Set amidst azure ocean waters, soft sandy beaches and refreshing ocean breezes, the island of Sri Lanka is a perfect place to enjoy a thrilling array of water sports including windsurfing. Look to stay at hotels Sri Lanka has to offer along the South Coast since this part of the country is well known for its idyllic shorelines that can be found in areas such as Kalutara. Amongst the leading Kalutara hotels, The Sands is well worth considering when in search of South Coast accommodation that lets you enjoy water sports as well.

Kalutara is one place in Sri Lanka that you can try your hand at windsurfing. This exciting water sport depends on wind power rather than motorised vessels. However, the lack of a speedboat is made up for by the power of the wind that propels the windsurfing board along the waves. While windsurfing can be enjoyed almost the whole year through in the South, November to April are generally considered the best months. One can hire out windsurfing boards and get lessons in this activity and be out on the waves in no time.

Surfing in Kalutara

Kalutara offers pristine golden beaches and sparkling sapphire waters that are a welcome treat to plunge into to cool off from the tropical heat. The area is also home to a fine array of luxury beach hotels Sri Lanka such as The Sands which is one of the finest Kalutara hotels in the region. Adventure junkies will be more than pleased at the exciting array of water sports available in Kalutara, where you can try everything from windsurfing and parasailing to jet-skiing and body surfing. No matter what hotel you make your stay at, it is sure to feature ample water sports offerings designed to thrill. In addition, the area is home to an idyllic stretch of beach that is perfect to relax on, when the waves get a little much. Catch up on that novel you’ve been meaning to finish since forever, and sip a refreshing cocktail while you’re at it. The kids will enjoy building sand castles whilst you soak up a fantastic tan indicative of a truly unforgettable vacation.  Kalutara is also a fascinating cultural enclave to explore, with the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Richmond Castle, the Sinharaja Rain Forest, and the famous Kalutara Vihara being within easy reach.

Poonagala Estate

Incorporated in the year 1895, Poonagala Estate offers a selection of enchanting tea estates that play a significant role in the production of local tea. Nestled in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka, south of Bandarawela, the estate can easily be visited from the comfort of a hotel Sri Lanka has to offer. Bandarawela Hotel which is amongst leading hotels Sri Lanka possesses.

Flanked by a range of scenic mountain peaks, Poonagala Estate is one such destination you do not want to miss exploring. Possessing over 1500 workers, the estate comes across as one of the primary centres used in the production of the finest Uva tea. A feature of the estate is that it is covered in lush green vegetation that acts as windshields when the south west monsoons descend upon the province. After touring the area, don’t forget to savour a cup of pure heaven.

Udawattakele Sanctuary

Travellers to the hill country of Sri Lanka can base themselves at Kandy hotelspreferably one of the Aitken Spence Hotels, some of the finest hotels Sri Lanka has to offer. An ancient forest reserve on a hill-ridge in Kandy, Udawattakele Sanctuary is popularly known for its avifauna. Visitors can also explore small trees, shrubs and plant species such as lianas. Be sure to keep an eye out for small and medium size mammals inhabiting this oasis of calm. Created back in 1856 as a forest reserve, the sanctuary is a popular attraction among tourists. Home to a variety of fauna and flora, the forest has a great recreational and educational value.