“Down South” Sri Lanka
Polhena and Madiha are connected by the sea and a band of coconut palms along the beach. Theses two adjacent coastal villages represent a collection of some of the quietest and relaxed beaches on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Visited by locals, visitors from Galle and Colombo, as well as tourists that are “in the know”.
In Madiha, there are many restaurants and bars that are chilled, relaxed and laid back., almost like the best of the Caribbean vibes, right here in Sri Lanka.
Weather in Sri Lanka is great, temperatures between 25°C and 35°C. Due to a very diverse tropical island with mountains and wonderful beaches, there is a fairly predictable weather pattern. With the choice of two seasonal weather systems with associated prevailing winds, you can choose the side of the island that provides the climate thats suits your visit. Winter bring ideal condition down south for surfing and swimming. Summer bring ideal conditions on the East coast. Off season is great also, as there are less surfer and “marine activity” tourists, which gives quite beaches which is great for coastal walks.
“Down South” is quiet in the summer with strong onshore winds and few surfers. This is a great time for walking on quiet beaches.
“Down South” comes alive in the winter for watersposrts with the surf and diving conditions being perfect. The offshore winds give wider beaches and long ocean swells for the surf conditions that Sri Lanka is famous for. The water becomes clearer for diving and the treasures of the ocean sealife are splendid.