Sri Lanka Beaches & Beach Resorts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.