If you are planning to spend your holidays in Sri Lanka, you will be able to enjoy the beach on the East coast. Travelers have been going on this side of the island for a few years only and the oriental coast remains pristine.
Following the coast line from North to South, you will have the choice between Trincomalee, Passikudha, Batticaloa and Arugam Bay.
Trincomalee and the stunning Pigeon Island
Nilaveli and Uppuveli are two beaches located respectively 15 and 5 kilometers north of Trincomalee. If you enjoy running or simply walking, you will love waking up early and stroll on this marvelous extended white sandy beaches boarded with coconut trees. There is nothing better to start your day than a swim in the clear blue water. Our advice: don’t miss the boat excursion to Pigeon Island! A simple snorkeling equipment will enable you to witness the fantastic under-water show that is taking place around the coral reef. You will be stunned by the dance of the colorful fish, thrilled by the possibility of an encounter with a reef shark (absolutely harmless) and delighted by swimming with the turtles. You will create some unforgettable memories that will, for sure, be on your top 5 of Sri Lankan beach! Divers can head further toward the famous Swami Rock, Eels Rock or Sitanamapara.
Passikudah, the water sport paradise
In Passikudah, you can try snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, or even jet skiing and water skiing! Children will have some joyful time on a banana boat! If you feel like escaping the shore for a few hours, board on a catamaran for a cruise in the Kalkudah bay! Snorkel at Elephant’s Rock, jump in the ocean, give a try to stand up paddle or relax and sunbath on the deck while the captain tells you all about the area. You can also get on a bicycle to get away from the sea to discover the surrounding fishermen villages and meet the warm and welcoming Sri Lankan population.
Arugam bay, into the surf universe
In Arugam Bay, surf lovers will enjoy the 4 different sports that will give them the best of Sri Lankan beach waves. Mostly In July and August, the spots are bustling and the atmosphere is in the party spirit for this area that has been ranked as one of the top 10 spots in the world.
If you prefer Kite surfing, head on the other side, to the Kalpitiya Lagoon. The wind is perfect for ten months of the year.
If you are tempted by an escape on the island, check our program http://www.shantitravel.com/en/sri-lanka-maldives/ceylon-the-children-s-island/. And if this escaped is not planned for now, keep in mind that we can organize a Sri Lankan beach stay all year long. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our travel designers who will help you create your dream holiday.