It’s time to start thinking where to spend your end of the year surf holiday. The possibilities are endless, which is why the easy solution is to let the surf experience specialists at The Perfect Wave narrow down the choices for you.
No matter if it’s a family holiday, a romantic couples getaway, a solo strike mission or a couple of weeks off with friends, there are a few things that help make any surf trip a success: good waves, warm water, comfortable accommodations, great food, enjoyable surroundings, and a bit of fun and adventure when you’re not surfing. Southwest Sri Lanka offers all of that and more. From Hikkaduwa down the coast to Mirissa there is an large choice of quality beach, reef and point breaks that with average water temperatures between 27-29°C (82°-85°F) you’re guaranteed to be surfing in boardshorts.
The Sri Lankan people are known for their hospitality, so expect the welcome to be as warm as the water. The food, the architecture and culture are a mix of local, Southeast Asian and European influences, exotic, but with familiar touches that make everyone feel at home. For a bit of adventure, take your pick between snorkelling in conditions ressembling a tropical aquarium, whale watching, exploring the Galle fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or a Buddhist temple, taking a trip through a rainforest, seeing elephants, leopards and sea turtles in their natural environment, and much more.
On the rest and relaxation side of things, The Perfect Wave highly recommends both Aqua and Levels by Cantaloupe Hotels, each one equally luxurious with its own unique charm, spectacular location and stunning views. An added bonus, The Perfect Wave runs the surf programme at both establishments ensuring guests the highest quality surf equipment, instruction and guiding services on the southwest coast.
Here are some of our other favourite places to unwind and indulge in Sri Lankan hospitality.
12 acres of understated elegance and luxury. A modern day Garden of Eden resembling a quaint, traditional Sri Lankan village.
A great value for money surf experience, in a fairy-tale location on the beach in Hikkaduwa. Step out of your room directly onto the sand.
A luxurious colonial design with a unique infinity pool and stunning view of the waves. The only boutique hotel in Mirissa.