Somewhere in the beautiful blue of the Indian Ocean, is the striking Island of Sri Lanka. Granted, it is smaller in size as compared to some of the other Islands. Yet, it is colored with long stretches of golden-white beaches, and breathtaking blue waves of water.
Its beauty is complemented by the palm trees which add an exotic feel to an already relaxed atmosphere. With ancient ruins that tell endless tales of adventure and a temple that holds many secrets, Sri Lanka is the place to be.
If you are a travel enthusiast, this small yet magical Island is perfect for a family vacation. It has also proved to be an ideal place for honeymoons and private tours. Whatever the reason, making a trip to Sri Lanka will be an experience that will last a lifetime.
It can prove tasking to narrow down on the choices of beaches to visit. Which of the sun-kissed beaches of Sri Lanka should top your list? Why should you even visit the beaches? Well, let us take a look at some of the best beaches that will leave you making travel plans to Sri Lanka.
Who hasn’t heard of the famous Bentota Beach. Its fame and popularity is due to the clean gold colored beach, and green and serene forests. Moreover, it holds a variety of wildlife that any adventure seeker should experience.
If taking a tour through the mystic forests is not enough, grab your surfing board to enjoy the cool waters of the beach. Or even better, take a long boat ride along the river; an option for the perfect honeymoon. Best time to visit is November to April.
Are you looking for the picture perfect scene for sun, sea, sand, scrumptious sea food and entertainment then Hikkaduwa beach is the place to be. Whatever your preference maybe either for sun bathing, snorkeling, sea-boat riding, scuba diving or even surfing Hikkaduwa Beach is your one stop shop which is only around 1.5 hours from Colombo. The clear blue waters, colorful reefs and beautiful sea life makes Hikkaduwa a must visit. November and April are the months with the most visitors however from January up to March is also recommended.
This ranks as one of the most popular beaches, hence, most frequented. Regardless of the numbers, it is located on a bay, making it very safe to swim in. Unawatuna Beach is colored with bright green palm trees, making it ideal for long walks and basking. If you are the surfing or snorkeling type, you can have a go at it here as well. The fun in the sun is, of course, complemented by their cuisine.
The food and drinks offered will have your taste buds begging for more. And to top it all off, you can wash it all down with incredible tasting coconut water. Best time to visit is November and April.
If you are the kind that hates crowds, this beach is ideal for you. Located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Tangalle beach exudes peace and serenity. It holds the perfect atmosphere that most Honeymooners and couples seek.
Its exclusivity is since it is based right off the normal traveler’s route. Hence, it tends to remain hidden as compared to most tourist attractions. Best time to visit is November to April.
Passekudah and Kalkudah Beaches
The beautiful shores of Passekudah and Kalkudah lies in the east Coast of Sri Lanka. This is an ideal spot for sun bathing as there is a large flat bed of
sand and also a safe place to wade in the crystal blue waters. The water is shallow and calm as it is secured by reefs. This place is also great for surfing and wind surfing and the best time is September.
Situated 20km from Trincomalee town a visit to Nilaveli Beach is not to be missed. Its turquoise waters and golden white sands shows you paradise in all its splendor. Boat rides, sun bathing, snorkeling, scuba diving or even a short trip to adjoining Pigeon Island are some of the offerings of Nilaveli Beach. The best period to visit is May to September.
Negombo is a coastal town near the Bandaranayake International Airport and one hour from Colombo. It is a very exciting beach with various restaurants, little shops and even live music. It’s a beach with fabulous sunsets and a romantic stroll on the beach at sunset is a must. Water sports, sun bathing, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and even kite surfing are some of the things to offer at Negombo Beach. The best period to visit is from January to March and October to December.
Admittedly, most of the beaches in Sri Lanka are great for a fun packed family adventure. Or for the ideal honeymoon that most dream of. With more than one beach to choose from, you can never run out of places to visit and see.
Therefore, what are you waiting for? Visit www.andoratours.com and book your tour and next adventure to travel through this mysterious Island of Sri Lanka.