Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise, with mile-upon-mile of pristine palm-backed tropical beaches, warm turquoise waters and soft split sugar sands. Just 15 minutes in a Tuk Tuk from Satori through the jungle villages delivers you to a glorious coastline where you are spoilt for choice.
Our favourite all-rounders include Unawatuna Beach, with its calm waters, relaxed beach bars and street vendors offering local crafts and fabrics.
Wijiya Beach offers safe swimming for children and delicious simply cooked seafood from small beachside restaurants. Stay here until the sun dips into the horizon for a heavenly sunset.
For boogie boarders, Mirissa Beach is excellent. It’s a little bit further away than the others, around 40 minutes’ drive south, but worth the journey. Keep an eye out here as it is the best place in Sri Lanka for seeing blue whales a short distance from the shore.
Serious surfers head for Hikkadwua Beach, 18kms north from Unawatuna, where a huge expanse of sand is slapped by some great waves. Be aware of strong currents and stay within the flags.
Our team can organise transport to any of these beaches for you.