“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,
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
Interaction with guests
Homestay on Rekawa Beach. Just very lovely hosts”
Other things to note
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.
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Sports and Recreation