East Coast

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Sri Lanka’s east coast possibly boasts some of the best beaches you’ll find. Soft white sand…(surprisingly unlike the golden sand found in the beaches in the rest ofthe island), clear blue water, the beautiful setting of the sun-kissed beaches fringed with swaying palms and the unspoilt nature of Sri Lanka’s east coast makes it as close to perfection.

The Passekudah and Nilaveli beaches are simply awesome, and the shallow warm waters which seem to stretch on for ever are great places for swimming. Arugam Bay on the east coast is another amazing place to visit. The great waves, warm weather, friendly Iocals, scrumptious sea food and the laid back atmosphere is so catchy you’ll just want to stay for as long as you possibly can. Trincomalee or Trinco as is popularly known among locals brags a magnif icent natural harbour. This captivating fishing village is also very popular for snorkelling and diving. The shallow reefs are home to exotic marine life and a dazzling array of colourful sea gardens and corals” Travelling to the east coast is Iike travelling in time to another world. The culture is interestingly distinct from the rest of the island and the historical fort in Trinco, the Koneswaram temple and other ancient Buddhist relics are well worth a meander.

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