Dodanduwa, Ahungama, and Balapitiya all have excellent hotels on peaceful beaches. Day trips to Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be started from any of these locations on the west coast. For an additional adventure, Galle can be easily reached by direct train!
Excellent beaches surround the city of Galle, which has a well-preserved Dutch Fort from the 16th century. Unawatuna is a beach town with bars and restaurants along the beachfront close to Galle. There are a lot of water-based activities and a lively atmosphere. From Galle, you can easily explore the region’s coastline, which is home to some of the country’s most idyllic beaches.
In addition, there is a lot to do away from the ocean, like riding a bike through the idyllic countryside, eating at some of the region’s best restaurants, and exploring the fort’s fascinating boutiques while taking in the local history.