Sri Lanka is very famous for its beaches. The entire island is surrounded by blue crystal clear ocean. As a matter of fact, a lot of hotels are based near the beaches. Some beaches even have a historical significance. The beautiful, breath-taking and panoramic views of the western, southern, eastern and northern coastlines are yet another proof of choosing this island as your ultimate holiday destination.
Sri Lanka is a tropical island found in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The country is endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches that are fringed with coconut palms making it the ideal destination for a beach holiday. A large percentage of luxurious resorts and villas as well as budget hotels are located along the coastal areas to offer tourists some of the best beach holidays in Sri Lanka.
The famous fishing town located 35 km north of Colombo, very popular among locals for buying fresh seafood. Delicacies such as squid and lobsters are made in nearby hotels and restaurants, you can literally taste the ocean. It is one of the beaches with a long history where during the Dutch colonization churches and forts were built, most of these structures are still seen today.
The swifter catamaran and the lagoon famous for its prom fret, lagoon crab & lobster during the season. A resort town dotted with many hotels and restaurants and the famous lagoon, where one could take a ride in an outrigger sailing canoe and experience the authentic fisherman’s life.Read More
Sprawling under an endless canopy of palm trees, the beaches continue several kilometers south from Bentota. The attractive southern end of Bentota beach, i.e. south of the railway station, comprises a wide & tranquil swathe of sand that's home to one of the island's finest clusters of top-end luxury hotels, tastefully located & set at decent intervals from one another down the coast. Some of the hotels herein provide high-quality Ayurvedic healing centers. Some of the most sumptuous places to stay in the entire island are located in these beaches from the resort Bentota to village Induruwa. Induruwa too has a small cluster of places to stay on a lovely, quiet length of beach.
Bentota has always been renowned as the water sport capital of Sri Lanka with the hoteliers in the area actively promoting water sports from adrenaline filled speed boat and jet ski riding, wind surfing, boogie boarding, water skiing, kite surfing, to a leisurely ride on a banana boat for the family & kids.Read More
The name Hikkaduwa is thought to have been derived from the two words Ship Kaduwa, with Ship being the shorter version of Shilpaya which refers to knowledge in Sinhalese and Kaduwa which means sword. It is believed therefore that the name Hikkaduwa means sword of knowledge.
Majority of beach parties in Sri Lanka are held here. Known for its great resorts lining the coast and sandy beaches situated 98 kilometers south of Colombo. Scuba diving is much in demand in Hikkaduwa because of its legendary coral gardens.Read More
Is ranked as the 12th best beach in the whole world. About 5 km south of Galle is the golden beach. It is one of the safest beaches in Sri Lanka since it is protected by a reef. Surfing, snorkeling & diving are some of the water sports you can do for recreation here.
Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most “famous” beach in the country. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach of golden sand and turquoise water, surrounded by green palm trees!Read More
Ahangama, which is situated about 20 minutes away from Galle the next biggest city in the area and in southern Sri Lanka. Ahangema beach is well known for its quiteness and calmness. This amazing and wonderfull beach does not get more tourists queues, so if "relax" is one of your milestone in your journey, Ahangama should be one of your goto places.
Weligama, translated as sandy village, is a great place to learn to surf, about a two kilometre stretch of shallow sandy beach. One of the best places in south Sri Lanka to discover a connection with the ocean and catch your first wave. Get there for first light and surf till sunrise, it usually quiet until 8am so a good time to practice on uncontended waves.
More advanced surfers can find reef breaks close by in Mirissa just 3km south or Gurubebila just 3km north.Read More
5km southeast across Weligama Bay, Mirissa, with its picture-perfect wide stretch of golden sand backed by luxuriant vegetation has been sensibly developed so as to retain the relaxed nature of the little village. Mirissa headland divides its small fishing harbor from its beautiful curve of sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It's a low-key, peaceful spot. The headland is an ideal spot to view Weligama Bay Beach.
Sri Lanka has three seasonal Whale and Dolphin watching hot-spots: Kalpitiya, Trincomalee and Dondara Point/Mirissa. Dondara Point together with Mirissa in the Deep South of Sri Lanka has now earned its place as if not the best, one of the best locations as is becoming known as one of the world's best locations for watching Blue Whales and Sperm Whales - two of the most sought after marine mammals. In fact for seeing both Sperm and Blue Whales together, it may even turn out to be the best location in the world.Read More
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