Holidays in Sri Lanka

Feb 12, 2014

Holidays in Sri Lanka: An Island dotted with exotic beaches

Sri Lanka, invokes images of beautiful waterfalls, enticing beaches, thrilling wildlife parks and sanctuaries, appealing culture and above all, a climate that makes it a tropical paradise on earth in the true sense.

The amazing thing about holidays in Sri Lanka is that it is a 365 days of the year beach destination. Due to 2 distinct climatic zones beaches in the South West enjoy perfect beach weather while it buckets on the North-East coast and then later in the year this pattern is reversed.

Holidays in Sri Lanka are a fun-filled ideal way to revitalise. There are many spectacular places to visit during holidays in Sri Lanka and each one would be an enthralling experience for you. However a beach stay would be the perfect addition to your holiday in Sri Lanka. Let us introduce you to some of the must see beaches of this splendid island. 


Situated at a few hours drive from Colombo on the south west coast, Hikkaduwa is among the most preferred and most beautiful beaches here. It is dotted with coastal palm trees, striking beach resorts and scintillating surroundings.  Hikkaduwa is a preferred location for holidays in Sri lanka as its waters offer safe swimming most of the year as well as good snorkelling. There is also a short period where waves are good enough for beginner surfing. Best visited: October-April



This North Eastern beach has always had a connection with the legend of Sinbad the sailor. Trincomalee is a picturesque natural harbour and white sand beached stretch north and south of this town – Uppvelli, Pigeon Island & Nilavell to the north and Passekudah to the south offer the idyllic beach holiday in Sri Lanka. This is also a great location for whale and dolphin tours, snorkelling and water sports. The North East is also a good location for a quieter holiday in Sri Lanka. Best visited: March-September



One of the most fascinating and picturesque beaches in Sri Lanka, Weligama stands for Sandy Sweep. It is a fishing town famous for its stilt fishermen offering vacationers a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka free from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. Also located in the area are the beaches of Mirissa, Unawatuna and Koggale. Best visited: October-April



Arugam Bay

This is the epicentre of those keen to do a bit of surfing on their holidays in Sri Lanka. Accommodation here tends to be more suited to back packers and a few three-starish properties. But this will change over the next 1-2 years as tourists numbers are on the rise. The surf is good for beginners to intermediates. Best visited: April – November. Surfing swells are best May-September.

This is just the few among the many many exotic beaches on your holidays in Sri Lanka. Just book our exciting packages and add a splash of fun to your vacation! 

By Andre Rasquinha

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