East Coast

TRINCOMALEE AREA – FURTHEST NORTH

This is a drive of about two and a half hours from Habarana in the Cultural Triangle.

  • Boat trip to Pigeon Island (just off Nilaveli beach)- for snorkelling
  • Diving and snorkelling – March to September
  • Fort Frederick, Trincomalee - originally built by the Portuguese in 1624
  • Koneswaram Temple (including Swami Rock), Trincomalee – a major Hindu Temple
  • Nilaveli Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka
  • Whale watching- seasons runs from May to August

PASSIKUDAH (FURTHER SOUTH)

A drive of an hour from Polonnaruwa or two hours from Trincomalee.

  • Diving and snorkelling – March to September
  • Swimming – Passekudah is one of the best areas for swimming as the shallows go out for hundreds of yards

ARUGAM BAY (far South East)

  • Surfing in Arugam Bay is said to be one of the top 10 spots in the world

East Coast Hotels

The Amethyst Resort in Passikudah offers great value for money. All the rooms are in semi-detached chalets, some of which overlook the river (where you may see the odd crocodile) and the rest overloo...

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This is a brand new luxurious contemporary styled hotel opened in mid-2014 and is situated at the beautiful beach of Nilaveli to the north of Trincomalee. The hotel has fantastic views over the golden...

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Anilana Passikudah is designed as an intimate and luxurious retreat right on the beach. All the rooms are large and have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean but are so designed so each retains its o...

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Chaaya Blu has consistently been one of the best hotels in this area and is situated on a beautiful just to the north of Trincomalee. Having been totally refurbished in 2010, it is decorated in a dist...

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Jungle Beach opened in 2012. It is a unique eco-retreat fronting on the one side, the almost deserted Kuchchaveli beach (being 27km north of Trincomalee, this is the furthest north of all our hotels)...

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This is a small boutique hotel set by itself on the stunning Kalkudah bay (this is the next bay down from Passekudah), so you really do feel as if you are on a deserted tropical beach! It does offer g...

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This fabulous hotel opened in 2011, features wooden chalets (which overlook a stunning infinity pool) and gives the feel of a Sri Lankan fishing village. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished in a c...

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This fantastic beach resort opened in 2012 and combines the tropics and the Mediterranean in its style. The restaurant has a romantic setting looking out over the infinity pool to the Indian Ocean. Th...

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