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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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            Villa #4337903
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                  Multiple rentals Villa #68610
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                      Villa #1586447
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Villa #3883263
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                                    Multiple rentals Villa #68610
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                                      Multiple rentals Villa #68610
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                Chalet #871100
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  Villa #64577
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                                                              Villa #1106647
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                                                                Villa #4249824
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  House #1880714
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    Villa #1823183
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Multiple rentals House #508391
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  House #4037928
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    Villa #8158965
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                                                                                      Villa #8110872
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                                                                                        Villa #11596
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                                                                                            Villa #3670679
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                                                                                                Villa #2362884
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A beautiful villa with superb pool and delightful gardens.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful holiday to beautiful Sri Lanka. We are a family of 5 - our children are twins of 13 and our youngest is 5. We spent the first week of our holiday at the The Retreat and what a glorious week we had. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the wonderful Prem and Sunitha we began to relax. The children explored the fantastic gardens and within the first couple of hours had been introduced by Prem to water monitors, coconut squirrels and a vast array of exotic birds. Sunitha had prepared the most delicious evening meal - plates were scraped clean and we all agreed it was some of the most delicious food we had ever eaten! The week continued in much the same way. The pool was so inviting and the children spent many hours playing in it - our youngest managed his first few strokes unaided. Having sampled Sunithas food we decided to take full advantage and asked her to prepare all our evening meals - we gave her money to buy the ingredients and she encouraged me to take a trip to the local fruit and veg market which was a real treat! Breakfast was also wonderful - so much fresh, beautiful fruit and some we had never tried before such as dragon fruit! When we managed to tear ourselves away from the villa we ventured out locally to the beach (around 10 mins away in a tuk tuk), a local turtle conservation project, the Tsunami museum, Hikkaduwa and Galle among others - all great excursions organised by the staff. One evening Prem took the boys out onto the lagoon in his boat where they were treated to a tour of the fantastic wildlife. We were sorry to leave and vowed to return some time!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful and invigorating

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Salt Beach House for 10 days. That was the two of us and my two children (who are 10 and 13). The house is really lovely inside with plenty of light and great views out to the sea. Being October the weather was quite wild so the sea was rough and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore can be heard in the house. That makes you feel alive. The road the house is on is busy and noisy but this is part of being in Sri Lanka and it was something we grew to love over our stay. We could walk straight out the gate and jump in a tuk tuk or we could walk along the beach for miles. There were turtles in the surf and the most spectacular sunsets. The children were happy trying to train themselves to do underwater lengths of the pool for hours when needed. There are sometimes power cuts and there might be a noisy bread van in the morning but this just adds to the experience of being there. Ranjan looked after us incredibly well and was very gracious and considerate of us all. He cooked us a great curry and told us lots of interesting things about his country. James, the house manager, came to see us regularly and gave us some great tips on where to go; a thoroughly nice chap. The night watchman is a wonderful character and stands in the middle of the road with a small torch to flag down a tuk tuk for you after dark. We left him a head torch to try and make that a bit easier. If you want to stay somewhere that makes you feel connected with power of the sea whilst also allowing you to dip into the busyness of everyday life, this place is perfect. We both run businesses in the UK and get very little time off so we needed to feel invigorated and rested at the same time. This holiday achieved this in spades; thank you all at Salt Beach House for helping it happen. We will return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing holiday home right on the beach!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Riina was a great place to stay with our family (three generations) The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The staff looked after us so well, arranging transport, cooking delicious meals and making us feel so welcome The Villa is a great location, very close to Ambalangoda, 15 minutes to Hikkaduwa and less than an hour to Galle (we used the public bus and second class train - FUN!) I have no hesitation recommending this place to to any group wanting a relaxing place to stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016