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Top 5 Beaches to visit in Sri Lanka – Turtles, snorkelling and Surfing!

Renowned for its possession of some of the exquisite beaches in the world, the island of Sri Lanka is an ideal holiday destination for travellers. These beaches do not only offer fun in the sands and water but also serves a platter of history and culture. The shores of Pasikuda are probably the most diverse and breathtaking and those staying at a Pasikuda hotel can experience the very best the East Coast hast to offer.

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Pasikuda

Pasikuda

Situated 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, the coastal area of Pasikuda is perhaps the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka. Its tempered crystal blue waters and soft white sandy shores attract several to come here and plunge in. Inspired by the scenic setting there are several hotels in this region including the Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa that guarantees the Pasikuda experience.

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

Surfers Paradise! Hosting its first international surfing competition in 2010, it's a hotspot for surfers. Located on the south east coast of the country, the coast of Arugam Bay Found has numerous surfer shops offering equipment for the sport and lessons.

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Wadduwa

Wadduwa

Reputed for its safety, the Wadduwa beach has been drawing families for years. Set amidst a luscious coconut plantation the picturesque beach is ideal to for sea swimming and number of other water sports.

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Negombo

Negombo

Located within close proximity to the Bandaranaike International airport, the Negombo Beach is easy access to the international traveller. Displaying cultural nuances, the beach is distinctive and provides to be a good snorkelling spot.

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Kosgoda

Kosgoda

The Kosgoda Lagoon area is renowned for two things. The first being it's majestic blue shore and the second for its sea turtles. Famous for its turtle hatcheries, it is the only place in the country that one can get up close and personal with sea turtles.