Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri
Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place
where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s
beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable
combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating
cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact
location. Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine
beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly
500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350
waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over
This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib,
Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover
refreshingly Sri Lanka!
With nearly 1600 km of of palm fringed Coastline baked to perfection
surrounding the country Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for beach
bums worldwide. May it be windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water
skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka
offers it all.
The two monsoon winds providing rain to the two corners of the country
at various periods, makes Sri Lanka’s beach holiday a year round
prospect. The north east winds make the south western coast sunny and
the sea calm from November to March. The South West winds make the East
Coast waters quiet with the constant sun shine happily in agreement.
The best of the Southern beaches include Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa,
Bentota and Unawatuna with varying options including chic boutique
hotels, glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars and undiscovered corners of
Although Sri Lanka’s southern beaches has been long discovered by the
international traveller the east coast is yet to be fully discovered.
The most known among the Eastern beaches is the Arugam Bay, the high
church of surfing enthusiasts’ in the region. Once a mere rumour,
Uppuveli beach is also open to the sun seekers after a three decade long
On the Western corner of the country to the north of Colombo is the
Negambo lagoon. Its beaches, an old favourite with local and foreign
visitors and lagoon famed for lobster harvesting. Despite having a ring
of sandy beaches surrounding the country, Galle Face Green, a half a
kilometre stretch between Galle Road and Indian Ocean is the playground
of the Colombians.
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