Free-spirit sanctuary

Resplendent Ceylon launches new brand Reverie, with two new properties opening on the island’s south coast.

Photography by Resplendent Ceylon

07 February 2023


Sri Lanka’s spectacular coastline offers palm-fringed bays and sweeping stretches of rolling waves lapping gently onto warm sandy beaches.

It’s the place for every type of beachgoer to surf, relax and enjoy the Sri Lankan beach culture. Along this picturesque coast, Reverie has opened two boutique properties. Kayaam House in Tangalle will open in January 2023, and Ahu Bay in Ahungalla in February 2023. The properties are just two hours apart.

Perched on Ahungalla Point between two secluded bays on the south-west coast is Ahu Bay, a relaxed beach house for free spirits, made up of a collection of four suites and three three-bedroom beach villas, available either on a rent-by-the-room or exclusive use basis. Pared-back, rustic interiors will feature neutral sandy tones, rattan furniture, recycled wood accents and plenty of natural greenery.

A casual all-day dining venue that will serve Sri Lankan and international favourites, surrounded by manicured lawns, beach cabanas, a Sanctuary Spa and a shimmering infinity swimming pool.


Kayaam House, situated on the south coast in Tangalle, is a spiritual sanctuary in a secluded spot just steps from the vast Indian Ocean, home to six Ocean Rooms, two Palm Suites and a chic, Bawa-inspired 20-cover restaurant and bar.

The Kayaam House journey focuses on restoration and recovery with wellness as a key part of every guest experience.

The Sanctuary Spa will feature a treatment room with therapies based on traditional healing methods, using hyperlocal herbs and spices, while guests can find additional opportunities to bathe in nature at the outdoor yoga pavilion or at the far-reaching infinity pool.

Expertly curated by the local team, each of Reverie’s properties will offer soulful experience menus that offer guests the chance to completely, mindfully and respectfully immerse themselves into Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage.

These openings will closely be followed by a third property, Kelburne Estate, set to open in December 2023 as a collection of hillside cottages in the tea-carpeted mountains of Haputale.



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