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About the west coast region of Sri Lanka

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There can hardly be a coastline anywhere in the world endowed with so many beautiful beaches. Sri Lanka offers over a thousand miles of pale gold beaches decorated with coconut palms lapped by blue waters providing the visitor with an amazing interpretation of paradise. The West Coast offers an array of golden beaches stretching along the western perimeter of the island with an assortment of towns.
Cities: Ahungala | Bentota | Beruwala | Hikkaduwa | Kalpitiya | Wilpattu

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Travel Sri Lanka colombo_homepage_image_nega.jpgNegambo - A characteristic fishing town 35km north of Colombo, it is a 6km from the international airport. Set amid lush groves of coconut palms and golden beaches, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negambo is a gourmet’s paradise with seafood in plenty. Old world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skipjack, herring and mullet, pomfret and amber jack, with lobster and prawn being caught in the lagoon.

Travel Sri Lanka colombo_homepage_image_beac.jpgMt Lavinia - This provides the visitor with an opportunity to enjoy the golden sandy beaches of Sri Lanka whilst remaining within the hub of Colombo. The beach is one of the better known, even in colonial times. It lies alongside a wind-swept headland jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Governor’s House, built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland, now forms part of the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

Travel Sri Lanka west_coast_homepage_kalutar.jpgKalutara - 43km south of Colombo this was once an important spice-trading town although now concentrates upon providing the visitor with a fine display of basketware. Kalutara marks the beginning of 130km stretch of golden-sandy best beaches of Sri Lanka.

Travel Sri Lanka west_coast_homepage_bentota.jpgBeruwela and Bentota - These areas provide the visitor with a wealth of luxurious accommodation set against the back drop of the lapping blue waters. In addition to the golden beaches the visitor can enjoy the beautiful calm waters of the Bentota River which offers good sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing.

Travel Sri Lanka west_coast_homepage_Indurwa.jpgIndurwa - Further along the coast the smaller town of Indurwa provides a quiet retreat. Visit the turtle hatchery which provides a sanctuary for turtles ranging from new borns to full-sized creatures.

Travel Sri Lanka west_coast_homepage_ahungal.jpgAhungala and Ambalangoda - The beautiful coastline continues through Ahungala stretching towards the home of the famous mask carvers at Ambalangoda.

Travel Sri Lanka west_coast_homepage_hikkduw.jpgHikkaduwa - Its attractive colourful coral makes this a popular choice for snorkellers as well as those who wish to indulge in relaxing upon the sands. For those who wish to partake in more energetic pursuits the waves at Hikkaduwa provide an excellent opportunity to try board and body surfing.

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Tours to the west-coast Region, Sri Lanka


Excursions of the west-coast Region, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Turtle Hatchery TourTurtle Hatchery TourBeruwalawest coast

Sri Lanka Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkelling TourGlass Bottom Boat and Snorkelling TourHikkaduwawest coast
 Located on the South coast of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa has a very vibrant lifestyle and is always bustling with some beach party or the other, Hikkaduwa is also home to one of Sri Lanka's largest coral formations, so planning a diving or snorkelling tour of the world beneath the waves is a must for any visitor to the island. The beaches of the region are dotted with a wide selection of surfboard rental shops, so guests are free to rent a board and brave the swells off the Hikkaduwa coast. Hikkaduwa is located 109 Km south of the bustling city of Colombo, but since the completion of the Southern Expressway travel to and from Hikkaduwa is a breeze.

Sri Lanka River SafariRiver Safari west coast

Sri Lanka Wilpattu National ParkWilpattu National ParkWilpattuwest coast
 Wilpattu is one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka Located in Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. Featuring over 31 species of mammals and a diverse list of reptiles and amphibians.

Sri Lanka Dolphin and Whale Watching at Kalpitiya areaDolphin and Whale Watching at Kalpitiya areaKalpitiyawest coast
 Kalpitiya is remarkably untouched by tourism yet despite its natural beauty. It is one of the best places to see spinner dolphins and whales. If you are lucky enough you will spot a large pod of dolphins as they glide and jump out of the water, showing off their impressive acrobatic skills.

