Sri Lanka is surrounded on all sides by the Indian Ocean, giving the island country plenty of beautiful beaches for you to enjoy during the hot days of summer.
It offers beach lovers with many great spots along the sea, where they can relax, eat delicious local food, party or enjoy water activities, from swimming to scuba diving.
Now, if you are planning a beach holiday in Sri Lanka, here are the 5 best beaches in Sri Lanka where you can go:
The 5 Best Beaches in Sri Lanka
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1. Unawatuna Beach
This beach has been drawing both local and foreign tourists with its beautiful waters and lively resorts, restaurants, hotels and kiosks selling various items, such as clothing and seafood.
Combining the sea, sand, sun and relaxation, it is an ideal place to take a dip in the warm waters of the sea or experience some waters activities with the family.
As for the best time of the year to visit this beach, it would be in April or November, when there is beautiful weather and calmer seas.
2. Hikkaduwa Beach
Widely known for its uniformity with the sunny side of life, the coastal waters of Hikkaduwa have been attracting people with fun water activities, including boat rides, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
It is relatively easy to buy or rent almost any kind of swim gear here, with the town very close to the shore and the restaurants and shops amply seasoned in knowing the wants and needs of holidaymakers.
Like the Unawatuna Beach, it is also best to visit Hikkaduwa during April and November, though the period from January to March is also recommended.
3. Nilaveli Beach
This is a place where turquoise waters of the ocean meet the fine sands of this island country.
This beach, which is located not more than 20 kilometers from the town of Trincomalee, is a popular destination where you can find priceless pleasures, whether you are taking a boat ride to Pigeon Island, scuba diving, snorkeling or just relaxing by the shore—it seems like any choice of activity here is going to be an experience that you should not miss.
The best time to visit this place is May to September.
4. Negombo Beach
Just an hour’s journey from Colombo is this ideal beach that is known for its great water sports and activities, spectacular sunsets, great walks along the shore, entertainment opportunities and little shops that sell items, such as souvenirs.
A stay here would be something that you should experience on a holiday in Sri Lanka.
5. Bentota Beach
This place virtually has all the activities for all people who want to have a great time at the beach.
Even the choice of accommodation will have you spoilt for choice, as it ranges from budget to luxury, but to make sure that finding a place to stay in is convenient, book ahead of time.
The best time of the year to enjoy swimming and other water sports is from November to April.
There you have it. If you are thinking of a beach holiday in Sri Lanka, you should prioritize the beaches above on your list of choices!
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