Meander along the coastline where fishermen try their luck perched on stilts, though this is a dying tradition. Arrive at your abode for the next two nights – gorgeous suites overlooking lovely jungle settings, with a mix of English décor and Sri Lankan style, relaxing verandahs, and lovely open pavilions for dining and lounging as well as an inky green rainwater infinity pool. A boat cruise on the lake takes you to the house of a cinnamon peeler and a Buddhist temple. Cinnamon was once worth its weight in gold and Sri Lanka is still the world’s largest producer.