Negombo Beach – Sun Kissed Skin, Water Sports and Shipwrecks

Island holiday getaways are sought after by many for a multitude of reasons. For some, the thrill of discovering an unfamiliar culture attracts them to many Asian islands but for most, the attraction lies in the gorgeous blue seas bordered by powdery sand and shady trees and all that it entails from sunbathing and relaxing to adventurous water sports. For those visiting the plentiful island formerly known as Ceylon, beach vacations take on a myriad of faces and provides tourists with the wonderful opportunity of exploring and experiencing pristine beaches well known surfing, diving and snorkelling. While the famed Arugam Bay located on the East coast is sought after for its surfing experience, many opt for Pigeon Island and its rich marine life for diving and snorkelling. For those searching for a conveniently located beach for testing Sri Lankan water sports, the Negombo Beach does not disappoint.

Ideal for tourists who seek to rest immediately after their flight or for those who cannot wait to enjoy the sun kissed Sri Lankan beaches, airport transfers Sri Lanka to Negombo are convenient thanks to its location. Reputed companies such as Malkey Rent a Car offers such services to tourists and the Negombo Beach can be reached quite quickly thanks to the highway.

While there are, undoubtedly, a myriad of activities awaiting the eager tourist and traveller, the beach of this town is beloved and is the main attraction and the beachside is complemented by Morawala which is a natural seawater pool surrounded by coral reefs that have thrilled many. Given the presence of a number of well preserved coral reefs teeming with colourful marine life as well as the ‘Kudapaduwa’ which is a shipwreck around fifty years old, snorkelling and diving are greatly sought after in this area and are simply perfect for the intrepid traveller and the curious tourist.

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. Google+

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