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south coast

south coast sri lanka

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

Most visitors to the island fly in to Colombo International Airport which is about a 4 hour drive away from the southern beaches and the sprinkling of eceptional 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:

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

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Weather & Seasons

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.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  Just under 11 hours direct flight to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. 
  • Currency:  Sri Lanka Rupees
  • Language:  Sinhalese, Tamil and English
  • Visa requirements:  Required, see below
  • Time difference:  GMT +5.5 hours

Visa

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

Inoculations

Please consult your doctor for advice on all medical matters relating to travelling in Sri Lanka.

chena huts

chena huts


south coast, sri lanka    all inclusive per night from ¬£337

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

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tri lanka

tri lanka


south coast, sri lanka    5 nights half board from ¬£1,130

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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the fortress

the fortress


south coast, sri lanka    7 nights from ¬£1,220

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 and offering a truly luxurious destination on Sri Lanka's beautiful south coast.

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talalla retreat

talalla retreat


south coast, sri lanka    6 night yoga retreats from ¬£1,310

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 it all without breaking the bank.

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anantara peace haven

anantara peace haven


south coast, sri lanka    7 nights from ¬£1,349

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

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suriyawatta

suriyawatta


south coast, sri lanka    6 nights villa rental from ¬£1,500

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 to the beach.

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wetakeiya house

wetakeiya house


south coast, sri lanka    6 nights villa rental from ¬£2,010

Wetakeiya House is a beautifully furnished 3 bedroom villa on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Elegant and comfortable, it's a wonderful place to unwind in both luxury and privacy.

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walatta house

walatta house


south coast, sri lanka    6 nights villa rental from ¬£2,010

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 on the islandís South Coast.

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amanwella

amanwella


south coast, sri lanka    7 nights from ¬£2,085

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 and terrace.

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amangalla

amangalla


south coast, sri lanka    7 nights from ¬£2,085

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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cape weligama

cape weligama


south coast, sri lanka    7 nights from ¬£2,315

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

point sud


south coast, sri lanka    6 nights villa rental from ¬£3,860

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 Lanka's south coast.

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