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South Coast Beaches

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Sri Lanka at its most traditional

This glorious coast encapsulates Sri Lanka with its sleepy villages sheltering under countless palms, a wonderfully unhurried pace of life, colonial townscapes and local life that revolves around coconut farming, rice cultivation and fishing, particularly stilt-fishing. Factor in countless bays and gorgeous beaches and it’s easy to understand why the south coast is such an attractive option for visitors.

Why visit the South Coast Beaches?

  • Palm-fringed beaches
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Stilt fishermen
  • Whale watching
  • Birdlife of Bundala National Park
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Jetwing Lighthouse - Poolside

Jetwing Lighthouse and Club

From £64 pp
Silver Plus

Jetwing Lighthouse is positioned on a rocky headland with views over the golden sandy beach in Galle. An elegant hotel which blends traditional design with modern interiors.

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa - Resort Overview

Shangri-Las Hambantota Resort & Spa

From £89 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

This luxury resort is located along the ancient Spice Route.

The Fortress Resort & Spa - Swimming pool and beach

The Fortress Resort & Spa

From £93 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

The Fortress Resort & Spa mimics the style of a powerful ancient fortress from its position alongside the glimmering sands of the southern coast.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle - Aerial

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

From £96 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is a beautiful resort set along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka's southernmost coastline.

Cape Weligama - Aerial View

Cape Weligama

From £194 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Cape Weligama is an intimate clifftop resort that sits just 30 minutes east of Galle offering stylish accommodation with lavish luxuries and every conceivable mod con.

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The facts:

Getting there: The drive from Colombo airport to Galle is approximately 2 hours; Weligama is 2.5 hours and Tangalle is 3.5 hours.

Best time to travel: The south coast’s weather is governed by the south western monsoon. Average temperatures throughout the year rarely drop below 30ºC but the sunniest weather is from November to April, while rainfall is at its highest between June and September.

Galle Climate:

Galle Climate Chart