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Galle Fort was established by the Portuguese in the C15th, and was completed by the Dutch 100 years later. The British came in the C18th, and in 1988 it was designated a World Heritage Site.

Tour of Galle Fort

Galle Fort was established by the Portuguese in the C15th, and was completed by the Dutch 100 years later. The British came in the C18th, and in 1988 it was designated a World Heritage Site.

Visit the Ramparts around sunset, and enjoy the retail therapy that is available!

Whale Watching

Between December and April, take a boat trip to see these amazing creatures just an hour or so off the southern coast. Whilst out spotting Blue Whales or Sperm Whales, you may well see Spinner Dolphins and Bottle Nosed Dolphins. A truly enthralling experience.

Boat Trip

Take a boat trip on Koggala Lake for approximately two hours, visiting Talathuduwa Temple Island, followed by a Spice Garden. Then back in the boat and on to a small island where you will meet a couple who harvest cinnamon. Finally in the boat you circle a Bird Sanctuary before returning across the Lake for the tuk tuk ride back to the hotel.

Bike Ride

Explore the area on bicycles, and experince the real Sri Lanka. We can arrange an escorted bike ride down to the coast, via paddy fields, finshing up at Wijaya for a swim and a cocktail.

Tea Trail

Visit nearby Handunugoda Tea Estate, to discover what goes in to making your favourite cuppa! Tour the factory, have a sample tasting and even see their speciality White Tea!

Cookery Class

For those interested in learning more about Sri Lankan Rice and Curry, our Chefs will be happy to conduct a cookery class. Using recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, this is a truly fascinating experience

Rain Forest

Visit one of the world's 21 Biodiversity Hot Spots - Kanneliya Rainforest,  The forest complex designated as a biosphere reserve in 2004 by UNESCO. The Kanneliya complex is the last large remainning rainforest in Sri Lanka.  

Scuba Diving

There is a diving centre in Unawatuna, and also at Hikkaduwa, where you can explore an old shipwreck. Best months for diving are December through to April.

Surfing

For beginners, Weligama Bay is a great place to learn to surf and there are some good instructors. For the more experienced, there are plenty of other beaches in the area, renowned for their surf.

Udawalawe National Park

Visit Udawalawe National Park, which was created in 1972 to provide habitat for wild animals, especially elephants. Covering 120 square miles, the park is inhabited by a herd of approx 250 elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds

Temples

There are literally hundreds of Buddhist temples in the area, the most interesting being Yatagala and Kataluwa. Well worth a visit, especially on Poya (full moon day).

Yoga

We have a lovely Yoga paviilon, nestling amongst the tea, and the perfect location for an early morning yoga session. We have mats and blocks, and we can arrrange for a local instructor to guide you.