A home to things we love, an ode to things handmade.

 
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kip
/kɪp/

verb
to nap, the act of sleeping.

 
 
 
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A place to slow down and feel inspired

Surrounded by lush jungle and the sound of surf breaks, The Kip is our humble hideaway in the middle of the South Coast, home to all things slow, sustainable and creative.

the house

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The town of Ahangama, a little pocket of magical authenticity that has so far escaped globalisation and mainstream tourism. We’re passionate about it staying that way.

find us

 
 
 
 

Jungle life, beach life,
and everything in between.

 

Considered objects, placed with purpose

The Kip Shop, open Tue-Sun
8am-3pm

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Handpicked and chosen with love.

A small, carefully curated lifestyle store offering an assortment of slow, sustainable and artisanal goods from this little island and beyond.

 
 
 
 

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SLOW FOOD FOR THe COMMUNAL TABLE

Supporting health and sustainability for both our community and the planet, embodied through organic farming and a contemporary take on local produce.

the café

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A GATHERING PLACE

Lifestyle, workshops,
creative community.
Indulge in all that happens

the happenings

 
 
 
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First, there were two

Our story starts with dog cuddles, super glue
and a never ending game of charades.

The Kip Story

 
 
 
 
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Community characters

They’re part of the Kip family, just like the fascinating people that stay with us.

Meet the community

 

 

 
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We’re Earth Beings

Our ethos

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No plastic water bottles - free water refills and ceramic water.
Paper bags in bin liners
No single plastic in bathrooms. Bamboo straws and string bags in room

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Repurposed and DIY designs. Recycled wood - Wooden key chains. Sri Lanka challenges you to get creative and inventive.

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Health-oriented kitchen, sustainable for both the community and the planet. Organic market shopping in hill country, veggies patch, outdoor compost

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We’re doing our best to conserve energy, using solar hot water panels. Our rooms have no AC but effective overhead fans.

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Championing local craftsmen and artisans through locally sourced, handmade objects. Inclusive community.

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Rescue dogs Rubie, Delilah and Foxy. Soon-to-come chickens Shirley and Alfie.

 
 
 

“Sri Lanka’s best-kept secret”

Vogue US

 
 

A home, a haven, a special place.

Whether you’re seeking amazing waves, a taste of the slow life or timeout to be inspired, The Kip gives you access to the perfect combination of location, lifestyle and culture.

stay with us

 
 

Video credits: Phoebe Galloway Films for ZM Jewellery at The Kip.