Sri Lanka’s east coast has many popular destinations that attract thousands of travelers like the azure waters off the historic Trincomalee harbor to the crashing surf breaks of Arugambay. But for the leisure traveller who simply wants to escape from the world to a tropical paradise, Pasikuda Bay is the place to be. Think of a long stretch of unspoiled, sun-kissed beaches, fringed by tall coconut trees, powdery white sands running down to meet the gentle waves of crystal blue waters, and you have the Pasikuda beaches.
Located in the Batticaloa district, the Pasikuda Bay is a popular getaway for both locals and tourists thanks to the beautiful beaches and wide choice of luxurious and unique Pasikuda hotel and resorts, situated right on the beach, like the Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa for example, which affords guests private wooden chalets that open up to the panoramic views of the glimmering blue sea.
The waters near the beach are calm and shallow enough to wade through a great distance and provide an ideal setting for snorkelers and novice divers to explore the many coral reefs scattered around the bay whilst further out, water sport enthusiasts can partake in jet-skiing, kayaking, boating, and even wind surfing. If you’re an experienced diver, a guide can take you out into the deep blue sea where World War 2 shipwrecks such as the HMS Hermes and SS British Sergeant wreck can be found lying stately on the oceans floor, each with their own story to tell.
Pasikuda makes an ideal vacation setting for couples seeking out a touch of romance, families who want kid-friendly entertainment like picnics on the beach or a group of friends looking for a weekend break near the sea, the Pasikuda beach has something for everyone.
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