Highlights: You can indulge in water sports such as diving and snorkelling which will leave you completely thrilled. If you are a keen whale watcher then join the exciting journey of Whale Watching Cruise from Galle to Mirissa fishery port where you will witness the mighty Blue Whale, Humpback Whale, Sharks and Turtles too, which will leave you completely awestruck.
Remember, there are no ATMs in Unawatuna, the nearest one is Holcim Cement Factory-Commercial Bank.
The mesmerizing view of the sea will leave you speechless. If you are planning to break the monotony of the routine just try your hands at adventure sports found alongside the palm trees. You should not miss to visit this Sri Lanka tourist place as it is quite popular amongst tourists.
Highlights: You can visit Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery and also go on a boat cruise on the Bentota River.
Getting there: Bentota is very well connected with the cities and is very easily accessible. You can ride from Galle or you can take a ride from Colombo. Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport from Colombo
The ideal time to visit this place is May, June and July when festivities are in the air and the residents are busy celebrating festivals of Wesak, Poson and Esala. Particulary this place has many temples on its way which gives it a religious bent. The Dickwella beach is an ideal place for many swimmers as it is an extremely safe and calm beach.
Highlights: Wewurukannala Vihara which has 50 m high seated Buddha. You can also spot the eye arresting hall of horrors where you can see models of both demons and sinners being severely punished by dipping in hot waters.
You may find many local women sitting outside their homes with pieces of laces which is considered to be the local speciality of the place since the Dutch times. You can also spot sites of historical importance and some gingerbread villas beautifully adorned with mal lali wooden work which is hard to find anywhere else.
Highlights:Taprobanea, a small island developed in 1920 by a French man named Maunay-Talvande is quite close to Weligama. You can game up your romance by staying or dining in this beautiful island but only with advance booking.
Highlights: The beach is an excellent place for snorkelling and a river safari in the Madu Ganga River.
This beach is one of the lesser spoilt destinations in Sri Lanka which is why it is an ideal place for people who want to try something off beat. You will also find coral gardens which are considered to be one of the much appreciated beauty of these beaches which was once completely eroded due to tsunami.
Highlights: The beach should be ideally visited during the Hikkaduwa beach fest which usually takes place during the month of July and August. This fest is conducted in an attempt to revive the charm of hippy culture. Surfing, diving and snorkelling are some of the other attractions which the beach offers.
You will surely treasure some of the fond memories of this beach. Get into the adventurous mood by trying snorkelling and diving. If you are not too fond of adventures you can sit by the beach and enjoy the sight of the mighty waves.
Highlights: If you are going to Koggala, you can’t miss the chance to visit the Turtle Hatchery which is an initiative taken against selling the turtle’s eggs for the purpose of food.
Negombo beach is far less when compared to the beauty of other Sri Lankan beaches. For all the fish eating lovers, this is a perfect place to gorge some of the best fishes. Since most of the fishing is done not from the open sea but from the northern end of the lagoon, you would find renowned lobsters, crabs and prawns.
Highlights: You shouldn’t be missing the chance to visit one of the finest eating joint in Negombo, ‘Lords’ where you will find dishes prepared from a combination of western and eastern flavours.
Food lovers can have an unlimited supply of fresh sea food. You can find many excellent snorkelling opportunities. Apart from this sport you can also try your hands on other adventurous water sports such as Water-skiing and Wakeboarding which are even more exhilarating.
Highlights: If you are in need of some change from beaches you can take a stroll up to the Commonwealth War Cemetery, a place where a fitting tribute is given to the servicemen who died during Trinco.
If you are lucky you can spot a Blue Whale near Swami Rock which is considered to be the greatest vantage point.
Highlights: If you find historical places to be quite intriguing, you can visit the temple of KandasamyKovil which is one of the five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
You can surf into both the fast left and right handers over a reef break which can reach upto 6 ft. You can also watch the popular cetaceans which are not easily available in other beaches.
