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Top 5 Beaches in Sri Lanka that Must be on Your Travel Wishlist

Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is one of the most exotic holiday destinations in the world. No wonder the island is known by several nicknames that reflect the richness and beauty of this country. Ceylon, Serendib, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Pearl of the Orient,  Island of Dharma to name a few. And if you are looking to go on a holiday to a peaceful and scenic location, Sri Lanka is the ideal destination. Also, for those of you who don’t know, Sri Lanka is famous for its pristine beaches. So, before you book a Sri Lanka tour package, let us introduce you to the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka that will make you revisit this beautiful island, again and again. Take a look.  

1. Unawatuna Beach

The first on our list is Unawatuna Beach, which is considered one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Famous for its calm blue water, Unawatuna Beach is known for turtle nesting. What makes the beach unique is the chance of spotting a whale shark if you are lucky. The beach is also an ideal destination in Sri Lanka to enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, and scuba diving. The beach is also home to the famous Temple Yatagala Raja Maha Vihara. If you want to relax and rejuvenate yourself, the beach also has a sanctuary spa and Ayurvedic massage options.

2. Mirissa Beach

The second destination on our list is Mirissa Beach. The aquatic wildlife of the beach attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. The beach is also ideal for swimming, so if you love swimming, Mirissa Beach is the right place for you. The beach is also known for various types of water sports such as surfing. The beach also has a small coral reef where you can spot some dolphins and whales. You can also hire a boat and go fishing with the locals near the coral reef.

3. Hikkaduwa Beach

Known for some of posh hotels and nightclubs, Hikkaduwa Beach is a favourite destination for party lovers. The beach is also famous for its untouched beauty, which helps you relax and rejuvenate. The beach is a paradise for shopaholics, especially if you love silver jewelry and gemstones. You can also treat your taste buds to some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine at the famous beachside cafes and also let your hair down.

4. Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach is famous for medical centres and relaxing spas. One of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach is a perfect getaway for tourists who like to enjoy some quiet vacation away from the chaos of city life. As the beach is less crowded, you can easily try your hands on water skiing and canoeing. The beach is also home to aquatic life protection centre, Ayurvedic centres and river safari.

5. Weligama

Known as the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka, Weligama is a paradise for photographers. The beach is ideal for surfing as there is no danger of shark attack. In addition to surfing, you can also enjoy diving and snorkeling as the beach is guarded by a shallow coral reef. You can also shop for some Weligama lace, gems and jewelry at the beach.

Last Few Words

Those were just some of the many beaches that must be a part of your Sri Lanka tour. Ask your International travel agent in India what are the other places that are a part of your tour package.  Also, do some bit of research about the clothes to carry, the best time to visit, and other important details before you book a Sri Lanka tour.

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