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Things to do locally

Although Satori Villa is a blissful world of its own, there is plenty to do in the area if you decide on a break from the pool and hammock.

On land

Galle Fort - Established by the Portuguese in the 15th century, Galle was colonised by the Dutch and British – and is now a World Heritage Site. Stroll its narrow streets and ramparts (particularly lovely at sunset) for the sights and sounds of life’s patchwork; Buddhists, Tamils, Muslims and Europeans living in harmony, the energy of trade and the gentle claps at the ever-present cricket matches.

Galle Town - Best explored on foot or by Tuk Tuk. Don’t miss the exotic fruit market and myriad shops selling everything from saris to televisions.

Bike rides - Galle resident, Alex Barrett will take you on an unforgettable ride through paddy fields and jungle. Suitable for all ages, trips last 1.5 to four hours and give you a real slice of Sri Lankan village life.

Turtle Sanctuary - There are several in the area, including a well-run one in Habaraduwa, 15 minutes away.

Tea Estate - The Handunugoda Estate is 40 minutes away and has a fascinating tour around the production of white tea.

Yala Safari Park - Leave Galle at 3am to arrive at Yala for sunrise and sightings of leopard, elephants and crocodiles.

Temples – Sri Lanka is predominately Buddhist and you’ll find temples everywhere, including Yatagala and Kalatuwa. Note: temples get crowded on Poya days (full moon).

On water

Sailing - Mirissa Water Sports Centre has a 54ft Indonesian fishing trawler for sports fishing and coastal cruises and a 24ft gaff for bay sailing. Blue whale watching is available Nov-May.

Scuba Diving – The dive centre at Unawatuna provides advanced and beginner courses, as well as night dives.

Surfing – There are a number of surf schools in the area, and great waves at Unawatuna, Wijiya and Mirissa.

Kogala Lake Sunset Tour – Marvel at the spectacle of thousands of birds and bats all flying to a lake island for the night.

Please ask our team to assist with transport and costings for these trips.