Even though a lot of Sri Lanka’s coastline is exposed to ocean waves, there are many places where snorkeling is perfect thanks to natural lagoons or protective headlands. One of these places is Dalawella Beach, which is close to Unawatuna. There, you can swim in a safe lagoon with green sea turtles and a lot of tropical fish.
A true slice of tropical paradise is available at both Dalawella and Talpe. Some of the best boutique beachfront hotels in the country are located there. Southpoint Villa, which is located a little further down the coast, is a great option if you prefer dreamy beach houses.