Sri Lanka Beaches & Beach Resorts

Sri Lanka Beaches

Sri Lanka Beaches (credit)

Sri Lanka Beaches are among the most undiscovered beaches in Asia; and there is no better place than a Sri Lankan Beach Resorts to experience it. Many of these are also within close proximity to top attractions in Sri Lanka making it ideal for sightseeing. Top among them are: Unawatuna Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach in the famous beach town and Mirissa Beach.

Top 5 Sri Lanka Beaches

1. Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach is often among the top 10 beaches in the world. Unawatuna is also voted the best beach for scuba diving in Sri Lanka, with surfing and overall ambience adding to the appeal. It is located in Galle coast.

Unawatuna Beach, Sri lanka

Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka 

2. Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa Beach is Sri Lanka’s most popular beach and resort destination. You can rent bicycles, go scuba diving, dine in gourmet restaurants or enjoy the party scene at the popular night clubs. There is plenty to shop. Hikkaduwa is located 100 kms from Colombo.

Hikkaduwa Beach, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa Beach, Sri Lanka

3. Mirissa Beach

In addition the regular beach appeal, Mirissa Beach is popular for whale watching (Blue whales, Humpbacks and Sperm whales) and dolphin watching. Whale watching season at Mirissa is from November to April.

Mirissa Beach - Sri Lanka - Blue Whale Watching

Mirissa Beach – Sri Lanka – Blue Whale Watching

4. Tangalle Beach

Tangalle is a quiet beach that is know for its calm waters and as a nesting ground for sea turltes. Equally popular is the town Dutch Fort that is made of coral and now used as a local prison.

Tangalle Beach in Sri Lanka

Tangalle Beach in Sri Lanka

5. Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay offers rough waters that attract surfers from around the world. The surfing season in Arugam Bay begins in April and ends in October. The famous Yala national park is also nearby.

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Top Sri Lanka Beach Resorts

1. Saman Villas – Sri Lanka’s Best Beach Resort

Saman Villas are set on a rock that rest above a beautiful beach.  Saman Villas were the first ever deluxe Boutique Beach Resort in Sri Lanka and has won the  ‘Hall of Fame’ award from Sri Lanka Tourism board. It  houses 26 suites and 1 duplex villa that are uniquely positioned to offer stunning views of the ocean.

Saman villas bentota,  Beach Resort in Sri Lanka

Saman villas bentota, Resort in Sri Lanka

2. Apa Villa Thalpe

East of Sri Lanka’s historic UNESCO-listed fortress port of Galle is Apa Villa Thalpe, a boutique beach villa resort facility with 3 villas that house 7 suites. You can choose to have your continental or Sri Lankan meals served by the beach, in your suite or by their garden estate.

Apa Villa Thalpe, Boutique Beach Villas, Sri Lanka

Apa Villa Thalpe, Boutique Villas

3. The Fortress Beach Resort & Spa

Fortress Beach Resort & Spa is located in the historic town of Koggala. The Fortress offers offers silky white beaches and the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean at your footsteps. One of Sri Lanka’s finest boutique resorts, The Fortress is a sanctuary of serenity and private luxury with world-class facilities.

The Fortress Beach Resort Srilanka

The Fortress Beach Resort Srilanka

4. Maalu Maalu Beach Resort & Spa

Maalu Maalu Beach Resort is built on the concept of a traditional Sri Lankan fishing village, or “Waadiya”; inspired by the wooden Clad dwellings of a typical fisherman’s hut, a unique touch among all Pasikuda hotels.  Passekudah bay just outside the resort is arguably one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.

Maalu Maalu Beach Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Maalu Maalu Beach Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

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