Tropical Warm Golden Beaches
You can relax & unwind in our tropical warm sun kissed Beaches, amidst golden sands over a thousand miles of coconut palms. Lovely bays, lagoons, coral reef gardens with colourful fish could be seen from glass bottom boat rides to create a paradise you won't forget.
The beaches and beach resorts of Sri Lanka are outstanding . Just 8 miles away from the airport are the lovely beaches of Hendala, Uswetakeiyawa, Marawila, Negombo and Waikkal.
West & South Coast Beaches - Sri Lanka 's tropical seasons make it possible for half of our island's coast to receive the sun at any given time of the year. The climate is pleasant with average temperatures of around 270 Celsius, 80 Fahrenheit.
High season for the beaches of the south and west is November to April. At this time the weather is beautiful and perfect for water sports.
Close to the airport and north of Colombo are the lovely beaches of South of Colombo is our famous 'gold coast' with many fine resorts which stretch from Mt. Lavinia (a suburb of Colombo) along Wadduwa, Kalutara, Berulawa, Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Galle, (the famous Galle Fort, port of trade in ancient times, another UNESCO world Heritage site), Unawatuna , Koggala, Weligama, Mirissa, Dickewella, Tangalle and Hambantota in the South. Here you can take your pick of excellent beaches, calm surf protected by quiet bays, coral, tropical fish and always... bright sunshine!
Eastern & Northern Beaches - Here too, Sri Lanka has fine beaches with typically wide stretches of sand and what seems like miles of clear; shallow water. One of the best stretches of beach in Sri Lanka is the East Coast which runs to more than 300 kilometres. -Nilaveli and Kalkudah are leading resorts. Nilaveli is ideally suited for sunbathing, swimming and diving. Kalkudah and its neighbour Passekudah are two of the best beaches in the region and this area was declared a national holiday resort as far back as 1973. An ideal stretch for bathing and water sports.
Value-for-Money. In our South & West coasts we have a wide range of hotels & resorts to choose from to suit your budget. You could find luxurious comforts & all the five star amenities such as adventure tours, animations & the kind of entertainment typical of the “club” concept with fine accommodation. There are also colonial period inns & comfortable, affordable hotels for those who prefer a simpler fare.
Water Sports/Recreation - Regardless if you are into swimming, surfing, diving or just sun-bathing Sri Lanka got it all. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers but not only exceptional diving opportunities, with shipwreck dives of special interest, but many other kinds of water sports like Windsurfing, Water-Skiing, Surfing, Wave Boarding, Canoeing, parasailing, Boating, Snorkeling, Fishing, Water Polo, Water Gymnastics, Water & Jet Snooker Racing, whitewater river rafting etc, are arranged & run by qualified local & foreign professionals.
Indoor & out door games - In addition to Water Sports Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of indoor & out door games, such as, Tennis, Squash, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Badminton, Archery, Table Tennis, Billiards etc.