The Island of Sri Lanka is famous all over world as a beach destination. Immaculate with gorgeous hue of azure waters, white sands and lush jungles, the country encompasses beauty in every form. From thrilling adventure activities, monuments, attractions or rich national parks; Sri Lanka has everything for everyone. So, choose this romantic getaway for yourself and your family and spend a wonderful holiday in the quiet and peaceful beaches with a plethora of adventure activities.
Here is a list of the most idyllic beaches to choose from and the activities attached to them.
Blessed with the sun kissed waves and white sand, Hikkaduwa Beach allows you choose from a plethora of exciting activities. This picturesque beach has swinging palm trees, calm warm waters and the sun offering you a perfect tan. The restaurants lined up in the coastline serve mouth watering seafood.
Activities: Sunbath, sea-boat rides, scuba diving, snorkelling, great nightlife, thumping discos.
Equally popular among locals and tourists, the beach is full of resorts of all budget, hotels and sea-food restaurants. The beach is a real fun place with a lot of sport activities to get a thrilling experience. Go for a jungle hiking, visit the Galle Fort or get a rejuvenating massage. You can also take a luxury cruise for Blue Whale Watching.
Activities: Blue Whale watching, snorkelling, surfing, diving, Yoga, jungle hiking and cycling. ??
If you are looking for a perfect spa massage, then Bentota is just the place for you. The beach is full of medicine centres and relaxing spas with Ayurvedic therapies. Adventure lovers will be spoilt with options and everything they wish is available here. Tighten your shoe laces and walk around the surrounding villages to get a feel of the local life. Don’t miss out the Kosgoda Turtle hatchery.
Activities: Scuba Diving, snorkelling, sailing, deep-sea fishing, water skiing wind surfing, kayaking or canoeing, trekking, turtle watching.
Arugam Bay Beach
A destination for surfing enthusiasts, Arugam Bay Beach is full between April to October. During this time, you can see the waves rise upto five to ten metres, thus challenging the veteran surfers. The area has many cosy hotels for a pleasant stay. You can rent a motto and ride around the nearby area, explore the Panama Tank or go for a Safari in Kumana National Park.
Activities: Surfing, stroll in Peanut Farm, yoga, party at Whiskey Point.
A picture perfect, with turquoise waters kissing white sands, Nilaveli Beach is a photographer’s muse. Relax in the calm surrounding, cherish its beauty or take a short boat ride to Pigeon Island for beautiful coral reef.
Activities: Scuba Diving, sun bathing, snorkelling and windsurfing
Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach
Perfect for sea-bathing, the unspoilt beaches of Passekudah are also great for surfing and wind surfing. Wide and long, beach also has a good number of tropical fishes and exotic coral reefs.
Activities: Bathing, windsurfing and water skiing
A visual treat for extravagant souls, this beach has the most luxurious resorts popular for weddings and honeymoons. One of the most tranquil beaches in the country, Dickwella is an escape from the busy life. While here don’t forget to visit the Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Activities: Blue Whale watching in Mirissa, walk into the fishermen village and Sinharaja Rain Forest tour
Enjoy a romantic stroll with your soul mate, at the Negombo Beach. The place has everything for everyone, whether sea food, water activities or shops selling souvenirs. Don’t miss out the beautiful Angurukaramulla Temple and St. Mary’s Church. ?
Activities: Stroll in Fishing Village, canoeing, boating, kayaking, sailing, fun boat rides, Jet Skiing
The idyllic beach is famous for dolphins and is considered a premier dolphin watching spot. Adventure lovers can choose from a range of activities like kite surfing and boat tours for dolphin watching. The entire area is full of eco-resorts which are available in all budgets.
Activities: Dolphin watching and Kite surfing.