The Hoo Manyia Blowhole Kudawella – Across the bay from the house is one of the world’s tallest blowholes. If you are there during the right season, you can see it from the house or take a tuk-tuk to climb the path to the site to get closer the spectacle.
Mahawella beach is a short walk down the driveway, along the canal. It is the best beach in southern Sri Lanka (we are a little biased!) – 2km of soft sandy bay.
The Rock Temple – For the energetic, the rock monastery of Mulkirigala is built around a large granite outcrop has great historical significance dating back to the 2nd Century BC. Its 515 steps make the view from the top even more rewarding. Take some water with you!
The Spice Country – Within a short drive you can enter the Spice Gardens. An area famed for its production of Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper, Nutmeg and Chillis. You can visit the plantations to learn how the spices are grown, harvested and used.
The Turtle Conservation Project – Southern Sri Lanka is fortunate to have several species of turtles visiting its shores. The Turtle Conservation Project in Rekawa is half an hours drive from the house. If you are visiting in the right season you can also witness the turtles laying eggs and the young turtles hatching and making it back to sea – if you’re lucky!
Whale and dolphin watching – there are whale and dolphin watching trips available in Mirissa, 40 minutes drive from the house
Markets – We have a choice of local markets and fishing harbours to visit. Our staff will gladly take you along to explain the exotic produce on offer
Galle – Galle Fort is a World Heritage Site. The Dutch/Portugese walled town is located 1.5 hrs drive and is an easy day trip
Navajeevana – Is an NGO based in Tangalle. They provide terrific support rehabilitating people with disabilities in the south. They have a wonderful school, shop and coffee shop where you can see the work they do first hand and enjoy a good cup of Sri Lankan tea. Small donations go a long way to helping the cause! http://www.navajeevana.com/
Safari – Yala or Udawallawe National Parks are less than an hour away. You can find leopards, elephant, buffalo, crocodiles, jungle cats, jackals and countless birdlife.