Over view of Sri Lankan beaches
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West Coast Beaches
The West Coast stretches northwards from Mt. Lavinia a southern suburb of Colombo. Mt. Lavinia and Negombo are the best developed beach resorts in this region.

Mt. Lavinia
Eleven kilometers south from Colombo along the road to Galle is the beach resort of Mt. Lavinia. The sea is safe for bathing and is a popular bathing spot with clean sandy beaches. The name Lavinia reminds of a secret love affair between a British Governor and a local damsel who used to meet at the holiday house of the Governor which stood on the spot where now the Mt. Lavinia Hotel is located.

Negombo
The major beach resort in the West Coast is Negombo. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the major attractions of Negombo, a traditional fishing town. Besides the beach, the fish market is worth visiting where busy trading of a variety of fish including prawns, crabs and seer takes place in the mornings when the fishing rafts return to the shore with their catch. The most popular fishing rafts is the outrigger canoe called Oruwa dug out from a huge log and is seen in large numbers in the Negombo lagoon.

South Coast Beaches
The southern coastal belt is the most popular and comes to life mainly from October through April when the monsoon moves north east and the sea becomes calm with blue skies. It is an ideal place to spend the Winter vacation. The main beach resorts are at Beruwala, Bentota and Hikkaduwa having several beach hotels with their exclusive beachfronts. Another interesting stretch of beach in the south is Unawatuna.

Beruwala
An hour's drive from Colombo along the south coast will take the visitor to Beruwala that marks the beginning of the South Coast Beach Resort. Beruwala is considered to be the first Muslim settlement in the Island established by the Arab traders as far back as the 8th century. There is a famous Muslim mosque at the beachhead close to which is a lighthouse one of several erected along the Sri Lankan coast.

Hikkaduwa
99 km. from Colombo, this is the place for underwater delights where there is a marine sanctuary abundant with rare corals and tropical fish. The underwater world of colourful corals and beautiful shoals of fish can be explored either by snorkeling or taking a ride in a glass bottom boat.

Unawatuna
Four kilometers south of Galle is Unawatuna (120 km. from Colombo), a beautiful stretch of beach in the south safe for bathing. The road leading south from Colombo passes through the Southern Beach Resorts winding its way through stretches of coconut land. Along the drive, you could spot a man high up in the air crossing from tree to tree on two ropes tied tightly to the trees like a tight rope walker in a circus. He is a 'toddy tapper' getting about his daily chores tapping the sap off the tender inflorescence of the coconut trees which is used to distill Sri Lankan Arrack and other alcoholic beverages.

East Coast Beaches
If Sri Lanka is Serendipity, beach lovers will find lots of it on the east coast. The coast line here is uneven with many bays and sheltered coves. On some beaches here you can walk a mile into the sea. From April to October, the East Coast comes to life. It is one of the best stretches of beach in Sri Lanka. The Eastern beaches stretch for over 300 kilometers along which tourist resorts have developed in Nilaveli, 16 km. from Trincomalee and Kalkudah, 32 km. north of Batticaloa.

Trincomalee
257 km. from Colombo. Trincomalee is the ideal refuge for the beach addict, with its fine natural harbour and excellent beaches. Horatio Nelson, the British admiral of the 18th century had on arriving at the Trincomalee harbour described it as the finest harbour in the world. It is a beautiful natural harbour worthy of that description and had been in use from the days of the early Sinhala kings. The old Portuguese/Dutch Fort reminiscent of the colonial rule of the Island has the year 1676 inscribed above its entrance by the Dutch. It was subsequently named Ford Frederick by the British.

Nilaveli
14 km. from Trincomalee. Nilaveli hosted the 1985 International Funboard Championships. All water sports are available here including fishing and sea angling. Whale watching in the sanctuary is a speciality. This is a prime beach resort in the East Coast. It is ideally suited for sun bathing, sea bathing and diving. A few meters off shore is a small rocky island good for snorkeling.

Kalkudah & Passekudah
These are very fine beaches in the East Coast. Kalkudah Bay is a 2 km. long wide stretch of beach well protected from the monsoon by the off shore reef. Passekudah Bay is another wide beach 4 km. long just south of Kalkudah. The combined area of Passekudah and Kalkudah is an ideal stretch for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing. Beautiful shoals of fish can be explored either by snorkeling or taking a ride in a glass bottom boat.

Arugam Bay
314 km. from Colombo, a most beautiful bay with good surfing. The East coast offers infinite possibilities for all kinds of water sports and underwater photography. The many shipwrecks off the coast are a tempting challenge to the diver. Arugam Bay (Arugambay) is close to Pottuvil in south east of the island, on one of the most beautiful and unspoilt tropical coasts in the world. Inland is a band of jungle 70km wide. Wild elephants roam the coastal plain. Delightful Lahugala National Park is about 10 miles inland. An astonishing range of bird life migrates to the wetlands and hosts the famous marsh Elephants of Sri Lanka. Kumana National Park, which starts about 20 miles to the south, harbors some of the virgin beaches in the East Cost.

Batticaloa
Like most other coastal townships, Batticaloa was under Portuguese and Dutch rule. A Dutch Fort stands close to the Batticaloa lagoon. The most famous attraction of Batticaloa is its 'Singing Fish'. On full moon nights a faint but distinct musical sound rises from the lagoon waters. This is attributed to a noise emanated by a kind of fish found in the lagoon.

Itinerary
Day 01

Arrival and transfer to Negombo. P.M. City tour of Negombo, a fishing village with distinctive charm and character. Overnight Negombo.

Day 02
0630 – 11 hrs - Fishing. Overnight Negombo.

Day 03
0630 – 11 hrs - Fishing. Overnight Negombo.

Day 04
A.M. Leave for Habarana visiting theElephant Orphanage at Pinnawela in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of the baby Elephants.P.M. Excursion to Polonnaurwa, medieval capital of Sri Lanka.Overnight Habarana.

Day 05
A.M. Leave for Kandy visiting the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya en route.Also visit a Spice Garden and Batik Factory.P.M. City tour of Kandy, including visits to the Arts & Crafts Workshop, Botanical Gardens, Market Place, Temple of the Tooth and witness a Cultural Show,Overnight Kandy.

Day 06
Leave for Bentota driving via Colombo.P.M. At leisure by the beach.Overnight Bentota.

Day 07
A.M. Fishing Excursion off Bentota / Beruwela.Overnight Bentota.

Day 08
Fishing Excursion off Galle or Hikkaduwa.Overnight Bentota.

Day 09
At leisure / Optional fishing excursion.Overnight Bentota.

Day 10
Fishing excursion from Bentota / Beruwela. Overnight Bentota.

Day 11
Departure transfers to the Airport.

 

 
   
 
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