Sri Lanka is a most diverse little country that offers an amazing variety of sights and experiences for visitors to this little teardrop-shaped Indian Ocean gem. Sanmira Renaissance is located close to many beautiful beaches that beg to be explored, the closest of which is Unawatuna, an attractive sandy bay popular for lounging and snorkelling that was once voted one of the most beautiful in the world. The virtually deserted palm-fringed beaches of Dalawella, Talpe and Mirissa are also a very short distance away.
Other attractions close to Sanmira Renaissance include Kottawa Rainforest, spice and cinnamon plantations and the fabulous tea plantation at Hinduangoda that produces the world’s most expensive tea. The Martin Wickramasinghe Museum and turtle hatchery at Koggala, stilt fishermen at Ahangama and the temples at Yatagala and Rumassala are also interesting places to visit.