Wadduwa is a small tropical paradise located in the south west of Sri Lanka. It is a perfect beach stay being only 35 kilometres from Colombo and boasts a long, golden sandy beach with crystal clear water. The beach itself is fringed with palm trees and it is possible to relax and watch the fishermen bringing in the day's catch.
Swimming, snorkelling and diving are all popular activities. However if you want to do something more local then try and catch a local wedding ceremony. Hundreds of local people get married here each year and it is a wonderfully colourful spectacle not to be missed.
There are a couple of bars and restaurants as well as stores selling Sri Lankan handicrafts and jewellery. The village itself has all the charm of a traditional village with a distinctly laid-back atmosphere. There are very few amenities available at the village as daytime and evening activities are organised at the beach hotels and resorts themselves.
Coconut fibre is a highly used local resource and you will find many products made using it, like brooms, carpets etc.
The train ride along the coast from Wadduwa to the south is well worth doing. It takes you on a pleasant picturesque journey along palm fringed beaches and local villages.
If you are planning a Wadduwa holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Wadduwa Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Wadduwa.