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Beach Destinations in Sri Lanka - Soulful Beach Quest

Sri Lanka is a soulful destination where you can soak up the sun and explore various beach adventures or simply lie back and absorb the serene vibes of the sea.



The ultimate beach destination in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa has called tourists to explore its golden tinged sandy beaches, turquoise waters and light hearted bliss for years. You can find comfortable accommodation close to the beach in Hikkaduwa. You could catch an eventful beach party or sit by the beach at sunset and contemplate life. Don't forget to feast on some of the most succulent and enormous crabs that you would encounter in your life. You can go snorkelling or take up leisurely surfing in Hikkaduwa too. You can also wander around the narrow streets of the area dotted with curious shops and soak up the beach life. When you browse through Sri Lanka holiday packages, don't forget to look up Hikkaduwa Beach.



The shallow and calm waters of Unawatuna make it an ideal place for snorkelling and the wide beachfront is a beloved spot of sunbathers. Rock formations in the sea create natural salty bathing areas for those who love to wallow. You can start your day with a signature 'chocolate banana roti' of Unawatuna and spend a whole day in utmost bliss before catching some party vibes at one of the beach parties.



Bentota Beach appears to have been designed specifically for those who seek opulence and wish to sit in the lap of luxury. There are a number of star class hotels in the area that provide luxurious beach holidays complete with spa treatments. Bentota is home to the River Bentara, where you can go jet skiing.


Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is a surfers' haven with annual competitions held in the high season. The Arugam Bay Breakpoint is considered Sri Lanka's best breakpoint for surfers. But this eastern beach is not all about surfing, for you can easily spend a few days relaxing on the beach, sipping fruit cocktails or fresh king coconut. Don't forget to try out seafood dishes with regional spices at Arugam Bay's quaint restaurants.



This stretch of picturesque coastal beauty has managed to retain its serenity and charm. Many travel agents such as Travel Design by CDC will be able to find you a peaceful beachfront property in and around Mirissa to spend a few days of leisure, seclusion and bliss. If you are eager to catch some whale and dolphin action, visit Mirissa from November to April. Don't forget to choose a reputed and a responsible operator to organize your whale and dolphin excursion. The tranquil stretch of white sand and the blue-green depths of Mirissa will delight you with its characteristic allure.



If you are on your honeymoon, Uppuveli is possibly the most ideal beach destination for you and your loved one. Silky sand, relative seclusion and the mysterious sounds of the surrounding ocean will wrap you two in a cocoon of romantic comfort.

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