For the traveller visiting Sri Lanka lured by its golden sandy beaches, blue waters and year round sun shine, there are endless opportunities to have a great holiday by the shore. There are a number of amazing beaches that are equally good all around the country whether one wants to go south, east or west.
However, for those who head down south towards the Kalutara Beach, there is more than just the shoreline where one can leisurely spend a day by the seashore and read a book or sip a drink and just chill out. Located just 40 kilometers away from Colombo, many tourists who come to the capital opt to go there for a day by the seashore or for the water sports. Now with the country’s one and only expressway linking this southern town, the journey has been made even faster and comfortable.
For those who are looking for adventure and fun by the seashore, there are a number of sports that one can engage in. The local coast is perfect for a range of activities ranging from swimming, snorkelling, jet skiing, diving and even surfing. There are many organisations offering a wide variety of activities by the seashore as well as in the estuaries and they cater to a diversity of crowds depending on their requirements and budgets. Most hotels in the area also have facilities for an array of sports not just those that involve water, but even games such as tap rugby, beach volleyball, water volleyball and frisbee. It is also possible to go kayaking in the rivers close by. Those who are keen on sports would love to know that most establishments have facilities for a number of other sports activities too.
During weekends in particular the seashores are crowded with locals as well as tourists who come to bask in the sun and enjoy a relaxing day by the coast engaged in a number of fun activities. For the tourists residing at a hotel in Kalutara it is easier to find many places to go for beach sports during their stay. Most of the hotels in Kalutara such as Avani Kalutara Resort would be glad to help those who want to stay fit and engage in games that offer that extra adrenaline rush.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.