For most, Sri Lanka is synonymous with its milieu of beaches of every variety and though the island is smaller in size than the other popular beach destination, Sri Lanka is endowed with miles of beautiful sun kissed beaches, fringed by swaying coconut palms and the effervescent spirit of the island culture. From golden beaches that stretch for miles and dainty beaches with powder-soft sand to wave and wind battered beaches and ones with barely a footprint for miles, beach aficionados will be simply spoilt for choice. And one of the best things about Sri Lanka as a beach destination is that no matter what time of the year it is, the sun is always shining. And if it does rain on one side of the island, it’s always warmer and the perfect beach weather on the other side.
Sri Lanka has always attracted beach goers seeking the sun, sea and surf but quaint coastal villages has also slowly expanded and welcomed in tourists to enjoy the sandy shores, stunning views, sumptuous seafood and the wealth of exciting water sports like deep sea fishing, diving, scuba diving and swimming. Owing to the influx of tourists flocking the beaches Sri Lanka, a myriad of luxurious resorts, boutique villas and budget hotels are also cropping up along the coastline, offering tourists as well as locals the ultimate beach holiday experience in Sri Lanka. Whatever beach catches your fancy, the sparkling azure waters, the soft sea breeze, the golden sands and the sunny smiles of the people will be sure to win your heart.