The Beautiful West Coast in Sri Lanka – Sun Drenched Holidays

Some designate Sri Lanka’s west coast as being from Marawila to Galle which is a mix of west and south coasts. You can expect fabulous adventures and experiences and some of the islands best beaches!

Kalutara the Historic City

Kalutara sits between the Kalu River and the Indian Ocean. The town is home to the Kalutara Bodhiya, which is home to an ancient Bo Tree, believed, to be a sapling of the one Buddha attained enlightenment under. The place is your gateway to the best beaches on the western and south coast. Those who are planning to visit this part of the country can stay in one of the luxury resorts in Sri Lanka the likes of Blue Water Club Suites which gives easy access to many attractions.

Image Credit: Blue Water Club Suites

Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna

Possibly Sri Lanka’s party hotspots, Hikkaduwa showcases gorgeous beaches and the shore is dotted with a number of restaurants and bars. If you are into rave parties, this is the region to head to. Surfing is very popular in these regions.


Although located on the western coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is not much of a beach town. The best beach attractions here are Galle Face Green and Mt Lavinia beach. The latter boasts a number of eateries and pubs along with a laid-back party culture. Colombo itself has a number of attractions for shopping, fine dining and partying.


Also located to the north of Colombo, the Kalpitiya region is renowned for dolphin watching, kite surfing and diving. Boat-safaris will take you very close to schools of dolphin so don’t forget your cameras. The Alankuda beach and Kalpitiya beach are both very picturesque.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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