Family Getaways in Pasikuda – The perfect holiday destination for all ages
The coastal town of Pasikuda located on the East Coast of Sri Lanka is a very popular tourist destination as it is known to be home to one of the largest shallow coastlines in the world. This allows visitors to walk directly into the sea as the currents are weak and the sea is only a few inches deep. In the past, due to an underdeveloped road system, Trincomalee and Batticaloa were the only areas with hotels near Pasikuda. Hotel owners have however, begun developing hotels in Pasikuda itself due to a large increase in tourism to the area. Hotels such as the Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa are located directly in the center of the Pasikuda Bay and have their own private beach so visitors can maximize their time on this pristine stretch of coastline.
Pasikuda beach is located in close proximity to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka; in fact it is the closest beach, making it a popular destination for travelers looking to unwind and relax after a heavy dose of sightseeing. The location of Pasikuda in relation to the Cultural Triangle also make it a popular destination for families as it serves as a relaxing resting area in between long hours of travelling and sightseeing. The adults can unwind on the beach, or at a spa, while their children frolic in the shallow beach, providing the ultimate relaxing experience for both parents and children.
If relaxing on the beach isn’t for your family, a number of hotels and resorts offer excursion packages to nearby attractions, such as the Minneriya National Park or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa. You can also partake in an array of water sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides. For diving enthusiasts there are a number of ancient ship wrecks in the area, such as the SS British Sergeant, to explore.
Spend time with your family in Pasikuda and make memories that will last a life time.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.