Wander along the snaking stretch of sun-kissed sand, locals smiling as they offer you trinkets and souvenirs. Stop and allow to water to sweep over your feet, luxuriously cool and gaze out as the waves break about the coral reef offshore, alive with flicking fish and colourful anemones.

  • Mile upon mile of golden sandy beach
  • Turtle sancturies, temples, statues and monuments can be found all along its length
  • Look out for stilt fisherman perched above the water at sunrise

Top hotels in Southwest Coast

Mount Lavinia

from £823

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +6 hours


Sri Lankan rupee

Flying time to destination:

10¾ hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan 30°c
Feb 30°c
Mar 31°c
Apr 31°c
May 30°c
Jun 30°c
Jul 29°c
Aug 29°c
Sep 29°c
Oct 29°c
Nov 29°c
Dec 30°c
Further climate information

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