Within reach of Colombo airport (CMB), the resort is located near a heliport and Dickwella Airport (DIW), where local flights land.
The finest weather runs from November through April. The rainy season is traditionally from May to July, though the sun is rarely out of sight for long. August and September are drier months, with rain returning in October and November. The calm December waters are most suitable for diving and snorkelling.
what to pack
Light clothing is appropriate with a sweater or jacket in the evenings. Sports shoes are suitable for light touring, and hiking boots are recommended for treks. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship.
Language & Currency
Sri Lanka has two national languages, Sinhala and Tamil, and English is widely spoken. The national currency is the Sri Lankan rupee. Traveller’s cheques are easy to cash and some banks in larger towns have ATMs.
Sri Lanka is on India Standard Time (IST), five-and-a-half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 230-240 volts/50 cycles; converters and plug adaptors are available.
The closest medical facility is in nearby Matara. Reasonable precautions should be taken against mosquito-borne diseases, hepatitis-A, cholera and typhoid. Drinking boiled or bottled water is often an adequate precaution against water-borne illnesses.
All visitors (except those from Singapore or the Maldives) will require a visa for entry into Sri Lanka. Visas can be obtained online, from the Sri Lanka Overseas missions or from a preferred travel agent or operator.
The Amanwella team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights. During Poya holidays, alcohol cannot be consumed in public areas.