South Coast holiday highlights

Beautiful Tangalle is set at the heart of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Approximately two hours from Galle and an hour and a half from Yala National Park this region makes the perfect for a relaxing stop on a exploration of southern Sri Lanka.

The beaches and bays to the east and west of Tangalle town are some of the finest on the South Coast and it is here you will find our featured resorts. A little further east along the coast is the town of Hambantota, a new introduction into our programme for 2016 and the setting of the Sri Lanka’s first Shangri-La hotel.

South Coast key facts

Time difference

GMT +6 hours

Currency

Sri Lankan rupee

Flying time to destination

10¾ hours

Language

Sinhalese. Tamil and English are also widely spoken, and newspapers are printed in all three languages.

South Coast good to know

Tipping

Typically a 10% service charge is included in the bill, even in markets. If not, tip 10-15%.