Beyond the boundaries of The Sandhya is a plethora of interesting day activities, gourmet experiences or tranquil exploration of the coastal belt or the impossibly green interior. Visit a tea plantation or witness the ageless process of cinnamon cultivation. Ride a bike through the rice paddies, drink from a freshly plucked coconut or find deliciously unique “short eats” at roadside food stalls.
Centuries old Galle Fort, one of the jewels of southern Sri Lanka and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just 25 minutes away where you can while away a whole day just browsing through an eclectic array of boutiques or savor some of Galleʼs best bites in an ever-growing cafe and restaurant scene. There are countless secret spots to discover within the fort, and the best place to start is right on the fortified rampart walls. Walk the perimeter of the town to escape the heat and enjoy a cooling ocean breeze, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Take in the iconic white lighthouse, and pause to watch local kids leaping from Flag Rock into the deep azure waters below. The winding backstreets of Galle Fort are a haven for shopaholics, dotted with boutiques selling colourful clothing, beautiful homewares and eclectic knick-knacks.
Venture south/east to discover amazing surf and dining spots at the beaches of Midigama, Weligama, Mirissa, Madiha and Hiriketiya Bay.
“The region of Ahangama to Mirissa is 9 miles long and could be called Sri Lanka’s tribute to Hawaii’s North Shore 7-mile miracle. There are a handful of fun surf spots from lefts and rights to beachies and A-frames. Amongst these breaks you’ll find spots that cater to the beginner and others that serve up waves to satiate an intermediate and even advanced surfer.”
– Surf Dubai –
Our ideal location is perfect as base to explore famed Yala and Udwalawe National Parks, Singharaja Forest and waterfalls. Leave in the crisp early morning from The Sandhya for your day trip and be back in time for a late lunch or a cocktail while taking in the stunning sunset right on our very own Kabalana Beach.