Dasa Villa - Activities
Relax in your room,¬†laze by the pool, or pick papaya, pineapple and bananas from the fruit grove.
Make use of the free daily tuk-tuk shuttle to Koggalabeach, a sandy stretch that's safe to swim most of the year. Or slightly further afield, visit¬†Unawatuna beach(3km) for swimming, diving, snorkelling and temples; go whale watching or dolphin spotting¬†from beautiful Mirissa beach. Or go¬†surfing¬†at Weligama beach, one of the island's most renowned spots.
Take a day trip to Galle (20 minutes by tuk-tuk) to admire the UNESCO-listed fort, fortified town walls, lighthouse and cricket ground. There's sensational arty shopping and lovely restaurants to eat in; staff at Bandara can advise.
The sandy beaches nearby are well known for attracting egg-laying turtles. If you're lucky, you might spot them - they usually lay at Full Moon; otherwise there's a small turtle hatchery nearby where you can visit and hold the palm-sized turtles in your hand.
Take a catamaran ride on nearby¬†Koggala Lake, or boat over to the¬†Ananda Spice Gardens¬†where you'll find natural cures for sunburns and heavenly spices to take home.
Visit the¬†Kataluva Purvarama Maha Viharaya temple, 5km from Koggala, which dates back to the 13th century,
Borrow bikes and explore the coast, forest and small villages in a slow and leisurely way.
Activities near by :
- Bird watching
- Boat trips
- Historical sites
- Scuba diving
- Well being
- Whale watching
- Turtle hatchery
- Spice gardens