Calling all beach buffs! Do you wanna indulge in a true sea-surf-sand getaway in some of the most exotic beaches in the world. Then get ready for a dream vacation in the sun; spend long hours treading the soft, palm fringed golden sands that border the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Swim, surf, sunbath, snorkel, scuba dive, go fishing, boating, sailing and be one with the ocean, as never before!
Sri Lanka being an island is blessed with the ocean all around; at the west coast, the closest beach on arrival is the broad sandy Negombo beach referred to as the ‘Golden Mile’ and the Kalpitiya beach popular for Dolphin Watching. The Southern coast is definitely the most popular with Bentota on top of the list. Hikkaduwa boasts of great underwater adventure and exotic coral reefs while Mirissa is famed for whale watching.
And while you are on the southern beach don’t forget to visit a sea turtle farm and lend a hand in releasing the baby turtles back to the ocean. The East coast lays claim to have some of the finest beaches in the world. Some of the more popular are Passikudah Bay protected by a shallow offshore reef good for water sports, diving and snorkelling while Arugam Bay is sought after as the best surf spot in the country.
Have you ever wondered about the lifestyles of the fisher folk, here is a valuable opportunity to meet them, visit their abodes, chit-chat while observing them get about their daily chores. And for those who wish for mouth-watering seafood cuisine prepared fresh from the day’s catch, wishful thinking ends here with the wide choice of succulent dishes, be it fish, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, squid and more all prepared to perfection, just waiting to be relished!