A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka

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A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka
Mirissa Beach Sri Lanka

Beaches have always been my favourite holiday getaway. Beaches never let you down. No matter the hour of the day or the people who you are with, you always find new and exciting things to experience like build sand castles with your little ones, watch the sunset filled with astonishing colours with your partner, dance at a beach party with your friends or enjoy a relaxing walk on the sandy beach by yourself. So, I am always on the search for new beach destinations and experiences and I came across this small tropical island in the Indian Ocean named Sri Lanka. It seemed like a beautiful place to visit, so I did.

I have to say, it is one of the best beach vacations and was even more magical than what I’ve read on the books. There is no shortage of golden sandy beaches in Sri Lanka. If you prefer a walk on a deserted beach with calm waters or to watch the sunset on a crowded beach or to experience an adrenaline rush with water sports, you name it, this island offers them all.

Whale watching has been one my most memorable experiences in Sri Lanka. This island is among the very few places in the world that you can get up close and personal with a huge variety of whale species. Mirissa, located on the South Coast of the island, is an ideal spot for whale watching. If you are lucky enough, you might even spot the largest animal on the planet, a blue whale. And also you get to watch hundreds of friendly dolphins jumping, spinning and twirling alongside and trust me it is a magical experience that you will never forget.

Sri Lanka also offers a multitude of surfing experiences to surf lovers of all experience levels. The easy accessibility to the island waves, consistent swells and the huge number of sand-bottomed breaks make the island a perfect destination for beginner surfers. Weligama, also known as the surfers’ paradise is one of the best sandy beaches for surf lovers because of the long and mellow waves all year round. Cape Weligama, one of the tropical resorts in the palm-fringed shores by Resplendent Ceylon offers customized programs for anyone who is passionate about surfing from total beginners who want to get a taste of surfing, all the way to the advanced surfer looking to improve their style.

Also don’t forget to share a candlelit dinner in the beach with your partner while watching the sunset over the horizon. Make sure you have a camera or a mobile phone at all times because this island is filled with beautiful sceneries that you don’t want to let go of. If you want a customized journey covering all your places of interests Artravele is ideal with their be-spoke tours offering a full sensory experience and so many memories that you will never forget.

If you are a beach lover, Sri Lanka should be your next on the list!

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