Sun worshippers, prepare to stretch out, curl your toes in the fine white sand, and get a glorious Tan on sundrenched. plam-caressed beaches that adorn over a 1000 miles of the coast of sri Lanka. It’s a paradise of unlimited sun, sea, sand and surf all year round. the coast often twists and curves Into little nooks, bays and coves, ideal romantic hide-aways.
The indian ocean kisses the beaches clear, blue and peacock bright, at a warm 270C.
Diving in these waters takes you in to an entirely different and equally delightful world, scattered With fantastic coral formations and colourful tropical fish. you may also come across interesting Sunken wrecks at certain points along the coast. Don’t look out for sharks, they’re unheard of in This part of the ocean.
You’ll findbeach resorts with excellent facilities along the beaches that wind sinuously all the Way down south from negombo to hambantota.
Venture further south and you get the highly popular beach resorts of beruwala, bentota and Hikkaduwa which have several new hotels coming up. ahungalla, also in this area, boasts of a five star
Fishermen along the coast still go out to sea in craft that have changed little in design through the centuries, And their long, weathered catamarans drawn up along the beach add to the picturesque beauty of the coast Could even help the groups of fishermen drawing in the nets, and earn a fish for your labour
The sea is fine for bathing and surfing, and there are wide expanses of beach. the hotels often have Barbecues and dancing on the beach. seafood is the forte, and scrumptions luncheon buffets Are a weekly feature. Firelight and throbbing drumbeats herald performances of traditional dancing, puppeting and fire Walking.
Short tours are often arranged from resorts to points of interest, such as hikkaduwa (coral) galle ,(old dutch fort) ambalangoda (mask making) and several Buddhist temples with interesting temple Murals of the Buddhist revivalist period.
|1. Marawilla2. Negombo3. Katunayake
|14. Hikkaduwa 15. Galle