Villa Holiday in Sri Lanka: Travelling The South Coast
Sun drenched expanses of soft sand, pale green paddy fields, plenty of wildlife and cultural sites combine to make Sri Lanka’s southern coast worthy of exploration on your villa holiday. The region homes some of the most sought after luxury villas in Sri Lanka, from secluded inland escapes to beachfront surf pads. In this article, we’ll cover some tips for travelling Sri Lanka’s South Coast.
Places to visit across Sri Lanka’s South Coast
- Galle Fort
- Bundalala National Park
- Whale watching in Mirissa
Visit Galle Fort
Galle is arguably the gateway to the south of Sri Lanka. The Galle Dutch Fort is an iconic landmark that continues to define the city. Going for a leisurely stroll along the Galle Fort’s Ramparts will let you enjoy a whiff of the city’s characteristic charm. Capture stunning views of the turquoise Indian Ocean below the fort and explore the cobblestoned streets on foot. The streets in the Galle Fort area are lined with boutique stores selling various goods, jewellery shops, cafés and fine dining restaurants as well as local Sri Lankan restaurants that sell inspired dishes.
Bundalala National Park
The many lagoons, waterways, and greenery in Bundala create a sustainable home for birds, lizards, crocodiles, elephants, giant squirrels, civets and plenty of other wildlife. The period between December to March is the ideal time to visit Bundala National Park. Greater Flamingos visit Bundala to escape the winter weather. The park is, in fact, a vital winter escape for migratory birds which makes it a must visit for those who want to discover wildlife on their South Coast travels.
Whale Watching in Mirissa
In spite of its popularity, Mirissa has somewhat retained its air of tranquility. This beach destination is also a famous whale and dolphin watching spot. The Whale watching season falls between the months of November to April. The world famous and super magnificent endangered blue whales are not too infrequent swimmers in the waters of Mirissa and attract people from all over the world year on year. Apart from that, you will be able to spot sperm whales, killer whales, dolphins and close to 40 other species that live off the coast close to Mirissa.
Luxury Villas on Sri Lanka’s South Coast
- Claughton House, Tangalle
- Talalla House, Talalla
- Red Cliffs, Weligama
- Skye House, Habaraduwa
- Villa Serendipity, Koggala
- Boundary House, Galle
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