If you are visiting Sri Lanka, there is a good chance you will want to stay in a beach town for part of your visit.  While there are a few hotel options to choose from, make sure to add Lime & Co to your list.  The ambiance at Lime & Co can best be described as “boutique on a budget.” Located near Kabalana beach, it is the perfect accommodation for backpackers and budget travelers looking to relax and catch some surf.


Lime & Co consists of two attached villas. Each villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an open lounge, dining area, and kitchenette. You can choose between a double room with en-suite bathroom ($45/night) or one of the twin rooms with a shared bathroom ($30/night).

Amenities include free parking, toiletries, mosquito net (essential in Sri Lanka!) and a fan (another essential!).

The aesthetic is both minimalist and chic. The sea breeze provides air conditioning and the sun heats the shower, so eco-conscious folks (like us!) will be happy.


The hotel comes equipped with hammocks and a plunge pool.  We made good use of both to ensure full relaxation mode.

Next door to the hotel you will find the property’s café, Kanteen.  It offers up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at reasonable prices.  The menu changes daily but focuses on delicious, local Sri Lanka cuisine.  One night, Mike actually ended up ordering a second entrée because the first was so tasty!  Plus, there are not many restaurants within walking distance to Lime & Co, so the café is super convenient if you do not feel like cooking for yourself in the kitchenette.   


Kabalana Beach

Lime & Co is located in Ahangama, a relaxed town in the south of Sri Lanka.  It is most well-known for having some of the best surf in on the island.  But even if you are not a surfer, Kabalana beach is the perfect spot to soak up some sun.  Because the area is still undergoing development, it is not yet overrun by tourists, thus we practically had the beach to ourselves!

On the other hand, if you are looking for a bit more liveliness or just want to explore the area, you can easily access other neighboring towns such as Kogalla, Unuwatuna, and Galle via a short tuk-tuk ride. 

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We were invited as guests by Lime & Co. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. All opinions are our own.