Travel Blogs from Koggala
We had a well deserved lie in on the 6th before we moved to The Fortress on the other side of Galle. Our guide dropped us at the hotel through some very fancy double gates like you would expect on a fort. The hotel design is based on a Dutch fort and is very grand, you don't need to leave the hotel complex, everything is here. The suite is over two …
... provided Alex and I the opportunity to finally slow down, relax and enjoy beach life. We body-boarded in Mirissa, surfed in Weligama and snorkelled with a few elusive green turtle's in Hikkaduwa!
One of the best spots in Sri Lanka to learn how to surf is 10 minutes outside of Mirissa, in a small town called Weligama. What makes this spot perfect is the slow beach break allowing beginners to catch the small wave ...
... and in a great location. We drove to Mirissa harbour for a boat tour to see Blue whales and dolphins. This is a great time of year for sightings and we were lucky enough to see about 5 blue whales and lots of dolphins. Absolutely amazing to see so close to the boat. Sri Lanka has been a superb experience, the country has lots to offer from beach, culture and safari. The people are lovely and the food also. A very memorable place and we will definitely ...
... a Tuna almost as big as him and by way of compensating for lack of whales he held it up high- there was no way I could take my eyes off horizon to take a photo. Then we switched direction and headed toward spinning dolphins( great that's all I need when my head is already spinning) I too switched directions and headed towards the deck where I spent the remainder of trip wishing I was in a coma (still an improvement on wishing i was dead). Apologies to those ...
... was the enormous grey back of a sperm whale. The sight was familiar from so many nature documentaries but David Attenborough wasn't commentating this one; it was live and it was real. Amazing. The boat continued to track the Whale staying a couple of hundred meters away which was both appreciated as a conservationist but frustratingly far away from the incredible creature as an animal lover. Several times the whale disappeared only to be spotted again minutes later ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fortress Koggala
The loft room is amazing however if you look hard there are some rough bits, the hotel is having some minor renovations lets hope the problems get resolved. The food is excellent but you may be sharing it with chipmunks and crows as some of the guests insist on feeding them this needs to be stopped. Facilities are second to none, a full gym, spa, two souvenir shops and large swimming pool.
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