Surf’s Up
Sun, sea and sands

‘Life is a beach’ – if this is your idea of a perfect getaway, Sri Lanka will certainly be your kind of paradise. With over 1,300 kilometres of shoreline to choose from, our little island is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world. We have beaches for all reasons and all pleasures – whether you are looking for lazy, hazy days of sunbathing or an action packed holiday. If the sun, sea and sand gets a bit too tiring, explore the vibrant life and the cultural diversity of the coastal towns or take to the seas surfing, diving, and snorkelling; or even deep sea fishing and whale watching.

From serene, palm fringed stretches and hidden bays surrounded by jungle to busy seaside hubs buzzing with party atmosphere – we have beaches to match your preference. Explore the popular resort towns on the South and West; the vast, pristine sands on the East or seek out your perfect beach anywhere in between. You can choose your stay from sprawling luxury resorts, small boutique hotels, eco villas, or private hideaways, all with the right ambience and modern conveniences to enjoy.

Our world renowned beaches are not just beautiful but unique. Each coast has its own characteristics and charm with different landscapes, different cultures and different attractions. Our (tailor-made) Beach Experience, lets you enjoy a true taste of them all in an unforgettable holiday.


You Must Explore


The world renowned hub of whale watching, Mirissa is a small village perched on a beautiful crescent of beach on the South coast. Regarded as the closest point to where the giant Blue whales congregate, five types of whales and four kinds of dolphins are found in the surrounding waters.


Located on the South Eastern shoreline and buzzing with life, Arugambay is possibly the ‘coolest’ little seaside town in Sri Lanka, offering the best surfing on the island with several local and international events taking place during the season. The Lahugala, Kumana and Yala national parks are close by too.


Boasting pristine beaches just perfect for snorkelling, the quiet town of Dickwella lies just beyond Dondra – the southernmost point of Sri Lanka. An excursion to the nearby attraction of ‘Hummanaya’ – a natural blowhole is a must and the area is also famous for ‘beeralu lace’ or traditional ‘bobbin’ lace making.


Apart from the beautiful beaches Tangalle offers much to explore: the ancient rock temples of Mulkirigala, the protected beach at Rekawa – Sri Lanka’s best site for endangered turtles and the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. The plateau of Ussangoda – a barren landscape with red soil is a wonderful sight as well.


Stunning beach of white-gold stretching for miles and calm seas you can wade into – sounds perfect? Nilaveli is a haven for serious lovers of sun, sea and sand. Located on the East coast north of Trincomalee, it offers some beach action, and the exquisite Pigeon Island is just off shore.


Located on the North Western coast off the Kalpitiya peninsular, the village of Alankudah is fast becoming popular as a key set off point for off-shore Whale Watching and Dolphin watching. It also offers plenty of water sports action such as sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, kite surfing and snorkelling.