Visiting the south in the low-season – Villas in Sri Lanka

Villa Holiday Guides: Visiting South Sri Lanka From May To October

Visiting South Sri Lanka from May To October? Expansive, beautiful beaches, wildlife and cultural attractions draw tourists to visit the southern coast of Sri Lanka. During the low-season which runs from May to October some of the best villas in Sri Lanka in the south offer fantastic deals to guests and the best part is, the weather can be great from mid June to October. The lesser known fact is that in Sri Lanka we often get rain year round in bursts but on large it’s around 30 degrees every day and sunny. It’s a tropical country so there’s no guarantee but May to October is a great time to come on a villa holiday as the price is competitive and there’s loads of things to do. 

Visiting South Sri Lanka from May to October

  • Timing
  • Surfing
  • Weligama Beach
  • Tangalle

The low season

The high season to visit the south lasts from November to April which coincides with the whale watching season in Mirissa. Apart from benefitting from an attractive deal for one of the best villas in Sri Lanka, you will be able to avoid crowded beaches and if you’re a surfer, you’ll be able to get out without the crowds. 

Surfing in the low season

Sri Lanka’s south coast presents ideal conditions for beginners to learn to surf, especially in the low season. The waves will break softly and the movement will be mellow. Even better, the lineups are not going to be crowded. Check out places like Weligama, Dewata and Hikkaduwa to learn the art of surfing. There are plenty of experienced surf instructors at both locations with local lessons going for around 2000 LKR or international run surf camps selling lessons with training and photos from 6000 LKR.

Where to go in the low season

Weligama is a small town where a lot of people take to the seas to make a living as fishermen. But tourists love its intimate beaches and consistent waves for surfing. The town itself can be a bit chaotic but once you get to the sandy beaches lined with coconut trees, you’ll forget all about chaos. You’ll find a mellow beach break and al the peace and quiet you need to concentrate on mastering the tricks of surfing.

Best Places to Stay in Weligama:


Tangalle has now become a seasoned tourist destination. You will find plenty of accommodation options even during the low season. You’ won’t even have to book ahead. The beaches are likely to be deserted. Imagine spending a few days lounging about on gold tinged sand whilst waves crash on at a steady pace and the sun shines down on you through a line of coconut trees. This is what you can expect, if you decide to visit Tangalle during the low season. Be on the lookout for the lovely Medaketiya Beach.

Best Places to Stay in Tangalle:


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