While Sri Lanka’s south coast beaches tend to get the spotlight, the east coast has some pretty spectacular shorelines too including Pasikuda Beach. Here’s what to expect at this idyllic coastal stretch.
Sand & Sunrise
Pasikuda Beach is blessed with soft white sand that makes barefoot exploration a joy. Lazing on the beach working on that perfect tan is made easy since many Pasikuda hotels are right along the shore. What’s more, because it’s on the east coast, the beach offers the ideal vantage point to catch a magical sunrise.
One of the key features here is the fact that Pasikuda has a long stretch of shallow reef coastline; what this means is that the waters are shallow and calm and in fact, you can walk quite far out to sea. The waters are also safe for swimming making beachside resorts the likes of Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa an ideal choice for a family holiday too.
Of course, for those looking to enjoy more active fun, there are water sports available too. Snorkelling is always popular since no prior experience is required, while kayaking, jet skiing, windsurfing and banana boat rides all offer plenty of thrills in the Indian Ocean.
Pasikuda Beach also provides an ideal base for those looking for some diving adventures. Pasikuda Reef with its varied coral and marine life is within easy reach as are underwater wrecks from World War Two such as the British Sergeant and the HMS Hermes.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+