An idyllic beach holiday can be enjoyed at Trincomalee with its incomparable beaches, where the sand is pristine and the water is a pure blue. The sea is somewhat shallow, perfect for swimming. It has recently become popular for whale watching. Visit the Koneswara Hindu temple and the famous seven hot springs with Hayleys Tours as you enjoy and absorb beautiful Trincomalee.
Negombo is most often used as a stopover destination, due its close proximity to the international airport. As it is just 15km away most visitors to the island stay just a day upon arrival or prior to departure. However, Negombo is a charming fishing town situated along the shores of a lagoon. The beaches are amongst the finest, while the seafood is of the best quality, being caught fresh from the lagoon. The town has an array of seafood restaurants and bars situated along the beach, firm favorites with locals and visitors alike.
Beruwela has historic importance as the spot where Arab traders of old settled in the island. Many of them gem merchants; visitors can see descendents of these enterprising traders. Today Beruwela is a thriving coastal town along the West Coast, which maintains it small fishing village charm. Travelers can see the first catch of the day being brought in, as they enjoy morning walks along the beach.
Mirissa is where people travel to, to catch a glimpse of the Blue, Sperm and Humpback whales frolicking in the sea along with dolphins. Mirissa has a picture perfect beach with a rock free sea and coconut palms leaning towards the sea. Mirissa is slowly but surely building its infrastructure to accommodate the increasing number of visitors who travel here to see the wonderful gentle giants of the ocean at play.