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East Coast Beaches

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An up and coming area of unquestionable beauty

The relatively undiscovered east coast is home to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, so now is definitely the time to visit before the inevitable development. For now the east remains primarily a region of fishing villages, seemingly endless swathes of sandy beach, hidden bays, crumbling colonial forts, ornate temples and bustling markets.

Why visit the East Coast Beaches?

  • White sand beaches
  • Calm waters
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Whale watching
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Amaya Beach Resort & Spa - Pool

Amaya Beach Passikudah

From £28 pp
Silver

Amaya Beach Passikudah is ideally situated next to the beach at Passikudah Bay, a long stretch of coastline renowned for its calm, shallow waters.

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon - Pool

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

From £57 pp
Silver

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon is a lovely retro-chic hotel that lies on the sparkling shores of the east coast at historic Trincomalee.

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes - Pool

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

From £87 pp
Gold

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes is a contemporary resort set within extensive manicured gardens beside the pristine beach in Passikudah.

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes - Beach

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

From £96 pp
Gold

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes is nestled within 10 acres between the Indian Ocean and a lagoon in Kuchchaveli, just 30 minutes from Trincomalee.

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The facts:

Getting there: Trincomalee and Passikudah are approximately 6.5 hours by road from Colombo. Alternatively, itís a 50 minute Cinnamon Air sea plane journey to either Trincomalee or Batticaloa (for Passikudah) followed by a 25 minute car transfer.

Best time to travel: Sri Lankaís east coast enjoys its best weather when the south and west is experiencing monsoon rains, so the best weather is from April to September, making it an ideal for a summer holiday option, however February and March also enjoy good weather. The monsoon on the east coast runs from October until January.

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