STOP 4 – ISLAND HOPPING, SMALL SCALE
Edging a little further down the coast (a five-minute drive, to be precise) you’ll find Koggala. Though its beach is brimming with places to stay, we’d recommend The Fortress Resort & Spa – a luxury hotel inspired by the neighbouring Galle Fort. Once you’ve settled in and had your daily dose of decadence, why not get to know your surroundings? Just a day trip away is the tranquil Koggala Lake. Kick back on a leisurely boat tour and hop off at each of the lake’s islands. Cloud your senses in the spice gardens, watch cinnamon being cultivated by the pros then sip sweet spiced tea from china teacups.
Finally, it’s time to bid farewell to the west coast. Perhaps you’re venturing inland to explore more of this spellbinding country. But if you’re flying home, it’ll take just two hours for your driver to get you back to the airport via the new E01 expressway. Though we’re sure you won’t want to leave Sri Lanka in a hurry.