A blazing sun sets fire to the horizon, the gold tipped surf rolls gently to your feet and ebb away as you watch one of nature’s grandest shows from your deck chair on the beach. Is it just another day in paradise? It is indeed. The ultimate in five star luxury and indulgence awaits you at this lavish resort just 40km south of Colombo on the vast sands of the South Western coastline. Lush comforts, fine cuisine and leisurely days of sunshine are yours to treasure on a heavenly tropical holiday.
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The ancient Rock Temple with its beautiful frescoes, the sprawling old Richmond Castle and the famed Kalutara Bodhiya Temple, one of the most photographed temples in Sri Lanka, located as it is between the river and the sea - are awe-inspiring examples of this island’s ancient past.
Tea factories which dot this area offer an instant insight into one of the island’s most famous industries – the art of growing and manufacturing tea,
The Kalutara Fishing Harbour is a typical coastal fishing village. The fishing community lives and breathes the ocean, their livelihood coming from the crystal clear blue waters with their homes built on the palm fringed beaches.
Learn the true art of conservation and preservation of life through a visit to a Turtle Hatchery. Here, turtle eggs are hatched, baby turtles nurtured and sent back to their natural habitat – the big, wide blue ocean waiting to welcome them home.
You could visit a Wood Carving Centre and watch the dexterity of the carvers as they turn out beautiful works of art from pieces of wood, carrying on a traditional craft handed down from one generation to the next,
When you spot the Toddy tappers walk a tightrope strung between palm trees high above ground, take time to linger awhile until they shimmy down the trunk of the tree back to ground level. They are almost certain to be carrying a clay pot filled to the brim with sweet coconut toddy – consumed by villagers who have implicit faith in its health-giving properties. Kept to foment, this same coconut toddy can become a potent brew!
Optional excursions include visits to the famed “Ketchimala Mosque” located on a promontory jutting out into the ocean, coral gardens, moonstone mines and the famed “Botanical Gardens” created by Bevis Bawa, Sri Lanka’s renowned horticulturist and landscape artist.