Sri Lanka Kite Surfing at KalpitiyaKite Surfing at KalpitiyaKalpitiyawest coast
 Kalpitiya has become one of the hot spots for kite surfing in Sri Lankan. People from all around world come to Kalpitiya lagoon which has a 100 meter wide strip of sand separated by the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka No Tours for this sectionNo Tours for this sectionBentotawest coast
 The location of some of the finest beaches of Sri Lanka’s West coast, Bentota is frequented by both national and international visitors all year round. Warm tropical shores and a collection of places to stay ranging from luxurious boutique hotels to more simple yet comfortable and quaint establishments wait all who visit this particularly beautiful stretch of the Sri Lankan coast.

Sri Lanka No Tours for this sectionNo Tours for this sectionAhungalawest coast
 Known to be one of Sri Lanka’s ancient fishing hamlets, the village of Ahungalla is as traditional as it is industrious, it is one of the few places left in Sri Lanka where one can experience the islands traditional mode of transport; the bullock cart, these sturdy carts are brightly colored and sometimes even come with a fancy canopy to shade its passengers from the sun. Visitors to Ahungalla can experience how cinnamon is processed into oil and its regular kitchen form, the coconut coir business is thriving here as well, watch as the local ladies weave these tough fibers into rope and a myriad of other artifacts, some of which are for sale and can be used to decorate the home. Take a ‘tuk tuk’ (three wheeler or trishaw) and explore the inner areas of Ahungalla and even spot a paddy field or two. The area really is a fine mix of the quaint and modern.

Hotels related to west-coast Region, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka The Blue Water HotelThe Blue Water Hotel5 Star WadduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Mermaid Hotel and ClubMermaid Hotel and Club3 Star +KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Chaaya TranzChaaya Tranz4 Star HikkaduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka AVANI Kalutara ResortAVANI Kalutara Resort4 Star +KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Villa Ocean View HotelVilla Ocean View Hotel3 Star PlusWadduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Tangerine Beach HotelTangerine Beach Hotel3 Star +KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Eden Resort and Spa HotelEden Resort and Spa Hotel5 Star BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Royal Palms Beach HotelRoyal Palms Beach Hotel5 Star KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Heritance AhungallaHeritance Ahungalla5 Star AhungalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Bentota Beach HotelBentota Beach Hotel4 Star BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Reef Villa and SpaReef Villa and SpaBoutiqueWadduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Induruwa Beach ResortInduruwa Beach Resort3 Star BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka The Sands by Heritance former RamadaThe Sands by Heritance former Ramada4 Star KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Saman VillasSaman Villas5 Star BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Vivanta by Taj ExoticaVivanta by Taj Exotica5 Star BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka AVANI Bentota Resort and SpaAVANI Bentota Resort and Spa4 Star +BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Riverina HotelRiverina Hotel4 Star BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Club Palm GardenClub Palm Garden3 Star BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Coral Rock by AmayaCoral Rock by Amaya4 Star HikkaduwaHotelInland Stay

Sri Lanka Heritance MahagederaHeritance Mahagedera4 Star BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Hibiscus Beach HotelHibiscus Beach Hotel3 Star KalutaraHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Tropical VillasTropical Villas3 Star BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Cinnamon BeyCinnamon Bey4 Star +BeruwalaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Centara Ceysands Resort & SpaCentara Ceysands Resort & Spa4 Star BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Temple Tree Resort and SpaTemple Tree Resort and Spa2 Star +BentotaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Citrus HikkaduwaCitrus Hikkaduwa3 Star +HikkaduwaHotelBeach Stay

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Sri Lanka Asian Jewel HotelAsian Jewel HotelBoutiqueHikkaduwaHotelInland Stay

Sri Lanka Mamas Coral BeachMamas Coral BeachUnclassifiedHikkaduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Coral Sands HotelCoral Sands Hotel3 Star HikkaduwaHotelBeach Stay

Sri Lanka Paradise Road The Villa BentotaParadise Road The Villa BentotaBoutiqueBentotaHotelInland Stay

Sri Lanka Lanka SupercoralsLanka Supercorals3 Star HikkaduwaHotelBeach Stay

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