Sri Lanka, an island floating in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches fringed with coconut palms. A large percentage of Sri Lankan hotels and resorts are located along the seacoast. The main attraction for the most part is on the popular beaches and the resorts and less on the nearby towns and villages.
The place located in south of the country, 100 km from Colombo is the first area to be developed for tourism. The famous coral reef and scuba diving gets tourist’s more pleasure there.it’s famous for fun loving crowd for party times.
Described as most wonderful beach location by the nature, Unawatuna is one of the best Scuba Diving Locations in Sri Lanka. It is famous beach, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Sea Food in Sri Lankan Style. The Jungle Beach, Roomassala Hills, Kathaluwa Temple, Galle Fort are nearby interesting places.
The place located in south of the country, from 130 km from Colombo, has finest beach and historical Madolduwa (island surrounded by lake) as mentioned in Sri Lankan Literature.
You can spot the very famous Stilt farmers here; farmers who sit on stilts and fish when there is a suitable tide.
Mirissa is a beautiful small and rocky beach which is calm, relaxing and almost private.Whales and dolphins watching, Deep Sea Fishing, River Trips, Snorkelling and Bird watching are activities you could do while you travel in mirissa, srilanka. These days much of tourist specially coming to Mirissa as it’s very famous for whale watching in Indian Ocean. You can watch the whales in November to April season.
Polhena beach is about 2 km inside to the Matara city. This is ideal place for scuba diving, Surfing, Sunbathing. This is a very famous destination because of the natural swimming pool created by the coral reef. There is not only one beach, It is consisting of bunches of beaches along the coastline.
Weligama is a unique Bay and Beach with a wide and long sandy beach located in Matara district of Southern province close to Matara town. The tiny island once owned by Frenchman Count de Maunay has built a beautiful house on it. The Bay is famous for its remarkable fishermen doing stilt fishing and handmade lase, Devil Dance Shows and its seafood. Weligama(Midigama) is also a wonderful Scuba Diving and Surfing Location.
Tangalle is located in down south district of Hamabanthota few km away from Matara. It is a beautiful and natural palm fringed sea bay and a Fishing Harbour offering great sea food. The long and great beach and the coral reef are best attractions. The Dutch Fort built with corals now used as a prison.
The place located in east of the country 120 km from Colombo and 14 km from Trincomalee.
The place located in south east of the country 116 km from Colombo is a fine beach near associated with fishing villages. It has been identified as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and 4th best in south East Asia. It also comes with the ten best surfing beaches in the world. Wide sandy beaches and lagoons associated with neighbouring Kumana bird sanctuary are added values for visitors going to Arugam bay. Lahugal National Park,Yala East National Park are also located within 10–30 km radius from Arugambay centre. MagulMahaViharaya (Buddhist temple), Kudumbigala Temple (Buddhist temple), Shastrwela Buddhist Temple, Okanda Hindu Temple are some of places with heritage values. In addition to beaches, wildlife, culture heritage and nature places of interest make Arugambay a unique tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.
Pasikudah & Kalkudah
Kalkuda and Pasikuda are two separate beaches situated nearby in Batticloa district of eastern province nearly 300 km from Colombo. These are famous for its sand and calmwater.
The place located in south of the country, 62 km from Colombo has romantic scenery hotels and popular for wind surfing and water skiing.
A fishing town located 35 km from Colombo and 6 km from island’s main International Airport. The beauty of the beach and surrounding star class hotels gave more attraction of tourists.an ideal place for different kind of surfing.
The place located 12 km from Colombo. The Governors House of Sir ThomasMaitland, built in 1805, has become a star class hotel today. The fantastic beach is crowded on holidays with local people who enjoy the beach sports activities such as swimming and surfing.
The place located 43 km from Colombo is important spice trading centre from Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial times. The city also named as one of the sacred city of Buddhist people in the country has large hollow pagoda (Buddhist shrine) near the RiverKalu.
Dickwella beach (also called Dikwella or Dikwella South) is about 22 km east of Matara. This long sandy beach is largely protected by headlands, reefs and sand-bars, making it safer forswimming.The headlands have reefs along their rocks, close to the beach. At both the Pehambiya end and the western end, swimmers can snorkel out from the beach to watch colourful reef fish amongst the rocks.
8 Km Away from the city of Galle.amazing large beach famous for snorkelling and surfing. some of the months of the year it’s great to see lots of sea turtles swim to the beach to lay their eggs and for the hatching process.there are some natural swimming pools surrounded by corals.