After the brutal civil war that took place in the country for three decades Sri Lanka is rising like a Phoenix dusting away the ashes. As a result there is a huge boom in the tourism industry in the island. Sri Lanka is a country which has a diverse range of attractions such as historical sites, shopping destinations, natural sites and museums. Among all these, the pristine beaches around the island are the most popular attractions among both locals and foreigners.
These beaches have a unique beauty when compared with each other. If you are planning to spend your vacation in Sri Lanka in the down south area you will come across a huge number of beaches. Hikkaduwa is a town situated 98 kms away from the commercial capital Colombo. This is one of the most beautiful beaches that can be discovered by visitors.
Snorkelling and diving are some of the most interesting activities that you could take part while in this coastal area. The waters are very shallow and pristine. The most famous attraction at this beach is the beautiful coral gardens. This garden is considered as one of the best of its kind in Asia. The reef of lime stones that runs parallel to the coastline provides a natural safety barrier apart from the beauty. The corals would take various forms and shapes like a cabbage leaf, a ladies fan, a brain etc.
When the sunlight flows through the water and lights up the entire world underneath you would get the option to see the beautiful vibrant colours of these amazing creations of nature. There are a wide range of species of marine life that have made these corals their home. There would be people with glass bottomed boats who would take you on fascinating rides for around thirty minutes. Enjoy the beautiful world underneath without getting you self wet.
After enjoying yourself to the fullest go back to one of the resorts in Bentota of your choice. Avani Bentota Resort is one of the amazing accommodation locations that you would find. This Bentota hotel is modern and has all the necessary amenities to make your stay more comfortable. Relax and unwind yourself in the beautiful coastal area in Sri Lanka.