Sri Lanka is known as a ‘paradise on Earth’ for a bunch of reasons, out of which one of them would be the plethora of gorgeous beaches found on the coastal areas of the island. Here’s a guide on some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.
Image via the AVANI Kalutara Resort’s website
Attracting all types of locals and tourists, this 2 kilometer stretch of golden sand is full of great restaurants and bars. Doesn’t matter if you’re looking to swim, surf or simply just sunbathe, the Mirissa beach will cater to all these needs.
Secret Beach Mirissa
As per the name, this secluded beach is a task to reach, however, once reached, it’s an incredible setting to watch a glorious sunset.
With a few simple beach bars and restaurants, Unawatuna is a rather popular southern beach in Sri Lanka. Easy to find, Unawatuna beach is located in a bay so you can swim around safely.
If you don’t want to travel too far from Colombo, you can visit Hikkaduwa beach which is located on the west coast. However, Hikkaduwa is a complete tourist hub, so be prepared to handle the crowds!
For those based at any Kalutara hotel, such as the renowned AVANI Kalutara Resort, getting to the beach is just a simple task. Kalutara is a city that is quickly gaining popularity, so now’s the perfect time to pay a visit.