Sri Lanka 2017-18 Surf Season (Oct - May) Book your room at Lions Rest Hotel

International Airports serving South Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International Airport – Sri Lanka’s main airport 35km north of Colombo and around 5hrs from the South.

Hambantota International Airport – under construction in Mattala in the south, with the first phase of the airport will be opened on mid March 2013. The airport is about 30 minutes from us so an easier journey for sure, watch this space for more details.

Fly direct to Sri Lanka from the UK

Sri Lankan Airlines www.srilankan.aero
(Bring one surfboard for free in your baggage allowance)

BMI www.flybmi.com

Fly indirect to Sri Lanka from the UK

British Airways www.britishairways.com via Chennai, India
(Surfboards go free with your baggage allowance but over 6ft 3in)

Virgin Atlantic www.virgin-atlantic.com via Mumbai, India
(Surfboards go free if included in baggage allowance)

Jet Airways www.jetairways.com via Mumbai, India

Qatar Airways www.qatarairways.com  via Doha, Qatar

Emirates www.emirates.com via Dubai, UAE

Etihad  www.etihad.com  via Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bring your beloved surf board to Sri Lanka or rent locally?

OK you know you want to ride your favorite board in the azure blue, warm waters of Sri Lanka but how much will it cost to get it here? This is a great guide from Surfline.com on surfboard baggage fees and allowance with the major airlines.  Hey you don’t have a board? – we will fix that, they are as cheap as chips to rent. Its info from the USA so check first and let us know so we can update the info.

Go on, do it! Book that flight 🙂 say no to winter!


Airport Transfers

Airport-Transfers-People-Carrier-Tours-Surf-South-Sri-LankaFor airport pick-up and transfers we partner with Holiday Taxis or in some cases, when you book direct with our accommodation, they can arrange a local driver.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching Surf South Sri LankaWhale Watching trips leave early from Mirissa Harbor for 4hrs including brunch. You may see any of the 5 types of whale and 4 types of dolphin.

Private Tours

Tours-Sri-Lanka-Rent-DriverTailor your own freestyle tour  of the heritage sites and countryside of Sri Lanka with one of our drivers in an air-conditioned, people carrier. Airport transfers also.

Rent a Scooter

Bike-Sri-LankaIf you have never rented a scooter please don't do this. We have a couple for rent if you are sure, surfboards on bike racks are now illegal and the roads are mental.

Visit a Temple

Visit-a-Temple-Night Surf-South Sri LankaBuddhism is the majority religion in the south, visit a temple day and night. There are many temple festivals and full moon poya days.

The Backcountry

Backcountry-Sri-LankaDiscover the back country. There are plenty of tours by Tuk Tuk to local villages inland. You don't have to go far to find yourself unspoilt rural Sri Lanka and get a taste of village life.

Tea Plantation

Tea-Plantation-Photo-Credit-Sri-Lanka Tourist BoardPlenty of local tea plantations to tour, take in the green rolling hills, aromatic smells of the plantation, wind down and relax and with a cup of Ceylon tea.

Fireworks Factory

NYE-Fireworks-Factory-Surf-Not an official tour but a trip can be arranged to buy fireworks for after a BBQ. Everyone chips in and the display is on the free land in Gurubebila. NYE 2013 was Epic!

Galle Fort

Galle-Fort-Photo-Credit-Sri Lanka Tourist BoardGalle Fort is a Sri Lanka UNESCO World Heritage Site. A maze of narrow streets and period buildings, restaurants and boutiques. Perfect day trip or stay in a beautiful colonial house.

Jeep Safari Yala

Safari-Lepoard-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka Jeep - Treehouse Yala Safari Tour in Yala National Safari Park. Explore sunset and sunrise with leopards, elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo, and all manner of birds and other animals. Local guide, Private chef, treehouse overnight experience.

Mountain Biking

Mountain-Biking-Sri-Lanka-Tourist-Board-Photo Mountain Biking, mostly group touring. The bike shop in Weligama sells cheap Chinese MTBs, bigger shops in Matara and Galle have more range. Galle has regular organised tours including MTBs.