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Explore a region abound with nature and history upon its waters

As a luxurious boutique hotel in Matara, Amaloh by Jetwing is conveniently located amidst a region of unique experiences and outdoor activities for you to enjoy on your Sri Lankan vacation.

Proudly preserved in the city nearby, the star-shaped fort of Matara is one of the most fascinating Dutch legacies beyond our home. Interestingly however, the colonial forces were not the only one to hold the honour of a globally renowned landmark in the region, with the historic Weherahena Viharaya featuring what is known to be the world’s first tunnel shrine adorned with paintings of Buddhist folk tales. Yet another internationally reputed landmark sits just west of Matara at the fishing village of Dickwella – where the Hummanaya Blowhole is the second largest on Earth.

The southernmost point of Sri Lanka also sits at the nearby Dondra Head Lighthouse, upon the famed waters of our southern coastline. Further inland, the Nilwala River is not only home to a resident population of exotic bird species. An adventurous boat ride winds through the backlands of Matara and beyond, in an open aviary amidst a flourishing provincial ecosystem. Closer to home, the sunny Polhena Beach is great for playful wading, while its reefs are a snorkeling haven. You also have the option of sea kayaking should you wish to venture further beyond our shores, while the deep seas off the coast of nearby Mirissa are particularly renowned for their dolphin and whale watching experiences accompanied by professional staff in dedicated vessels.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

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Explore the deep seas with these magnificent marine mammals in your midst.

Weherahena Viharaya

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Visit a Buddhist temple that is said to house to world’s first tunnel shrine.

Polhena Beach

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Swim, snorkel, kayak and more from our nearby beachfront at Polhena.

Nilwala River

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Embark on an adventure accompanied by birds and crocodiles through the inland waters of Matara.

Matara Fort

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Step back in time at this unique star-shaped Dutch fortress in the heart of Matara.

Hummanaya Blowhole

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Discover the second largest blowhole in the world, named after the sound it makes.

Dondra Head Lighthouse

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Stand at the southernmost point of Sri Lanka, dominated by a towering lighthouse.