If it’s fun in the sun, sand and surf you desire, then Sri Lanka is perfect and here are some of its best beaches to visit on your holiday.
This beach within easy reach of Colombo features golden sands bordered by palm trees and the Indian Ocean; hotels like Turyaa Kalutara are right by the shore ideal for rest, play and romance! Amongst the best things to do in Kalutara is to just spend time here, while the active type can enjoy beach volleyball or football too.
From Kalutara, moving further along the south coast will bring you to picturesque Unawatuna Beach where you can work on your tan or go for a swim. Sunbeds can be rented and there are beach bars offering cocktails; you can also look to head up a nearby hill to the Japanese Peace Pagoda for lovely sunset views.
When it comes to stunning sunsets, however, it’s hard to beat Negombo Beach on the west coast. Of course, there’s much more to this idyllic shoreline too; the main strip of beach is well-kept and early morning is a great time to see local fishermen. The strong ocean breezes make this an ideal spot for kitesurfing too.
You can’t mention a sunset without highlighting a magical sunrise which is amongst the allures that await on the east coast at Pasikuda Beach! Due to the protected bay and reefs, it features the island’s longest shallow shoreline ideal for families. You can also enjoy water sports like snorkelling and kayaking as well as wreck diving.