Koggala, Unawatuna and Weligama are the most famous of beaches around the Galle area. The wide curving picturesque bay of golden beach is protected by a natural reef. This part of the coast is famous for its stilt fishermen. It is one of the beautiful scenes of this part of the country to watch each fisherman as he sits on his pole firmly embedded in the sea floor with a back-drop of the setting sun.
Recommended Sri Lanka Tours
Places: Negombo (1 day) → Sigiriya (2) → Kandy (2) → Galle Fort (1) → Colombo (1) → Male (4)
Tour Highlights: Beach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco Dining, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rock Fortress, Rock Paintings...
A modern minimalist boutique hotel characterised by sweeping ocean views, verandahs, hidden courtyards; The Frangipani Tree affords simplistic intimate luxury with just 10 suites spread among 4 villas.
Enjoy a serene Boat Ride/Safari along the Mahamodara River, Galle area, lined with magnificent mangroves and a quiet little village patch off the river. See paddy fields, lotus-filled ponds, and marshy vegetation cohabited by multitudinous birds, several monitor lizards and the erratic, but often seen purple-faced leaf monkey.
Sri Lanka is a global top spot to see Blue and Sperm whales. 27 species of marine mammals can be found on the island’s coast. Be amazed by Blue whales, the largest animals on earth, who feed on krill, and Sperm whales, the largest carnivore mammals, who feed on squid and octopus. Killer whales, pilot whales and dolphins can also be spotted in action during a whale watching trip in one of the deep-sea fishing boats off the east coast.