Sense of Serenity along Untouched Stretches of Golden Beaches
Often regarded as one of Asia’s top beach hotspots, the island paradise of Sri Lanka is a dream come true for beach lovers the world over. Littered with breathtaking beaches, the island nation offers beachgoers a variety of pristine seaside resort heartlands around the country. Those who wish to experience the beauty and serenity of an unspoiled beachfront should not miss the chance to vacation in a Chilaw beach hotel such as the Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw which affords unequal access to a golden stretch of beach in one of the country’s lesser known beach holiday venues.
Stunning beach escapes are also part of the country’s southern fringes aptly named the Gold Coast of Sri Lanka. An hour’s drive from the capital, Colombo visitors have easy access to white, sandy beaches the likes of Unawatuna, Koggala, Beruwala, Weligama and Induruwa thanks to the Southern Expressway. Those who wish to discover some of the more recent beaches to open up to visitors in the island should not forget to hit the east coast where famed surfing hotspots the likes of Arugam Bay and Kalkudah reign supreme. The pink hued waters and calm beaches of Passikudah are some of the most coveted hotspots among those in search of a paradise all unto themselves while other ‘must-experience’ beaches in the east coast include Nilaveli and Marble Bay. Kuchchaveli and Dead Man’s Cove are also revered patches of undisturbed seaside paradises in the eastern shores in addition to Sweat Bay and the azure blue oceanscapes of Trincomalee.
As a beach heartland for the masses, Sri Lanka packs in a punch in terms of the variety of beachscapes located within its tropical confines. Those who are planning to travel to the island to experience the quiet beauty of its lesser known beaches should time their visit to coincide with idyllic weather conditions in the island which prevail for most of the year with the exception of the monsoon rains. Those who are travelling during peak tourist season must also make early reservations as Sri Lanka is a coastal hub beloved by many a traveller.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.