Things To Do

Snorkeling at Polhena

Snorkeling at Polhena, The sea between the shore and Polhena reef is shallow, and within the standing depth. Sunshine falls all the way to the sea bed, and this is best for snorkeling. The water level is even lesser at low tide everyday, and between November-January months of the year. If you have a set of snorkels you are privileged to see the colourful world of the Polhena reef. It is vibrant with the highly contrasting colours of purple, green, orange, red and yellow on the backdrop of corals and shining sand of the sea bed on a good sunshiny...
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Stilt Fishing in Polhena Sri Lanka

Stilt Fishing in Polhena Sri Lanka, An age old method of catching fish, very primitive and poor in results terming with today’s commercial fishing perspective, but ads on beauty and uniqueness to the countries deep south coast line, as a icon of the fishing folk in Sri Lanka. A major attraction at the south cost, stilt fishing till date is continued by the locals owing to the good will gifts by the locals and the foreign visitor that adds on apart to the catch from the sea. A stick standing up with another piece of wood tied to it to...
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Turtle Watching Polhena Sri Lanka

Turtle Watching Polhena Sri Lanka, Five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka , making it an ideal country to go Turtle Watching. Turtles are very nervous when they are looking for a place to nest and can therefore be easily scared. The Turtle can only be approached when she starts laying the eggs because by then she is engaged in a very mechanical, almost trance-like behavior and it is unlikely for her to be frightened by spectators. This activity involves some waiting and some walking on the beach because as with...
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Whales Watching Mirissa

Whale watching Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish. Eco friendly whale watching Mirissa We follow international whale watching rules and protect whales during the whale watching: We don´t go...
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Sri Lankan Food At Polhena Bay Resort

Sri Lankan Food At Polhena Bay Resort, Sri Lankan food is not for the timid eater: the fiery curries, sweet caramelized onion in seeni sambal (onion relish), and sour lime pickle are all dominant, powerful flavors that startle awake senses dulled by the thick, hot island air. While visitors to the island or those eating in Sri Lankan restaurants outside the country may find watered down versions, most Sri Lankan cooking is unapologetically, punch you in the face and get the adrenaline pumping flavored. Rice is an ever present antidote to these big flavors. A meal in Sri Lanka is called...
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Vacation in Polhena Bay Resort

Polhena Bay Resort offers countless attractions for guests looking to vacation in the area. If you are looking for exercise fun, we have Snorkeling, Surfing, Diving, Dolphin, Whales & Turtle Watching, Boat Trip, and Stiff Fishing. And of course we offer a wide range of excursions to enjoy and help you find out more about the wildlife and community as well as some of Sri Lanka’s amazing heritage. Welcome to Polhena Bay Resort. Where Hospitality Meets the Bay

Polhena Bay Resort

Polhena Bay Resort, Close your eyes and take a deep breath.  You’re here! You’ve had your welcome cocktail in the lobby and your luggage has already been taken to your room.  You get there, swipe your key and walk into that room that you always request but you’re stumped!  Something is different. On your right is the bathroom but even that has taken on a classy new look.  Featuring a sleek white vanity, a shower that enables you to walk right in and glossy silver fixtures, the bathroom really does look like something from a magazine. The actual sleeping area...
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Private Beach Resort in Matara

Private Beach Resort in Matara, If you have stayed with us before, then we would like to take this opportunity to say hello again and to thank you for spending time with us. If you have never experienced the Polhena Bay Resort, then to you we say ‘welcome.’ Polhena is well known for its stunning beaches. A little private beach in front of the Resort completes the possibilities of water activities. Stilt fishermen are common sightings in the area. The waters are fantastic for snorkeling, diving, and bathing. Enjoy a bullock cart ride around the town. The Dondra Lighthouse offers...
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