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Why we love Sri Lanka's Beaches

Sri Lanka's west coast covers the coastal strip just south of Colombo all the way down to Hikkaduwa. The main attraction to this side of the island, apart from the string of small fishing towns, are the tropical sandy beaches dappled with palm trees.

Activities

Not only does Sri Lanka have some excellent hotels and private villa’s to choose from. On the South and West Coast, you are never too far from a characterful fishing town. The west coast also offers guests a vibrant cultural heritage including folklore, music and dance as well as architectural influences from the Dutch period. Many temples, kovils, churches and mosques are situated along the coast, and cottage industries such as basket-weaving, mask-carving and antique restoration provide for interesting shopping.

Enjoy surfing or whale watching in Mirissa, scuba diving in Dickwella and even a Turtle Night Safari in Rekura.

 

 

Variety

There’s something for everyone in Sri Lanka. Some beaches offer excellent surf. For families, there are quieter swimming beaches and coral protected coves. Offshore, the marine life is superb. Many enjoy sailing, whale watching and water sports.  The coast is rustic, authentic and unspoilt.

 

 

Diversity

Sri Lanka's west coast covers the coastal strip just south of Colombo all the way down to Hikkaduwa. The main attraction of this side of the island, apart from the string of small towns such as Kalutara, Bentota, Ahungalla and Hikkaduwa, are the tropical beaches and lagoons lined with mangroves. The west coast also offers guests a vibrant cultural heritage including folklore, music and dance as well as architectural influences from the Dutch period. Many temples, kovils, churches and mosques are situated along the coast, and cottage industries such as basket-weaving, mask-carving and antique restoration provide for interesting shopping.

The south coast of Sri Lanka is made up of coral-protected bays, tropical sandy beaches and rural fishing villages. The mixture of unspoilt wilderness and a colourful cultural heritage make the southern coast an ideal place to escape the bustle of the larger cities. Enjoy surfing or whale watching in Mirissa, scuba diving in Dickwella and even a Turtle Night Safari in Rekura.

The east coast tends to have the best weather in our summer months when the south and west coast monsoons arrive. This stretch of coastline is still very undeveloped. Our favourite coast is Passekudah.

How to Explore Sri Lanka

An outline of our favourite combinations

 Sri Lanka Beach and Villa Holiday

Sri Lanka Beach and Villa Holiday

  • The villas of southern Sri Lanka are some of the best private properties in the Indian Ocean, beautiful accommodation, lots of activities and faultless hosting
  • From £5,000 per week based on 6 adults sharing a luxury villa on a villa only basis.
  • Galle, Tangalle and the south Sri Lankan coast
Leopard's and Coastline

Leopard's and Coastline

  • Yala National Park is home to the highest density of leopards in the World. Spend your first night in Negombo, and end on a quiet beach near Tangalle.
  • From £4,000 per person inclusive of flights, game drives and accommodation.
  • Negombo, Yala National Park and Tangalle
Amangalla & Amanwella

Amangalla & Amanwella

  • Amangalla & Amanwalla
  • Enjoy the South Coast in serious style from the stately Grande Dame of Amangalla followed by 5 relaxing nights at Amanwalla's hideaway resort.
  • 9x nights from £3,450 per person including accommodation, transfers and activities

Highlights of Sri Lanka's beaches

Showcasing the diversity of Sri Lanka through its varied coastine. Some beaches are great for swimming, others lend themselves for surfing and outdoors activities

Our Top Beach Lodges in Sri Lanka

Amanwella

Amanwella

Tangalle
Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda

Koggala
Ivory House

Ivory House

Galle
Amangalla

Amangalla

Galle
The Last House

The Last House

Galle and the South Coast
Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama

Weligama

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