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Homestay on Rekawa Beach
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath

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“Homestay on Rekawa Beach. Just very lovely hosts”
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When I arrived at the hostel I found that the owner was very friendly. He showed me how to walk to the beach from the guesthouse and where the turtles were. The owner of the guesthouse (name is Kandu) has a job as a fisherman. On the very first night I even got the chance to go fishing with the old man! It was absolutely fabulous.

If you want to get there, ask the tuk-tuk drivers to take you to Kandu's place. Everyone knows him. Though many tuk-tuk drivers say the place may not exist, it does. The reason why they won't may not take you there is because they get probably more commission at the more expensive cabana's/resorts. This is definitely the cheapest place where you can stay (I've been shopping around to find a place to stay that fit my budget).The guesthouse is located on a 3-minute-walk from the beach, a 5-minute-walk from the turtle-spotting sight. Nearby there is a lagoon, which is quite scenic at sunset.

The owner's wife cooks 3 meals a day, and you can join them whenever you like (for a small contribution of course, though they don't ask you to). You would be stupid if you wouldn't. I absolutely loved the food, and every day there's fresh fish!

The rooms are very basic but clean. Same counts for the bathroom. To get there is about Rs. 150, happy bargaining with the tuk-tuk drivers!

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo. stayed there for about a week
Stayed April 2014,

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Turtle Watch, the nature tourism programme in Rekawa which involves ex turtle egg poachers working as turtle nest protectors and tour guides has won several global awards in the appreciation of services provided to the community, environment, economy, culture and tourism. Our Turtle Watch is nowadays a community-run project (by NFR; Nature Friends of Rekawa) and is dedicated to providing a safe and secure nesting environment on one of Sri Lanka's most important turtle beaches. The project employs previous turtle egg-poachers as 'nest protectors' who monitor the beach 24-hours a day to ensure all nests are safe from both natural and human predators. Providing "in situ" nest protection is the most effective form of turtle nest conservation, and will help ensure these wonderful creatures are protected for future generations. What to expect during a Turtle Watch? We will be waiting at our visitor centre (or on the beach) until a turtle is spotted by one of our nest protectors, who are patrolling the beach. They will sign our guide & volunteers. They will take you to the beach in groups of maximum 10 people. Our project asks a donation of 1000 Rs. per person (500 Rs. for children). 100% of the proceeds goes to our conservation activities and and the local community. We will ask you to pay the fee before we enter the beach

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Homestay on Rekawa Beach. Just very lovely hosts”

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Hotel Description
Turtles View, located in Rekawa Lagoon, Tangalle, is a popular choice for travelers. Situated only 12.4 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Turtles View Resort also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Tangalle. Top features of the hotel include airport transfer, bicycle rental, 24-hour front desk, restaurant, car park.

Guests can choose from 2 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as garden. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Tangalle, make Turtles View your home away from home.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
Check out by 12AM (midnight)

Hotel FeaturesFacilities
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
airport transfer

BBQ facilities
bicycle rental

room service

Sports and Recreation

car park


5 Reviews

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Iris User Profile
February 2017
The room was big and spacious, the toilet is shared, however is was clean. The house has a restaurant with a nice view over the sri lankan nature. We mainly booked the place because of it's proximity to the Rekawa Beach and the Sea Turtle Foundation where we observed the turtles at night. The beach is aprox. 15min walking distance - once there you will love the calm of the place.

François User Profile
January 2017
A good place near rekawa beach. Very quiet, good food.

Aarti User Profile
August 2015
ravindu and his mother are nice people. they made us feel welcome. the room given to us was spacious. we had specially asked for a room on the ground floor. we were given a room to suit our needs but we were not informed that the toilet was a shared one and not attached to the room. fortunately for us we were the only ones staying there that night so the toilet was all ours but if other people were around it could have become difficult as my mother is aged. ravindu's mother was also very pleasant and made me a nice srilankan chicken dish. the ceiling fan was not working and we had to request ravindu to provide us with two pedestal fans which he did.

Andreas User Profile
February 2016
Sehr nette Unterkunft ca. 10 min zu Fuss vom wunderschönen Rekawabeach entfernt. Randavu ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit er hilft bei der Planung von Safari, Turtelwatching und vieles mehr. Das essen ist ausgezeichnet vor allem die Fischgerichte und das selbstgemachte Büffel Joghurt für den die Region bekannt ist. Die Lage ist weit ab vom Tourismus es gibt dort nur ein paar kleine Geschäfte, bis Tangalle ist es ca. 10km. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt, vielen dank Andi und Heidi!

Anne-Sophie User Profile
December 2015
Merci ! On a vu la naissance des tortues !!! à 10 minutes à pieds du logement et avons vu le plus beau couché de soleil de notre séjour. Plage déserte et magnifique.Bonne place. Cependant difficile à trouver. L'endroit est authentique, préservé du tourisme et en même temps juste à côté de Tangalle. Seul bémol : le rapport qualité/prix notamment pour les repas.

Tangalle, Sri LankaJoined in February 2015
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