It is not only the
Batticaloa – is a coastal paradise of lagoons and beaches. Pasikuda & Kalkuda are untouched beaches in the east coast of
Bentota & Beruwala – Exotic beaches are located on the
Hikkaduwa - Almost 100 kilometres south of Colombo, has long been known as Sri Lanka’s most popular beach resort, famed for its surf and coral reef as well as its wide range of accommodation, food, fun and shopping.
This is perhaps the only coastal region where that special holiday feeling dominates the town, with shops selling resort wear, renting out bicycles, offering courses in scuba diving and selling all kinds of local souvenirs, batik fabric and jewellery. You could also take a glass bottom boat for coral viewing. Today it’s a favourite with the younger visitor and the vibrant nightlife also attracts young Sri Lankans looking for out-of-town fun and entertainment on the weekends. There are many hotels and guest houses to suit any budget.
Kosgoda - Kosgoda beach is one of the popular tourist destinations in the Southwest of the Island where you can visit lots of Turtles. At night marine turtles come ashore, dig a hole and lay their eggs, covering them up before heading back to sea. To avoid predatory acts, several private turtle hatcheries have been set up along the coast. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Mirissa – is famous for its cinnamon cultivations, rolling surf and its whale-watching seasons.
Kalpitiya - is famed as a whale and dolphin watching hot spot.
Negombo – Negombo is a mere 07Kms from the Bandaranaike International airport, located at the mouth of Negombo lagoon and set amid lush grove coconut palms, allows you to feel the real spirit of the sea. Outrigger canoe and the catamaran used as fishing vessels can still be seen. There is also has a small port.
Trincomalee – One of the natural deep water harbors of the world, located 257km north east from
The beaches are used for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city also has the largest Dutch fort in
On the North East Coast of Sri Lanka, Nilaveli is a pristine covered with white sands and gentle waves slip softly to shore and is the ultimate getaway for those who wish for quiet bliss on a tropical heaven, far away from the cares of life.
Fringed by a coral reef off Nilaveli in Trincomalee is the
Unawatuna – is considered as one of the best beaches in the world protected by coral reefs. Unawatuna Beach is lovely and picturesque, a semi-circular stretch of golden sands bordered with coconut palm trees and is located 4km s southward around the coast of Galle. It is a paradise for all who desire to listen to the silence of the sea and dive deep into the blue waters of the ocean. There is a reef protecting the beach, which makes it perfectly safe for bathing and this beach is voted as one of the "top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world" by the Discovery Channel and Mark Ellingham, the founder of Rough Guides .