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Make a holiday rental homes or villas in South Coast of Sri Lanka your home away from home

The appeal of holiday to the South Coast of Sri Lanka is undeniable. The stunning sandy coves that decorate the South Coast of Sri Lanka are indescribably endearing, and the whole coast has a very subdued, peaceful atmosphere, as most of the tourist crowds flock to the west coast. There are 130km of stunning beaches along this stretch of coast, with picture perfect scenes at almost every turn.

Things to do on holiday in the South Coast of Sri Lanka

Escaping to the South Coast of Sri Lanka is an absolutely magnificent option for the perfect beach holiday in the blazing sunshine. Tourist crowds are brilliantly sparse, and not due to a lack of Sri Lanka tourist attractions either. There are more secluded little bays than you could possibly find in two weeks, but you will no problems in finding an idyllic spot to relax on the beach under the shade of a palm tree. The South Coast of Sri Lanka is a surfing, scuba diving and swimming paradise, with the warm seas providing comfortable swimming conditions, plentiful marine life and excellent surfing conditions in places. In fact, the Unawatuna Reef on the South Coast of Sri Lanka is home to more species of marine animal that the Great Barrier Reef, and visibility is second to none.

Inland, the South Coast of Sri Lanka is home to the two most important national parks on the island. The Yala West National Park is the ideal place for safaris on foot, letting you see the true nature of the island first hand. You can even stay in a tree-top house in the park for an eco-friendly stay. Situated on the edge of the park is Sri Lanka’ holiest temple, the Kataragama, a Hindu Temple, which is a fantastic place to visit in July and August during the full moon when the Perahera Festival takes place.

Places to visit on holiday in the South Coast of Sri Lanka

Galle is Sri Lanka’s most impressive town. Steeped in history and still surrounded by the 16th century defensive walls built by the Dutch, which protected the city from the worst of the tsunami, Galle offers visitors a sensational amount of entertainment and place of interest to explore. A holiday home or villa in Galle is an ideal place from which to explore the interior of the island too, with excellent access to both the Uda Walawe Game Park and the Sinharajah Rain Forest.

Unawatuna is not still the deserted beach paradise it became famous for being, yet its charm still shines through. There is plenty of beach with safe swimming and the best scuba diving on the island, and the small restaurants which surround the beach serve the finest of Sri Lankan cuisine at very low prices.

Weather in the South Coast of Sri Lanka

The main tourist season in Sri Lanka is from December until March, with average monthly temperatures of around 30˚C. Although there is little change in monthly average temperatures from the hottest to the coldest months (30˚C – 24˚C), the rainy season occurs during the British summertime.

Travel to the South Coast of Sri Lanka

There are regular flights from London to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Sri Lankan Airways provide the majority of flights, and when you land on the island, there are a huge range of transfer options at very reasonable prices.

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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Villa #3883263
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Villa #3670679
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                    Apartment #4056982
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    Villa #6843391
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                                      Villa #2575262
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Villa #4337960
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  Villa #1033013
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                                                    Apartment #4332696
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                                                      Villa #835170
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                                                        House #1883432
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                                                          Villa #4249824
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            Villa #65863
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                                                                Villa #3908602
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Villa #8142506
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          Villa #1823183
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                                                                            Villa #1899106
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                                                                              Villa #3961715
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                                                                                    Villa #3952359
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #508391
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #508391
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          House #414998
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                                                                                              Apartment #4149964
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                                                                                                  Apartment #4269076
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Fantastic

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Loved it all. Location on the beach. Comfortable villa. Great staff. Interesting places to visit & good restaurants. We left a long review in the guest book with local & further afield restaurant choices.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Wonderful and relaxing stay on a beautiful beach

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our stay at Marley's was a total pleasure. The house is really well located right on the beach, and just a short bus or tuk-tuk ride from Galle. The immediate foreshore outside the garden is quite secluded, with only a handful of visitors a day. Yet, only five minutes along the beach is a popular reef-protected section of beach that you can swim and snorkel in, or just laze next to. The house keeper, Neeta, is a lovely lady and can help with any issues, as well as prepare an excellent breakfast. The house itself is big, airy, and very clean, but the real standout is the alfresco bathroom, with an over-large bathtub from which you can see the stars. Michelle, the manager, is really responsive and helpful, and provides a great local guide to the area. I'd thoroughly recommend a stay!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Comfortable,well looked after,very friendly staff

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Beautiful tropical getaway with large garden,access to the beach,lovely swimming pool. Pushpa, Susantha and their friendly team looked after us very well. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they all love children which made us feel very welcome. The villa is on a busy road with continuous traffic which makes the front bedrooms quite noisy especially at night. Overall we had a fantastic holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017