I have just been to Sri Lanka again and thought I would put together a little blog post with some of the photos taken on my iPhone 6s plus and details from my trip there.
We landed in Colombo International Airport and then took the 2 hour drive down the new expressway to the south of the country. The first place we stayed at was The Boathouse, Welligama Bay. The area of Welligama is relatively undeveloped in the sense of tourism. It is a very popular and famous location in Sri Lanka for surfing as it has a beautiful big wide bay with lovely waves rolling in. We spent three days at The Boathouse, as always in Sri Lanka the staff were amazing a very sweet.
We then moved on back towards Galle and stayed in Talpe at Alfie's Beach House. We had a delicious lunch at Wijaya Beach Restaurant and Café. We spent some time in at the Galle Fort enjoying the ever amazing clouds and sunsets that can be seen in and around the fort and lighthouse.
Walking around the Galle Fort is a great way to see lots of culture and people watching while enjoying all of the UNESCO world heritage listed site. There are many different local people walking around with different things to show and sell from handmade clothing and table wear to monkeys and Cobras to put on a display for onlookers. I happens to end up with a python wrapped around my shoulders which was a very interesting experience. And on the verge of very unsettling as it snuggled in tighter around my neck trying to draw in more of my sunburnt warmth lol. 😂😉
I really enjoyed staying at Alfie's beach house in Talpe and getting to spend some time relaxing by the beach as well as hedging out into the waves to catch some pics. Given the time of the year that we were there the ocean was a little bit rough so it was a little bit of fun and a balancing act standing out in the water with the waves rolling in and trying not to drop the camera lol. 🙈🌊💦
After spending a couple of days down on the beach at Alfie's Beach House we then moved onto the stunningly beautiful Etamba House. Etamba House is located just a smidge inland from the very popular Unawatuna Beach nestled in rice paddy with a stunning view out over the paddy fields. It is called Etamba House as Etamba is the name of a local tree and there is a very large old Etamba Tree in the garden that you can relax under while laying back in the pool.
Etamba House is an absolutely stunning take on a modern version of the old traditional colonial style house found in the south of Sri Lanka. The setting of this property is so lovely and truly relaxing. The staff are amazing as always with the delicious morning brekkies of fruit platters and also the lovely Sri Lankan and seafood dinners.
One of the most enjoyable things was to relax on the edge of the infinity pool looking out over the paddy fields watching the local kids run through the paddy fields flying their kites.
We had another amazing visit to Sri Lanka. As always I have really appreciated just how friendly the people are, everywhere you go you are met with a smile and very happy people. It is a truly beautiful country with so much to see and offer. Rich in natural beauty and a very untouched coultural feel that makes it all that much more special.
Istudi (Thank You)