A Week at the Beach

26 June 2016 / By Goldiland Travels

Those glued to their surf boards have several popular spots on this beach tour of Sri Lanka to test their surfing abilities.

Beach holidays in Sri Lanka can be real fun. The country has a long list of beaches that can be chosen for activities like surfing, swimming, diving, jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. The beaches across the pearl-shaped island are also visited by tourists around the world to spend quality time with their loved ones. Unawatuna is known as one of the most exquisite beaches in the country and is renowned as the best scuba diving location in the region. Tourists can enjoy the scrumptious sea food and other cuisine here in signature Sri Lankan style. Tourist places such as Galle Fort, Kathaluwa Temple, Roomassagla Hills and Jungle beach lie very close to Unawatuna beach. Mirissa is yet another well-known beach in the country that is an amazing spot for honeymoon beach holidays. It is a fine little rocky beach famous for whale and dolphin watching. The couples can spend quality time here and also opt for deep sea fishing. Another beach called Polhena beach is located in a city named Matara. It is enjoyed by many tourists considering the fact that it has a natural swimming pool with coral reefs. Tourists on the beach holidays can also select Dickwella beach that is located a few kilometre to the east of Matara.

Sri Lanka’s west coast shows the island at its most developed, its most Westernized, and its most tourist-oriented. A string of fine beaches, backed by hundreds of hotels and guesthouses, peppers the coast from Negombo in the north to Hikkaduwa in the south. Despite increasing development in other parts of the island, the large hotels in Negombo, Kalutara, Beruwala and Bentota – all within easy reach of the capital, Colombo – continue to serve as the hub of the island’s substantial package-tourist industry. These resorts offer two-week trips to primarily European visitors, particularly during winter in the northern hemisphere

JASON SANTA MARIA

Give yourself a beautiful golden sun tan while you relax on the soft sand and calm waters of Sri Lanka.

It is a sandy beach of good length and is one of the safest beaches to swim in the country. The swimmers can also indulge in snorkelling and witness colourful world lying beneath the sea waters. For sea food lovers, Tangalle beach is one good option that is situated in a place known as Hamabanthota. The same beach is also popular for the Dutch Fort constructed with corals, which is now a prison. Trincomalee beach in Sri Lanka boasts of a long history. Explorers such as Marco Polo and Ptolemy entered to the country at this beach only. In the same way, traders from China and East Asia used it has a harbour long time ago in history. Today, Trincomalee has gained much of its importance because it is a major tourist spot for fishing, scuba diving, surfing, and whale-watching. After spending ample enjoyable moments at this beach, one may visit nearby Dutch fortresses and a Hindu temple popular by the name of Tirukonesvaram Kovil. Sri Lanka beach holiday packages can also cover other popular beaches like Kilali Beach, Vankalai, Casuarina Beach, Bentota, Weligama, Koggala and Arugam Bay.
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