THINGS TO DO

A stay at Handun Villas means you get to explore surrounding areas together with activities derived from culture, wildlife, heritage, and interesting places. Our friendly staff is always ready to talk about preferred times and dates for
these activities.

Cycling is the best way to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan culture, taste the rich variety of street food, and discover interesting less-visited places. Cycling tours can be arranged upon request.

CYCLING TOURS

Sri Lanka’s vast diversity is home to many species of flora and fauna, and there are 21 national parks accessible from different regions and showcase a variety of wildlife.

WILDLIFE & WHALE WATCHING

The clear water of the Talalla bay is pure oceanic paradise where visitors can wind surf and jet ski. You can also explore reefs and observe the local marine life by snorkelling, diving or swimming.

WATER SPORTS

The serenity of the surroundings at Handun Villas amplifies the all-natural holistic approach to wellness. Leave your troubles behind, and participate in the healing traditions of yoga and meditation.

YOGA & MEDITATION

Visiting the Rewaka site means that you can observe endangered turtle species in their natural way of life, from a safe distance, making this an amazing place for turtle enthusiasts.

TURTLE CONSERVATORY

Built by the Portuguese in 1588, the Galle Fort was the main port between Europe and the East. A UNESCO world heritage site, the fort has stunning views of the sea from its rampart and is home to the ‘rampart divers’.

GALLE FORT

The ideal spot for dolphin, orcas and blue whale watching enthusiasts and picturesque sunsets and sunrises, Mirissa is also known for snorkelling, sailing, and sea kayaking.

MIRISSA

The Yala wildlife sanctuary presents visitors with sandy beaches, forests and wetlands, and is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies making it the perfect place for wildlife lovers.

YALA

Known mainly for its elephants, Udawalawe National Park is another popular tourist destination that is home to rare plants and more than a hundred species of butterflies and birds.

UDAWALAWE

Ussangoda is bordered by a coast and a jungle, where a prehistoric dwelling has been found, making it an archaeological treasure. The national park is the newest in the country and is another breeding site for turtles.

USSANGODA

Discover the Mulkirigala Raja MahaVihara, sometimes called little Sigiriya for its resemblance to that famous fortress. Built in the third century AD, the temple has seven caves at varying heights containing a plethora of paintings and frescoes telling the stories of the Buddha’s lives.

MULKIRIGALA ROCK TEMPLE

Not far from the Mulkirigala temple is another, featuring a spectacular 160ft statue of the seated Buddha. In the approach to the statue, the temple holds an intricately painted hall featuring the tribulations of those who do not reach enlightenment.

WEWURUKANNALA VIHARAYA

One of the island’s most famous pilgrimage sites, Kataragama is a sacred space for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. The legends surrounding it are plentiful and even the Veddas are believed to have claims to it and influence on the rites of worship there.

KATARAGAMA TEMPLE

CYCLING TOURS

Cycling is the best way to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan culture, taste the rich variety of street food, and discover interesting less-visited places. Cycling tours can be arranged upon request.

WILDLIFE & WHALE WATCHING

Sri Lanka’s vast diversity is home to many species of flora and fauna, and there are 21 national parks accessible from different regions and showcase a variety of wildlife.

WATER SPORTS

The clear water of the Talalla bay is pure oceanic paradise where visitors can wind surf and jet ski. You can also explore reefs and observe the local marine life by snorkelling, diving or swimming.

YOGA & MEDITATION

The serenity of the surroundings at Handun Villas amplifies the all-natural holistic approach to wellness. Leave your troubles behind, and participate in the healing traditions of yoga and meditation.

TURTLE CONSERVATORY

Visiting the Rewaka site means that you can observe endangered turtle species in their natural way of life, from a safe distance, making this an amazing place for turtle enthusiasts.

GALLE FORT

Built by the Portuguese in 1588, the Galle Fort was the main port between Europe and the East. A UNESCO world heritage site, the fort has stunning views of the sea from its rampart and is home to the ‘rampart divers’.

MIRISSA

The ideal spot for dolphin, orcas and blue whale watching enthusiasts and picturesque sunsets and sunrises, Mirissa is also known for snorkelling, sailing, and sea kayaking.

YALA

The Yala wildlife sanctuary presents visitors with sandy beaches, forests and wetlands, and is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies making it the perfect place for wildlife lovers.

UDAWALAWE

Known mainly for its elephants, Udawalawe National Park is another popular tourist destination that is home to rare plants and more than a hundred species of butterflies and birds.

USSANGODA

Ussangoda is bordered by a coast and a jungle, where a prehistoric dwelling has been found, making it an archaeological treasure. The national park is the newest in the country and is another breeding site for turtles.

MULKIRIGALA ROCK TEMPLE

Discover the Mulkirigala Raja MahaVihara, sometimes called little Sigiriya for its resemblance to that famous fortress. Built in the third century AD, the temple has seven caves at varying heights containing a plethora of paintings and frescoes telling the stories of the Buddha’s lives.

WEWURUKANNALA VIHARAYA

Not far from the Mulkirigala temple is another, featuring a spectacular 160ft statue of the seated Buddha. In the approach to the statue, the temple holds an intricately painted hall featuring the tribulations of those who do not reach enlightenment.

KATARAGAMA TEMPLE

One of the island’s most famous pilgrimage sites, Kataragama is a sacred space for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. The legends surrounding it are plentiful and even the Veddas are believed to have claims to it and influence on the rites of worship there.