Headland at sunset at Cape Weligama Sri Lanka

South Coast

About

Sri Lanka’s south coast is famous for its wonderful climate, spectacular beaches, and warm hospitality.

Most visitors to the island fly into Colombo International Airport which is about a 4-hour drive away from the southern beaches and the sprinkling of exceptional places to stay.  Naturally, we will organise both your flights and transfers for you, and help you decide where to stay – or which combination of places to stay.

We are recommending just three wonderful hotels here, including  two Aman Resorts:

  • Amangalla – located within the ramparts of 17th century Galle Fort
  • Amanwella – a spectacular beach resort further east along the south coast, near Tangalle
  • The Fortress – stylish colonial beachside hotel in Galle with excellent Ayurvedic treatments
  • Cape Weligama – luxury resort
  • Chena Huts – luxury boutique nature resort
  • Anantara Peace Haven – luxury family beach resort
  • Talalla Retreat – budget yogi heaven (and great for surfers)

We would highly recommend staying at more than one of these properties during your visit to the island.

Useful information

Flight times

Flying time from London:  Just under 11 hours direct flight to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.

Currency

Sri Lanka Rupees

Time difference

GMT +5.5 hours

Visa requirements

All visitors to Sri Lanka require a visa. You can obtain a short stay visa (up to 30 days) via an online visa process

Weather

Climatically speaking, the driest months in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.  Though this can be extended to encompass September through to April.

Low-lying coastal regions, such as around Galle and Tangalle, have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year.

When to travel

Where to stay

Aerial view of the complex at Chena Huts Sri Lanka

Chena Huts is a luxurious new addition to Sri Lanka's deep south, perfect for those seeking tranquility and the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature....

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Infinity pool at Tri Lanka Sri Lanka

Discreetly situated in magnificent tropical gardens, Tri Lanka is a new luxury boutique eco-friendly hotel with wonderful views over beautiful Koggala lake....

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Parasols and clouds reflected in infinity pool at the Fortress Sri Lanka

The Fortress, Galle cleverly mixes modern design with Dutch and Portuguese architectural heritage, creating a modern resort set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean...

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Pool at at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka

Set on magnificent Talalla Beach, this great value yoga and surfing destination on Sri Lanka's south coast, is the perfect place to get away from...

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pool exterior at anantara peace haven resort sri lanka

Hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka's southernmost coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is set in a superb location....

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Suriyawatta is a gorgeous 5 bedroom private residence on the south coast with in-house chef and house keeper, swimming pool, and lawned gardens leading down...

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Walatta House Sri Lanka

Designed to perfectly reflect a fusion of architectural and natural elements, 3 bedroom Walatta House is noted for being one of the most distinctive villas...

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Pool and view at Amanwella Sri Lanka

Located in a mature coconut grove fronting a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, Amanwella is a seaside resort offering 30 contemporary suites, each with private plunge pool...

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Swimming pool at Amangalla Sri Lanka

Located within the walls of the historic 17th century Galle Fort, Amangalla is a stunning boutique hotel with just 25 individually styled rooms....

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residence pool and garden at Cape Weligama Sri Lanka

A superb luxury resort on Sri Lanka's south coast with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, about 30 minutes from historic Galle....

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Point Sud Sri Lanka

Tucked away on top of a hill and overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean, Point Sud is a truly unique 5 bedroom luxury villa on Sri...

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