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Things to do in Balapitiya Sri Lanka - Discover of the world of tropical splendour!

The gorgeous little island of Sri Lanka that lies tucked away between the waves of the Indian Ocean is a land that is bursting with a vibrant culture, stunning natural beauty and splendid attractions of great historical significance. If you visit the town of Balapitiya, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful places on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, a range of delightful activities and indulgences can be discovered!


Relax on the beach

Needless to say, a stunning seaside town such as Balapitiya will be most suited for those who desire to enjoy a beautiful respite at the beach. In contrast to the highly popular areas such as Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Bentota, the beaches in Balapitiya are generally not overcrowded. This makes it an attractive option for the ones who like to escape the hustle and bustle of a typical seaside town while enjoying the splendid glory of the beach. The opportunities are surely limitless! You can bathe in the sea, enjoy reading or take a stroll along the beach and watch the vibrant sunset; all in blissful tranquillity and peace.


Pamper yourself with luxury

Sri Lanka is fast developing into a popular tourist destination. To satisfy the desires of the discerning travellers who visit it from all corners of the world, many luxury resorts have been appearing along the shoreline of the southern coast. Balapitiya is a town that has many prestigious hotels and it can be reached in two hours from Colombo, so a luxurious holiday experience which doesn't require you to travel for long hours from the commercial capital of the island will be yours when you decide to spend your vacation here.
Treat yourself to world-class luxury at the sophisticated hotels that are found in the vicinity and fall in love with the warmth of Sri Lanka hospitality! You can also experience relaxation and rejuvenation at a leading Sri Lanka ayurveda resort such as the exotic Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel and discover the healing powers of local herbs and age-old traditional massage techniques.


Travel around and discover Sri Lanka

Balapitiya is located in close proximity to Colombo, as mentioned earlier. It also gives easy access to many other popular destinations on the southern coast.
During your stay, therefore, you will be able to visit the splendid Galle Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can witness many other colourful remnants of the past as you travel around the famed city of Galle.
Take your time to visit Aluthgama during your holiday and witness the unique charm of local art mask making. The world famous Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is also easy to access from the town. Even the famous Hikkaduwa, with its magnificent coral reefs, strong surf and exciting nightlife can be reached in half an hour from Balapitiya. Another famous attraction that is close to the town is Madu Ganga. River safaris can be arranged to take you around this stunning river which is teeming with an abundance of flora and fauna.



This delightful pastime that can keep you blissfully engaged for hours can be enjoyed right here in Balapitiya. Fishing trips that will give you the opportunity to fish like the locals using their traditional methods can be arranged during your holiday. The Balapitiya River attracts countless fishermen and of course a number of birds who prey on the fish, so you will be able to enjoy their company and your favourite activity as the long hours steadily slip by.


Savour mouth-watering local cuisine

Add fire and spice to your vacation by embarking on a culinary adventure that features a variety of Sri Lankan food that bursts with flavour and colour. There are many leading restaurants in the southern coastal belt that serve the best tastes of the island. The abundance of seafood in the region has ensured that almost all the menus of the restaurants in the area feature a number of prawn, cuttlefish, crab and lobster dishes. To cater to the diverse palettes of tourists, these restaurants also serve a range of international dishes. So go ahead and enjoy a fusion of tastes in a gorgeous seaside town like no other!