See the South of Sri Lanka from above: spectacular drone photos of the country’s surf capital

The South of Sri Lanka is one of the most sought-after waters in the world, not only by surfers but travelers alike. Known to be a lesser spot for tourist, this area is best known for good vibes, vibrant crowd and exceptional waves.

Drone photography has slowly become mainstream these days but in this post, we tried our best to feature the Mathara District in the best and most real way we know how.

Take a look at the photos below and see the best of the south of Sri Lanka:

1. Midigama East

Introducing Midigama East: in this town, you will see the railway, the main highway to Colombo, a small lake and the beach all at the same time.

2. 5-star living in Kabalana

If you want to enjoy luxury accommodations, Kabalana is a good choice that won’t break the bank. In here, you will find a wide array of 5-star hotels that are very affordable most especially to Millennial travelers. Prices start at $140 USD per night which is not so bad considering the accommodations are super luxurious!

3. Fisherman’s Port in Weligama

While the rest of the south of Sri Lanka are not very forward in terms of modernity, the port city of Weligama is the so-called civilisation of the area. In here, you will find ATMs, supermarkets, liquor shops, mobile stores, massage spas – everything you need when you want a breath of technology are here. This city is also known for cheap seafood so make sure not to miss out!

4. The touristic Mirissa

While Weligama is considered modern, Mirissa is considered the foreigner’s turf as it is full of Western stuff like restaurants, hotels and even music. If you want a more tourist-ish vibe, this place is best for being a tourist.

5. Surf trip in Midigama

Hardcore surfers prefer this ambient as this is the less touristy spot in the south of Sri Lanka. There, I said it! Many travelers spend weeks here to savour the friendly waves and unrelenting swells. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, this is the place to be!

6. The Dutch colonial city of Galle

The Dutch did a good job — their colonial cities all over Asia, including Galle, are still well-preserved. If you want to see a different side of Sri Lanka, visit Galle and have a breathe of another world.


Have you visited the south of Sri Lanka? How was the experience? I’d love to hear your thoughts! If you loved the photos, feel free to follow @surf.the.sky on Instagram for more spectacular drone pics!

Omri is a free-spirit, a drone geek, and a surf enthusiast. He is obsessed about his dog and constantly in the hunt for gastronomic adventures. Currently living in Tel Aviv, he doesn't believe in borders of religion, gender and race. Follow his adventures from above the sky on Instagram: @surf.the.sky

Comments

  • February 11, 2017

    When drones first came out, I was a little anti-drone thinking that they could be invasive towards people’s privacy but then I see pictures like this and I so want one. The photos are awesome

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  • February 12, 2017

    I’ve only been to Columbo but I want to see more of Sri Lanka. Loving your drone photography. The photo of Kabalana is awesome, you can’t even tell you’re controlling the drone.

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  • February 12, 2017

    great pics from the drone. I went to Sri Lanka last year, but never made it to the southern coast like I had hoped. Love the aerial shots and give such a unique perspective of the rugged and beautiful coastline. Sri Lanka in general is pretty high on my bucket list, so thanks for the further travel wanderlust!

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  • February 12, 2017

    I always like the drone shots. The view from above is magical. Your photos are amazing I love the shot of the road and the train. BTW, 5-star hotel for 150 dollars sounds good

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  • February 12, 2017

    OMG, what amazing pictures! And a drone captured all of those? I need to get with the program. Please sign me up for the 5 star living at Kabalana. What a luxury spot!

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  • February 13, 2017

    That’s a nice way of presenting a destination:) I have only been to Colombo that too on a transit visit 🙂 After seeing these awesome aerial photos, I guess I need to add them to my list of travel-todo.

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  • February 13, 2017

    Incredible views! I feel like I need to buy a drone, haha. I’ve always been intrigued by Sri Lanka since I wrote about the civil war for a senior sociology project. Must get there one day.

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  • February 14, 2017

    These photos are beautiful. I think with drones gaining popularity we are going to see places and things we never imagined. Maybe good and bad~ great photos!

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  • Chrysoula
    February 15, 2017

    Such a beautiful part of the world and the drone photos give a real feel to the area. Great images

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  • February 17, 2017

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning. It’s good to know yet another place to bring my drone. Sri Lanka is already on my to go to list. The fist picture looks like a toy train on a train set. So awesome.

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