South & West coasts

The South Coast of Sri Lanka consists of major beach attractions such as Bentota, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama, Mirissa, Matara and Tangalle which have long been the heaven for tourists searching for the ideal beach holiday in Sri Lanka. Bentota is the Sri Lanka's water sports centre offering a wide range of water sports and stunning diving locations as well. Hikkaduwa is well famous for surfing, snorkelling and diving and also a long stretch of beach packed with restaurants serving fresh seafood. Unawatuna is a fishing village blessed with a beautiful sandy bay fringed with palm trees. Weligama possesses an expansive, all-embracing bay that welcomes long frothing rollers which spill onto the barrel-chest of a beach. Mirissa, Matara and Tangalle are also white sandy beaches offering the ultimate beach escape you have ever dreamed of. Most important locations to highlight the West Coast are Negombo, Mount Lavinia and Kalutara with picturesque stretches of sandy beaches gifted with numerous attractions both on land and water, and a string of well-established hotels. There is plenty to do apart from swimming and sunbathing as windsurfing, diving, and even kite surfing have become popular sports in these fabulous locations.