Relax after a tiring day exploring these fascinating cultural sites with an authentic Ayurvedic spa treatment.
Arugam Bay is a picturesque beach town on the south-east edge of the island, internationally renowned for being one of the best surfing spots in the world.
It is a veritable storehouse of fine Sinhala art and showcase some of the most stunning murals on the island.
Five dimly-lit caves moulded out of one huge rocky overhang at the top of a steep 160m granite outcrop are home to an enviable collection of breath-taking statues, carvings, stupas and paintings, jam-packed into almost every bit of space.
Exquisite murals radiating red and gold hues illustrate magnificent battle scenes and tell the story of Lord Buddha’s own fight against temptation on his path to enlightenment.