Kalutara is a quaint and peaceful little coastal community along the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka and is a great choice for those looking for a beach escape. Keep reading to find out what you can do in this wonderful city.
Where to Stay
For those looking to escape to the beach for some much-needed downtime, there are many excellent Kalutara hotels to pick from. Beachfront properties such as Mermaid Hotel & Club are a popular choice for obvious reasons – easy access to the Indian Ocean! Who wouldn’t want to roll out of bed and make a bee-line for the sea?
Explore the Beach
Calido beach is a special beach and worth a visit for its unique location. It s nestled on the banks of where Kalu River meets the sea. The waters here are calm, and the waves which break on the beach are gentle, making it a safe spot to dip your toes in the water or to even take the plunge and have a sea swim.
Visit a Castle
Richmond castle is a palatial abode that was built by a philanthropist in the early 1900s. It is now open to the public. It’s a lovely two-storey property that was erected using sturdy teak, imported from Burma. The house is tiled with the finest Italian marble and even has stained glass which was shipped from Scotland and is worth exploring if you’re in town!