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BETWEEN THE ROUTINE


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Coming from the chaos of Bali’s ever expanding area of Canggu, to the low-key, mellow pace of Ahangama in Sri Lanka was a deep breath of fresh air… like taking life down a few notches for a little while. Waking up to the whistling of the birds and the bread trucks, a sunrise yoga or

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Guest Series, Video

Guest experince – Nina


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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have American guest Nina Alpert come stay with us at Sunshinestories. During her stay, she was happy enough to answer questions about her time and travel through Sri Lanka after recent terror attacks.   How’d you find out about Sunshinestories? Seven months ago I typed “best

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Travel Advice

Is it safe to visit Sri Lanka right now?


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One month has passed since the devastating terror attacks that struck Sri Lanka. Our condolences go out to everyone affected and those who lost a loved one. No words can make up for this unjust act. With this blog post, we hope to explain the situation in Sri Lanka as it is right now from

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Sunshinestories Family

Surf coach Kavishka


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Kavishka is one of Sunshinestories earliest surf coaches, he rides a variety of different surfboards from fish’s to logs and anything in between which makes him one of the most knowledgeable surf coaches here. Let’s find out a bit more about the grommet. Name: Kavishka Deshan Age: 20 Home town: Weligama   How did you find out about

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The retreat

Life around the frangipani tree


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We have the Swedish photographer Agnes Maltesdotter with us this week and it’s so fun and inspiring to see what and how she captures everything around us. It’s like she managed to capture the essence of after surf chill around our courtyard. Books and surfboards. How good is it to relax with a book after

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To Do Around Us

A guide to Galle Fort


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We did a little Galle guide two years ago but so much has happened the past few years that we felt a new one was in place. For this post, we’ll focus on the fort alone. There’s much more to Galle than the fort but let’s take that in another post. To read more about how

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To Do Around Us

Ahangama – a walk in our village


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Sunshinestories is located in the village of Ahangama on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Nestled between Koggala and Mididgama, Ahangma can go unnoticed while passing through but if we’re lucky enough to have you stay with us while you’re in Sri Lanka here’s what you might find on an evening stroll through the village

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Sunshinstories Family

Meet Lachlan – our resident photographer


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Lachlan joined our team last season and spent his first months shooting our guests before he moved on to shoot the more creative assignments. When he came back home to Sunshinestories after his little detour to Morocco he rejoined the team as a content creator. This year he’s been interviewing monks, made a new Sunshinestories movie

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Community

Life advice from a Monk


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Earlier this week our resident photographer Lachlan Dempsey went down too Sunshinestorie’s local temple here in Weliwatta to have a quick interview and grab a bit of advice from head monk Wimalarathana here’s how it went down. Name? Ranne Wimalarathana  How long have you been a monk? I have been a monk for 35 years and head

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The retreat

Sunshinestories in 1 minute


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We have been dreaming about a short clip that sums up everything Sunshinestories is about, and it’s finally here. 60 seconds, or 67 to be exact, of all things Sunshinestories.  Have a look below and head over to our booking page if you wanna see what packages we offer and available dates.  The movie is made by

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