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Spotlight on Good Travel places to visit in south western Sri Lanka

Traveling in Sri Lanka? Check out these Good Market approved social enterprises, responsible businesses, and community initiatives that prioritize people and the planet. This list includes travel experiences and places to eat, shop, and stay from Wadduwa to Ahangama. You can also find lists of Good Market approved enterprises for the southsouth easteastcentral hillscultural triangle and north, and north west.

 

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Sinharaja Area

Shrawani Estate

Morawaka, Sri Lanka

Shrawani Estate is an organic certified farm near the Sinharaja rainforest that has been in the family for 3 generations. They focus on creating a sustainable lifestyle, cultivating the land using permaculture …

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Singharaja Garden

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Singharaja Garden is an eco-lodge near the Sinharaja rainforest World Heritage Site that offers accommodation, yoga retreats, vegetarian meals, and trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking experiences. Their mission is to  …

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Wadduwa to Bentota

Amuura Beach House

Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Amuura Beach House is a unique homestay with a spacious garden on the beachfront of Beruwala. The family aims to be an example for ecological and healthy living and inspire visitors to make changes in their own …

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Amuura Permaculture Garden

Bentota, Sri Lanka

Amuura Permaculture Garden is located near the Bentota river in southern Sri Lanka and is verified under an organic participatory guarantee system (PGS). Amuura aims to be a model for permaculture farming, food …

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Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort

Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts offers Ayurvedic food, medical treatments, courses, and accommodation at three locations in southern Sri Lanka. Their commitment to sustainability extends beyond economic, social, and …

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Plantation Villa

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Plantation Villa is a wellness center and nature retreat that operates as a social enterprise and specializes in ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Fifty percent of profits are used to fund the Metta Trust, which maintains …

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Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort

Wadduwa, Sri Lanka

Siddhalepa was founded in 1937 by Dr Hettigoda, who came from a family of Ayurveda physicians dating back more than 200 years. The company now has an Ayurveda hospital, hotels, local and international spas …

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Bentota to Galle Fort

Dive for Good by Foundation for Goodness

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Foundation of Goodness works to narrow the gap between urban and village life in Sri Lanka, improve lives and livelihoods in rural communities, and inculcate the spirit of goodness. They started in 1999 in the …

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HDF Telwatte Women's Society

Telwatta, Sri Lanka

HDF Telwatte Women’s Society was formed after the 2004 tsunami to support families affected by the disaster. It holds monthly meetings, has an elected management committee, is registered with the divisional …

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Jetwing Lighthouse

Galle, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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NewUse

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

NewUse is a not-for-profit secondhand shop in southern Sri Lanka. They accept cash donations and used goods which people would otherwise throw away. Secondhand clothing, books, housewares and other items …

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Salty Swamis

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Salty Swamis is a cafe and surf shop in southern Sri Lanka that celebrates food, culture, coffee, and surf inspires people to create with one another, and prioritizes lifestyle and sustainability over profits. The shop …

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Galle Fort

Barefoot

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Barefoot was founded in 1964, when Barbara Sansoni, a Sri Lankan artist, was invited to design for women weavers at a convent workshop north of Colombo. More than 50 years later, Barefoot continues to provide …

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Pilgrims

Pilgrims

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Pilgrims operates a hostel and restaurant inside the historic Galle Fort in southern Sri Lanka. They offer water refills, do not serve plastic straws or bottles, and are working on waste management systems and …

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Sithuvili

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Sithuvili Gallery specializes in handmade Sri Lankan wood carvings, masks, paintings, furniture, antiques, and upcycled crafts. They also organize live demonstrations, art tours and unique experiences including batik …

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Unawatuna

Bedspace

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Bedspace Guesthouse and Kitchen specializes in great space, creative food, and responsible business practices. They invest in building local staff and local suppliers. Team members receive healthcare, life insurance, time …

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Le Cafe Francais

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Le Café Français uses all natural ingredients to prepare traditional French baked goods in southern Sri Lanka. They specialize in croissants, quiche, cakes, and breads. …

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SkinnyTom's Deli

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

SkinnyTom’s Deli offers local coffee, tea, craft sodas and shrubs, artisan breads, baked goods, all-day breakfast, hoppers, sandwiches, and other deli items from their Unawatuna outlet. They are committed …

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SUPer Juice Bar & SUPer SUP

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

SUPer Juice Bar & SUPer SUP Unawatuna specializes in fresh juices, smoothies, and healthy food made with local produce and superfood supplements from around the world. They also offer stand up paddleboard …

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Unawatuna to Ahangama

Idle Bikes

Dalawella, Sri Lanka

Idle Bikes offers a healthy, environmentally friendly way to explore the countryside around the southern city of Galle. The guides are from the surrounding communities and know the area intimately. They have first aid …

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Kat's Coffee

Talpe, Sri Lanka

Kat’s Coffee is a female-run cafe in the village of Unawatuna in southern Sri Lanka that offers locally sourced coffee, healthy food options, and a space to connect with community. Their bread, cakes, and snacks are …

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KOLA Vegan Cafe & Restaurant

Koggala, Sri Lanka

KOLA offers vegan meals, desserts, and boat tours on Koggala Lake in southern Sri Lanka. Eating vegan is one of the most important changes you can make to help the environment. KOLA wants to provide an example …

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Sri Yoga Shala

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Sri Yoga Shala is a holistic retreat space in southern Sri Lanka for yoga, meditation, bodywork, arts, and creativity. They offer classes, workshops, events, yoga teacher training, massage treatments, …

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TRI

Koggala, Sri Lanka

Tri is a sustainable luxury hotel on Koggala Lake in southern Sri Lanka. The spiral design mirrors nature’s Golden Ratio and incorporates living walls, green roofs, solar arrays, recycled jak wood, cinnamon sticks, …

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