The south coast of Sri Lanka may be famous for idyllic beaches, but it’s also known for its fun water sports that provide plenty of thrills for all ages.
Banana Boat Rides
A water sport that the whole family can enjoy, banana boat rides involve sitting securely on a large floating object, most often shaped like a banana, before being pulled along at breathtaking speeds. Be you staying at a budget hostel or a luxury villa Sri Lanka has to offer, this activity is well worth trying out.
Jet skiing is ideal for those who have a need for speed! Bentota is a popular place to try this water sport as is Kalutara where properties the likes of Anantara Kalutara Resort offer this activity for guests. You can head out on a jet ski solo or as a passenger as a skilled jet ski instructor takes you on an exciting ride.
A more relaxed water sport, snorkelling in Sri Lanka gives you a chance to see some fascinating coral and marine life. Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Weligama are amongst the hotspots on the south coast where you can enjoy this activity which is ideal for the whole family.
A water-based activity that offers a great cardio workout too, stand-up paddleboarding can be enjoyed out at sea or on lagoons or rivers near the coast. Kalutara and Hikkaduwa are amongst the destinations where you can try this water sport which provides plenty of fun exploration as well.