Exploring Sri Lanka's Southern Province

Kate Wright

31 Mar 2017

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travelling to Sri Lanka's South coast

Had a delightful time in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, beach walks and swims, chatting and taking photos of the fishermen and their colourful boats, snorkelling with endangered green sea turtles. 

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We stayed with a super pod of Spinner Dolphins one day, we couldn't tear ourselves away from them. The spotter estimated there were 5000 in the pod, it was phenomenal! 

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Staying at Weligama Bay

Accommodation and service were fabulous at Weligama Bay Resort, great meals, swimming laps in the pool, lounging under the umbrella on a chaise on the beach, 2 x 90 minute massages for far less than I’d pay for 60 minutes at home! Great meals in various places. 

One of the national dishes is a hopper, a thin crepe type dough shaped hard like a bowl, which can have eggs, spice or veg added. We stopped at a roadside stall on the way home from the harbour in the tuk tuks, I had just veg and tasted like it was in a waffle cone, so simple and delicious. They made us a chicken and veg roti as well to try, really lovely to do so in a local place where no one spoke English. A fellow traveller shouted us and it cost $3.50US for all of us!!

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You cannot believe how crystal clear and warm the Indian Ocean water is at this time of year, I called it the Periwinkle Bathtub. 

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