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

November to April brings a variety of majestic whales to Mirissa waters and is the best time to go on a whale watching tour and have a look at Blue whales, Bryde’s whales, Sperm whales and sometimes even Killer whales.

MIRISSA WHALE WATCHING

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

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

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

Treat your mind and body to a variety of heavenly treatments at our Spa and get truly acquainted with the bliss of relaxation. Take your pick from our Wellness packages by contacting our staff.

SPA

Sri Lanka’s first ever Safari Park, a beautiful 500 acre park located in Ridiyagama, Hambantota, has been opened to the public since the 28th of May 2016 and is home to over 22 species of mammals and birds including elephants, leopards and eagles.

Ridiyagama Safari Park

Located on Dondra head, the southernmost point of the island, the Dondra Lighthouse is Sri Lanka’s tallest lighthouse. This location is solely used for sightseeing purposes as the view is simply majestic.

Dondra light house

The Dondra Temple, over a thousand years old, contains breathtaking images of Lord Vishnu as it is the only temple devoted to him. The ‘Esala Festival’, a beloved Lankan celebration in August, is when a traditional parade takes place that attracts both tourists and locals.

Dondra Temple

You, your board and some good waves are all you need on these golden shores to have an amazing time. If you want to learn how to surf, an instructor can be organized by speaking to our staff.

SURFING

Sri Lankan cuisine, a blend of earthy herbs and spices that will leave you craving for more. Learn to make these heartwarming dishes yourself, our chefs will guide you through the process with their trademark Sri Lankan hospitality.

Conditions apply* Prior booking is required, Not included in room rate.

Cook with our chefs