Relax lying in the sun sipping a cocktail, enjoying a boat ride or experiencing nature by exploring the wildest beaches, away from mass tourism. Whatever type of visitor you are, with a trip to the sea in Sri Lanka you’ll feel like you’re in paradise!
The most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka
From the west coast, a guarantee of modernity and comfort, to the wild and unspoilt east coast: a trip to the sea in Sri Lanka offers so many beautiful destinations that it will be really difficult to choose where to go. Rely on Evaneos local agents: they will be able to point you to the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka and build together with you the itinerary that best suits your interests, to make the journey you’ve always dreamed of! Meanwhile, here are some ideas to learn more about the beaches of Sri Lanka:
Easily reachable from the capital Colombo, Hikkaduwa beach, on the west coast of Sri Lanka, is among the best known for hospitality and services. It is the perfect place to sunbathe while lying on comfortable loungers, but also to try your hand at water sports like snorkelling or take a relaxing sailboat ride.
Dedicated to nature lovers, Kalpitiya, in the north-west area of the island, is a town that boasts wild beaches rich in vegetation. Do not miss the whale watching boat: you will be able to admire with your eyes the unique show of whales and dolphins that swim in their natural environment.
In the southernmost part of the island is Mirissa, a postcard beach with lots of palm trees and straw umbrellas, where you can relax on comfortable loungers while watching the more sporty surf. But don’t worry, part of the beach offers a much calmer and more suitable sea for swimming.
The eastern coast of Sri Lanka, farther from the capital, offers unspoilt and unspoiled landscapes: Nilaveli will enchant you with its crystal clear waters, white sand and the sublime experience of being completely alone and immersed in nature. From here, you can reach Pigeon Island, a nature reserve surrounded by coral reefs.
This small bay on the north-eastern coast is ideal for swimming: the waters are safe, free of currents and shallow. Far from mass tourism, getting up early will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time to the suggestive spectacle of fishing boats that crowd the bay.
The best time for a trip to the sea in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is subject to two monsoons, which bring rain on the island at different times depending on the location. To be sure of finding the best season for a stay with lots of sun and little rainfall, the ideal is to visit the west and south coast from November to April and the east coast from May to October. In short, you can organize your trip to Sri Lanka at any time of the year!