Holidays in Ahungalla revolve around the three S’s – sun, sea and sand. It’s a pretty quiet town, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, if you’re looking for a taste of traditional Sri Lankan beach life, there’s nowhere better. The beachfront hotels in this part of the country sit directly on a long sweep of sand, which means you can swap pool for sea in a matter of footsteps.
The small village of Kammala, on Sri Lanka’s popular west coast, offers a great taste of island life. The hotels here are right on the beach, which means you’ve got golden sands and the Indian Ocean within touching distance. And you don’t have to venture far for a bit of culture. Jump in a brightly-coloured tuk-tuk, and you’ll be among temples, fruit stalls and curry shacks within no time.
The best thing about Beruwala is its beach. With golden sand backed by tropical palm-trees, it’s the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Ramp up the relaxation further with an Ayurvedic treatment. The town is Sri Lanka’s go-to place for this holistic therapy, so massages, body scrubs and herbal steam baths are easy to come by.