DALAWELLA | SRI LANKA
Orange and teal is what the Southern province of Sri Lanka is all about. And if you are a fan of palm trees, wild nature, good food and happy hours on the beach – this is where you’ll want to stay forever. Or at least for a week or two.
WHERE TO STAY
We only booked one hotel for our stay in Sri Lanka’s south coast – Sri Gemunu Hotel. We booked it last minute after receiving a sudden cancellation from another hotel and we are happy that happened. We even got a room upgrade for the same price and a great view from the balcony. The breakfast was delicious and I am still craving the fruit platter and Sri Gemunu pancakes. The hotel is situated right on the beach as well, which was perfect for our morning and evening walks.
Sri Gemunu from above.
Dalawella was our base and we could easily spend a lot more time here. The hotel had a great location right by the beach, with the famous rock just in front of it and the even more famous palm swing just a couple of minutes walk down the beach.
We loved the chill vibe of the area and the cocktails and pizza at Wijaya Beach just next door. It was easy to go anywhere in the south with just a short tuktuk ride.
Walking towards the palm swing.
Palm swing in Dalawella.
Rock in front of Sri Gemunu.
Sri Gemunu’s other property with a pool.
WHERE TO EAT
EAT DINNER AT BEDSPACE KITCHEN
We mostly visited Unawatuna for it’s restaurants and bars – our favorite from our entire trip was located here and we would highly recommend going for a dinner at Bedspace Kitchen.
We came here twice in a week – and both times equally amazing and a nice break from all the rice and curry. Not to mention the delicious dessert – the passion fruit with the brownie and ice cream was made of dreams!
EAT LUNCH AT SKINNY TOM’S DELI
We ordered egg hoppers here and some refreshing juices – we loved the vibe of the place and would come here again to taste some other things on the menu. The cheesecake was insanely delicious as well! (passion fruit really does the trick!)
Skinny Tom’s Deli, Unawatuna.