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Beach Holidays in Sri Lanka

The cat was out of the bag a long time ago about Sri Lanka’s glorious beaches. But the real secret lies behind why travelers keep on coming back for more…

Sri Lanka is a teardrop shaped island in the Indian Ocean and is blessed with all the ingredients for a perfect sun and sand holiday. The endless golden sand beaches trimmed with palm trees, the sparkling blue Indian Ocean waters, and the warm and tropical year-round climate is just perfect for whenever you want to enjoy the beach. These are actually just the basics…and we’ve definitely got them right. But if you’re looking for a deeper experience on your beach holiday with a mix of relaxation, privacy, seclusion, fun, excitement, adventure and an opportunity to truly mix with the culture of the country and its people…then Sri Lanka is possibly among one of the few countries in the world with the ideal beach holiday concoction. 

Sri Lanka’s best coastline extends from Negombo in the northwest to Trincomalee in the northeast, passing miles and miles of beautiful beaches in the south coast and the deeper south of Sri Lanka. 

Our southern coastal belt has many pockets of absolutely gorgeous flat and wide sandy beaches. The lagoons found in this area make safe all-year round swimming. Bentota has possibly the best beach in the entire south coast, while Hikkaduwa is famed for its corals and water-based activities like diving and snorkeling. The south coast is affected by the south-west monsoon from May to September, so the best time to enjoy the south coast beaches are from November to April. And if you’re a die hard beach lover, still no worries because the south coast’s off-season is Sri Lanka’s east coast’s season. From April to October the beaches from Arugam Bay all the way up to Trincomalee attract thousands of surfers. The white sandy beaches of the east are breathtakingly picturesque and are well-known worldwide for having some of the best surfing points. 

So begin your most memorable beach holiday ever…journeying along one of the best tropical coastlines in the world.

Populer Beach Resorts

Just north of Colombo and only 6km away from Sri Lanka's international airport you'll stumble across Negombo.. more

 Wadduwa & Kalutara

A clandestine affair with sand and sea awaits at Sri Lanka's southern coast where from Wadduwa and Kalutara...  More

 Beruwala & Bentota

The sparkling blue ocean, endless long flat beaches, shallow reefs ideal for bathing...   More

 Ahungalla & Hikkaduwa

Cruising further south,Hikkaduwa.Sri Lanka's beach party capital is only 60 miles south of Colombo...   More

 Galle & Unawatuna

Located near the southern end of the coast, Galle is 72 miles south of Colombo and enjoys a stunning coastline..   More

Populer Beach Resorts

Mirissa & Tangalle
This seaside town in Sri Lanka’s Deep South is 127 miles from Colombo. Celebrated for its pristine and secluded bays...  More

Arugam Bay
Conventionally Sri Lanka’s East would have been off limits due to this part of Sri Lanka being under terrorist control. But now…  More




Trincomalee is the largest city in the Eastern Province and is famous for many things…   More



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