The east coast of Sri Lanka, undoubtedly houses the best looking beaches in the country. Long stretches of fine white sand, the endless blue ocean and an array of water-sports and excursions, set the stage for an unforgettable beach holiday.
In the eastern region of Sri Lanka, resort type accommodation is very popular as many of the tourists love to lounge by the sea and also engage in a plethora of activities. Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa is one of the most visited Sri Lanka resort as it places you on a perfect location on one of the best beaches in the world – Pasikuda Bay. Pasikudah, much sought after for its perfect beaches, sets the stage for a range of water-based activities too, for those who want more than simply bask in the sun. Diving and snorkelling are very popular as they take you underwater to explore some beautiful reefs and varieties of fish. You can also see three shipwrecks – Boiler Wreck, the SS British Sergeant and the HMS Hermes wreck. Jet skiing, kayaking and windsurfing too are very popular here.
Trincomalee, the biggest city on the East is also known for its natural harbour, which happens to be one of the world’s largest and finest deep-water anchorages. Some of the other highlights here are Fort Frederick, Swami Rock and the Koneswaram Hindu Temple. The beautiful Dutch Bay is ideal to watch a picture-perfect sunset. The most popular tourist destination on the east coast is Arugam Bay. It boasts one of the best surfing locations in the world along that are great for professional surfers as well as beginners. Another important city on the charming east coast is Batticaloa. The city has a colonial heritage, evidence of which lies in the fort located next to the lagoon. Besides the fort, there are other buildings that reflect Dutch heritage.
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