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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful, peaceful and excellent service all round

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a family of 4 adults and 2 young children (3 and 9 months) having a rendez-vous between the UK and Australia. Planning the logistics was challenging, but it was made so much easier with the help of the villa owners, John and Chris Whetter, who responded immediately to all the questions we posed, organising transport, car seats for the children, cots etc. When we arrived, late at night, we were welcomed by Shan the manager who was discreet but always attentive for the whole week and especially taken with the children. (Loved the towel folding!) The villa was spacious, clean and comfortable and the lovely grounds and pools very well maintained. We booked 2 rooms but had the villa to ourselves as it was off season - a substantial and delicious breakfast was included, but lunch and dinner menus were also available - which we took full advantage of - it was all excellent.The location is off the beaten track, so very quiet and peaceful - but tuk tuks or a car were available on request to take us sight seeing or to the beach. Although it was monsoon season, we enjoyed good weather most of the time. Thank you John, Chris and Shan for making our family reunion such a success! We had a wonderful time.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really enjoyed our stay. The location is great...so easy to get around just by hopping on and off the local busses that run along the main road a few minutes walk from the Villa. The pool is fabulous,the garden is so relaxing to sit in and very entertaining..full of wildlife and we were frequently entertained by the families of monkeys swinging from the trees..We swam at night in the floodlit pool as the magical fireflies flitted around us. The villa is immaculate and the beds very comfortable. The nearest beach was stunning and we had it all to ourselves . Belapitya is a lovely little village to soak up some local culture and the market there is great to stock up on fruit and veg if you're self catering. Sirimel took us to the supermarket on our first day where you can buy everything you need. He was very helpful and a really nice guy. Thank you John and Marilyn for sharing your beautiful villa with us. We would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017