Highlights: Give a unique spin to your romance by visiting the Crow island which is right in front of Polhena beach which enhances the aesthetic feel of the occasion.
If you are a true traveller at heart the Nilavaeli beach is an amazing paradise. The bending palms swaying in the wind makes the beach look even more beautiful
Highlights: The blue waters can definitely tempt you to plunge into the waters. If you don’t know diving then our Nilaveli diving centres have experts who can help you out with the same. You can even make a move towards the Pigeon island too which has rocks, pools and dozens of corals.
Kalpitiya is a small beach located in the Western Province Puttalam of Sri Lanka. The beach provides a spectacular view of the blue ocean, golden sand and Virgin Island.The Kalpitiya beach never minds boasting of its bar reefs too.
Highlights: The high speed boat safaris are something which will leave you truly overjoyed especially during the month of November and March. The most watched dolphins are the spinner dolphins along with bottlenose, Risso’s and Indo –Pacific humpback dolphins. Kite surfing is another prominent activity which can be enjoyed here.
If you dig a little deeper into the history of the Tangalle beach you will find that this beach was a small fishing village. Fishing, hence became the primary source of livelihood. The waves can be a bit violent which is why it is not considered an ideal place for swimming.
Highlights: There are some off shore reefs along the North West tip of the peninsula which is one of the finest diving sites. You can indulge in snorkelling which will be both adventurous and exciting.
Pasakudah beach comes under ‘Special Economic Zone’ with some 14 luxury hotels surrounding it. The waters of these beaches are heated upto bathtub temperatures which makes it ideally suited for swimming. Kalkudah on the other hand was completely destroyed during the civil war of 2004.
Highlights: The beach of Pasakudah is best known for swimming.
Talalla South Beach
Highlights: Known to be a crescent shaped cove, decorated with palm trees and stretching with golden sand, Talalla South is a beach that invites everyone to soak in the splendor of Lankan beaches. Along with enjoying surfing, visitors can take pleasure in doing Kite Surfing too.
Location: Talalla South is a small town located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is well-known for splendid beachfront that offers scintillating views of the ocean.
Price: Lazing on the beach sands does not cost anything; but, the activities like Kite Boarding, Boat cruise or a sumptuous feast at the restaurant will definitely does. Surely, everything fits well within the budget.
Well, visitors coming to Sri Lanka should not leave back without paying a visit to this beach.
Highlights: Apart from enjoying the beach, tourists can explore historic artefacts in a Dutch Fort positioned within the Matara Town.
Price: Considering diving, visitors have to hire equipments at the beach. On the other side, the food and drinks are exceptionally budget-friendly and costs lesser than one may think.
The place also provides a chance to go on a lagoon tour to enjoy a slow and relaxing journey through the hidden gems of the Pottuvil lagoon. A myriad of migratory birds can be found during the off-season.
You can trek to the Elephant Rock, visit the Huluga Caves, or go on a tour to the Yala East National Park. Thus, the beach is surely going to impress you with its unique charm and serenity. Surfing is the most loved water sport on this beach.
Location: Eastern Province, Ampara District, Sri Lanka.
The marvelous lagoons and palm trees add to the beauty of the place. The tourists can indulge in the distinctive traditions, culture, and abundant unspoiled tropical wonders of the country. If you are in search of a peaceful vacation away from the bustling life of the city, Muhathuwaram Beach will never disappoint you.You can rest in the Hotel East Lagoon that is a popular mid-range property in this region.
Location: Eastern Province, near Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
You can easily spot dolphins and whales on this beach. If you travel to this beach in the month of December, you can even see turtles laying eggs on the soft white sand of the beach. You can plan a boat tour to go fishing with locals next to the coral reefs.
River Safari is yet another best way to explore nature at its best when the marine animals and migratory birds are well spread across the paddy fields.
Location: Southern Province, Sri Lanka.