Local Experiences

The days can be full without leaving the Max Wadiya gates or straying far away.

 

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Whale watching off the southern coast

You are likely to see a pod of rare blue whales, the largest creature that has ever lived on Earth. Sperm and humpback whales also mine these rich feeding grounds. 

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Lagoon boat trip

Day trips include a fascinating boat ride through the lagoons and the river system of the southeast coast,

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See old town Galle

Galle, with its old walled fort, boutique shops and array of restaurants, is a 40-minute drive. Its iconic lighthouse, atop dramatic 30-foot cliffs, is a Sri Lankan landmark 

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Play cricket on the sand

Extra players, either from the staff or the neighbours, are always ready to bowl and bat. Indoor games are available for rainy-day distractions.

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Visit a Buddhist temple

No trip to the region would be complete without experiencing the marvel of a buddhist temple. 

Explore Ambalangoda's fisher harbour

The small town two kilometers away, is a spectacle of activity in the early morning, bustling with brightly painted catamarans and trawlers bringing in the night’s catch. Farmers markets sell produce fresh from nearby fields.