Down south (Galle, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Bentota)
The southern coast of Sri Lanka is dotted with golden sandy beaches, vibrant villages and exciting excursions. Its close proximity to the capital city Colombo makes it a perfect destination for short trips packed with a lot of fun. Whether you want to simply get a good dose of sun and sand, catch some great surf waves, visit turtle hatcheries, enjoy fish therapy or watch dolphins and whales, down south promises to offer all this and more. A spectrum of accommodation options is also available in this area. These include a number of backpacker-friendly hostels, luxury hotels, villas and holiday homes.