Southern Beaches – The Golden Sands and Crystal Seas of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has always been known as a paradise isle on the Indian Ocean. Its greatest blessing above all is its long stretches of golden beaches that make it the ultimate destination for entertainment and relaxation.
Sri Lanka’s most popular holidaying spots lie along its coasts and a large percentage of resorts and hotels make their home here. Most coastal cities in Sri Lanka also have a rich colonial heritage which adds to the attractiveness of these areas. With its rich package of fun, Sri Lanka’s coastal cities are some of the most popular destinations on the island.
The South of Sri Lanka in particular has the best of both worlds; in addition to its historical riches these cities have the most amazing waves and endless stretches of beautiful golden shores. It is popular not only among tourists but plenty of locals too, flock to these cities when during long weekends and holidays. The south coast starts from Mt. Lavinia and goes right down to Hambantota. In between you will come across cities like Wadduwa, Kalutara, Berwele, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla, Galle, Unawatuna, Weligama, Dickwalle and Tangalle.
They boast not only amazing resorts, but also exquisite sea food cuisines that draw hundreds of food lovers all over the country throughout the year. The south coast has fantastic waters that you can enjoy as well. Towns like Hikkaduwa have an amazing collection of corals along its coast and can be viewed by snorkelling or by indulging in a boat ride with a transparent bottom. These areas are also excellent places to enjoy in water sports like surfing, jet skiing and so much more. In addition to its natural wonders, the Southern beaches of the island are famous for their entertainment options. The nightlife in some of these cities, Hikkaduwa in particular, offer an unforgettable night of partying. Whatever you choose to do, Southern Sri Lanka will ensure that you have the time of your life.
Bentota in Sri Lanka’s south is one popular city and has plenty of hotels to choose from. Resorts in Bentota are particularly in demand because of its centralized location, not too far from Colombo. Avani Bentota Resort is one Bentota hotel that ensures that you enjoy the finest of Southern Sri Lanka.