Dodanduwa is off the beaten track and provides a restful vacation with great beaches and river adventures.

Dodanduwa has some awesome beaches and great snorkelling for all levels of adventure. Great beaches and wonderful adventures await travellers and tourists.

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Island Hermitage on (Polgasduwa) Dodanduwa Island, Galle District, Sri Lanka is a famous Buddhist forest monastery founded by Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera in 1911. It has an excellent English and German library. It is a secluded place for Buddhist monks to study and meditate in the Buddhist tradition.

The Island Hermitage was the first centre of Theravāda Buddhist study and practice set up by and for Westerners. Its many prominent residents, monks and laymen, studied Theravada Buddhism and the Pali language, made translations of Pali scriptures, wrote books on Theravada Buddhism and practiced meditation. The Island Hermitage once formed an essential link with Theravāda Buddhism in the West.

In 1951 Nyanatiloka moved to the Forest Hermitage in Kandy, then joined by Nyanaponika. Since 2003 the hermitage is run by a group of young Sri Lankan monks.

Watersports Instructors

The Sri Lankan Watersports guys will look after you and show you the joys of diving and wakeboarding.


Captain Yoshan can also arrange diving trips