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Podi Gedara is a beautiful, tropical, unique place. It is perfect for singles or couples. It consists of a luxurious one bedroom apartment located directly adjacent the sea with its own natural, safe swimming pool directly in front of it and beaches wrapping around on both sides. Many sections of the southern coast of Sri Lanka are too rough for safe swimming however the olympic size, natural pool located directly in front of Podi Gedara allows swimmers to swim and lap for most of the year. Snorkelling, beach fishing and surfing can also enjoyed directly in front of the apartment.
There are no residences on either side of the terrace and only one apartment above so it is completely private and undeveloped yet only a short distance to some of the best cafes and restaurants in the south. ... Podi Gedara is a beautiful, tropical, unique place. It is perfect for singles or couples. It consists of a luxurious one bedroom apartment located directly adjacent the sea with its own natural, safe swimming pool directly in front of it and beaches wrapping around on both sides. Many sections of the southern coast of Sri Lanka are too rough for safe swimming however the olympic size, natural pool located directly in front of Podi Gedara allows swimmers to swim and lap for most of the year. Snorkelling, beach fishing and surfing can also enjoyed directly in front of the apartment.
There are no residences on either side of the terrace and only one apartment above so it is completely private and undeveloped yet only a short distance to some of the best cafes and restaurants in the south. Two of these cafes and restaurants are within walking distance of Podi Gedara.
Daily Life at Podi Gedara
Podi Gedara is one of kind. It is rare to find a place where you can watch an azure blue kingfisher perched on a bough only two metres from the window, a stilt fisherman plying his bamboo rod or the surfers catching the break directly in front of the house. Podi Gedara's kitchen shutters open directly onto this scene and the large adjoining stone paved terrace provides you with the perfect setting where you can watch these wonderful events from the sunlounges,dining table or, alternatively, take a more active role and swim in the sea itself.
The coast in both directions of Podi Gedara offers exciting destination choices. Within half an hours drive you can head to Weligama
to see the hand painted fishing boats, roadside fish market or the unique stilt fishermen. Explore the many Buddhist temples
including Yatagala which is at least 2,000 years old and lies hidden amongst a granite boulder outcrop above the surrounding rice
paddies. Visit a coastal tea or cinnamon plantation and luxuriate with a decadent lunch overlooking the local winding river or surf
the popular breaks which are 'just down the road' from Podi Gedara.
If you are a 'foodie,' Podi Gedara is a great place to be as it is central to the best cafes and restaurants in the south. You can even walk along the beach from the apartment to several good cafes and restaurants but you will never take longer then 10 minutes by tuk tuk to get to any of the other good food /drinking options available in the region. Podi Gedara is the perfect base to explore the best assets of southern Sri Lanka. Our sister property, EKA is less than 2 kilometres down the road and we offer one of the best breakfast/brunches in town. So if you feel like a luscious breakfast or light lunch, just let us know or pop in.
Other sights and daily trips that we can assist you with include:
+ whale watching
+ visit to a tea or cinnamon plantation
+ organized bike rides through the paddy fields and hinterland
+ Sri Lankan cooking lessons
+ hiring motor scooters
+ tuk tuk hiring
+ van hires
+ surf locations
+ visit to the sea turtle hatchery
+ visit to historical gardens such as Geoffrey Bawa's
+ beach fishing
+ diving courses
+ spa treatments
+ yoga lessons
+ Temple visits
+ Udawalawe National Park to see elephants in the wild
+ World Heritage, Singharaja Rainforest Reserve
(home to many smaller endemic animal species)
+ organizing your tour of the Island
You can experience all that Sri Lanka has to offer from Podi Gedara. Just let us know what interests you and ask us for our assistance. We can make any necessary bookings for you and organize all the details. Podi Gedara is a perfect base and our aim is give you one of the best holidays of your life.More
We stayed for 11 days in March. This was the perfect base for our holiday on the Sri Lankan south coast. From here we saw Galle Fort, a tea plantation, a National Park (elephants in the wild), took a cookery lesson, visited Unawantuna, took a...More
Situated about 5km south of unawatuma Podi Gedara feels pretty unpreposessing from the busy main road. But .......walk through the apartment and you go to a different world. The nice aircon bedroom leads to a small but usefully equipped kitchen which in turn leads to...More
My wife and I stayed at the lovely apartment by the beach in September of last year for 10 nights. Words cannot describe how gorgeous this property is. It is reasonably priced and Andree the owner and operator of this amazing apartment will see to...More
Podi Gedera was an amazing retreat for a few nights of seaside living with many amenities. Easy access to beach and perfect 'natural' lap pool within the reef immediately in front of your apartment. Ground floor balcony also includes outdoor tub with sea views. The...More
The location is amazing, beach is on the doorstep. Closer to the sea you cannot get. We specifically enjoyed the terrace watching the ocean. Wonderful and caring host, Andree (the owner). Kitchen equipped well equipped with everything you may need. We had a lovely stay...More
Podi Gedara is located 5.9 kilometres from the Colombo expressway off ramp in Thalpe on the Galle-Matara Road. It is on the south west coast of Sri Lanka. The closest city is Galle which is less than a 20 minute drive from Podi Gedara.
Podi Gedara is located on the most salubrious section of the southern coast of Sri Lanka known as Thalpe. It is a true tropical paradise with swaying palm trees, golden beaches, renown sunsets and cool sea breezes.
Galle Fort is a 20 minute tuk tuk ride from Podi Gedara. The Fort is an outstanding example of a 16th century UNESCO World Heritage site. Built originally by the Portugese, rebuilt by the Dutch and successively added to by the British, it is a great place to explore with its antiques, arts and crafts, stunning jewellery stores, cafes and res...