Beaches of Sri Lanka
Sri-Lanka, an island floating in the blue water of the Indian Ocean around 1700 kilometers of beautiful golden beaches fringed with coconut palms. The long stretched deserted golden beaches of east, west and south are the most popular among visitors and the glistening clear waters will guarantees all the year around water sports, swimming and sunbathing. When the northeast monsoon winds blow from November to March you can enjoy the sunny, calm beaches of West and Southern Coastline. During the southwest monsoon season from April to October you can visit the East-Coast.
The Costal resorts of Sri-Lanka offers wide range of water sports activities like snorkeling, scuba diving operated by professionally qualified diving schools, wind surfing, fishing, canoeing and water skiing. Not only the activities you can select range of accommodation options such as simple home stay, exclusive boutique hotels, range of Ayurveda spa facilities and ultra luxury 5 stars hotels as well.
You can also do some interesting side trips during your beach stay such as visiting a batik factory (Ambalangoda), Sea turtle hatchery (Bentota, Iduruwa, Kosgoda), Visiting a natural gem mine (Meetiyagoda), Traditional mask factory (Ambalangoda), Boat safari in river maadu (Balapitiya), visiting a Galle Dutch fortress (A world heritage site and concern as a living colonial city), Traditional Lace factory (Galle), visiting a fish market, Whales and Dolphins watching (Trincomalee, Mirissa, Kalpitiya), paying your respects at local temple and getting first hand knowledge on the art of toddy making.