PALM TREE ROPE SWING AT DALAWELLA BEACH, SRI LANKA

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The Instafamous Palm Tree Rope Swing on Dalawella Beach, Sri Lanka has been on my bucket list for a while now and you can probably see why!

I couldn’t think of a better way to end the day than by swinging out into the sunset over the Indian Ocean on Dalawella Beach. This palm tree rope swing on Dalawella Beach went viral very quickly on Instagram and it now attracts travelers from all over the world to get that classic sunset shot on the swing!

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PALM TREE ROPE SWING ON DALAWELLA BEACH

Dalawella Beach is located on the south-west coastline of Sri Lanka, 130kms from Colombo.

The Palm Tree Rope Swing is located in front of Dream Cabana Homestay on Dalawella Beach, only 2kms drive from Unawatuna Beach if that is where you are staying.

The local family who owns this homestay on Dalawella Beach is very inviting and friendly so don’t be a stranger and take the time to get to know them.

They allow you to use the swing for a small fee of 500 rupees, this helps them to maintain the upkeep of the rope swing. They also sell food and drinks and can give you some local knowledge of other things to do in Dalawella Beach.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT THE DALAWELLA BEACH SWING

I visited the Dalawella Beach Swing at around 5 pm in the afternoon which is the best time to enjoy the sunset and get the best ‘instafamous’ shots!

Be sure not to leave Dalawella Beach immediately after the sun disappears over the horizon, wait another 15 minutes and watch the colors of the sky become even more intensified!

Apart from the Dalawella Beach Swing, you can spot large turtles wading very close to shore and if you dare to look down when you’re mid-air on the swing, you can spot the turtles from above!

You can also take a short walk down Dalawella Beach and witness the locals ‘stilt fishing’ over the reef. This is an old traditional fishing method in Sri Lanka that requires much skill and balance.

It allows the fisherman to sit a couple of meters above the water causing minimal shadows and little disturbance to the sea life, in the hope they can catch their dinner. Human ingenuity at it’s finest!

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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 7 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR SRI LANKA?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about the Dalawella Beach Swing please drop me a comment below!

Happy Adventuring!

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11 Comments

    • daretotravel
      January 15, 2018 / 11:18 am

      thanks my man! Such an amazing spot!

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  4. Selina
    July 2, 2018 / 1:08 am

    Hi! I heard they rope swing got cut down? Do you know anything about that or if it has been fixed?

    • Jonny Melon
      July 3, 2018 / 4:09 am

      Hello, I am not sure I was there 6 months ago.

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