South Coast

Below are a few of the excursions we can offer in this area, however you do need to know this coastline is quite long- these excursions go from west to east!

  • Dutch Fort at Galle – this is where they used to house the spices
  • Turtle hatchery – where you can see 1, 2 and 3 day old turtles
  • Boat trip on Koggala Lake – to see wildlife, cinnamon farm and temple
  • Whale watching from Mirissa – this will involve an early start as the boats leave at 6.30am but is well worth it as you may well see Blue and Sperm Whales (Killer Whales have also been seen in the area) as well as Spinner Dolphins and flying fish.
  • Hoo-maniya Blowhole nr Dikwella - when the seas are rougher (May to Nov) a jet of seawater of 50ft (15m) is sent into the air.
  • Turtle watching at Rekawa Beach watch green, hawksbill and occasionally even leatherback turtles come ashore between April to September
  • Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - comprises an area of coastal lagoons and mangroves which is rich in marine and other birdlife.

South Coast Hotels

This has to be one of the most exclusive hotels in Sri Lanka and fronts the most amazing crescent shaped beach. All the Suites enjoy varying views of the coconut grove and fabulous Indian Ocean and ar...

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A luxurious small boutique hotel set right by the beach. The hotel is made up of 3 villas which contain 7 suites. The hotel has the most fantastic infinity pool fringed with swaying palms. You cannot...

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Casa Colombo Collection is a brand new hotel opened in early 2015 and as such has all mod-cons. The hotel itself has a particularly innovative design style with elements of fun in its interior. Having...

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This is a luxury colonial beach villa which has 6 rooms all decorated in different designs so giving them all a very different feel. There are spectacular sea views from the terrace but unfortunately,...

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This is a small 10 bedroomed family run hotel in Mirissa, on the land-side by the Galle Road. The best beaches are a short tuk-tuk ride away from the hotel in Mirissa. The hotel’s restaurant s...

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This is a brand new luxurious townhouse which has been sensitively converted from historic buildings right in the heart of the Dutch Fort in Galle (17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site). This is a...

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The Fort Printers is an 18th century mansion right within the heart of the Dutch Fort in Galle, which has been restored into an elegant small private hotel yet retaining the original architecture. The...

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The Galle Fort Hotel began life as an 18th century villa and now offers fabulous accommodation that harks back to that colonial age with verandahs, courtyards (the main courtyard has a stunning pool)...

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This is a modern boutique style hotel that was opened at the end of 2013. It is located between Ahangama and Midigama, there isn’t much else around so will be more dependent on the hotel. It has...

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This is a small budget hotel that offers very good value for money if you are travelling on a limited budget and want to stay at a hotel next to the beach. You can swim between December and April and...

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This is a luxurious boutique hotel with 9 Suites, set in its own tea plantation about 15m minutes inland from the world famous Unawatuna beach. It is about 10km from Galle, the UNESCO World Heritage S...

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This is a very small boutique hotel that is right on the beach at Unawatuna. It only has 4 rooms so does have a very intimate feel to it. The rooms are chic and large and all have balconies. There is...

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This is located in a beautiful setting near Tangalle between Rekawa Lagoon and the sea and has a very laid back feel to it. The gardens extend to 5 acres and are full of many tropical trees. The hotel...

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This is a modern hotel which offers the best accommodation in Mirissa. It is located between the banks of the river and the Indian Ocean. Swimming in the sea is not advisable (due to strong currents)...

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This is a modern, spacious, budget hotel in Unawatuna that is right in the heart of the town which does offer incredible value for money yet also has that cosy feel to it. All rooms have their privat...

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This is a well-established eco-resort that has a very definite back to nature feel with its octagonal shaped wooden cabanas under swaying palms in a lush tropical garden. By their nature, the accommod...

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This is a laid back hotel that offers exceptionally good value for money and is perfect for those who just want to just get away from it all or take advantage of the yoga retreat or surf camp. There a...

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Thambapanni Retreat is a charming, small boutique hotel that has been recently totally renovated and upgraded in 2014. It really does offer very good value for money. The hotel itself is set in luxuri...

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This small budget hotel is right on the beach at Unawatuna, so there is no pool but you can swim safely all year round at Unawatuna. This is a lively hotel and does seem to be where young people gathe...

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This beautiful boutique hotel was opened in 2013 – it is set on a quiet headland just on the outskirts of Unawatuna. The headland itself is rocky so you cannot swim in the sea here but they have...

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This is a really lovely homely small boutique hotel in Unawatuna that is located in a quiet area of town. The hotel has 25 chalet style cabanas set in delightful tropical gardens. All the rooms have...

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This 5 star luxury hotel is one of Sri Lanka’s most famous hotels and year after year, gets international awards. Built in the style of Galle Fort (so has a blend of both Dutch and Portuguese in...

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The Frangipani Tree is an extremely elegant and luxurious boutique hotel situated right by the beach at Thalpe (which is about 30mins from Galle). Having been taken over by the Edwards Collection in 2...

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This is a delightful small luxurious boutique hotel that is on a headland overlooking the most glorious deserted beach and the Indian Ocean. The gardens slope down to the beach, where there is safe sw...

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