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  • Welcome to Wonder of Asia
    Sri Lanka

  • Wild Delights
    Despite its small land-mass, Sri Lanka proudly boasts endemism locations.
    of being one of the world’s highest ecological
    endemism locations.
  • Pleasurable Livings
    Elegant comfortable accommodations from
    Boutique to Five Star Hotels in excitingly
    naturalistic eco-chalets to fascinatingly
    urban hotel atmospheres.
  • Tranquil Destinations
    Entrancing sunrises to Serene sunsets
    misty cool climes to fascinating surfs.
  • Enlivening Excursions
    Exciting adventures from thrilling treks
    scenic cycling, scintillating surfing
    wonderful whale-watching and lots more…
  • Historical Wonders
    Bewitching Ancient Sagas Chronicled in
    Ceaseless Time and Beauty
  • Relax Yourself
    Cool breeze on your skin on a misty evening
    early-morning sun rays kissing your body
    lazily relax floating down the winding silence of a lagoon-canal
  • Natural Amazements
    Enchanting Endemism giving you stunning
    selections of specifically featured eco-systems

Wonderful Beaches of Sri Lanka

One of the key attractions of Sri Lanka is its beautiful surrounding coastline beaches which extend to over a thousand kilometers of absolute serenity. The lengthy golden beaches in the West, South and East with their lazy glistening clear azure waters that accommodate year-round water sports, Fishing, Swimming, Sunbathing and Sea-life watching making it the ideal getaway for a beach-holiday.

The northeast monsoon that blows from November to March gives you the opportunity of languishing in the sunny beaches of the west and southern coastlines. The beautiful sandier beaches found on the southern coastal belt starts at Negombo just 37 km north of Colombo and gracefully turns south along the coastline for 273 km to Hambantota. The Southern coastline is also referred to as the ‘Gold Coast’ showcasing many hotels and resorts along its length. Starting from the beautiful Mount Lavinia beach, flowing through lovely beach towns such as Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama, Mirissa, Dondra, Dickwella, Tangalle and finally reaching Hambantota.

Travel to these lovely beaches, is easy and time-saving by traveling to the western and southern coastal beaches by road starting off from the Negombo along Route A3, up to Colombo. From Colombo, the A2 main-road otherwise known as the Galle Road, travels to the city of Galle, 117 kms south of Colombo. This coast line-road runs all the way up to Hambantota before swinging away into Wellawaya, further inland. The railway currently runs from Negombo to Matara, just short of Dondra Head, which is the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka. From Dondra, Hambantota is just 78 km by road. The E01 southern expressway, gets you from the Kottawa Interchange right up to the city of Galle in just one hour or further down south to the Matara interchange at Godagama in just one and a half hours driving. For an even quicker mode of travel such as flying, the international airport at Katunayake, and one in Mattala in the Hambantota district, as well as smaller domestic landing sites in Ratmalana and Koggala are serviced by domestic air-taxi and helicopter services.

Visiting the east coast during the southwest monsoon from April to October brings you a whole new offering of beautiful long flat beaches with fascinating beach experiences. These eastern and northern coastal belt beaches offer you loads of leisure activity such as a wide range of water sports, warm sea-bathing, amazing coral reefs, diving to shipwrecks, including visits to vast still lagoons and underwater coral gardens that are fascinatingly habituated with marine and bird life that will take your breath away. Scuba diving and snorkeling experiences offered by professionally qualified diving schools, wind surfing, fishing, canoeing and water skiing are some of the stimulating leisure activities available to be enjoyed. Stretching north in an arc from Arugam Bay all the way up to Kuchchaveli approximately 275 km along the east coast boasts perfect beaches, lazy long stretches of beach and seemingly miles of excitingly clear shallow water, lovely bays, coves and deep natural harbours. Some of the more exquisite beaches on the east coast are Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli, Marble Bay, Sweat Bay and the Dead Man’s Cove with its magnificent harbour, towards the north of Trincomalee. The southern part of the east coast includes peaceful, placid beaches of Arugam Bay, Passikudah, and Kalkudah.

Traveling to the north and east coast is by driving along the A4 road running across the country from Colombo via Ratnapura, – (the gem city) through the Central Highlands on the way and then reaching the east coast at Pottuvil, , 320 km from Colombo. At Pottuvil, the A4 turns north to Batticaloa , at a distance of 110 km. The 137 km stretch of coastline from Batticaloa to Trincomalee, is fed by the A15 and the last beach at Kuchchavelli,, which is some 35 km further up can be reached by a secondary road. Trincomalee , can also be reached by train while it is connected to all the major road-networks in the country. There are domestic airports at Batticaloa and Trincomalee for air-taxi services.

Accommodation along the coastline is plentiful with an array of itineraries for that special memorable beach holiday with beautiful and serene locations and quality service, comfortably priced. While the most developed resorts are in the south, south-west and the west coast, even the east and north east coast now has a range of luxurious comfortable, five star amenities, adventure tours, vibrant nightlife, and international cuisine to be enjoyed. Water boarding, canoeing, sailing, boating, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, surfing, deep sea diving, river cruises, water polo, water gymnastics, water and jet-ski racing and Banana Boat riding are among many water sport facilities on offer. Seasonal sea bathing as well as fresh or sea water swimming pools are on offer at many of these hotels.

