South West Coast

Below are a few of the excursions we can offer in this area from north to south:

  • Kaluthara Bodiya (dagoba) - this is situated at Kaluthara on the banks of the Kalu Ganga (River). It is huge and is unusual in that it is hollow and you can go inside. Above the windows (from which you get a good view of the river), the walls are lined with frescoes of the life of Lord Buddha.
  • Boat ride on the Bentota River – to see the mangroves and wildlife
  • Turtle hatchery at Kosgoda - to see 1, 2 and 3 day old baby turtles which are released into the sea at night.
  • Boat ride on the Madu Ganga River at Balapitiya - there are many islands in the river, some inhabited so is a chance to see Sri Lankan life, as well as lots of wildlife and mangroves.
  • Mask Museum at Ambalangoda to see the devil masks
  • Moonstone mine at Mitiyagoda- you can see the ancient practices of gem mining. There is also a cinnamon garden.
  • Turtle hatchery at Kosgoda - to see 1, 2 and 3 day old baby turtles which are released into the sea at night.
  • Dutch Fort at Galle – the fort was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 to house spices. You can walk around the fort within an hour and a half visiting the New Oriental Hotel, National Museum, the Dutch church, the clock tower, the lighthouse and some old colonial buildings.

South West Coast Hotels

This medium-sized hotel, originally designed by the renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa has a distinct colonial feel to as it is designed on an 18th century Dutch village but has all the contemporary fi...

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This medium sized hotel sits on the peninsular where the Kalu Ganga (river) meets the sea, so on one side there are views of the lagoon and on the other views of the Indian Ocean. Having been totally...

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This large hotel, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa, is situated between the Indian Ocean on one side, with a fantastic golden beach, and the Bentota River on the other side. It is well known for i...

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This hotel was formerly designed by Geoffrey Bawa, one of Sri Lanka’s leading architects and following a recent refurbishment has come well and truly up to date but without losing the elegance o...

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This lake resort is a 10 minute drive inland from Hikkaduwa and overlooks a beautiful lagoon where there is an abundance of stunning wildlife (as well as a variety of birds for those bird spotters amo...

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La Maison Nil Manel is a stunning colonial style small boutique hotel with 6 rooms exquisitely decorated with superb antiques from the Portuguese, Dutch and British former colonies with vibrant silks....

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This is a beautiful small boutique hotel about 10 minutes inland from Bentota in a peaceful location in the village of Kommala. The Doctors House is a 150-year old Walauwa (manor house where the Ayurv...

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This hotel was originally a colonial bungalow dating back to the 19th century but having been renovated it is now an extremely elegant boutique hotel which retains many of its original architectural f...

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The Reef is located at Wadduwa some 2hrs south of Colombo Airport. This luxurious and spectacular villa has to be one of the most sublime beach villas that Sri Lanka has to offer. This is a totally id...

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Rock Villa is a beautiful converted 170 year-old Walauwa (Manor House) which sits in 2.5 acres of tropical gardens. Having been a totally renovated and upgraded very recently, together with the additi...

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This large hotel is situated 2 hours south of Colombo airport in a beautiful location at Wadduwa. It was originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa but has been substantially upgraded and added to on the la...

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