Travel Blogs from Koggala
... 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 ...
Our last day with our guide Dhanu who has been fantastic. He has been with us throughout Sri Lanka and it was a shame to say good bye. We drove from the tea plantation to the coast for our final destination Koggala, Galle. We have never seen a highway so quiet and this road is great for heading to the coast. It took us around 6hrs but lots of stunning waterfalls and tea fields before the highway then a gorgeous coastal road for the final part. The resort ...
... the locals has it benefits and clear disadvantages, as I'm learning. This was the case today whilst chatting to a local dude on the beach, great guy, plenty of banter and tips. However it soon shifts to a sales pitch, offering us more affordable lodging up a near vertical 100m stair climb to his mates guesthouse and chipping in on some big fish dinner he was cooking later. Both were good options, but overly pricey. With us both doing the we'll think about it speech, we ...
... just yards off the beach with beautiful table corals.
We have really enjoyed Sri Lanka but we were very sad that Richard and Beverley couldn't join us. I hope they make it here another time as there is so much to see and do, and the people here make it very special. Most of the Rests and Guest Houses are run by fascinating characters who really try to make your visit special. It is probably the first place in Asia where I would be tempted to live, probably in Galle.
... hair. A wide range of liquids can be used, depending on the body type of the patient; oils are common, but milk, buttermilk, and water can be used as well. Frequently, the liquid will be infused with herbs which are tailored to the client.
So this was added to my growing treatment list. I laid down, my eyes and ears were covered and slowly the warm oil was poured onto my forehead in a continuous stream ...
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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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