Sri Lanka - the ultimate beach holiday destination

21st Jul 2017

Ultimate beach holiday destination

Sri Lanka - The Pearl of the Indian Ocean – is blessed with so many stunning white sand beaches for such a small island. Paired with its unique points of culture and amazing wildlife, Sri Lanka is surely the ultimate beach holiday destination.

Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has world class beaches along its entire coastline.

The South coast of the island is particularly rewarding with the likes of Unawatuna beach near the colonial town of Galle and the intimate beach at Mirissa where you can also go whale watching (including Blue Whales)!

While the North and East of the island have countless beautiful coastal spots that come highly recommended, it is the West coast of Sri Lanka which is most the developed, tourist friendly and ‘Westernised’. It is on the West Coast you’ll find the fine, white sand beaches of Negombo – home to a large resort catering for sun worshipers and a great base to explore the island.

Combine culture with your beach holiday

Not only is Sri Lanka much better value than the Caribbean or the Maldives despite being on par in natural beauty, it is unrivalled when it comes to cultural and historic sites. Sri Lanka can boast an astounding eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, that’s more than Egypt!

Sri Lanka is truly unique in being able to offer world class beaches with world renowned heritage sites. When you’re not lounging in front of the Indian Ocean you’re on the doorstep of the likes of Galle, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the Dambulla Cave Temples.

Our various Sri Lankan tours take you across the island, exploring the natural and culture wonders and staying at fabulous hotels and beach resorts where you can soak up the sun. For those looking to discover Sri Lanka in style, check out our Luxury Tour of Sri Lanka!

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