Sometimes when you are stuck in front of your computer screen at work or at home, with the sights and sounds of the city outside your window, you will feel your mind wonder; suddenly instead of the swivel chair at your desk you imagine yourself lounging on a hammock, instead of a carpet you see sundrenched soft sand and gone are the hustle and bustle of traffic, replaced instead with mile upon mile of sparkling azure stretching far into the horizon. Tropical getaways are tempting indeed!
On your search for that ultimate beach holiday in paradise, definitely look at Sri Lanka for this relatively small island has some of the best beaches in the world. When it comes to choosing a pristine shoreline to call your “home” then check out the South Coast beaches in Kalutara. This charming coastal town lies within easy reach of the commercial capital Colombo and in no time you can be on the sand soaking up the sun. Ideally find accommodation right by the beach itself so you can begin and end your day on the shore, enjoying the call of the sea and magical sunsets. AVANI Kalutara Resort is an ideal choice in this regard.
Lazing about the sand and watching the world go slowly by is one of the best things to do in Kalutara, for here you will find long stretches of sand that are relatively un-crowded when compared to the beaches further down south. Lined with customary palm trees, this picturesque stretch of shore is the perfect place to lie back in the sand, read your favourite book, build sand castles with the kids or just stare into the never ending horizon watching the world go slowly by and enjoying a slow paced island lifestyle. The nearby lagoon is also there in case you choose to get in some activity like a canoeing adventure or even a few other water sports.
But more often than not it is the call of the sea that will bring you back to the sandy shores, in time to witness the setting sun making its final farewell, in quite spectacular fashion at that!
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.