The food while being cosmopolitan, spans an exquisitely tantalizing range of sea food from a fresh and plentiful catch, lovingly created by excellent chefs at most of these lovely hotels. There is a fairly widespread choice spanning traditionally spicy Sri Lankan food to standard international menus. As always the rich, tasty sweet abundance of local tropical fresh fruit and juices is a must-have at any time of the day, especially on a beauty sunny beach-front holiday.

WEST COAST BEACHES-Ambalangoda

Ambalangoda is 101 km from Colombo via the southern expressway and famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, devil dancers and colorful mask-making. ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Bentota

Bentota is another celebrated coastal-town in Sri Lanka 62 km south of Colombo in the Galle district. Its river, lagoon, palm groves and resort complex make it one of the most-visited locations on ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Beruwala

Located 55 km in the south west from Colombo, it is where a 130 km stretch of excitingly exquisite southern coastal beach begins. ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Galle

Distance from Colombo - 98 km via the E01 expressway or 116 km on the main Galle-Road. Beach holidays and Galle go hand-in-hand. Galle is a must-do visit in ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Goyambokka & Pallikaduwa Twin Bay

Made up of a sequence of beautiful rocky caves, the twin bays to the west of Tangalle town in Goyambokka & Pallikaduwa are picturesque upmarket ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Hikkaduwa

100 km from Colombo lies one of the most popular beach resorts in Sri Lanka. Teeming with hotels, a variety of restaurants and bars, ....

WEST COAST BEACHES - Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is in the Puttalam District with its typical warm and sunny weather, 165 km from Colombo. Its beautiful beaches and ideally one of the islands best locations to watch dolphins and whales just off the coast of Kalpitiya especially ...

WEST COAST BEACHES- Kalutara

43 km from Colombo, Kalutara is a small, bustling town and an important spice trading center since the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial times. Kalutara ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Koggala

130 km south from Colombo, Koggala is famous for its stilt-fishing. It is also just 12 km from Galle and the famed Long Beach Resort Koggala is perfectly ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Marakolliya Tangalle

A series of quaint beach-cabanas are found built here within an area of land serenely flanked by the beautiful lagoon ....

WEST COAST BEACHES - Medaketiya Tangalle

The safest place for swimming is in Medaketiya, where most of the budget accommodation is located along a beach road lined with guest houses....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Mirissa

Situated in the Matara District along the Matara road just 4 km southeast of Weligama and 150 km from Colombo, Mirissa’s beach is ....

WEST COAST BEACHES- Mount Lavinia

Located just 12 km south from Colombo a historical city with memoirs from British colonial period. The Governors House which belonged to Sir Thomas ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Negombo

In the Gampaha district to the north of Colombo about 37 km lies Negombo, a celebrated fishing town with its wide golden sandy beaches ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Polhena

Polhena Beach is about 2 km from Matara town offering an entirely unique setting for a beach and its serene waters. The exciting ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Tangalle

Tangalla (Tangalle) is a dreamy, exciting yet relaxing beach, ideal for swimming and diving. Situated just 35 km from the Matara town and 195 km from Colombo which is roughly mid-way on the west coast ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Unawatuna

Unawatuna, just about 5 km away from Galle and 108 km from Colombo, is a beautiful wide, curving bay-like beach resort. This beach has been acclaimed as one of the 12 best beaches in ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Wadduwa

Snuggled on the west coast of Sri Lanka just 22 km South of Colombo, Wadduwa’s beautiful beaches, ....

WEST COAST BEACHES-Weligama

Located in the Matara district of the Southern province close to the Matara town, Weligama is 143 km from Colombo and 28.5 km from Galle ....

EAST COAST BEACHES-Arugam Bay

320 km from Colombo in the South-East, Arugam Bay’s azure water and palm grove-lined beautiful beach, snuggles against its adjacent fishing villages ....

EAST COAST BEACHES-Batticaloa

Batticaloa (Batti) is situated in the east coast of Sri Lanka 314 km from Colombo amply adorned with an enchanting lagoon, beautiful sunny beaches and lapping quiet blue waters. On moonlit nights the charming ....

EAST COAST BEACHES-Nilaveli

The beautiful Nilaveli beach is located in the east, 120 km from Colombo and just 14 km from the lovely and historic city of Trincomalee. It is another wonderfully ....

EAST COAST BEACHES-Trincomalee

Trincomalee (Trinco) is 257 Km from Colombo and is the perfect haven for that beach holiday, complete with its beautiful natural deep-water harbour ....

NORTH COAST BEACHES-Mannar Island

Mannar, a dry island with a desert-like climate located 325 km from Colombo, is a major northern town on Mannar Island, linked to the mainland by a 3 km causeway. ....

NORTH COAST BEACHES-Jaffna and the Casuarina

Situated in the northern most tip of Sri Lanka, Jaffna is both a sea port as well as a significant city in Sri Lanka. The rich ancient culture of Jaffna is very intriguing, while remnants ....

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