Riu Sri Lanka

Located right on the beach, the U-shaped Riu Sri Lanka Hotel boasts spectacular sea views from all angles. It offers activities that suit the entire family…when the children aren’t splashing around in the pool, they can enjoy a range of dedicated activities at the kids club. Adults don’t get left out from the diverse program of activities and entertainment though. These include a RiuArt workshop, and live shows. Or if you want to completely disconnect, the Renova Spa and treatments are always available. The hotel’s five restaurants offer delectable Sri Lankan cuisine, as well as Italian and Asian dishes, while four bars provide tasty drinks and snacks all day.

Overview of Ahungalla

Exotic holidays to Sri Lanka should always include a visit to the west-coastal town of Ahungalla in the Southern Province. The stunning stretch of beach here is enticingly pretty, and invites you to bask in peaceful solitude, as the Indian Ocean flows against the shore. Most activities take place around the amply-supplied Riu Sri Lanka Hotel and the scenic beach. However, excursions on the popular Sri Lankan railway will transport you to scenic areas like Colombo and Galle, as well as boutiques and historical points interest.

Things to do in Ahungalla

The little coastal haven of Ahungalla is the perfect gateway to the wider charm of Sri Lanka. From the comfort and luxury of the hotel, the rest of this popular holiday-seekers’ destination is waiting to be explored. Nearby activities include visits to Kosgoda Beach, home to one of many turtle sanctuaries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, and authentic boat tours of the Madu Ganga river. Two-thousand years’ worth of ancient architecture and culture has led to a whopping eight areas of natural beauty – including Galle, which is accessible by railway – being protected and listed as Unesco world heritage sites.

Resort Summary

Located in the southwest of Sri Lanka, Ahungalla is a cluster of 4* and 5* beachside hotels, with Ahungalla village just inland. The village has a few facilities including shops, small restaurants and some accommodation. It also has some transport links to other parts of the island if you want to strike out on your own.

If you prefer to stay put, just chill and soak up the atmosphere, the resort hotels have everything you need to enjoy your holiday. There are spas, swimming pools, a choice of bars and restaurants, a nightclub and attentive staff to help you make the most of your holiday in Ahungalla.

However, if you want to leave the resort to explore the surrounding countryside, the attractions of Sri Lanka are within easy reach. Your hotel will arrange excursions and day trips to many of the island’s most popular visitor sites. If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, then taxis, buses and Tuk Tuks are options to check out.