When the season gets going in November, there isn’t a single night of the week without a party being organised somewhere on Sri Lanka’s South Coast. Beach bars, cliff top bars, rooftop terraces, hotel lounges and some very special events will satisfy the nocturnal socialite within you. Here we’ve compile some of our favourite locations to inspire you about some of the best places to check out for late night drinks while on our Surf and Yoga Retreat at Nirbana, Ahangama.
Dance Until Sunrise Any Night of the Week on Sri Lanka’s South Coast
Tiki Bar and Clifftop Restaurant
Tiki Bar can be found at the end of a narrow jungle road that climbs up a quiet slope of a rocky headland at the north side of Weligama Bay. At first you’ll think you’re being abducted but as you get closer, the vibrations from the speakers will start to ease your fears. All of a sudden a security guard will open a door at the top of the cliff and you’ll find yourself amidst a pumping party with great DJ sets, tropical cocktails and a view that demands life’s gratitude. Watch the light of the moon shimmer across Weligama Bay, make new friends and dance with the passion of paradise. Fridays are the busiest and most happening.
Cafe Ceylon – Kabalana
Cafe Ceylon boasts a vast tropical garden maintained with expert diligence. The Friendly staff have honed their cocktail making skills and there’s a great stage area for live music, DJ sets and, of course, dancing. Opposite the beautiful sandy beach of Kabalana, go early and try some of their delicious food before things crank up a notch a the party really gets going. There’s not set night of the work for Cafe Ceylon parties as they are always original events drawing in some of the hottest live acts and DJs on the island. If you don’t fancy an all nighter then they also have more relaxed movie nights, afternoon markets, arts festivals, BBQ nights and much more. Check their social media feeds to see what’s on while you’re there.
By day, Mirissa is a tourist paradise with bars and restaurants lining the beautiful sandy beach and sparkling ocean. By night, there’s a party every night! The bars will take it in turns to host a beach rave that will attract people from Madiha, Weligama, Midigama, Ahangama and even Colombo. The energy is always frenetic and it’s impossible not to catch feels.