If you’re looking for a laid-back coastal getaway where you can enjoy some adventures too, then Kalutara in Sri Lanka is the destination for you. Here are some of the reasons you should visit.
What better place to spend your holidays than on sun-kissed shores beside the azure waters of the Indian Ocean! Properties such as Mermaid Hotel & Club are ideally nestled right by the beach meaning you can laze on the sands enjoying fun family time or romantic moments with that special someone.
There is much to discover on sightseeing excursions in Kalutara; beach hotels offer easy access to some of the most well-known attractions in Sri Lanka including the Kalutara Viharaya (temple) Bodhiya (Bo tree). The Ashokaramaya Temple and Richmond Castle are amongst the other key local sites.
Those who love nature have much to experience as well. You can make your way through an idyllic rubber estate to visit the Thudugala Ella (waterfall) or explore the Dombagaskanda Forest Reserve on your way to the Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage. For a change of scenery enjoy some canoeing or a boat ride on the Kalu Ganga (river).
The tranquillity of the coast offers the perfect setting to embark on a holistic wellness journey. Hotels in Kalutara that have their own spas are ideal for this and you can look forward to Ayurvedic full-body massages, reflexology, hand and foot care and more. You can even begin and end your day with some beachside yoga!