The 5 Best Beaches in Sri Lanka to Visit with your Family
Sri Lanka is fast replacing the traditional favourites in the list of top countries to visit in Asia. The island nation is blessed with pristine beaches, wildlife reserves, rainforests, heritage cities, tea-trails etc. Not to miss out the local lip-smacking food dishes, especially those which are traditionally prepared in the beachside cities of the country.
We would share with you the exciting features of popular beachside resorts in the country. You could visit solo or along with your families and can even take the help of tour operators having the minute knowledge of local terrain, points of highlight, best accommodations within your specified budget etc.
Here are our top-5 picks of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.
1.Arugam Bay Beach: The sea surfing enthusiasts in Asia throng in Arugam Bay beach in the months of April to October to experience the adrenalin rushing adventure sports. The waves could rise up to 10 metres high. This information would surely bring a smile on the face of a surfer. Those who do not have much interest in surfing could spend time in the well-protected inner bay. If you mention your preference, your tour operator can book a beachside accommodation.
2.Kalpitiya: There is more to the beauty of this scenic west coast Sri Lankan beach. Kalpitiya is the paradise for the marine wildlife enthusiasts. The place is visited by some surprise guests like spinner dolphins, sperm and sometimes the rare hunchback whales as well. The best time to visit Kalpitiya is between January and April. Plan your beach holidays in Sri Lanka accordingly.
3.Nilaveli: The best time to visit the Nilaveli beach in Sri Lanka is from May to September. Here there are plenty of options to stroll along the stretches of the pristine white sand and enjoy the unrestricted panoramic view of the Indian ocean. One can go for snorkelling too. If you are exhausted after indulging in adventure sports, head straight for the nearby harbour-town of Trincomalee to satiate yourself with mouth-watering coastal food dishes.
4.Mirissa: Those who want to avoid the maddening crowd that we usually come across in beachside cities, should never miss out the south-coastal town of Mirissa. Chances of spotting a whale are high here but the topmost charm is to enjoy a drink or lie down on the secluded beach without being alarmed of compromising your privacy.
The best period to watch whales is from December to March. And the thing is, this sleepy beach comes into life during the new year eve when lavish parties are thrown, which are attended by the locals as well as the foreign guests.
5.Negombo: If you are running short of time and you want to visit a sea beach in Sri Lanka, you could spare a few hours to spend some time on the Negombo beach which is located about 10 kilometres away from the capital city of Colombo. Whether you are on a luxury trip or a free traveller, you could add Negombo to the itinerary list of Sri Lanka tour packages.
There is no dearth of scenic beaches in Sri Lanka. If you are unable to make a decision which spot to include and which not, consult an efficient local tour operator.