Sri Lanka’s west coast covers the coastal strip just south of Colombo all the way down to Hikkaduwa. The main attractions are its tropical beaches and lagoons lined with mangroves. We will advise families about the best swimming beaches, surfing beaches and exclusive villa options. The west coast also offers guests a vibrant cultural heritage including folklore, music and dance as well as architectural influences from the Dutch period. Many temples, kovils, churches and mosques are situated along the coast, and cottage industries such as basket-weaving, mask-carving and antique restoration provide for interesting shopping. Many families have varying energy levels, it’s good to have so many activities on offer.
Enjoy surfing or whale watching in Mirissa, scuba diving in Dickwella and even a Turtle Night Safari in Rekura, and cultural tours and cycling in Galle.