Play a round of golf on one of the most beautiful courses in the world. It’s not just about the views; this award winning, 18-hole, Donald Steele designed course is great for those who know and love golf or for those who want to learn. The unusual landscape means there are holes that will challenge even the most confident golfers (the par 4, 6th hole has become the course’s signature hole). On the other hand there is a putting green for those newer to the game, and an instructor can be arranged to help you learn or improve your game. Clubs can be rented from the Pro Shop, available on site.
Visit the nearby city of Kandy, and two of its most popular attractions: the Temple of the Tooth and the Royal Botanical Garden. An easy day trip from our villas, the Temple of the Tooth is one of the most significant temples in the country as it houses a relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Also worth a visit, the Royal Botanical Garden is the largest and arguably most impressive botanical garden in Sri Lanka (don’t miss the giant Javan fig tree or the 40m-high Burma bamboo).
Explore the 500 acre grounds at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, or the surrounding jungle, on foot, and really get back to nature. With plenty of wildlife to see, from deer to mongoose to fishing cat and a dizzying array of birds, as well as stunning vistas in every direction, guided tours can be arranged on request, just speak to your host, Naveen. Alternatively visitors can wonder the grounds themselves, armed with a list of the local wildlife which we can provide.
Enjoy a game of tennis on the club’s Wimbledon-style grass tennis court. Open from 8am to 5pm, talk to your host, who can help arrange racquets and balls.
Play a fast paced game of ping pong, or table tennis on the table by the club’s swimming pool. Open from 8am-5pm.
Take a day trip to Sri Lanka’s famed cultural triangle and visit the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya (also known as the Lion’s Rock) and the famous cave temples in Dambulla.