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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.