Exploring Sri Lanka's Southern Province

Kate Wright

31 Mar 2017

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. 

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! 

Fresh tuna for dinner, the fishermen follow the dolphins as they know there will be plenty of fish, so we follow the fishermen!

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. 

So many wonderful memories of an unforgettable adventure. Where to next???

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