マリンスポーツ

スキューバダイビング

スリランカの美しい海は、潜ってみて初めて実感いただけます。

スヌーバ

スヌーバはシュノーケリングとスキューバダイビングの組み合わせです。手軽に、安全にマリンライフを楽しむことができます。スヌーバはスキューバダイビングのように煩わしい海に潜る方法を覚える必要がありませ。

ジェットスキー

海をハイスピードで走るスリルを貴方が味わいたいのであれば、ジェットスキーが最も適したマリンスポーツです。

カヤック

冒険心をお持ちであれば、私たちと一緒にカヤックで海に漕ぎ出しましょう。マリンライフを堪能できます。

タァワブル・ライド

Towable Ridesはスリル満点のマリンライドです。スピードボートにけん引され、海上を滑走してみては!

ウェイクボーディング

しっかりボードに乗って、波を楽しんで…ウェイクボードをマスターし、飛び回れ。ピンとロープを張って、ボードを引っ張って貰えば、最初のジャンプは貴方しだい。

 

River safari - Madu Ganga

The Madu ganga river enters the sea at Balapitiya and is a stunning setting of winding waterways with pristine mangrove forests and many islands within. Recognised by the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, the river is home to many species of ecological significance. Colourful birds fly above as monkeys perched atop trees grin down at you and water monitors swim by.

On one of the river islands sits the Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya temple. It is believed to have once sheltered the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha during Portuguese colonial rule.

The best way to enjoy the beauty of the river is on a journey by boat. Glide through blue waters lined by shady mangroves, glimpse into the lives of local folk as they engage in cinnamon cultivation and make a spiritual stop at the magnificent temple.

Distance from the hotel – 4 km

 

Kosgoda sea turtle conservation project

The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project was established to protect the Sri Lankan turtle from extinction. Kosgoda is a prime turtle nesting site and the project engages the local fishing community in its efforts to conserve turtles by monitoring their activity and conserving nesting sites.

Turtle eggs are collected and brought to the hatchery where they are then buried in sand until the baby turtles hatch. Saved from predators in this manner, the baby turtles are then released to sea at night time. The project also cares for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.

Distance from hotel – 8 km

 

Karandeniya Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya

A winding road climbing up a hill through cinnamon plantations brings you to the Karandeniya Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya which houses the largest reclining Buddha statue in South Asia. Its religious significance is matched by the beauty of the panoramic view of the countryside below.

Dating back 800 years, the statue is believed to have been built by King Parakramabahu II.

Distance from hotel - 8 km

 

Ambalangoda Mask factory & Museum

Ambalangoda is the centre for making unique Sri Lankan masks. At the Mask Museum you can walk through a vibrant collection of these fine pieces of art, each carrying a folklore story of Sri Lankan history and culture.

The masks are handcrafted by villagers for whom the skill has been carried down through generations. To the present day, these masks are an important part of Sri Lanka tradition. They are a vital in large pageants, processions and ceremonies. They are also featured in dances, drama, and puppet shows.

Distance from the hotel – 10 km

 

Lunuganga

Lunuganga, is the country home of world renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Here he experimented with his ideas about space, light and landscaping all through his long and successful career. Recognised for his unique ability to blend distinct buildings with their natural surroundings, Lunuganga embodies this great architect’s flair in every sense.

As you walk through this fine place, take time to enjoy the details of a the magnificently crafted entrance court and portico, the glass room offering a stunning view beyond, the red terrace coloured by the soil used and ofcourse Bawa's favourite place, the water garden.

As Bawa went on to become one of Asia most prolific and influential artists, Lunuganga remained closest to his heart. Today the estate is managed by a Trust.

Distance from the hotel – 18 km

 

Kande Viharaya

Kande Viharaya in Aluthgama is so named as it is perched peacefully atop a hill. An ancient temple built in the year 1734, one of its more newer additions is the towering seated Buddha statue that can be seen from a great distance away.

The temple also showcases some of the most captivatingly painted walls depicting stories of the life of the Lord Buddha.

Distance from hotel - 27 km

 

Moonstone Mine

Sri Lanka has been drawing travellers to her shores for thousands of years in search of the most exotic and valuable gems. One of the most popular gems, the moonstone is striking for its pale blue transparent stone that shimmers.

At Meetiyagoda, view for yourself the art of mining these stones. The miners work dedicatedly in a combination of manual effort and the use machinery such as shafts to bring this stone from the river bed to its surface.

The adjoining factory cuts, polishes and sets the stones into glamorous jewellery. Be sure to visit the showroom for beautiful pieces of this art.

Distance from the hotel – 31 km

 

Galle

The seaside city of Galle dates back to the sixteenth century and stood accumulating its rich culture through the colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today Galle is an archeological treasure trove.

The ancient Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, winds its way in a great circuit and is one of the most pleasant strolls by evening. The Dutch Reformed Church is the oldest of the many churches and was originally built in 1640. Its floor is paved with gravestones from the old Dutch cemetery and also houses an impressive pulpit.

Distance from hotel – 33 km

 

Whale watching in Mirissa

Sri Lanka is a major location for watching whales and is situated within an international whaling commission's protected zone in Indian Ocean. The sight of these magnificent, giant creatures as the rise high in the air draws many marine enthusiasts to Mirissa.

In search of whales who naturally prefer deeper waters, start the day very early and enjoy a cool, breezy ride farther out to ocean. Increased sighting of both blue whales and sperm whales can be expected during the months of January to April due to migration patterns.

Distance from the hotel – 57 km