The Kalametiya Bird sanctuary is home to about 150 species of birds and over 85 species of reptiles and mammals and is a haven for an avid nature lover. Glide along the lagoon on a traditional pontoon and let your eyes wander across the dazzling scenery. This offers an amazing experience for families as they can enjoy a boat ride as they take in the rising or setting sun.
By foot: 11 min
The pristine sands in front of the bungalow are a thriving breeding ground for the Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green turtles. The ideal time to witness this would be between April-July and it is truly a magnificent experience to behold.
You can also spot up to five different species of turtle at the Rekava Beach which is one of the most important nesting sites in Sri Lanka.
By vehicle to Rekawa : 21 min
Yala National Park
The Yala national park is the most popular park in Sri Lanka due to its leopard density which is the highest in the world. Lumbering elephants and prancing deer are present in this park and is the perfect place for any nature lover or explorer.
By vehicle: 1hr 24min
Bundala National Park
Bundala National Park is an important wintering ground for many species of migrant birds. If you are fortunate enough you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Greater Flamingos that migrate in large flocks.
By vehicle: 57 min
Ridiyagama Safari Park
The Ridiyagama Safari park is the first ever open zoo in Sri Lanka. You can witness many diverse species of animals including the African Lion. It will be an experience you will never forget.
By vehicle: 53 min
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva
By vehicle: 1 hr 11min
Legend says the Ussangoda prehistoric site used to be the airport of king Ravana and his famed dandu monara. Ussangoda is known for its unusual placement by soil structure, flora, location and red soil.
By vehicle: 26 min
Amongst the known ancient rock temples of Sri Lanka; Mulkirigala Raja Maha Vihara (Mulkirigala Great Royal Temple) comes close behind Sigiriya in architecture and style. It is home to beautiful wall frescos and stunning views at its summit.
By vehicle: 44min
Kasagala Raja Maha Viharaya
Kasagala Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple which is situated in Angunukolapelessa in the Hambantota district. The temple was constructed during the reign of King Kavantissa and was begun by planting one of the 3 saplings of the scared Sri Maha Bodhi by King Devanampiyatissa.
By vehicle: 29 min
Shangri-La 18 hole resort links course
Bordered on one side by the ocean and lakes with a plenty of wildlife this spectacular course plays well for both beginners and experienced players alike.
By vehicle: 40min
Take a ride through the villages surrounding the bungalow and take in the beautiful lush greenery alongside the lagoons in the area.
A boat ride with the local fishermen
Take a boat ride with the local fishermen to witness the rock pools and diverse marine life present in the ocean
Kalametiya Fisheries Harbor
A short walk to the kalametiya fisheries harbor is all you need to find the freshest seafood in the area.