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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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List of to do in Passikuda - Embrace the island life

The golden sun rays amid the sparkling blue waters of the world's longest, shallow coastlines at Passikuda awaits you, here are a few things to do while at this marine paradise.


Snorkeling and scuba diving

Besides being the best spot to stretch over the sandy beaches and get sunbaked, the clear blue waters at Passikuda are also the ultimate haven for snorkeling. Head over to the east coast of Passikuda to explore the tropical marine life scattered amid the vibrant coral reefs glowing from within the turquoise waters, sheltered by the Passikuda bay. This is one of most diverse and colorful coral reefs surrounding the island, thus is a definite treat for the eyes. It is recommended to start early in order to experience a smooth swim in the ocean. Pre organised sessions will be arranged by the beach side hotels and other Sri Lanka resorts clutching the Passikuda beach such as Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa.


Jet skiing

For the adrenaline junkie within you, indulge in the thrill of speedy water games thrashing through the smooth waves of the shallow bay for an enjoyable ride. The beach offers a range of good, affordable choices of service providers for this activity. consistent professional expertise will be provided by these parties to assist you to polish up your skills and utilise your time in the beach effectively. It is recommended that you engage in the fun past time in morning hours when the sun rays seeping into the water are mild and comforting. The mild sea breezes brushing the heavy waves makes it a perfect destination for wind surfing. So let your guard down and let the island love take over.



Cycle away along the coastline into the lush splendors of the island in rejuvenating rounds to your heart's content. visit the surroundings, stepping into the pulsating culture that is quite exclusive to this part of the island. wander in the streets of this idyllic coastal village to explore the lifestyles of the fishing families and rare fishing techniques and food preservation methods. Bicycles can be obtained on demand. The recommended time for this journey is in the morning hours when the nearby fishing village is just blooming awake as the fishermen return with their harvest of the day.


Tour of Batticaloa

Take a break from the adrenaline pumped activities immersed in the rustic wild and among the shimmering waves to make a quick visit the city of Batticaloa. Situated 45 minutes away from the sun kissed beaches of Passikuda, it is full of exciting sites of historical and cultural significance. The 'Batti' lagoon with singing fish producing harmonious melodies, The Old Dutch Fort in Puliyanthivu area, the historical and religious monuments dispersed in the area including the St. Mary's Cathedral and the iconic Batticaloa Gate along the streets of Puliyanthivu are few of the exciting adventures offered by the vibrant city of Batticaloa. Further the Batticaloa Bazaar, local market offers a brand new street shopping adventure of a lifetime.

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