and show you tropical fish, which makes for an unforgettable experience. The icing on the cake is the spectacular scenery that surrounds the surfing spots, with the azure blue water of the Indian Ocean. You will see some of the best and most stunning sunsets from the garden BBQ area that leave you breathless.


Great Food and BBQ with Oshan

But the excitement doesn’t end there. After a long day of surfing, you can retreat to Oshan’s Home and indulge in some of the best food in Sri Lanka. Oshan’s breakfasts are a feast for the senses, with freshly squeezed juice, seasonal fruit, homemade bread, and eggs cooked to perfection. The evening BBQs are equally impressive, with fresh seafood, marinated meats. There are  a variety of vegetarian options that cater to all dietary needs. All this whilst listening to some great reggae and feeling the vibe.

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Sri Lankan Batik by Ajith

Oshans father, Ajith, creates some of the best batik artwork in Sri Lanka, these are for decoration on the wall back at home or wonderful and colourful designs on tee shirts and beach clothing. His designs have been available for many years, starting with a beach shop in Madiha to now exporting online to the world.

Chilled Vibe

The atmosphere during dinner is laid-back, with good music and cool vibes that make you feel right at home. You can enjoy your meal under the stars, with the sound of the ocean providing the perfect soundtrack for your evening. The staff are attentive and accommodating, ensuring that you have everything you need to enjoy your stay.

Polhena Beach and Surfing 

Oshan’s Home is perfectly situated next to Polhena Beach, which is a paradise for nature lovers. The beach is known for its coral reefs, and if you are lucky, you can spot dolphins and whales that swim close to the shore. You can also take a stroll along the beach and explore the quaint surfing spots and local village all within easy walking or tuktuk rides.

Sri Lankan Adventure Tours

If you are looking for a bit of adventure, Oshan’s Home can arrange for you to go on a whale watching tour or visit one of the many cultural landmarks in the area. The team are both friendly and  knowledgeable about the local area and can provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your stay in Sri Lanka.

A great place to stay

So Sri Lanka, Oshan’s Home is a guest house that ticks all the boxes. With comfortable rooms, excellent food, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s the perfect base for exploring the beautiful surroundings of Polhena Beach. Oshan’s surfing safari is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Sri Lanka, and his passion and enthusiasm for the sport are infectious. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in Sri Lanka, look no further than Oshan’s Home.

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Serendipity Del Re Leone Hotel – Polhena – Madiha – Matara Sri Lanka

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Serendipity Del Re Leone Hotel  – Polhena  – Madiha  – Matara Sri Lanka

If you are looking for an upmarket, classy, boutique get-a-way then Serendipity Del Re Leone Hotel provides great accommodation in Polhena and Mahiha surf beaches in the quiet and peaceful village by the sea near Matara on the southern point of Sri Lanka.

The hotel building is wooden design and shows great architectural flair that whilst striking, blends in with the surrounding jungle, palms and beach. The rooms have been individually designed for comfort and relaxation whilst enjoying the awesome views. You definitely feel that you are in a traditional wood cabin by the sea rather than in a conglomerate hotel.

Madiha point is part of the outstanding view, where you will see some of the best surf in Sri Lanka. If you are looking to walk around quiet local beaches then this is the place for you. There is a myriad of narrow country roads each hosting country villas with delightful flowers and gardens. Everywhere is is within easy walking distance or hail a tuktuk and ride in natural fresh air style. Discover quaint local restaurants and shops that make for good shopping. Venture to Mirissa and explore the harbour and surf beach. If you fancy a sea trip – you should definitely go on one of the whale watching boat trips.

Included in the package are

  • on-site home cooking international restaurant.
  • free WiFi throughout the property
  • free private parking is also on site.
  • modern air conditioning
  • flat-screen TV

All rooms are fitted with a clean and tidy private bathrooms equipped with a bidet, vanity sink, mirror, electrical points and the features that you would expect from a modern boutique hotel.

There are many local attractions and Weherahena Buddhist Temple is just 7 km from Serendipity Del Re Leone, while Matara Fort is 3.6 km away. Also worth a visit is the tallest lighthouse in Asia – Dondra Lighthouse – 20 mins by tuktuk.

You will be welcomed by great staff who speak English, Italian and French. The staff are friendly and  handpicked by the hotel owner who is a great host and cares about standards..

The Doctor House Polhena Madiha Sri Lanka

tDH The Doctor House is the “in scene” for live music, drinks and real fire cooked pizza.

The Doctor House is named after and located in the 200-year-old colonial main building which originally served as an “natural medicine” Ayurveda hospital. Originally built in 1822, it has been handed down, generation after generation, through a long line of Ayurveda doctors and has now cared for by two Australian surfers.

The Dutch colonial style building is truly outstanding.Mysterious looks makes you wonder how many stories the walls could tell. This building was one of very few which survived the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and it’s strength has stood the test of time.

The building has been renovated with care and sympathy to it’s authenticity. Doctors House serves well as a meeting place for surfers and people who appreciate natural fineness.

There has been a focus on careful landscaping of the grounds surrounding The Doctor’s House, complementing the building’s origins and style.

The Doctor’s House offers

  • accommodation
  • restaurant (with a wood-fired pizza oven)
  • bars
  • surfing lessons
  • board hire
  • yoga classes
  • and much more

It is the ultimate hang out for people from all walks of life and the evening sunsets are amazing!

Madiha is a tranquil yet vibrant coastal village. B;essed with three great surf breaks of intermediate to advanced level. The lagoon opposite the Doctors House has tropical fish and is sheltered by the coral reef.

The neighbourhood is traditional Sri Lankan and the local people are welcoming. It is a popular little surf village, but without the overpowerig tourists like neighbouring Mirissa. One of the best things about this area is that we are not on the busy Galle Rd and we don’t have a railway line near us (which is very unique when compared to a lot of other areas on the South Coast). There are a few varying hotels and restaurants nearby and the village vibe is very chilled.

The highlight of dining at The Doctor’s House is having the freedom to hang out under the palm trees and take in the glorious sights offered by the Laccadive Sea. We have set up a very casual yet ambient dining area and it is spectacular in the afternoon and evening where the warm lights and relaxing tunes let you forget about the worries of the world.

Come by from 7:30am – 10am and enjoy our tasty breakfast! We have a tasty range of breakfast burritos and some lighter healthier options, including smoothie bowls and other refreshing snacks. We also serve a delicious range of healthy juices, fresh fruit smoothies, Italian roasted espresso coffee and oven baked treats and vegan goodies for all the sweet tooth’s out there!

The highlight of the menu is definitely the wood-fired pizza! The oven is firing daily from lunch through till dinner (12:30pm – 9pm). We offer some tasty alternatives to pizza, including salads, bowls and pasta. We also offer a delicious variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

The bar is open from 12pm – 11pm and we serve nice wine, tempting cocktails and the coldest beers on the south coast, so come by for a sunset drink and stay for a bite. We also have a daily happy hour!

We currently have 4 dorm rooms available (a 6 bed dorm and three 4 bed dorms). All dorms have unique shared outdoor bathroom facilities and they are complete with bunk beds, fans, mosquito nets and storage spaces. The buildings have been finished in a rustic style and there is a focus on the surrounding vegetation.

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