Sri Lanka - Southern Beaches Sri Lanka

Along a scenic coastal drive, you’ll find Balapitiya, a picturesque village with soft golden beaches south of the city of Colombo.

Far from core tourist resorts, Balapitiya is a remarkable destination for those looking for real Sri Lanka. While the village still seems untouched, it’s a short drive from Bentota, one of Sri Lanka’s major beach resorts.

To the south of Balapitiya is Ambalangoda, renowned for its mask carvings and further on, the surfer’s haven of Hikkaduwa and Galle, with its historical city, is within reach.

Balapitiya has traditionally been a fishing village, and you will come across scattered small fishing hamlets bordering the beach. Book a fishing trip or enjoy the delights of a river safari. You will relish the coolness of sweet water lagoons along the Maadu River where flora and fauna and bird watching, are making Balapitiya famous.

Balapitiya Hotels

Ahu Bay$$$$

Bordered by two pristine beaches and rocky shores lined with coconut palms, Ahu Bay offers a serene and immersive connection with nature. The convergence of the sea, sky and bay creates an unparalleled experience. Located within a two-hour drive from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, Ahu Bay seamlessly blends authentic and restorative beach living with contemporary amenities to provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on your private balco...

Ahu Bay

Kumu Beach$$$$

Shinagawa Beach$$$

Sundara by Mosvold$$$$

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