News & Events

Abode is a living space more than just a hotel and we regularly host events to bring our community together. Whether it’s a yoga workshop, food tasting event or a live jazz concert, this is where you’ll find out all about it. We love sharing inspiring stories we hear about and people we meet here too. Oh and sometimes we get mentioned by our friends in the press which makes us feel all warm inside, check out some of our press coverage below.


Thanks to everyone who came along to the Yoga & Meditation morning at Abode Ahangama with the lovely Emma Sheridan and Jasmine Brand-Williamson –  AKA Luuna Collective. Based around the theme of heart opening, peace & compassion, it was also in the name good cause, with 50% of all sales donated to the Kind Hearted Lankans charity.


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.


When you travel, it is often the people you meet along the way that enrich your experience and leave lasting impressions. We were lucky enough to meet up with the inspiring family behind Quartier Collective at Abode Ahangama, our brand new hotel in Sri Lanka. In their own words:

 “We write about and photograph fascinating, inspiring families all over the world. By exploring the richness of family life in all kinds of geographies and contexts we are learning new ways to travel, and better experiencing our own life at home.”

You can find out more about their travels here.


We loved this story about an all-women surf club in Sri Lanka that is enriching the country’s burgeoning surfing scene while defying cultural expectations.

At 40, Kanesalingam Nahanthani is the oldest club member. The mother of four shares, “Surfing gives me a sense of freedom and happiness I’ve never experienced before. Now, I feel like I am part of the wider society, and not just a housewife.” With a grin, she adds, “I’m a surfer too.”You can find out more about their travels here.

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.

Abode Coverage